In 1968, Lloyd Bontrager developed his own unique lifter system for popup trailers, but that was just the beginning! Starting in a barn in northern Indiana, Jayco sold 132 trailers in the first year. Now, more than fifty years later, Jayco has built a reputation as a reliable, customer-focused RV manufacturer and sells about 32,000 RVs per year. Jayco was purchased by Thor Industries in 2016, but the Bontrager family is still in control of operations and the Jayco workforce is still about 70% Amish and Mennonite workers.
One of the things that makes Jayco stand out from other manufacturers is their two-year warranty. Where most RVs come with a one-year warranty, all Jayco's have a two year warranty (2-year/24,000 mile on motorized units). Built to last and backed by an industry leader for over 50 years, it is easy to see why so many people choose Jayco!