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Jayco Pinnacle luxury RV raises the bar

A video of the Jayco Pinnacle 36REQS fifth wheel is now live on the Internet TV show RVBuddies. The 36REQS features a large living area with a pop-up HDTV and fireplace, sofa and two large recliners. The kitchen has a convection microwave and double-door refrigerator. There is a lot of counter space, too.

"Jayco has stepped up its game with the Pinnacle," a $48,521 luxury RV, said Mark Summers, executive producer of RV Buddies.

"This entry into the higher end of fifth wheels brings a lot of quality and value at a very competitive price."

The company describes the Pinnacle this way: "From our Culinary Dream Kitchen with Expansi-View floor-to-ceiling dining area windows to the easy-access outdoor entertainment center to the Tranquility Bedroom Suite, everything about the Pinnacle has been redesigned from the ground up, for a revolutionary new level of affordable liveability and comfort."

Topside on the 2011 model is a side-bath with guest entry and a private door to the bedroom and the model was fitted with a residential king size bed and the cedar-lined wardrobe gave the space a very cozy feeling.

RV Buddies is an RV adventure-lifestyle show at featuring reviews of RVs, accessories and gear featuring hosts Mark Summers, Elise Baughman and Robert Wittenberg.

The program is distributed as an Internet Television production on its own Web site through other distribution channels including phone friendly versions for iPhone, BlackBerry and Android, Summers said.

You can reach's Hawke Fracassa at [email protected].

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Customer Value Package

12-gal. G/E DSI water heater with quick recovery
15,000-BTU A/C with louvered/directional ceiling vents and Chillgrille
Bath skylight
Carefree Travel'r 12V electric awning with patio light convenience outlet
Floor-mounted safe under bed
Large exterior grab handle at main entry
Large power vent in bath
Multi-Media Premium Sound System™ AM/FM/CD/DVD/MP3 player with toggle switch for outside speakers
Security lights (2)
Water purifier

Standard Bathroom Equipment

Cabinet toe kicks at lavatory
Corian® edged bath lavatory top
Hardwood medicine cabinet with mirror
Large porcelain sink in bathroom
Radius shower surround design with glass door
Switches for all lights
Thetford porcelain toilet with foot flush
Toilet paper holder
Towel holder
Towel ring
Vanity light fixture
Vinyl flooring

Standard Bedroom Equipment

72" x 80" Cloud Ten™ king size pillowtop mattress
Aromatic cedar-lined front wardrobe closet
Bedroom satellite receiver prep cabinet
Cabinet toe kicks at dresser
Ceiling vent
Decorative dresser lamp
Decorative pillow and bedding package
Full trunk storage under bed with gas struts
Hardwood decorative headboard
Hardwood framed front closet doors with mullion accents
Hardwood media center cabinet with in and out TV compatibility
His and Her nightstands and reading lights
Privacy glass in bedroom door
Residential-sized dresser with full-width drawers
Standard Construction Features
2" x 3" longitudinal floor joists placed on 16" centers
5/8" tongue-and-groove plywood floor decking
Bead-foam insulation in sidewalls and roof
Cabinetry crafted with screwed-stile construction
Enclosed and protected electric-powered slideout motors
Euro styled aerodynamic front and rear gel-coated caps
Frame prepped for bike rack/cargo tray
Heated and enclosed fresh water and holding tanks
I-Class® cambered structural steel I-beam frame
Long pin box
Polar Barrier™ insulation package
Poly Flex™ one piece moisture barrier underbelly covering
R-21 insulation in roof, R-8 in sidewalls, R-24 in floor and underbelly, R-15 in slideout floors
Reflective foil insulation in main floor and under goose neck
Reflective foil insulation in slideout floors
Seamless one-piece rubber roof
TuffShell™ vacuum-bonded 5" crowned laminated roof (R-21)
TuffShell™ vacuum-bonded laminated sidewalls (R-8)
Welded tubular aluminum sidewall framework

