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With a host of nifty extras included as standard, Claire Smith says the Jayco 2022 Optimum IV.25-5B is all about comfort and luxury.


Australian RV manufactur­er Jayco offers two models of motorhome, the Conquest and the Optimum, each designed for a slightly different buyer.

While the Conquest is aimed at firsttime buyers with all the must-haves but without the nice-to-haves, the Optimum comes with a bunch of next-level extras that deliver on the wow factor to deliver the ultimate in luxury living.

The 2022 Optimum is available in two lengths: 7950mm (IV.25-5B) or 8995mm (IV.29-5). Each offers the option of a 2-berth L-shaped dinette, or a 4-berth café-style dinette. The model reviewed is the 7950mm, 2-berth option.

A 3555mm slide-out, which encompasse­s the dinette and island bed, opens up the interior to allow plenty of room to move about.

The L-shaped lounge wraps around a telescopic, removable table with room for four adults. Opposite the dinette is the cooking zone, and with a Dometic four-burner hob, grill, oven, rangehood, and microwave.

The sleeping quarters are located between the dinette and bathroom, with a fixed double east-west bed.

Running the full width of the vehicle, the luxurious bathroom is set up with a central vanity unit, toilet on the driver’s side, and shower opposite. The shower is generously sized with all the comforts of home including a slide tap, overhead extractor, and shampoo caddy. With a 225L freshwater capacity and Nautilus instantane­ous hot water, you don’t have to worry quite so much about how long you take. A notable extra in this space is the addition of a 240V washing machine.

The Optimum has been designed to make it easy to enjoy the outdoors as much as the indoors. You’ve got the option of setting up the TV on the exterior mount, and you’re all sorted with the Furrion entertainm­ent unit’s exterior speakers. Hook the barbecue up on the exterior gas port, fold down the exteriormo­unted picnic table, and the electric awning extends at the push of the button. On the passenger’s side there’s a wet locker and two standard lockers, while the driver’s side has three additional lockers, plus the gas bottle storage locker. Find out more at

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