But Sterlings look as good inside as it does on the outside. As Australia's biggest recreational vehicle manufacturer Jayco has taken the same commitment to attention to exterior styling inside with a major décor makeover. As Jayco marketing manager Andrew Ryan explained, you can't just be the best looking RV on the outside, without complimenting the exterior design efforts with a similar commitment to overhauling the interior. But Mr Ryan stressed that while good looks are one thing, it was still essential to ensure that its Sterling range was both extremely comfortable and highly functional.
"Caravan holidays should be fun, and comfort and functionality contribute to that overall feel-good element so important to the total holiday experience, whether it's staying put in a caravan park, or enjoying lengthy road trips," Mr Ryan said.
The exterior fibreglass walls and curved fibreglass front and rear panels are a sleek white colour. Cleverly placed wall striping and a built-in spare wheel compartment, set into the back of the van along with LED side and clearance lights also contribute to the overall automotive styling of the Sterling range. Alloy wheels are standard. The outside beckons an invitation to enter. Once inside it is easy to see how cushion, seat and curtain fabric colours complement the built-in furniture and appliances used in the Jayco RVs. Jayco has again used brushed aluminium appliances in its 2007 range and added and a larger stainless steel sink.
Other internal features include:
- a 28cm (15in) LCD screen and DVD/CD/MP3/AM/FM 12V stereo;
- three-way Dometic RM 2553 fridge;
- a control panel which monitors water tank and battery levels; and
- a 12 volt pump to supply the tap water.
The internal ceiling lights and swivel down lights for the beds give plenty of direct lighting at night.
Almost all Sterling models include a shower and toilet, with a new circular moulded shower a special 2007 feature.
To view the range visit: www.jayco.com.au