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Old 09-08-2012, 07:54 PM   #1
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What did you buy first?

Did you buy your Jayco based on the towing vehicle you had, or did you buy your towing vehicle based on the Jayco you had? As you can see from my signature, I bought the Jayco first.
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Old 09-08-2012, 07:58 PM   #2
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I already had the truck and traded a 31' fifth wheel for a 38 1/2' one.
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Old 09-08-2012, 08:04 PM   #3
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I see you are in Charleston. Daughter and son-in-law graduated from College of Charleston. Love that area of SC.
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Old 09-08-2012, 08:06 PM   #4
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I've always bought based on the truck. However, our trailer stays at our house, so we have to tow it. I'm now, for the first time, looking at doing the reverse. I've already ordered and put money on a new trailer, but my truck is 10 yrs old. Still runs well, just lots of little things like switches and such starting to fail. So, I'm keeping an eye out for a good deal on something newer. I think it's easier to buy the TT based on the TV as there are many more options. When you're already committed to a TT, you're much more limited, especially with the heavier trailers. I was hoping to get an Ecoboost, but I don't think it has the payload to handle the tongue weight of the trailer, so I'm probably going to have to keep making the oil companies richer with a 3/4 ton as my everyday driver.
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Old 09-08-2012, 08:23 PM   #5
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We bought the truck 6 months before ordering our rig knowing that it would be heavy.
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Old 09-08-2012, 09:22 PM   #6
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We had a 1996 26 Ft Sunnybrook TT we pulled with a a 2003 GMC 1500HD 6.0L
Then we bought a 2005 Jayco Eagle 5th Wheel, the GMC 1500HD pulled it ok but if worked hard so we moved up to a 2007 Chevy 2500HD Duramax.
The 2007 Chevy 2500HD pulled our Eagle 5th Wheel great, but when we bought our Jayco Pinnacle we bought more trailer than we had truck.
So so now we have a 2012 GMC 3500HD DRW Duramax for our Pinnacle.
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Old 09-08-2012, 09:58 PM   #7
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I bought my TV in anticipation of eventually buying the 5er, which I bought a couple years later........The DW wanted a pop-up but I bought the heavier (and more expensive) 5er to justify all the Duramax power I had under the hood. The DW didn't buy that story, though.
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Old 09-08-2012, 10:02 PM   #8
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We bought the truck first and then married up the RV to it. Of course we pretty much knew the trailer we wanted.
So far we are on our third new Jayco and still driving and towing with the original truck.
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Old 09-08-2012, 10:24 PM   #9
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We always have a truck so the truck came first. When we bought this truck we did change to a one ton from a three quarter ton.
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Old 09-08-2012, 10:40 PM   #10
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Truck first then trailer. Our 70 International Travelall just didn't have the oomph to get out of its own way never mind pulling something this big. No regrets
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