“Home on the road,” is the best way to describe the Jamboree Sport Class
C by Fleetwood. The Sport model, which is being marketed as an
entry-level RV, offers all the comforts of home, and provides a highly
maneuverable motorhome that is perfect for enthusiasts who enjoy outdoor
activities such as hiking, snowboarding, skiing and bicycling.
Class C’s, such as the Jamboree Sport, are easy to handle and offer a
lot of livability for their size, so it only made sense to make a trip
to California’s popular Mammoth Mountain for one last snowboarding
adventure before the snow melted.
Once we were on the road, I quickly felt comfortable behind the
wheel. The first leg of our road trip took us through the windy Mojave
Desert, and the Jamboree handled the infamous crosswinds with aplomb,
making only slight corrections as we exited the occasional overpass.
We pulled into the Mammoth Mountain RV Park after a long day of
exploring and sightseeing — something that was easy to do with the
Jamboree, even without a dinghy vehicle in tow. The manually adjusted
lower wide-angle portion of the mirrors helped to eliminate the blind
spots, and provided ample vision for both backing into the site and
while on the road. Finally parked, we extended the single streetside
slideout room, which provided us with at least two extra feet of living
The Jamboree Sport interior is quite cozy, yet very spacious.
Although this Jamboree was equipped with the roomy rear bedroom, the
overhead bunk remains as additional sleeping facilities making this rig
more family friendly. The pullout sofa bed in the slideout room makes a
great sleeping area for guests, and when you add the adjacent dinette
booth, the coach turns into a dormitory suitable for eight (as long as
some of the occupants are kids).
Opposite the slideout, the galley offers space for multiple
chefs and nonstop nibblers. There’s plenty of counter space for meal
preparation and the 101 cubic feet of cabinet space holds plenty of food
Because we didn’t tow a car, we parked the motorhome in the
ski-lift parking lot. It was convenient to walk back to the Jamboree to
take a rest, get something to eat and relax before attacking the
mountain again. Of course, it’s also nice to have your own bathroom
The versatility of the Jamboree Sport was certainly appreciated
as we completed our outdoor adventure in comfort. As we headed down the
mountain — pleased to know much fun can be had in a fully equipped
motorhome for only $68,495 — we let the good times on the slopes become
memories until next winter. It’s time to trade in the snowboards for
For complete details and full test impressions of Fleetwood’s
Jamboree Sport, pick up the August 2007 issue of MotorHome magazine on
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