Jayco White Hawk Review

The Jayco White Hawk combines many luxurious features and amenities in a lightweight travel trailer. With nine available floor plans, chances are there is a design suited just for you. In this post, we’ll review the White Hawk lineup of lightweight travel trailers.

Jayco White Hawk Review
Dry Weight (lbs.): 5,385 – 7,575Sleeping Capacity: 2-7 depends on the floor plan
Length: 29’5″ – 36’10”No. of Floor Plans: 9
Width: 8′View Full Specs: Jayco White Hawk

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Construction

Jayco starts the construction of the White Hawk with a custom-manufactured frame. Unlike some competitors who modify or weld stock frames, that can weaken the integrity of the foundation.

The frame is a Norco NextGen frame featuring high-strength, low-alloy steel, boasting the industry’s best strength-to-weight ratio.

The Jayco also features an integrated A-frame. The A-frame runs through the mainframe preventing the hitch from bucking, unlike a-frames that are tack-welded to the mainframe.

Jayco builds their RV walls with a Jayco exclusive process called “Stronghold VBL.” Stronghold VBL is a construction process where every wall (sidewall, rear wall, slide room wall) is bonded together for a minimum of 16 minutes under 144 tons of pressure. This creates laminations that are light and very strong.

The roof system on the Jayco White Hawk is Jayco’s Magnum Truss Roof System. According to Jayco, it is 50% stronger than other roofs in the industry. The Magnum Roof System uses 2×2 vertical studs placed to maximize load capacity.

Nail plates are then used on both sides of the vertical stud to enhance strength. Competitors typically use 1″ piece of aluminum as their vertical support. This isn’t as strong as it needs to be in certain areas.

Testing of the roof system showed it could withstand 4,500 pounds, whereas some other roofs could not support the weight, according to Jayco.

Jayco Magnum Roof System Video Overview

Exterior Features

When it comes to exterior features, the Jayco White Hawk is no slouch. Beginning at the front of the camper, you’ll find the fully integrated A-Frame we discussed earlier.

You then have the rounded front profile with a front diamond plate. The aerodynamic design helps reduce wind resistance and helps improve gas mileage and stability.

All the walls are vacuum-bonded laminates for durability and strength.

Select models floor plans of the White Hawk have outdoor kitchens with an embossed metal countertop. All are prepped for the installation of an outside TV.

You will also find marine-grade exterior speakers with blue-LED lighting for accent.

The axles are America-made Dexter with E-Z lube. You’ll find Dexter axles on many campers, including the SylvanSport Go we reviewed earlier, which we consider one of the best pop up campers available today.

Here are a few more of the many available exterior features on the Jayco White Hawk.

  • 30-amp service
  • 4 Stabilizer jacks
  • Keyed-Alike lock system
  • Solar prep
  • Galvanized steel wheel wells
  • Aluminum rims

To view all exterior features, you can visit Jayco’s specifications and options page.

Interior Features

The interior of the White Hawk exudes luxury throughout due to the clean design and quality appliances and furniture.

In the bedroom, you will find a comfy queen bed, and in the 30FLS & 32KBS, you’ll find a king bed. You can learn more about RV mattresses here. The 24MBH has a Murphy bed, though that is a feature we are not too wild about.

Here is an interior image of the Jayco White Hawk bedroom

Jayco White Hawk bedroom

In the Kitchen

In the kitchen, the White Hawk features solid hardwood cabinets, a deep split-bowl sink with a high-rise pull-out faucet. All drawers have ball-bearing slides with a 75-pound capacity.

The range is a 3-burner recessed cooktop with an oven. There is a decorative backsplash as well.

The refrigerator is an eight cu. Ft. gas/electric with stainless steel from panel (Mandatory Package). You’ll also find a microwave often.

Jayco White Hawk kitchen

Living Area

The living area is roomy, and the interior decor is something we like. Most RV manufacturers are moving away from the antiquated oak look to more modern colors and designs. The Jayco White Hawk is no exception, with an interior that looks very modern.

The interior decoration is available in two variations; Cashmere Cottage and Modern Farmhouse.

Cashmere Cottage
Cashmere Cottage
Modern Farmhouse interior decor
Modern Farmhouse

Features include an arched interior ceiling that makes the interior spacious. There is LED lighting throughout the interior, and on some models, you get a decorative wall clock.

The flooring is a residential grade vinyl flooring with what Jayco calls “cold crack resistance.”

For your heating and cooling needs, this Jayco has a high-out furnace with auto ignition and a 13,500 BTU air-conditioner.

Jayco White Hawk Living Area

Packages and Options

There are two mandatory packages on the Jayco White Hawk, the Customer Value Package and the Luxury Package. Here is a quick overview of each.

Customer Value Package

  • American-made nitro-filled Goodyear® radial tires with self-adjusting brakes
  • Roof ladder
  • Outside shower
  • Power awning with LED light
  • Power tongue jack
  • 40 or 5- inch LED TV (size depends on floor plan)

Luxury Package

  • Climate Shield™ zero-degree tested weather protection:
  • Fully enclosed and heated underbelly (ducted)
  • 35,000 BTU output furnace (25,000 BTU on 24MBH)
  • Double layer fiberglass batt insulation in ceiling and floor
  • Double-sided radiant barrier insulation (roof, floor, cap, and slide room floors)
  • PEX plumbing

Each of the above packages has many more features, and you can see them all on the Jayco White Hawk spec page.

Jayco White Hawk Pricing

Pricing in this camper various depending on the floor plan and the features you decide on.

A 2021 Jayco White Hawk 28RL starts at just over $30,000. A 2021 29BH (bunkhouse model) start at around $35,000.

The above prices were researched on RV Trader. I have an article with 40 examples of camper prices you can check out.

Owner Reviews

With the 2021 model just recently released, it’s hard to come by many owner reviews. However, if we look at RV Insider, we see about 39 reviews on White Hawk models from 2012 to 2021.

The overall rating is 3.8 out of 5. Most owners think favorably of this camper, but you’ll also find complaints about quality. Quality in construction is, unfortunately, an issue prevalent in the RV industry.

Jayco Warranty

Unlike many RV manufactures who offer a 1-year warranty, Jayco provides a 2-year warranty on their campers. The structural warranty runs for 3-years. You also have 15 additional warranties from their supplier-partners.

The Jayco Warranty is not transferable so keep that in mind when buying or selling a White Hawk.

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Ray & Tammy Roman

Ray and Tammy Roman are the co-owner/authors of Go Travel Trailers. They have been featured in AARP, RV Today, and Porch.com, among others. When not writing about RVs and the RV lifestyle, you'll find them fishing, vacationing in Red River, NM, and spending time with family and friends.