As a sign of the times, Jayco Inc. will hold its Jayco Homecoming event and the Starcraft/Entegra Dealer Meeting 2009 in Middlebury, Ind., in late June, rather than in a major metro area as it has in past years.

“What better way could there be to kick off the economic recovery than to get together for a family reunion right here in Middlebury where it all started 41 years ago,” Jayco wrote in its invitation that went out last week to its dealers.

The Jayco dealer meetings and 2010 new production introductions will be June 23-24, with a similar event for Starcraft Inc. and Entegra dealers will be June 25-26.

The new Jayco units will include the new Precept Class C motorhome, the newly redesigned Baja camping trailer and Recon ZX sport utility RV,  Jay Flight travel trailers with new features and graphics and and the new Octane ZX super lite toy hauler.

The new Starcraft products include a newly redesigned Lexicon fifth-wheel with frameless windows, new graphics and tent on the Starcraft, Centennial and RT series camping trailers, the newly redesigned 36RT camping trailer floorplan and  new exterior graphics and tent on the  Travel Star expandables.

Jayco plans an Amish-style family dinner and awards ceremony at the Das Dutchmen Essenhaus restaurant in Middlebury on June 23, followed by the new product introductions at its main campus. The event will finish with a picnic dinner featuring local food and yard games.