Originally Posted by Leedawg84
Please share results. I emailed jayco to see if it is the same frame as the x19h. Hope it is I'd definitely like to upgrade to 3500lbs
Find it hard to believe it is the same frame. the 17 and 19 are different lengths, different number of axles, and different lines (at least in 2011, the 17 was a Feather Sport and the 19 was Feather Select).
We bought the 19H specifically because of CCC capacity. Our 1007 bent an axle because of the low CCC and one really good road bump (actually threw my bikes out of the carrier). We always ran the pup at the limit, and I can't really blame Jayco. We all want bigger trailers that tow with smaller vehicles. To keep the GTW down, the axles are often kept small, and the frames light weight.
This really struck home for me when I was looking for our 19H Hybrid. I hit my favorite local dealer (non-Jayco) and they had only one tiny hybrid trailer that our Traverse could tow. Why? Bullet proof frames and axles, and reasonable CCC's. Jayco makes a line of really nice lightweight TT's, but light weight comes with trade offs.
With all that said, by all means get the heavier axle. The added weight of the axle will not affect the frame capacity, and if you still keep the cargo reasonable you should be golden. Note: don't know the 17 very well, but my 19H doesn't actually have an axle that you can swap out. it has the Tor-Flex suspension, which is more integrate into the frame. No leaf springs and blocks like a normal TT.