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Old 02-14-2016, 03:14 PM   #11
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We bought the same trailer last fall. It's awesome. Great floor plan. I tow it with a ram 1500 with 5.7...tows good
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Old 02-14-2016, 03:24 PM   #12
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Welcome aboard and congrats on new Jayco
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Old 02-14-2016, 04:41 PM   #13
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Hello and welcome.
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Old 02-14-2016, 04:58 PM   #14
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Gameover if you really want to know what your vehicle can safely tow you'll have to figure out your TV's specs. There is a wide range of packages in every vehicle and to be honest the power of your engine is rarely the limiting factor as far as safety is concerned. Just my opinion.
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Back when I had my 5er, I used to tow it with my 81 Ford F250 LB. It had that 300 CID straight 6 cylinder with the single barrel carter carburetor. Dana 60 rear end and the Borg-Warner 4 speed with that compound low first gear. If I hit a head wind or hills, it was a guarantee I was slowing down and dropping into 3rd gear and the best I could maintain was 45 MPH. So, while the engine didn't have the power the bigger V-8, the tranny, gearing, suspension and cargo and towing ability were there. One thing I loved about that truck, I got 15 MPG whether I was fully loaded towing the 5er, or when I was running it empty.

Look to the stickers in your door jam for a lot of specs on your vehicle, also, sometimes there is a sticker inside the glove box which will have the specs on your rear end gearing.
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Old 02-14-2016, 07:45 PM   #15
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Lookin good. Congrats!
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Middle son looks happy! Congrats!
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Old 02-15-2016, 03:07 AM   #17
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We wont pick it up till april but i did swing in with my middle son to show him and snapped this photo



Nice, I love it the wife and I will be looking on getting something ourselves.
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Old 02-15-2016, 07:25 AM   #18
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Congrats and welcome!!!
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Old 05-01-2016, 02:08 AM   #19
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Congrats!
I just bought the same camper. If your son is like mine, his feet probably didn't touch the ground running to get inside and look at the new rig!

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Old 05-01-2016, 03:36 AM   #20
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CONGRATULATIONS!! Same one for us

Welcome to the forum! We got the same model/year in January. I like it, but look it over well... ours had stuff that needed to be fixed; bed box was separated from front wall/one corner wasn't screwed together; loose bolts/screws, I found a staple working up through the linoleum last week (THAT one will be a stop at the dealer next week, fer sure!) . I'm almost finished modding/prepping ours, at least for the foreseeable future. I'll post pics and a list eventually, it's a fairly long list.
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