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RV Review: 2022 Jayco North Point 310RLTS, a luxury fifth wheel

When you think about the floor plans of fifth wheels there are seldom any surprises in how these are designed. So, to me, it would seem like a challenge to stand out in this arena. Yet there are definitely fans of one brand over another. 

Looking at the Jayco North Point 310RLTS fifth wheel, it is a perfect example of that. What would motivate someone to buy this over so many of the others that are similar in size and features? 

Why Jayco

One of my arguments with the RV industry is that it’s not always evident to most folks why you’d want one brand over another. So I’m happy when a company like Jayco really spells out what they offer. And what is that? 

A lot of brands brag about their campers being ready for the elements, but Jayco actually certifies that they’ve tested these things down to 0° F. 

The North Point 310RLTS features a MORryde Orbital pin box. This helps absorb some of the sway and motion of the trailer for an arguably better tow, according to the manufacturer. In addition to that, the company installs a MORryde wet bolt suspension, also for better control. It shoes the trailer with 16” Goodyear Eagle tires. For 2022, a tire pressure monitoring system is now standard. 

JaySMART™ lighting system for driving safety

But one of the best things that I’ve seen in this and other Jayco trailers is Jayco’s JaySMART™ lighting system. This flashes an upper marker light and the side lights with the blinkers. This system also incorporates backup lights. There is also a provision for a backup camera as well as side-view cameras. I think these little things make a giant difference in driving safety, personally. 

This also has a single key in the company’s Keyed Alike system. This allows you to open the entry doors and baggage doors with one key. Also, Jayco has been making big noise about its roofing build quality for many years now. There is also Jayco’s warranty at three years, which also covers full-time living.

Other touches in the North Point 310RLTS

This unit features a large Insignia stove and oven that is easily as big as what I have in my own house. Above that is a 30” convection microwave, so you legitimately could prepare a nice Thanksgiving dinner in here. There is also a residential refrigerator standard. It has an ice maker and water dispenser that feeds from Jayco’s unusual five-gallon drinking water system in the cargo hold of the trailer. 

I have written in the past how I could conceive of some folks filling this five-gallon jug with wine instead of water, as it does feed its own faucet in the kitchen. But if you’re going to go all crazy and freeze it, then that means you should stick with water. 

Of course, there’s also an optional propane-electric RV fridge instead. I’ve written how I’m no fan of residential refrigerators in a mobile environment. In that case you also forgo the ice maker and such, so you can put wine in that jug. You see, just another reason not to get a residential refrigerator in an RV!

The North Point 310RLTS kitchen is for someone who enjoys cooking

The center island in this trailer also has a large drawer-like device onto which you can put the included butcher block. Overall, this is a kitchen that really would be a reasonable substitute for a home kitchen in so many ways. Someone who enjoys cooking, like myself, wouldn’t feel like they’re missing anything, including space and functionality. 

This model features the JAYCOMMAND™ Smart RV System. It allows you to control a lot of the functionality of the RV with your smartphone, including remotely. There’s a temperature sensor on the outside of the rig and two on the inside. So if you’ve parked it somewhere you could legitimately see how the weather’s doing outside and what the RV is like inside, and use this system to turn on the climate control. That’s slick. 

There’s a large flat-screen TV on a televator in the main living area and a window behind that, so you don’t lose the window when you’re not watching the TV. 

Upstairs the shower is rather spacious and features a teak bench rated for 300 pounds. 

This being one of Jayco’s more premium brands is also evident in the materials and included features.

What’s not to like

The only thing I didn’t like about the North Point 310RLTS is the remote switches for the lighting in the bedroom, which are battery-powered. While the functionality is good in that it provides the ability to change the color temperature of the lights as well as dimming function, I can see the batteries in these things being dead at the beginning of a camping season and just being one. More. Darned. Thing you have to address before you get to camping. And beer. 

In summary

A combination of Jayco’s warranty and reputation along with really nice appointments and some features that I truly do believe are real safety benefits means this would absolutely rank high on my list if I were looking for a premium fifth wheel. 

And, yeah, I would outfit mine with an RV refrigerator and fill that darned five-gallon jug in the cargo hold with wine.

My thanks to Josh Winters from Haylett RV in Coldwater, Michigan, for use of these photos. You can also catch his video on this trailer here.

Tony comes to RVTravel having worked at an RV dealership and been a life long RV enthusiast. He also has written the syndicated Curbside column about cars. You can find his writing here and at StressLessCamping where he also has a podcast about the RV life with his wife. 

These RV reviews are written based on information provided by the manufacturers along with our writer’s own research. We receive no money or other financial benefits from these reviews. They are intended only as a brief overview of the vehicle, not a comprehensive critique, which would require a thorough inspection and/or test drive.

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The Jayco North Point 310RLTS is a higher-end fifth wheel with a class-leading warranty and safety features that set the standard in the field.

