The all new 2020 Jayco Conquest FA.24-4 Motorhome has just arrived at Watsons Leisure Centre. This RV has been able to show the WLC team that it has a few new tricks up its sleeve, despite being a replacement for recently retired Renault Master RM.23-4 layout.
For those of you who have driven the previous 6-speed automated manual Fiat Ducato motorhome cab will be pleasantly surprised with the additional power, 50Nm to be exact, from the previous model. In addition, this vehicle will use its new 9-speed fully automatic transmission to ensure higher performance from its 2.3L Turbo Diesel engine, as well as smoother gear changes.
It’s not all about performance for the sake of fuel efficiency either, with the new Stop / Start feature introduced, allowing drivers to be more economical during slow traffic driving where the RV will stop the engine and restart when depressing the brake pedal, similar to a number of modern cars.
One thing unanimously mentioned by the Watsons Leisure Centre team were the improvements in the cab in regards to road safety and comfort.
Designed specifically for motorhomes, Bosche Electronic Stability Control (ESC) is now available on all new Fiat Jayco Conquest Motorhomes as standard. Whilst having features such as hill-holder which works great, its ultimately responsible for applying the correct brake pressure to a wheel to correct the effects of understeer or oversteer.
Accompanying Bosche ESC, the new Fiat cab also has Full Brake Control. Full Brake Control refers to the system that uses a camera installed at the top of the windscreen that monitors for potential collisions in front of the vehicle. If the Full Brake Control system senses an imminent collision, brakes are automatically applied to avoid or minimise the risk of an impact.
One of the first things we noticed different to the previous cab is the main dash that now displays the speed limit, as part of their new Traffic Sign Recongition System. This system uses a camera to identify road signs and display the speed limit sign on the dash to inform the driver.
Drivers of the new Fiat Ducato cab will also notice rain and dusk sensors as standard.
New to the 2020 Jayco Conquest, Fiat Ducato cab is Climate Control. Just set it to auto and the RV will adjust temperature, fan speed and direction of the air as required, or switch over to manual and take full control.
If you are spending any length of time behind the wheel, you will appreciate the chair support system on the Fiat driver and passenger seats. Hydraulic Shock Absorber and mechanical spring system ensure a cushy ride. This system has a weight adjustment to suit all body types as well as adjustable arm rests for maximum comfort.
If you are familiar with the Jayco Conquest RM.23-4 available until earlier in the year you should see mostly similarities.
Rear Club Lounge and Separate Toilet & Shower being popular features in the past, this layout is also a stand-out, being a true 4-berth i.e. seatbelts AND beds for 4.
The New Jayco Conquest FA.24-4 out-of-the-box features and inclusions are not to be sneezed at with:
- 171L 3-way Fridge
- 125L Water Tank / 125L Grey Water
- 120W & 100a Battery
- Electric Awning
- Gas Bayonet
- Reversing Camera
Our current Jayco Conquest FA.24-4 currently on display has also been fitted with the following, as an option:
- Remi Blinds – to block light across windscreen and drivers/passenger side windows
- 160W solar upgrade from 120W
- Picnic Table
- Dometic 4-Burner Gas Stove Top
- “Furlo” Benches
- “Mondo Charcoal” & “Reset Charcoal” Fabric seating
As Leigh puts it, no matter what you have heard about the Fiat Ducato’s, come into the yard as they make a great first impression in regards to quality and included features.
Give us a call on 1300 518 083 and book in a test drive today