The Jayco Recon Takes No Prisoners!
If I had to pick one word to describe the triple slide F37U Jayco Recon ZX that word would be “complete”.
Two very important factors concerning any RV is the amount of storage space that is available and how feasible it is engineered into the coach. After looking at the exterior and interior space utilization of the Recon, I can openly state that I am truly impressed with the way it is laid out. For convenience, the coach batteries are mounted in boxes on individual shelves behind a large side access door, while the propane tanks are tucked away on the opposite side of the trailer behind a similarly sized door. The extremely large, well-lit storage space behind the front mounted Onan 5500 watt Marquis Gold generator boasts easy access from either side of the trailer. As for those items such as food, clothing and other objects that need to be loaded inside the trailer, the answer is yes, this storage space can handle them with room to spare.
Jayco has thoughtfully designed the interior areas of the Recon to accommodate all of the multi-functional uses that can occur during your outings. For instance, the master suite includes a slide that moves the queen bed out, allowing for a more spacious master area with plenty of outside views and a handy built-in clothes hamper. Just a few steps down from the bedroom are the living area and kitchen with two slides. One of the slides expands the kitchen and the other expands the dinette/sofa area across from the kitchen. Once fully extended this area opens up more than enough space to seat and house a large amount of family and friends. Next to the sofa/hide-a-bed is a large comfortable U-shaped dinette that is available as an option in this coach. This roomy dinette doubles as another bed, which conveniently expands the sleeping capacity to 12 people.
When you’re preparing meals away from home you won’t have to sacrifice or go without, because everything has been provided in the kitchen just for you. In this kitchen you can expect amenities such as: solid wood cabinets, microwave, stove, oven, residential style sink, molded countertops, and an eight cubic foot flush mount double door refrigerator. Of course all of these appliances really don’t mean much unless their placement is usable and surrounded by space that is designed specifically for the end user. Agree? That is all part of my definition of complete, because completeness for me means that everything in and on the Recon had been designed and placed where it will best suit the needs of you, the consumer.
Just inside the front door is the Recon’s command center. This attractive array of switches and controls is the best looking most clearly labeled control center I have seen. Jayco has succeeded in conveniently locating every control for lighting, fuel, water, and power in one spot so that you no longer have to search every corner of your RV just to turn on the ramp lights. Speaking of ramps, the ramp door on this baby is rated at 2,500 lbs., which is the same rating as each of the tie downs in the garage area. While in the garage I measured the storage space as: 12 feet 4 inches from rear door to front wall, 98 inches wide, and a 78 inch clearance from the garage floor to the bottom of the raised twin electric beds. The garage area has plenty of available outside light brought to you by the many windows placed along the walls. I really don’t like referring to this room as a garage because it is a conditioned space, it has beds, and it is designed with the same residential feel as the living space—which makes it adaptable to just about any use you can imagine.
An important aspect of getting away in your RV involves relaxation; taking in a movie or just listening to some of those great tunes can sure put you in a perfect state of mind. In these cases the Recon has definitely got a spot for you to plug in and play, including a 32 inch widescreen LCD TV, a 12 volt AM/FM/CD/DVD stereo with iPOD adapter, Kicker amplifier, Kicker subwoofer, 4 Kicker speakers, and a waterproof Sony exterior remote with LCD readout. If that isn’t enough the Recon is already wired for satellite, so just plug in your hardware and you’re ready for viewing.
Before I go, I want to pass on a couple of numbers for this triple axle unit: GVWR is 18,000 lbs., freshwater tank capacity is 146 gallons, maximum capacity is 50 gallons of fuel (total for two tanks), and the trailer height (including the air conditioner unit) is 157 inches.
There are so many useful items engineered into this home that I just don’t have the space to mention them all! So take this opportunity to check out the Recon for yourself whether you are presently in the market for a hauler or not, because I personally believe that this unit could really attract your buying attention!
For more information on this Toyhauler or any other Jayco vehicles please visit, www.jayco.com or call 574-825-5861.