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Old 05-16-2016, 12:13 PM   #21
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This was jaycos response. Didn't answer the question about the frame s

This was their response to the frame question, they didn't give me an answer so I email again stating I would do the swap after the warranty, I'll let you know what they send back

Thank you for contacting Jayco customer service. We can not recommend upgrading your axle to something different. The axle that is on your unit now is what we have tested. Any modifications to your unit would not be covered under your Jayco 2yr limited warranty.
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Old 05-16-2016, 12:30 PM   #22
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I did speak to a tech specialist at dexter awhile back, she said I could definitely swap the torflex axle 3000# for a 3500#. The only difference besides increased weight capacity would be a slightly bigger brake comes on the 3500# but shouldn't be a problem. I could use the same tires she even have me info on a distributor near me where I could get it done.
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Old 05-16-2016, 12:36 PM   #23
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I can totally understand both Jayco's position and yours on this. even with the 16XRB i am wondering about CCC often. I would suggest to swap it out once that warranty is up for peace of mind.
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Old 05-16-2016, 12:36 PM   #24
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Interested to hear Jayco's response to your email, please share when you get an answer back. I went through the CAT scales on my last trip and was exactly at 3000 pounds on the trailer axle fully loaded. Unfortunately I did not get a chance to go back through the CAT scales with my WDH disconnected. I really love this little trailer and it would be pretty sweet to get some more CCC.
So if you don't mind me asking what did you have loaded when you went to scales?
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Old 05-16-2016, 01:20 PM   #25
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So if you don't mind me asking what did you have loaded when you went to scales?
Well, we had enough clothes and food to feed 4 people in the trailer as well as all the standard trailer supplies. Trailer is pretty maxed out on all the upgrades and options. I also had about 5 or 6 gallons of fresh water for the emergency pit stop. I keep the BBQ and Honda generator in the back of the pickup. It would be nice to be able to throw a bit more in the trailer, i.e. bikes, firepit other stuff we really don't need, but the default CCC seems to be good enough. I usually tell the kids to only pack what they can carry as if we were tent camping / hiking.

Edit: Here is the thread that shows my CAT scale results: http://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/f3...lts-35423.html
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Curious as to your hitch weight jsims.
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Old 05-16-2016, 11:14 PM   #27
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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.
I think what the sales rep should of said is that the frames are made identical and both are welded, I'm not sure if their the same size. When I have some free time I'll look into it. But we're happy with the trailer and with the two of us we can fit a lot in the back of the truck .
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Old 08-09-2016, 11:40 AM   #28
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UPDATE NEW AXLE- Just picked up my trailer with the new 3500# axle. It also required that a bigger brake/hub assembly because of the axle spindle. Total cost $710. Feel much better now, with a little wiggle room, and not being right at the axle weight limit of the trailer anymore. Peace of mind! (Jayco should be doing this ....they used to.) Should make my trailer easier to sell too if I want to upgrade.
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