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Old 07-15-2012, 10:35 AM   #581
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Thats a whole lot of trailor, have you had any mods done to your rear suspension (such as helper springs or airbags) and what type of hitch equalizer system are you using?

1000lb equalizer with 3.55 rear regular tow package not max, edge tuner (mostly for gauges) ,firestone air bags, only to level it out a little and for loading when i dont use the trailer mostly. i drove home from okc to li 26 hours straight and the truck didnt even fart
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Old 07-15-2012, 12:16 PM   #582
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They are owned/made by Jayco, good quality from what I've seen.
Thank you. Trailer is a 4 hour drive away. Just making sure its worth the drive.
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This last weekend in Hawn State Park, Missouri...

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Sorry I had to put my brothers in here too...

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This last weekend in Hawn State Park, Missouri...
Very nice! What are you're weights on that thing? Not trying to be the weight police, just trying to compare to my new (to me) setup, 2004 wildcat. I found the front slides to really increase the pin weights. As a compromise we got opposable rear slides which helped pin weights but really made the overall weights much higher.

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Sorry I had to put my brothers in here too...
That is a big boy! I'm assuming he has the Cummins single resr axle 3500! Wow!
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Very nice! What are you're weights on that thing? Not trying to be the weight police, just trying to compare to my new (to me) setup, 2004 wildcat. I found the front slides to really increase the pin weights. As a compromise we got opposable rear slides which helped pin weights but really made the overall weights much higher.


That is a big boy! I'm assuming he has the Cummins single resr axle 3500! Wow!
Thanks...we try to have fun with our toys.
Empty trailer was 7500 with 1190 pin weight
Camper ready with FW tank filled (behind axle) was 8650 and pin 1375.
Coolers and extra cases of water behind rear axle too. We try to load it so that pin weight is right at 15-16% of total weight.
Tows real nice...10.4 mpg on that trip thru Ozark rolling hills.

Brothers truck is an 08 CTD 3500 quad cab 4x4. Loaded heavy...moster to drive but he drives semis and heavy tandems for a living too.
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Our first hookup to our new to us 2004 Wildcat. Pulled awesome from the RV lot to the in-laws then home. About 65 miles total. First time pulling a fiver for me. Tows so much better then a travel trailer of a similar size. First trip neXT9 weekend to some finger lakes wineries. Can't wait!

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Well we had a pretty bad hail storm right before the 4th of July and it nailed my 2008 Jayco Jay Flight 19BH.

Insurance adjuster came out and cut a generous check that I'm using to upsize to a bigger camper!

I'm going from a 2008 Jayco Jay Flight 19BH to a 2012 Jayco Jay Flight 26BH for no money out of pocket.

Hail damage was light enough to just be cosmetic but labor is extensive and where the cost is. I just didn't feel comfortable ripping the trailer apart when the damage wasn't that bad but the damage did decrease it's value when I'm paying on a loan. So it was replacing it or fixing it.

Here's a link to the new camper.

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My new 2012 Jayco Jay Flight 26BH

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Tow pictures to come as soon as I pick it up and get it hitched.

P.S. New camper has 90 gallons of fresh water capacity for boondocking!!
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^^^^^^
With 1430 lbs of factory payload left on my truck, I'm at my limits.

With tonneau cover and liner, I have 1360 lbs of payload left.

I'll load to either 6050 lbs or lighter.

With an average 13% tongue weight (I'll balance loading) it will have a 787 lbs tongue weight. Now with correctly adjusted weight distribution system, most rv.net members have seen 80% of that tongue weight go against the truck payload while 20% goes against the trailer payload.

So I should have 630 lbs from the camper, going against my payload. So I have 730 lbs left for family and gear, and we should be able to accomidate that easily.
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you need to check out the surveyor sport by forest river we recently purchassed the sp295 and love it.
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Getting ready to pull the trigger on a 20-22 ft camp trailer. Looked at tons of different makes and models. This will be my first one (first camp trailer, not first time towing) and I want to do it right Is there ANYTHING all of you wish you had opted for? Things that you wish you had or you now miss having from a previous trailer that I should make sure to get?

Here is a short list of features the wife and I have grown to like from what we've seen:
-Walk around queen size bed (as opposed to a sideways mounted bed where someone is against a wall)
-pass through front storage (usually located under the bed in front of the trailer)
-not only a dinette but also a couch that folds into a bed. (awesome for extra sleeping options as well as seating when its pouring and everyone wants to pile into your trailer).
-bathroom located at the rear of the trailer (less cramped than those in the middle).
-We LOVE the popout options. A single pop out can make a 20 ft trailer feel like a 27 ft trailer space wise.

SO what do you all think? Anything we need to be sure to opt for or look into?
Hey buck you need to check out the surveyors by forest river we recently purchased the sp295 and love it.
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