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Old 06-30-2015, 01:58 PM   #11
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Found the specs online. My dry hitch weight for the 2016 28 DSBH is 655.

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Old 06-30-2015, 02:48 PM   #12
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Dry hitch weight is not very meaningful. You need to add the weight of batteries and propane essentially directly to that weight and then all the other options or features that your trailer came with adds a bit to that as well.

6335lbs as delivered weight.

How much weight are you going to add? I would guess you are up to 7000lbs loaded easily. Your tongue weight needs to be between 10-15% of your trailer weight.

700 to 1050lbs depending on how you load it. I think most people recommend 12-13% tongue weight. 875lbs tongue weight.

So you have 425lbs left over for passengers and gear. You will probably be pretty close to the limits of your truck. Try it out and see how it goes if you are happy and safe that's great. We all have different comfort levels or expectations.

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Old 06-30-2015, 02:59 PM   #13
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655 is with a battery and full propane. I appreciate the advice as I'll be driving carefully. I'm new to travel trailers so I'm sure I'll have about 1.5 million more questions to come.
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Old 07-01-2015, 04:46 PM   #14
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I am towing a 2009 Jayflight G2 29BHS with a 2013 Ram 1500 Quad Cab Tradesman with the 5.7 Hemi, 3.55 rears and tow package. I changed out the stock rear springs with springs by Tuff Truck Model: TTC-1223V and Bilstein shocks. I have an Equalizer 10,000# WD Hitch. It handles it quite well. Changing the springs and shocks helped a lot with how it handles. We went up I-91 North in Vermont last week for about 135 miles which has a lot of uphill climbs. My wife was driving and had cruise set at 57mph and it held it fine. According to the dash monitor, it was averaging 10.5 to 11 MPG.
Bap, curious did you put Bilstein shocks all the way around or just on the back? I am considering putting the Bilstein HD's on, but cant decide if I want to do the front or just stick with the back. I am also concerned about making it ride like a farm tractor when not loaded.

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