Jayco RV Owners Forum
 


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 04-29-2017, 09:32 AM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: Malvern
Posts: 1
Hello from IA - New to TTs

Morning all,
My family and I are new (have not purchased yet) to travel trailers. Currently, we own a 2016 Tundra 5.7 v8 Crewman. After digging into the numbers, I see the payload is 1240 (per the sticker). We were looking at the Jayco Jayflight 29BHDS. After looking at the 29BHDS numbers I'm concerned that I've aimed too high. Dry wt. 7250 and dry hitch of 695, I feel as though I'll quickly exceed GVWR (7200). I realize that WD hitches are available and preferred. However, as I'm new to this world, I have a very limited understanding. Bottom line, we'd prefer a bunkhouse (double bunks) trailer but want to remain in the realm of...safe.

Any information, help, or assistance would be greatly appreciated.

Best,

Justin
__________________

JChris1279 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2017, 09:49 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
Mustang65's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Clearwater, FL area
Posts: 3,671
Justin,

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!!

I am not sure where you got your numbers for the TV, but if you look on the drivers side door jam you will have all the numbers for your specific truck. Take a look and post them so we can give you a good idea as to what your are capable of towing.

Don

My Registry

RVing with SOLAR
__________________

__________________
2013 Jayco Eagle 284BHS
250Watt Grape Solar Panel, MorningStar MPPT 60 Charge Controller
1500 Watt Ramsond PSI, 2 Trojan T145 Batteries (260Ah)
2 - AirSight Wireless IP Cameras (used as rear view cameras)
EnGenius WI-FI extender, D-Link wireless (n) modem
MagicJack Internet Phone
2012 Ford F150XLT, EcoBoost w/3.73
157" Wheel base, HD Towing Package

Our Solar Album https://www.jaycoowners.com/album.php?albumid=329
Mustang65 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2017, 10:29 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Albany, OR
Posts: 594
Hmmm, that payload seems a little low, most of the Tundra's I have looked at had a payload of 1500-1900 lbs. Did you get the payload off the door jam? Also, what engine do you have, you will need the big V8 to tow that trailer comfortably. When you are loaded for camping you will have a tongue weight of about 1000+ lbs, so you will be most likely be over weight. A weight distribution hitch is a good idea for most travel trailers over 20ft.
__________________

2015 Jayco 27RLS
2015 Ford F250 6.7PSD
DanNJanice is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2017, 11:08 AM   #4
Senior Member
 
wanderlust's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: Charlotte
Posts: 625
Quote:
Originally Posted by JChris1279 View Post
2016 Tundra 5.7 v8 Crewman.
Hi Justin,
Does you Tundra have the factory tow package?
It looks like the Tundra tow capacity is around 10,000lbs and you'd be getting pretty close (if not over) fully loaded.

IMHU - the 29BHDS is a pretty big rig for being new to travel trailers.
__________________
wan-der-lust (noun) | 'wändǝr,lǝst | a strong desire for or impulse to wander or travel

wan-der-lust's VLOG and Instagram

wanderlust is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2017, 06:10 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
2nOZ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: Conway Springs
Posts: 642
Welcome to the forum. There's a lot of great information and very knowledgeable people here.
__________________
2018 Jayco Eagle HT 28.5 RSTS
2017 Ford F-250 Lariat FX4, 6.2L
2017 White Hawk 27DSRL (traded in)
2nOZ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2017, 06:22 PM   #6
Moderator Emeritus
 
Doug's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Posts: 4,762
I have a 2017 Tundra 5.7L V8 (max payload and max towing package) and 2017 24rbs TT. My trailer GVWR is 7500.
I wouldnt want anything heavier for sure and with only me, wife and dog our payload is comfortable. Your payload isuaually your limiting factor.
I think you have too much trailer for the 1/2 ton truck.
Personally, I like to stay within about 75% of my tow rating.
Here's is how I calculate my numbers.

Tow Rating 10500
Payload Capacity 2060

Hitch Wt 75
Driver DT (includes 150 lbs) 50
Passenger 150
Dog 50
Gear 200
Bed Cover 100
SUM PAYLOAD = 625

Max Tongue Wt. 1435(Capacity-Payload)

Gross Max Trailer Wt. 7500 (71% of 10,500)
Trailer Tongue Wt 12% 900 (63% 0f 1435)


Jayco 24RBS 7500 100%
Tongue wt Est. 12% 900 12%

Best regards,
Doug
__________________

Southwest, Ohio
2016 Toyota Tundra SR5, 5.7 V8
2017 Jayco 24RBS
Doug is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2017, 04:41 AM   #7
Senior Member
 
herewego's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Alvin
Posts: 1,099
Welcome From the Texas Gulf coast, we just left from Iowa Picking up our new Camper .. enjoy your new set up !
__________________
Roy & Joyce
Alvin Texas
Delta German Shepard (She thinks she is a person)
2017 Eagle 330RSTS
2014 Ram 3500

herewego is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2017, 11:38 AM   #8
Senior Member
 
Wampuscat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: Denham Springs
Posts: 173
Welcome to JOF. Happy Camping!
__________________
"Why the hell would you want to do a thing like that."


2017 Ram 3500 4x4 Dually 6.7L HO Turbo Diesel with Aisin Tranny
2014 Ram 2500 6.7 Cummins (Sold)
2017 Pinnacle 36KPTS
Wampuscat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2017, 03:41 AM   #9
Senior Member
 
Big1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Lakewood, WA.
Posts: 929
Welcome to JOF! I look at the specs of that trailer and it look like that you would be pushing it, I would take another look at the payload.
__________________
2017 Dodge Ram 2500 6.7L Diesel Cummins Turbo
2017 Dutchmen Denali 307RLS 5th Wheel
Retired Army MSG
Big1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2017, 07:20 AM   #10
Senior Member
 
jsallman1's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: Ames
Posts: 279
Hello from IA - New to TTs

Quote:
Originally Posted by JChris1279 View Post
Morning all,

My family and I are new (have not purchased yet) to travel trailers. Currently, we own a 2016 Tundra 5.7 v8 Crewman. After digging into the numbers, I see the payload is 1240 (per the sticker). We were looking at the Jayco Jayflight 29BHDS. After looking at the 29BHDS numbers I'm concerned that I've aimed too high. Dry wt. 7250 and dry hitch of 695, I feel as though I'll quickly exceed GVWR (7200). I realize that WD hitches are available and preferred. However, as I'm new to this world, I have a very limited understanding. Bottom line, we'd prefer a bunkhouse (double bunks) trailer but want to remain in the realm of...safe.



Any information, help, or assistance would be greatly appreciated.



Best,



Justin


Welcome (I am also in Iowa). I towed the 29BHDS with a F150 supercrew, it had a little over 1800lbs payload. I still ended up being over my rear axle maximum and long story short upgraded truck. At 1240 you will definitely be out of payload I think, I ultimately decided I wanted to not worry about it.

It is a big heavy trailer and you will know its behind you with a 1/2 ton was my experience, semis etc would push the back around. Stiffer tires and better suspension did help.

Have you looked at the 27BHS at all?


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
__________________

__________________
2016 Jayflight 29BHDS
2015 Ram 2500 Laramie Crew Cab - 6.4 Hemi
2013 Ford F150 Supercrew EcoBoost, MaxTow (Loved and Sold)

Equal-i-zer Weight distribution system
jsallman1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Virginia State Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:01 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2002-2016 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.