Jayco RV Owners Forum

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-15-2012, 08:26 PM   #1
Senior Member
troutslayer's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: NW AR (God's Country)
Posts: 1,505
Smile New Jayco owner (to be) in January '13

Will be trading our 2005 Keystone Montana fiver next month for a (new) 2012 Jayco Eagle Super Lite 26.5RKS. Been wanting to "downsize" for awhile now and finally found a dealer that was nice enough (desperate) to give me the price I wanted. I gotta tell ya, I went through a lot of dealers and the prices that were quoted were many thousands of $ apart. I have found that it pays to be persistent.
I have a 2005 GMC Sierra 2500 4X4 Duramax that was undersized for the pin weight of the Montana and I never felt comfortable towing it. That's what happens to a lot of "newbies", I'm sorry to say. But NOW, I am happy to say, I will have PLENTY of power and carrying capacity! I'm also hoping for a little better fuel mileage. I got 10.5 mpg pulling the Montana. Anyone out there venture to guess what my mileage will be with the Jayco?
I could use some opinions from anyone about tires however. I replaced the Marathon (aka Marabomb) tires on my Montana (with Hankooks) due to the horror stories I heard about them. Now, I learn that the Jayco has Marathons. I have a TPMS but do you think I should talk to the dealer about replacing the Marathons with something else, replace them myself after taking delivery of the Jayco or just deal with the Marathons and watch tire pressure, weight, etc., etc.
Looking forward to some great friendships and advice on the Jayco forum :hihi:.

troutslayer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-15-2012, 08:31 PM   #2
Site Team
Crabman's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Virginia`s Eastern Shore
Posts: 13,879
Welcome to the forum, troutslayer. Your questions may get more exposure in the 5er forum, as some of our members in the know may not view the new members forum. Enjoy the new Eagle and vote in our many polls! And post often!




2004 Chevy 2500HD Crew Cab 6.0l, 4.10r

2010 Jayco Jayflight 28BHS
Reese Strait Line with Dual Cam
P3 Brk controller
Crabman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-15-2012, 11:14 PM   #3
Senior Member
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Fraser Valley British Columbia
Posts: 763
My Jayco 256 rks has the Marathon tires on it, but are USA made, and have been fine although they are a bit undersized in my opinion I think they should be a "D"rated tire on them. I keep mine at 45lbs and so far so good. I started with an F150 towing my trailer and found that it was a little light to tow with when we were loaded up for more than a weekend. We also have a lot of mountain passes to deal with here in BC so we upgraded the a Ram 3500 diesel which is more than enough truck now. You will have zero issues towing with your Duramax.
2010 Jayco Eagle Superlite 256 RKS
2008 Dodge Ram 3500 Cummins

66 nights in 2016
61 nights in 2015
Derek700 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-16-2012, 05:21 AM   #4
Senior Member
chipper's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Louisiana (southeastern)
Posts: 468

Welcome to JOF.
aka, Mic

"It is What it is."

2006 Chevy Silverado Z-71, 4X4, 5.3L, 3:42, 100% Amsoil Lubricated
2005 Jayco Talon ZX24-E Toy Hauler
Prodigy P2 Brake Control
15K Putnam XDR Class V
10K Equal-i-zer WD Hitch
Firestone Ride Rite Air Bags

2005 Kawasaki KLR650
2009 Doodlebug Mini Bike
chipper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-16-2012, 07:18 AM   #5
Senior Member
tinlizzie23's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Luray, VA (central Shenandoah Valley of VA)
Posts: 1,416
Just for the record, one of the Marathons that came with my 5er blew out a while back during the winter while sitting beside the garage. Come spring, there was a piece of sidewall laying beside the flat tire. Another one had a large bulge on the inside, just waiting to blow. Replaced all with Maxxis range E on recommendation of many members of this forum, and have had no further problems. JMHO
2003 Ford F-350 V-10 Crew Cab 4WD Long Bed
2004 Jayco Designer Medallion 29 RLTS 5th wheel
Bill, Gayle, and Mindi (dachshund)
Retired at last !

Nothing is foolproof to a sufficiently talented fool.
tinlizzie23 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-16-2012, 07:08 PM   #6
Senior Member
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Fraser Valley British Columbia
Posts: 763
I will be replacing them with maxxis tire in a d rating and probably one size larger eventually. Welcome to jaycooowners .

2010 Jayco Eagle Superlite 256 RKS
2008 Dodge Ram 3500 Cummins

66 nights in 2016
61 nights in 2015
Derek700 is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Virginia State Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:18 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.