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Jayco Pinnacle 38FLGS Review, Spec & Video

If you are looking for a luxury fifth wheel with an entertainment center well separated from the master king bedroom, one and a half bathrooms, a sleeping capacity for up to 6 people, and space, space, space, and more space, to make from this fifth wheel camper to live full time, we strongly encourage you to take a look to the 2023 Jayco Pinnacle 38FLGS.

In this article, we show you the First Look at the 2023 Jayco Pinnacle 38FLGS.

Video 2023 Jayco Pinnacle 38FLGS Fifth Wheel

The new Jayco Pinnacle 38FLGS is a fifth wheel trailer under 15000 lbs (dry weight: 14,835 lbs.) and has a gross weight of almost 18,000 lbs. It has enough space for up to 6 people to sleep. Almost forty-five feet long overall (44′ 5″) on this 38FLGS.

This 38FLGS fifth wheel has a simple and very practical floor plan. Imagine it separated into 3 parts along its structure. A living room with an entertainment area in the front, a spacious central kitchen in the middle with a half bath, and the rear master king bedroom with a full bath en suite.

  • Manufacturer    Jayco
  • Model   Pinnacle
  • Spec by Trim       38FLGS
  • Type: Luxury Fifth Wheel Travel Trailer        
  • Number of Bedrooms: 1 Master Bedroom with 1 King Size Bed (72″x 80″) (optional: queen) with a full bathroom en suite
  • Sleeping capacity: Up to 6
  • No bunkhouse
  • Number of Bathrooms: 1 ½ Bath
  • 1 Full Bathroom: 2 double hand basins in the bathroom, walk-in shower, skylight, ventilation system, hard-glass sliding curtains, porcelain toilet, mirror with medicine cabinet.
  • Half-bath: porcelain toilet, hand basin, and mirror.
  • Slides out: 4
  • Two Awnings: 14′ and 14′, cover the entry door and the outside kitchen.
  • Outside Kitchen: Yes
  • $137,543 MSRP (USD)
2023 Jayco Pinnacle 38FLGS floor plan review

2023 Jayco Pinnacle 38FLGS Floor Plan Review

Let’s go inside and have a look at this Pinnacle 38FLGS.

As you can see on the floor plan below, this model has a griddle outside and a central kitchen inside. Outside, you will find 4 storage compartments distributed across the fifth wheel trailer, and 2 large awnings (14 ft long) providing shadow to the entry door side.

2023 Jayco Pinnacle 38FLGS floorplan
2023 Jayco Pinnacle 38FLGS Fifth Wheel Floor Plan
Source of photos and specs: https://jayco.com/

The 2023 Jayco Pinnacle 38FLGS has 4 slides out. I suggest adding the 4 options awnings for each slide out to protect the awning mechanisms and prevent failure. If you decide to go on with this upgrade, estimate approx. USD 2,000 more than the base price.

At the right of the entry door, you will find a central kitchen with an island preparation for cooking. A cooking prep area is always pretty precious in an RV, and the Pinnacle 38FLGS is well-prepared. The 2023 appliance package is consistent with 2022. However, furniture is rearranged, and some are upgraded, like the solid-surface kitchen countertop with a large single stainless steel sink and pull-out kitchen faucet.

In the kitchen area of the 38FLGS, there is a residential refrigerator with an ice maker and 1800W pure sine wave inverter (optional 18-cu. ft. refrigerator), a four-burner residential 24″ stove with oven, and a 30″ residential microwave oven.

For the 2023 Jayco Pinnacle 38FLGS model, there are drawers, compartments, and cabinets everywhere, including a pantry. The pantry includes motion sensor lights. All the doors and drawers are solid wood, with improved guides and silent closing.

The Pinnacle 38FLGS truly has a big central kitchen. You cannot find the typical boot dinette in this fifth wheel. The dining table is located in the central kitchen, having an extendable sliding table top. Diners can watch the 324K Smart LED TV.

Also, in this central part of the Pinnacle 38FLGS, there is a half-bath equipped with a porcelain toilet, a hand basin, and a mirror.

If you continue walking to the right in the direction of the front of the 2023 Pinnacle 38FLGS, you will find one of the biggest RV living rooms on the market, equipped with 3 tri-fold sofas and double theater seats.

biggest rv living room Pinnacle 38FLGS
2023 Jayco Pinnacle 38FLGS – Biggest RV living Room

In the entertainment center area, the Jayco Pinnacle 38FLGS is equipped with a 504K SMART LED HDTV, a wireless remote-control system including Bluetooth, and a fireplace.

38FLGS review

The Pinnacle 38FLGS is equipped with a digital TV antenna with a Wi-Fi extender, and AM-FM.

To the left of the entry door, you will find the master bedroom with a big dry bathroom ensuite, fully equipped and large.

The master bedroom is located in the back of this 38FLGS, opposite the living room. There is a king bed (72″x 80″) and a walk-in closet. The closet is prepared for the washer and dryer.

