My wife and I are looking to buy our first TT. We'd really like to join the Jayco family but my only concern is my current Tow Vehicle.
I am looking at the following trailers
2006 Jay Flight 31BHS 6885lbs dry with a tonque weight of 970lbs unloaded.
2014 Jay Flight 29QBH 6400lbs dry with a tonque weight of 800lbs unloaded.
My truck is a 2011 F-150 Ecoboost with Max Tow 3.73 rear and HD Payload (7650 GWVR).
Max Payload = 1615lbs (I might add an add-a-leaf)
Max Tow w/WD hitch = 11,300lbs
I feel the 31BHS is too heavy of a trailer but the 29QBH might be just right.
It's on the heavier side of things, but it's a Jayco and built better than many of the lightweight trailers I've looked at. I'll be hauling this thing all around BC and it needs to hold up well for at least a decade.
We are a family of 6 (4 kids under 12) so my only issue is the payload... (especially as we grow)
With the 29QBH loaded to say 8000-8500lbs (we won't fill the fresh water) my truck payload is going to be pushing the limit with all of us in the truck and the tonque weight of the trailer.
By loading the trailer efficiently we can probably reduce the tonque weight slightly and/or my other idea was to install a set of add-a-leafs which will bring up the payload of my pickup into the realm of an F-250. Many guys have had good results with them.
The truck has the power to pull this trailer all day through our mountains here no problem... But I am open to any rational thoughts from you folk