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Jayco J-Ride - Ride and Handling Defined

Jayco doesn't just build motorhomes, they engineer the ultimate driving experience in a recreational vehicle; the J-Ride. A powerful blend of precise handling and renowned stability make the J-Ride equipped motorhomes hands down, the best ride in the industry. Stop in at Fretz RVand drive one for yourself. Please, before you buy any motorhome, test drive a Jayco equipped with the J-Ride handling package. You will be blown away!

What is J-Ride exactly?
Hellwig Helper Springs

Hellwig is the most recognized name in helper springs. Few Class C competitors equip their motorhomes with them. Fluctuating loads impact alignment, reduce traction, and diminish handling. Hellwig helper springs correct this.

These springs compress under weight, improving stability and minimizing sway. These springs work with the chassis' existing springs to give the RV more support, improving sway control under heavy loads. And when your gross vehicle weight rating changes, these Load Pro springs self regulate, making them easier to maintain than a manual airbag suspension system.

Rubber Isolation Mounts

These rubber isolation mounts isolate road vibrations throughout the motorhome.

Jayco Class C motorhomes equipped with J-Ride have four rubber isolation mounts positioned near the tires. These mounts create an interface between metal components, helping minimize vibrations throughout your Jayco motorhome.

Bilstein Shock Absorbers

The Bilstein piston has 228% larger surface area than conventional twin-tube pistons, offering greater control for the ultimate in handling.

Bilstein shock absorbers feature a unique monotube gas-pressure design. Unlike twin-tube designs, Bilstein's single tube won't trap heat, decreasing shock failure.

You will see Bilstein shocks on high-end sports cars, but you won't find them on any other Class C motorhome other than a J-Ride equipped Jayco motorhome.
Jounce Bumpers

Positioned under the frame, jounce bumpers act as an insulator to dampen vibrations.

With a J-Ride equipped motorhome, front and rear variable-rate jounce bumpers are positioned under the frame to absorb vibration. These bumpers compliment the Bilstein shock absorbers, dual stabilizer bars and standard multi-leaf spring system
Stabilizing Sway Bar

A sway bar keeps the RV flatter in turns by transferring the pressure on the outboard wheel and applying it to the inboard tire, distributing the weight more evenly on all four wheels for a road-hugging ride.

Unlike other Class C motorhomes, the Jayco J-Ride package adds a sway bar. Connecting opposite wheels together, a sway bar raises and lowers each side of the unit to similar heights, reducing sideways tilting when cornering. On the Precept Class A, Jayco adds a second stabilizing bar to the Ford F53 chassis.