Pinnacle 38FLGS review
Jayco Pinnacle 38FLGS – Bathroom ensuite

If you prefer, you can replace the king bed with a queen bed (60″x 80″) with a foam mattress. Regarding the space inside the bedroom, I believe it is suitable and comfortable for a king bed.

2023 Jayco Pinnacle 38FLGS 2 sinks bath
Jayco Pinnacle 38FLGS – Two hand basins in the master bathroom

The Jayco Pinnacle 38FLGS master bathroom is one of the nicest spacious bathrooms on the current market.

The toilet bowl is porcelain and it is foot flushable. The walk-in shower has a tub, a teak seat (that folds up and down), a skylight, shampoo and conditioner holders, and hard glass sliding curtains. For 2023, all of the shower fixtures are matte black and the shower head is larger than in previous years. Also, you can adjust up and down.

Other Recommended Jayco’s Floor Plans: Check out our review of the New 2024 Jayco Pinnacle 38FBRK Fifth Wheel.

2023 Jayco Pinnacle 38FLGS review
Jayco Pinnacle 38FLGS – Master Bathroom with Walk-In Shower, a tub, a teak seat (that folds up and down), a skylight, shampoo and conditioner holders, and hard glass sliding curtains.

Pinnacle 38FLGS vs. North Point 382FLRB

2023 Jayco Pinnacle 38FLGS has a starting price of $137,543 MSRP (USD), while 2023 Jayco North Point 382FLRB, with the SAME FLOOR PLAN, has a starting price of $126,143 (USD).  

What are the differences between Pinnacle and North Point? Is it worth paying the Pinnacle’s extra cost?

  • The wide body between Pinnacle and North Point is different. Pinnacle floorplans are always more spacious. North Point 382FLRB’s wide body is 96″, while Pinnacle 38FLGS’s wide body is 102″
  • If you look at the back of these two fifth wheels, Pinnacle 38FLGS has a molded rear cap, more similar to a class A motorhome. However, North Point 382FLRB is more like a flat wall.
  • Another difference between North Point vs. Pinnacle is the power cord system. In North Point models, the power cord is detachable. The Pinnacle is equipped with a reel.
  • Regarding the windows, North Point is equipped only with nightshades. Pinnacle has night and day shades. Also, Pinnacle windows are bigger than North Point.
  • Countertops and cabinet materials are of higher quality in Pinnacle models.
  • Lastly, for a price, only on Pinnacle models you can paint the full body.

See more differences between North Point and Pinnacle in these articles. Just click the following link.

Pinnacle 38FLGS vs North Point 382FLRB
Pinnacle 38FLGS vs North Point 382FLRB – For a price of about USD 14,000 you can paint the full body of your Pinnacle model. This is not an option if you choose North Point.

Pinnacle 38FLGS Specifications

Let’s see some specifications of the 2023 Jayco Pinnacle 38FLGS in the following chart.

ModelPinnacle 38FLGS Fifth Wheel
ClassFifth Wheel
Specification2023 Jayco Pinnacle 38FLGS Fifth Wheel
Dry Hitch Weight (lbs)2,805
Unloaded Vehicle Weight (lbs)14,835
Cargo Carrying Capacity (lbs)2,915
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (lbs)17,750
Exterior Length (overall)44′ 5″
Exterior Height12′ 7″
Exterior Height (with A/C)13′ 4″
Exterior Height (with 2nd A/C)13′ 4″
Exterior Width8′ 6″
Exterior Width (with slides out)13′ 6″
Interior Height (main)8′ 6″
Interior Height (upper deck)6′ 7″
Awning Length 114′ 0″
Awning Length 214′ 0″
Awnings 3, 4, 5, and 64 more awnings, one per each slide-out (Opt)
Tank Capacities 
Fresh Water Capacity (gals)75
Gray Water Capacity (gals)83
Black Tank Capacity (gals)74
Propane Unit (lbs)60
Propane Unit (lbs) (Optional)120
Sleepsup to 6
# Power retractable Slides Out4
# of outside storage compartments4
Outdoor KitchenYes
Bedroom #1: King Size Bed1  (Opt: Queen)
# Bathrooms1 ½ Bathrooms
# Full Baths1
# Entry Doors1
Leveling Jack TypeFront and Rear Powered
Water Heater12
# of outside storage compartments4
Furnace BTU40,000
Tire SizeST255/85R16’E’
Starting at$137,543 MSRP (USD)
Source of spec: https://www.jayco.com/

About John Smith

For more than 30 years I worked in the exciting world of RV manufacturing. I liked knowing that I could improve the campers with customer feedback and see the improvements and upgrades on floor plans, delivering the best designs and the best quality RVs, year after year. After traveling with my family in RVs and small rented campers across the USA, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and even North Africa, I feel that I must share personal experiences, guidance, concerns, tips, and news. At Camper Outdoor, we share our biggest passion, weekend getaways in a camper, RV vacations, extended stays in RV parks, the quiet life of senior couples who choose to spend more time enjoying their RV, and boondocking experiences (which as in the beginning was unsuccessful, we have good tips to avoid the same thing happening to you!). Enjoy this website created just for you!

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