Thursday, September 21, 2023


First look! 2024 Jayco Precept 31UL Class A Motorhome

Gabby, from the RVs with Gabby YouTube channel, is going to give us a first look at the 2024 Jayco Precept 31UL, a Class A gas-fueled motorhome that Gabby says has her favorite floor plan of all in a Class A motorhome.

As Gabby has done videos on this motorhome in the past, in the video below she focuses on the changes that Jayco has implemented in the Precept for 2024.

So why does Gabby like this layout so much? It’s spacious and practical. For instance, the L-shape of the kitchen provides more counter and cabinet space than a linear type.

The comfortable reclining theater seating makes a cozy place for TV or movie watching, just as the small dinette is perfect for a couple.

The drop-down-over-cab bunk can hold up to 750 pounds and measures just shy of a king-sized bed.

The back bedroom has an impressive array of drawers and closets for lots of personal storage.

What it’s like with the slides in

Be sure to watch until the end of the video as Gabby shows what it is like to be in the coach with the slides in. These slides go in and out quickly. Best of all, having the slides in does not prevent you from using the various areas of the coach. You can use the theater seating in the living area, and you can use the kitchen and bathroom. Because of the kitchen’s unique L-shape, you even have enough room to prep and cook with the slides in.

Now, Gabby says you could sleep in the rear bed while driving, but I would not recommend this and not for the sway reasons she states. It’s because, as we have talked about in an earlier video, in order to protect the life of your slide rooms, you should not put weight in them while they are in. Also, it’s not safe to not be buckled up in a moving RV. So while you can access all areas of the coach, you should not really be using the slide rooms while they are in.

New for 2024 in the Jayco Precept 31UL

  • Nice steel gray color with partial paint on the exterior.
  • Frameless square windows throughout including on the door.
  • New style of built-in blinds on all windows. These are awesome as they slide out from either side, but stay firmly attached to the RV, even when driving.
  • New window latches that allow windows to open wider.
  • New color for interior walls—it’s now a tasteful neutral tan woven finish.

More nice features on the 2024 Jayco Precept 31UL

  • TV on a televator
  • MASSIVE 2-door stainless steel fridge with ice maker
  • Porcelain toilet
  • Two rooftop air conditioners
  • Smart TVs in living and bedrooms
  • Soft touch ceilings
  • Slam latches on exterior baggage doors
  • Exterior entertainment center
  • Large power awning
  • J-Ride® Plus system including Bilstein® steering stabilizer, jounce bumpers, upgraded stabilizer bars, and KONI® shocks
  • 22-inch Michelin tires
  • 1-piece molded fiberglass roof
  • CatStrap to prevent catalytic converter theft included
  • Eight total seat belts in the coach
  • 6-way power driver and passenger seats
  • MASSIVE 120-inch windshield
  • Auto-leveling

What’s not to like?

I’m still not sure I am sold on the square windows, but it would not be a make-or-break feature for me. What are your thoughts on this new RV trend? Drop them in the comments below.

Personally, I am not a fan of the window openings on this coach. One of the windows on my current rig (the emergency exit) has this opening and it just does not provide as much ventilation as those that open straight up. In this coach, all the windows use this method.

The positioning of the Sony system in the front dashboard is awkwardly low, making it difficult to see the backup and side-view cameras.

The black water tank is larger than the gray water tank. I don’t know about you, but my gray water tank always fills up long before my black water does.

Lastly, the soft touch ceiling is supposed to soften the sound of rain on the roof. Maybe this is a good thing for some folks. For me, though, there is nothing more soothing than sleeping in an RV with the white noise of rain on the rooftop providing a lullaby, so why would I ever want to mute that?

2024 Jayco Precept 31UL specs

  • Sleeps: 7
  • GVWR: 22,000 lbs.
  • CCC: 4,000 lbs.
  • Engine size: 3L 2V DEVCT NA PFI V8
  • Length: 33’
  • Fresh water: 72 gallons
  • Gray water: 40 gallons
  • Black water: 50 gallons
  • MSRP: $207,818

Learn more about this motorhome here. 


Cheri Sicard
Cheri Sicard
Cheri Sicard is the author 8 published books on topics as diverse as US Citizenship to Cannabis Cooking. Cheri grew up in a circus family and has been RVing on and off her entire life.


  1. We use our RV lots — 17,000 miles in the last 13 months. And we just traded for our current DP last July. Otherwise, this is an intriguing RV. Our usage pattern biases us toward diesels, but this seems a great gasser. Hopefully Thor is letting Jayco execs run the company and the build-quality is good. The features and floorplan certainly recommend close examination by shoppers. Thank you, Cheri!

  2. I never heard that you shouldn’t use the slides when pulled in. Does that mean when you are moving or even when parked? Or did I misunderstand?
    I’m not sure those windows are going to stay open if there’s any wind. Our ER window that opens that way often blows shut.

  3. I saw no place for a CPAP machine next to the bed. That would be needed for many of us. Also I’d be more interested in a 12V compressor refrigerator than using an inverter all the time.

  4. The living area (recliners, table area) is great. The bed position is terrible for me. Making that bed and changing linens is nearly impossible. Also having only one exit and the access to it feels unsafe. Personally I would like a door next to my passenger or drivers door.

    • My constant complaint about motorhomes is the lack of a driver’s door. I’ve seen Foretravel motorhomes that DO have a driver’s door but Foretravels are higher end units. I guess if you want a driver’s door you have to pony up for it.

  5. Gabby needs to bone up on her nomenclature. A 3L V8 is awfully small for this size of motorhome so I think that part of the specs may be off. Yes you are right about sleeping while the rig is moving. Several years ago my parents had Class A motorhome with no slides so the bed was a N/S orientation. One morning when they got ready to travel my mother wasn’t feeling well and decided to lie down while dad drove across AR on I 40. We’ll as rough as I 40 is the rear of the rig was bouncing up and down and she got bounced out of bed down into the narrow walking space beside the bed and couldn’t get up, he was driving and listening and singing along with the radio and couldn’t hear her pleas for help until he stopped for gas. No it’s not a good idea to sleep in a moving motorhome!


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