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Old 08-16-2011, 11:50 AM   #1
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Nearly committed for a 2012 Jayco Jayfeather Ultralight 197, One Question....

I only have one question... I have a 2008 Nissan Pathfinder with the 5.6L V8. Factory Specs are 7000lbs towing/700lb tongue wt.

This particular 197 weighs 3777lbs including propane. I am having them install an original "equal-i-zer" brand WD/anti sway hitch at my dad's suggestion.

Is this a good setup? We live in Colorado, so there are a few hills around.. But this is the reason the PF has a V8 and not a V6.

I haven't signed yet.... should I?
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Old 08-16-2011, 01:17 PM   #2
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I would say yes, but

you'll get more opinions here, it'll make your head spin %-)

I was told that you want at least 1000lbs between what your Tow Vehicle is rated for, and the fully loaded weight of your TT.

The 197 is rated for 4750lbs fully loaded (tongue weight is 455lbs, but that's probably done at empty weight, I'm guessing you'll be close to 600lbs fully loaded). Your fresh water, if full, would be 175-200 lbs of that. That would give you 1250-1500 lb capacity in your Nissan (It's probably not rated for that much ;-).

You should be fine IMO when you put all the weight distribution stuff on.
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Old 08-16-2011, 02:34 PM   #3
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Per the yellow sticker on the side full water (237lbs) plus full cargo capacity (974lbs) plus the empty wt including propane (3776lbs)= 4987lbs.

4x4 V8 Pathfinder GVWR= 6500lbs

1513lbs margin? That would put me right where I need to be, I guess.
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Old 08-16-2011, 03:09 PM   #4
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Looks like a good combo to me.
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Welcome to the Jayco Owners Forum kbcocamper! Have you had a chance to read this thread yet How To Get The Best Deal for Your Rv. Let us know what you end up doing
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