Standard Exterior Equipment

12V hitch light
16" Goodyear® radial tires
Adjustable axle hangers
Amber patio light with inside switch
Big Easy™ entrance step with 10" deep treads
Dexter® Nev-R-Adjust™ brakes
E-Z lube® axles
Electric rear stabilizer jacks
Electric-powered front jacks
Exterior speakers, high-output marine grade (2)
Galvanized steel wheel wells
Gel-360™ exterior shell
In and out TV bracket in basement
Insulated, gel-coat slam latch baggage doors with strut lift assist
LED rear taillights
Laminated main entry door with oversized deep tint window and shade
MOR/ryde® CRE 3000 suspension system
Outdoor media center located in basement
Prep for outside grill
Rain guttering with extended downspouts
Roof ladder
Spare tire with carrier, under mounted
Stor-Galore™ basement storage
Storm door panel prep at entry door
Torq-N-Go™ wheel nuts
Standard Heat, Power and Water Equipment
120V G.F.C.I. protected exterior receptacle
12V demand water pump
12V electrical system with deluxe 120V 80-amp power converter
50-amp power cord
A/C Chillgrille™
ABS holding tanks
Auto-ignition furnace with wall thermostat
Black holding tank sprayer
Closeable and directional A/C vents
Double 30-lb. propane bottles with regulator on sliding tray
Hook-up for city water
In-floor ducted heating
Outside shower
Rotocast fresh water holding tanks
Separate, lockabe battery box for two batteries
Systems monitor panel
Uni-Dock™ utility center, heated and enclosed
Water heater bypass system
Water system winterization kit

Standard Interior Equipment

6' 9" main level slide room height
Cabinetry constructed with residential multi-tier design
Cable and satellite TV prepped
Ceiling fan with accent light
Crank-up HDTV antenna with signal booster
Decorative bead board accent panels on kitchen base cabinets
Decorative mullion style cabinet door with accent window
Desk area where available
Expansi-View™ opera-style floor-to-ceiling windows in dining area
Floor level safety light switch at entry
Full-extension ball bearing drawer guides (75-lb. capacity)
Hammered style wrought iron cabinetry hardware
Hardwood ceiling features in select areas on main level
Hardwood entertainment center, desk, nightstand and dresser tops
Hidden cabinet door hinges throughout
Hide-a-bed sofa with air mattress, blanket drawer and hidden storage
High-intensity halogen recessed 12V lighting package
Linoleum floor in entryway
Overhead cabinets in slideout room
Pendant lighting over L-kitchen countertops
Pleated day/night shades throughout
Power lift vent with fan in living room and/or kitchen
Residential trim package throughout
Residential-style window treatments with wrought iron curtain rod accents
Roof-mounted antenna for radio
Solid hardwood interior grab handle for main entrance door
Trackless carpeting with padding
Upper and lower multi-beveled cabinetry crown molding
Vented washer/dryer prep cabinet with shelving unit
Ventilating windows on slideout end walls
Vinyl flooring
Wallpaper border

Standard Kitchen Equipment

8 cu. ft. Norcold refrigerator with raised panel front Back splash in kitchen Bi-fold cover for range Built-in wine rack Decorative wood spindles on base cabinets Flush mount 3-burner range with 9,000-BTU SuperBurner™ and piezo igniter Full height pantry
Back splash in kitchen
Bi-fold cover for range
Built-in wine rack
Decorative wood spindles on base cabinets
Flush mount 3-burner range with 9,000-BTU SuperBurner™ and piezo igniter
Full height pantry with adjustable shelves
Half-barrel style hidden cabinet (where applicable)
Lower base cabinet pull-out style pantry with cutting surface
Oversized 21" oven
Pull-out trash receptacle storage cabinet
Single-lever faucet with pull-out sprayer
Toe kicks at kitchen base cabinets with rope accent lighting
Under mount stainless steel kitchen sink

Standard Safety Equipment

Breakaway switch
Deadbolt lock on entrance door
Egress window
Fire extinguisher
Propane/carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
Tinted safety-glass windows
Summit Upgrade Package
40" LCD HDTV in living area
Aluminum rims
Caramel Glazed Cherry-stained, hardwood cabinetry
Caramel Glazed Concord Cherry stained hardwood slideout fascias
Free-standing table and chairs with table-top extension and hidden seat storage
High gloss Corian® kitchen countertop with sink cover inserts
High gloss gel-coat fiberglass sidewalls, entry door and baggage doors
Ultra leather rocker recliners