In the Skylark promotional video I found on YouTube the Jayco engineer mentions a new model coming out later in the summer. Does anyone know what the new model is? Is it a tandem axle version by chance?
My wife and I really like the Skylark. We have a 2004 Ford Explorer that will tow a much heavier trailer, but we are purchasing our travel trailer with the realization that our next tow vehicle will have a lower tow rating. I had an F-150 for 13 years, but I can't justify buying another one. Our next vehicle will likely be the new design V6 Explorer with a 5,000 lb max tow capacity and 500 lb max hitch weight. Most of our trips will be close to home (3 hours or less), so it should be manageable.
We like the Skylark vs. the JayFeather 197 because of the trailer weight, but technically the 197 would be within the capacities of the new Explorer. If we stick to the 500 lbs of cargo allowed by the Skylark, that would put the 197 at approximately 4,200 lbs.
I actually love the interior styling of the Skylark. The only other trailer that has "spoke" to me the same way was the Edge by Heartland which are out of production. My parents have always had Jayco's so I figure I should be a Jayco owner too (:-)
I am just curious about whether a tandem axle version of the Skylark is in the works.