Time to Roam Magazine Issue 9 - June/July 2014 - Page 29

| tried + tested caravan review The stakes were obviously high when Jayco set about designing the next generation caravan to take over from the popular Sterling, which has been at the “top of the charts” for buyers of big caravans for several years. The new Silverline stands out from its predecessor with a stunning Euro-influenced aerodynamic, sleek exterior. But that’s only the start… The Silverline range consists of eight base layouts (six with slide-outs) offering several module options so buyers can create their own personalised floor plan if desired. All Silverlines are fitted with alloy wheels, longer-lasting nitrogen-filled tyres, AL-KO Electronic Stability Control that complimenting a new sophisticated independent suspension system. The Outback versions also come with upgraded coils. The JTech suspension has been extensively tested over two years at the Australian Automotive Research Centre, covering thousands of kilometres under extreme conditions. Jayco’s range of Outback RVs have all been designed and constructed to give added strength and ground clearance for unsealed roads. Storage space is maximised outside the Outback with the addition of a large storage locker just behind the rear awning arm. The shelves can easily be repositioned or removed to adequately store a wide variety of items, such as awning walls and poles or perhaps even a generator. On the model we tested the spare tyre > continued on page 30 Pros Cons • Incredibly modern euro styling both inside and out. • Extensive network of Service Agents (100+) across Australia to offer support if needed. • Large one piece slide out bedroom/ dining room almost doubles the internal space when extended. • Some of the plumbing and wiring underneath the caravan could be protected better considering this is the Outback model. • Adding a third water tank to bring up the total capacity if you’re looking to use this caravan as a long distance tourer. • AL-KO ESC and JTECH independent suspension standard • Large rear external storage locker Issue 09 Jun/Jul 2014 29