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Old 02-13-2016, 09:21 PM   #1
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Hey all. My wife and i just bought our first travel trailer! We got a Jayco flight slx 264bhw. Towing with a 2003 gmc yukon 1500. we have 3 kids and two dogs. Goodbye tent! Now i hope my yukon can handle the load for a few years so we can upgrade to a bigger truck.
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Old 02-13-2016, 09:54 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum and congrats on the new trailer! The forum is a great place to learn and ask questions. I'd recommend looking at some of the "sticky" posts at the top of the "Towing, Hitching and Tow Vehicles" section for information on how to determine what your tow vehicle can safely handle. Good luck and happy camping...
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Hey to you, too. Congratulations on getting your first TT, saying 'Goodbye' to the tent, and welcome to the JOF.
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Congratulations and welcome!
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CONGRATULATIONS on the JAYCO!!!

...and WELCOME TO JOF!!! The members here are GREAT!!! There is a lot of GREAT information to be found here. I am sure that you will have information and pictures to share with us... so please do!!

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Old 02-14-2016, 09:01 AM   #7
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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

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Congrats and welcome! That is pretty much the same as our 26BH and I towed it with a 2006 Tahoe in 2014. What gears does your Yukon have? our Tahoe had 3.73s. I will say my Silverado is much better with the 6 speed trans, but the Tahoe managed it...
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Not sure gearing. I average 14-15 mpg with it now. Id guess the 3.73 range. Low rmps at 60 so nothing to bad
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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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