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Old 08-27-2016, 03:33 PM   #1
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looking to upgrade from a hybrid

We are looking into upgrading from our Jayco 23B hybrid. The jayco models we are looking at are the Jay Flight SLX 287bhsw(6,090pounds) or a Jay Flight 27BHS(6,065 pounds) We have a 2016 Ford F-150 V8 with the tow package(not sure on the exact numbers of the truck, husband is not here right now

I know from reading some other posts that the SLX 287 might not tow as well with our truck, but I like the floor plan so much better with the U shape dinette and the placement of the bunks. Now the 27BHS has a lot more bells and whistles, but doesn't have the U shape table and the bunks are not as open feeling. I do like the hide a bed on the 27BHS versus the jack knife in the slx.

Here is a litttle info on us too, 3 kids ages 6,11 and 13 plus us two and a small 25 pound dog. We live in Southwest MI and usually camp less than an hours drive with usually one or two trips north about 3 hours. Its also pretty flat around here.

I would love any opinions and advice.
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Old 08-27-2016, 04:28 PM   #2
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The 27BHS Jayflight will have more standard features and many more available options then the SLX. It will also likely cost considerably more. As for what your truck can tow we would need more info on the truck when your hubbie can get it.
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Old 08-27-2016, 07:31 PM   #3
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2016 Ford F-150 xlt 4x4 supercrew
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Old 08-27-2016, 07:48 PM   #4
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2016 Ford F-150 xlt 4x4 supercrew
5.0 V8 145 wheelbase short bed
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We still need some more info regarding the axle ratio, the payload of your truck per the yellow drivers door jamb sticker, the aproximate family weight, the aproximate weight you currently carry in the truck bed now, and if you have added any accessories to the truck (truck cap, tonneau cover, step bars, bed liner, etc).

Unless you have more of a highway gearing, you probably won't have any issues pulling either model. But the issue seems to always come down to the payload of the tv for 1500/150 series models. All the weights I mentioned plus the wdh and the tt tw all count toward the payload of the tv.
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Thanks I'll look at that in the morning and get back with you.
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JMHO, you may be close or a bit over the Rear GAWR for your 150. Just a guess.
A trip to the scales will give you the current axle weights. Subtract the rear axle weight from the Rear GAWR will give you an idea of the Max tongue weight you can carry. That number / 0.13 will suggest the Max TT weight you should tow.

Again, the Rear GAWR is the first thing you will exceed.

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about 630 pounds of passengers including the dog. We usually pack 5 bikes in the bed of the truck also.
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