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Old 05-28-2014, 07:14 AM   #21
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I traded my 18' ultra-lite in on my new Eagle 266RKS (same length as the 26bh). Like you, I was anxious about backing it into a tight spot. I find the longer trailer much easier to back up than the old, smaller one. With the old trailer, by the time I could see the trailer side in the side-view mirror, it was already too late to turn it easily. Backing would take several attempts just to get it straight. The longer trailer is easier to see in the side-view mirrors, so I can start my turning adjustments earlier, making them less drastic. Just takes a few times backing to figure out where the pivot point is.

Yes, the longer trailer will nix a few campsites, but not that many. One word of caution, however: if you have a 30' trailer and a 30' driveway, watch out for the gutter on the front of your garage. (Don't ask me how I know!)

Neverenoftackle: I agree with you about t.v. location. The television in the 26bh is mounted on the wall above the rear dinette bench. That makes for a "straight-on" view from the sofa.

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Old 05-29-2014, 08:43 AM   #22
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I also don't have an issue with the television location. I think the reason it is a bit higher up above the dinette is so that people seating in that dinette seat don't bump it or lean back into it. We also put a small 19 inch tv in the bedroom.

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Old 05-30-2014, 04:20 PM   #23
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Wow all this input is good guys, really like all the help !! Still haven't done it yet but maybe going to dealer tomorrow if all works out !!! Keep you posted and thanks again. Keep it coming if you have more info, it's all good.
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Old 06-03-2014, 11:25 PM   #24
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We have the 264BH, Basically the same trailer but slightly lighter. I tow with a 2011 Durango, 5.7 Hemi and the tow package. Tows really well, although I only get 8-10 mpg. I've done a few mountain crossings with the combination, it did fine.
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Old 06-20-2014, 12:07 PM   #25
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To weigh in on the TV combo- I run a 2013 Laramie 1500 4x4 3.92 8spd 5.7 and as far as weight goes, that driveline will manhandle that trailer. You will have no issues. Mine loaded is about 55-5600lbs and it pulls like a freight train. Engine braking is spectacular as far as gassers go. The 8 spd is marvelous. The area you will get stung- payload. My scale overages are similar to what LiftedAWDAstro posted.
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Old 07-23-2014, 07:59 PM   #26
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I tow my 26bh with a ram 1500 8speed, 3.21. Tows great so far.. Havent hit to many large hills yet, but i anticipate being able to do @ 40-50 km/h up the big ones without heating up the fluids to much.
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Old 07-23-2014, 08:48 PM   #27
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I've been fulltiming in my 26BH for a couple of years now. It's great, but I did a few minor mods to make it "mine". I replaced the single battery with a pair of 6V Trojan 105's and upgraded the battery wire to heavier gauge, removed the sofa so I have more open floor space, and mounted the tv on the bedroom wall, opposite the kitchen cabinets. I screwed into the cabinet framework to mount the tv wall bracket, so it's in real sturdy. Don't have to worry about it falling off the wall when I'm traveling.
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Old 07-23-2014, 09:11 PM   #28
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SmokerBill - what was your reason for upgrading the battery wire gauge? What gauge did you go up to? Did you do both the + and the - cables all the way to the converter?
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Old 07-24-2014, 08:06 PM   #29
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Skybound, from reading about DC systems I felt that the stock wire was a little on the small size, which would cause more resistance and hinder charging and power transfer to the trailer. I replaced the original positive wire (8 gauge, I think) with 1 gauge wire, from the battery to the converter. I just doubled up on the negative wire to the frame from the battery, and from the frame to the converter instead of replacing with the 1 gauge wire. There's no straight run of negative wire from the battery to converter. My TT uses a frame ground. Don't know if that's true on all TT's.

I didn't really notice any improvements in the battery performance after the upgrade... but I feel better about having thicker wire. So for that reason alone I guess it was a worthwhile project.

I'm sure with all the corners cut in TT construction due to cost and weight savings goals, Jayco probably uses the smallest gauge wire possible to do the job- maybe to the point of doing a marginal job. Not trying to bash Jayco at all, I just wanted things to be the best they could.
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Old 03-17-2016, 08:49 AM   #30
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I love my 26bh. It suit me well for couple. When kids come they love the bunk beds. However kids don't come as much as we as couple use it a lot. Perfect for us.

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