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Old 09-04-2013, 05:12 PM   #1
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New to RVing, almost a Jay feather 221 owner

I am about to sign on the dotted line for a 2013 Jayfeather 221.
I am a bit intimidated by its length as I will be towing with a Ford Ranger rated for 6000 lbs. I am hoping it will work since the trailers loaded weight is 4950 lbs. I would be using weight distribution bars and a brake controller obviously.
Any comments on the trailer or my plans to tow it would be greatly appreciated.


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Old 09-04-2013, 06:18 PM   #2
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First, welcome to JOF.

I would highly recommend doing some more research on the actual towing ability of your pickup. There is lots of good info in the "towing" section. I would also encourage you to ask questions in that section as well, I have a feeling you may be pushing it with that combo.
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Old 09-04-2013, 06:34 PM   #3
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I pull a 2011 Jay Feather 221 with my '07 Avalanche, 5.3 L motor, 3.73 gears if I remember correctly and rated to tow 7000 lbs. I wish I had more power or a different rear end. I do not think that weight is so much an issue is the wind resistance.
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Old 09-04-2013, 08:58 PM   #4
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Welcome to JOF, Randy. As mentioned above, go to the "Towing and Tow Vehicles" section and you will get a lot of feedback on your particular setup.
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