Taking the Jayco Traveller for a drive through the Victorian countryside is a nice way to spend a summer’s day in a motorhome of this calibre. Built by Jayco on a Mercedes-Benz Sprinter engine and chassis, there’s an expectation of quality, and this model does so in spades.
It’s important to know that for all the preowned vehicles at KEA, they are built specifically to withstand the rigors of life on the road. However, they come near new onto the sales yard, having been regularly serviced and receiving a factory refurb process inside and out once they come off the rental fleet.
The Jayco Traveller is no exception — this 2017 model exudes luxury while out on the road and feels incredibly safe to drive.
Open Plan Layout
The Jayco Traveller is fully self-contained and sleeps up to six people — with a very comfortable permanent bed at the rear (1.98m x 1.3m which tapers to 0.99m as the bed angles at the end), another double bed over the front cab (2.1m x 1.19m), while the kitchen dinette easily transforms into an extra double bed sleeping arrangement (1.85m x 0.97m albeit a bit more squeezy in comparison to the other beds).
A decent amount of space has been utilised to include storage above and below all of the beds, with a generous-sized wardrobe towards the rear bed, providing plenty of hanging space. It makes sense that a family of up to six would settle for a motorhome of this size. It is also ideal for couples to really experience this spacious layout for what it is.
The rear double bed offers easy access to the bathroom, with a separate shower and toilet ensuite, and a drop-down sink that sits snugly against the wall above the Thetford toilet. There’s a little ducking and weaving when entering the shower for a 6ft person such as myself, but overall the bathroom itself doesn’t compromise on space — at least two people could compete for the mirror at one time!
No matter what your culinary abilities, the kitchen is designed for creating large, fancy meals, just as much as it can be used for a simple breakfast cook-up. The wide walk-through access from the front to the rear allows other travellers to reach the rear of the vehicle without having to squeeze themselves past the kitchen while someone is busy cooking.
The sink is set amidst generous bench and cupboard space with an integrated Dometic stovetop and grill complete with three gas burners and one electric burner, should you ever run out of gas while you’re on the road. The Jayco Traveller can store 2 x 4.5kg gas bottles so there should be no danger of that.
The full-size, 150L three-way fridge and freezer has enough food storage space to equip a crew of six. The big advantage of a three-way fridge is that it can run for weeks without the need for electricity.
It is powered by gas through the absorption method rather than the need for a compressor, so it runs silently throughout the night (which offers an added benefit of a restful sleep for all those aboard) and it's also more economical for those longer periods on the road. It’s a win-win situation.
Soft, ambient, low voltage LED lighting surrounds the motorhome, and with its glossy cream and beige colour finishings, you get a warm and inviting feeling when you enter the Jayco Traveller. It’s a point of difference from other motorhomes that can tend to stick with the generic stark white veneer, both inside and out.
The Jayco Traveller is equipped with an outside antenna for watching the LCD TV/DVD player on a swing-out wall mount which can be viewed from either the dinette, kitchen or rear bedroom (and stores away just as easily).
Bluetooth is available for the AM/FM radio and CD player (which has one USB outlet) for selecting tunes for both outdoor and indoor entertaining. The Jayco Traveller is incredibly well suited to alfresco entertaining just as much as it is perfect for indoor dining. Fitted with an electric awning and step, outdoor speakers, lighting and external AUX points, it’s a very simple setup — press the awning and step ladder button inside the front door, pull your chairs and table out from the external storage compartments, and you’re ready for entertaining, no matter the season.
The Jayco Traveller drives on an automatic diesel engine — not entirely economical on 16L for every 100km — however, it makes up for this with its ease of driving and parking capability, even considering its size. This is helped with the obvious inclusion of reversing cameras fixed at the rear of the vehicle, ABS brakes, as well as an electronic stability program (ESP) which detects and improves any loss of stability while driving.
As I’ve mentioned before, I’m a fan of the walk-through access from the rear to the driver’s cab, as it allows the driver to access the driver’s seat without leaving the vehicle, and frees up space within the motorhome, too.
There’s not much to fault in this vehicle, excluding the fact that it has a relatively high fuel consumption.
The Jayco Traveller is designed for offering people a true home feeling on wheels in terms of style, spaciousness and versatility.
It’s the perfect option for families, but also anyone who is seeking the freedom of being on the road without compromising on the comforts of home.
Jayco Traveller M767 6 Berth
Beds: 3 doubles
Base vehicle: Mercedes-Benz chassis
Engine: Mercedes-Benz Sprinter
Overall length: 7.67m (25ft)
External width: 2.40m (7ft 8in)
Internal height: 2.15m (7ft)
Travel height: 3.19m (10ft 5in)
Air-conditioner: Front cab and rear
Cooking: Dometic 3 x gas 1 x electric burners and grill
Fridge: Dometic 150L 3-way fridge/freezer
Bathroom: Separate shower and Thetford toilet
For more information about the Jayco Traveller M767 6 berth, contact your nearest local dealer.
Phone:1300 720 020