Jayco White Hawk Review

The Jayco White Hawk combines many luxurious features and amenities in a lightweight travel trailer. With 9 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 floor plan
Length: 29’5″ – 36’10”No. of Floor Plans: 9
Width: 8′View Full Specs: Jayco White Hawk

Construction

Jayco start 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 which boasts the industry’s best strength-to-weight ratio.

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

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 in can withstand 4,500 pounds whereas some other roofs could not support the weight, this 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 resistant and help 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 availble 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 mattress here. The 24MBH has a Murphy bed, though that a feature we are not to 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 cook top with an oven. There is a decorative backsplash as well.

The refrigerator is an 8 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 really like. Most RV manufacturers are moving away from the antiquated oak look to more modern colors and design. 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 call “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 package has a lot more features, and you can see them all on 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.

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.

Overall rating is a 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 manufacture who offer a 1-year warranty Jayco offers 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 either buying or selling a White Hawk

Our RV reviews are written based on our own research along with information provided by the manufacturer. Our reviews are intended to be an overview of the features and specifications along with our opinion. Do NOT misconstrue our reviews as a comprehensive critique which would require hands-on inspection and testing. We do not receive any benefits or financial compensation from any manufacturer or dealer.

My Jayco White Hawk Review
Overall
4
  • Features
  • Design
  • Quality of Build
  • Price

Summary

The Jayco White Hawk is a nice camper with a well-designed interior. The price is reasonable for what is included, but the mandatory packages and how they are described can be a bit confusing. Build quality has been reported to be poor by several owners, but overall most owner are happy with their purchase.


Ray Roman is the co-owner/author of Go Travel Trailers. He is the main contributor of content and an avid researcher of travel trailers and the RV lifestyle. He loves fly fishing, vacationing in Red River, NM, and spending time with family and friends.