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Michelle S.
10 days ago

First off, we just bought a 2022 Jayco North Point 310 and we find it to be a very nice, luxury RV. We own a cabinet shop so we know our wood. Yes the cabinet box and face frames are MDF. The doors are all solid raised paneled or real glass insets.There molding is wood. With real tile back splash and solid surface countertops. True hidden hinges, gas assisted door stays. They truly are a luxury style cabinets for any RV. No there is not side tables in the bedroom, and I did consider this a little disappointing until we actually used it and then we realized, all you have to do is open the closet a little bit and there you have it. The top of the built in-hamper works out GREAT with more then enough room. I understand that everyone has their own opinion and wants to believe that what they own or like is the very best, but hesitate looking at a Jayco when shopping for your new luxury RV. We definitely found it to be perfect for our needs!

Diane Mc
1 month ago

$100K & no side tables/shelves next to bed.🤷‍♀️

Anthony Burrell
1 month ago

The jaysmart lighting system lol. Chinese circuitry controlling lighting functions!! What could go wrong 🤔

Gayle
1 month ago

I’m not sure about the pictures of the interior, but the exterior pictures are clearly of an “Eagle”, not a “Northpoint”.

Julie
1 month ago
Reply to  Gayle

Pictures of the interior look like Eagle, too, and don’t match the descriptive language. ‘Televator tv with window behind’ and ‘butcher block’ in kitchen are cases in point.

Ed D.
1 month ago

I have to say, I do not consider this to be a “Luxury” RV. That appears to be the problem with the entire industry these days. YES, it looks nice and there are a lot of amenities. But you can look at the walls and the trim and tell that this is just another cheaply, slapped together, frame. The appliances are nice enough but this RV won’t last any longer than a cheaper unit that doesn’t have all of the higher end appliances. Holding the industries feet to the fire is what is needed, not coddling them.
We happen to own a Cameo by Carriage. It is a 2011 and is simply built to last. The cupboards and trim are all actual wood (not photo finish particle board). The counter tops are all Corian. The shower is a beautiful one piece. Full length slide out. The Unit is 37.5′ long. Full body paint. A solid frame underneath. Bigfoot leveling system. Side by side washer and dryer space.
When I think of luxury, this is what I think of. Sorry but I do not see “Luxury” here.

Michelle S.
10 days ago
Reply to  Ed D.

First off, we just bought a 2022 Jayco North Point 310 and we find it to be a very nice, luxury RV. We own a cabinet shop so we know our wood. Yes the cabinet box and face frames are MDF. The doors are all solid raised paneled or real glass insets.There molding is wood. With real tile back splash and solid surface countertops. True hidden hinges, gas assisted door stays. They truly are a luxury style cabinets for any RV. No there is not side tables in the bedroom, and I did consider this a little disappointing until we actually used it and then we realized, all you have to do is open the closet a little bit and there you have it. The top of the built in-hamper works out GREAT with more then enough room. I understand that everyone has their own opinion and wants to believe that what they own or like is the very best, but hesitate looking at a Jayco when shopping for your new luxuryRV. We definitely found it to be perfect for our needs!

Last edited 10 days ago by Michelle S.
Ed D.
10 days ago
Reply to  Michelle S.

Hey Michelle, I wasn’t downing your purchase. As a matter of fact, we have a 2016 Leprechaun Class C that we purchased brand new and paid almost 90K for. The walls on it are just as cheaply slapped together as the Jayco walls are. I was not insulting anyone’s purchase or choices. I was merely making a generalized statement about the overall quality of RV’s these days. They are just not built to last and will not last as long as something that expensive should last. I apologize if you took that as a personal affront because it wasn’t meant that way! If you are happy with yours, that is all that matters. Have a great evening. Happy camping!

Michelle S.
9 days ago
Reply to  Ed D.

Thank you Ed. I do understand the cheaply made comment about RV’s today. We have had a few different brands and the main reason for us buying this 2022 Jayco was to get rid of a 2015 Dutchman Voltage that we had. That thing was a lemon from the get go and the money we thought we were saving ended up costing way more than any RV we have ever had in the end! Every single trip we made was spent in town trying to find parts or what ever to fix the dang thing. We were out camping twice when one of the slides got stuck and would not slide out. Talk about ruining a trip. I could go on and on about that thing, but I won’t. I’m just merely saying that I understand.
We ARE very happy with our choice and I hope that in a few years, I will be able to come back to this post and state again how happy we are with our purchase. We did a lot of homework and research and for our needs and wants, this is exactly what we wanted. I am happy that you have had good luck with you RV. We spend to much money on these things to not be happy with them and I am sure everyone can agree with on that!

Ed D.
9 days ago
Reply to  Michelle S.

Thanks for the follow up comment. For sure, they cost way too much to be unhappy with them. Good luck with your Jayco and I truly hope you have nothing but happy experiences with it.