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Old 03-11-2013, 02:25 AM   #1
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HELP on tow vec

I order a j flight 28bhbe. It has a dry weight of 6965 lbs with a toung weight of 665 lbs. I will only have to tow it to bring it in for service. I am placeing it on my lot to ack as a fishing camp. I have a 2011 chev. adverlance. Need some input on towing. THANKS
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Old 03-11-2013, 07:49 AM   #2
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Can you be a little more specific on what input you need ?
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You will need a WDH, brake controller and possibly tow mirrors just for starters.
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Old 03-11-2013, 08:13 AM   #4
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I don't know if the Avalanche will tow that trailer but if you are going more than a couple of miles I would find someone with a truck set to tow to do it for you. The dealer might even do it and keep it a safe tow with the trailer ending up on your site safe and sound.

The occasional trip in for service can be handled the same way.

Not worth the risk to do it without setting the vehicle up properly.
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Old 03-11-2013, 08:32 AM   #5
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Do you have a brake controller on the Avalanche? 4 or 5 miles back road would be my top without brakes. No way would I go out on a highway.
If you have no way of towing it,have your dealer spot it for you. For the few times you need it for service hire it done or rent a uhaul.
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Have the dealer deliver it. For you to tow it your self, you're looking at $400-$500 min to get a brake controller and WD hitch for a single tow.

I'm not even considering if your avalanche is equip to tow the weight of a BHBE...initial dry weight is one thing, I'm more concerned if you actually need to tow after the fact for service. IMO I'd negotiate the dealer towing the TT and setting it up on your property, then if you do need to get service check into having that performed on site by the Dealer's Tech or a mobile service. Jayco will approve other techs to provide service, doesn't have to be the dealer.
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Old 03-11-2013, 10:17 AM   #7
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THANKS FOR THE INPUT. I will have the dealer deliver it. I did not know of that service. The dealer said no problem. I am so glad to have found this forum. THANKS AGAIN TO ALL.
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Welcome to the user friendly Jayco Owners forum! Our members just love to answer questions or help out other members when possible and have fun sharing their experiences . They also love pictures of your RV, tow vehicles, and campsites!! So do not hesitate to post pics of your Jayco in the "Pics of your Jayco forum" and pics of your tow vehicle in the "Tow Vehicle forum".

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