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Old 09-06-2013, 04:04 PM   #241
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Leaving here (Winnipeg) in the am to go back to Jayco Middlebury and pick up a 2014 Jayco 28 BHBE to bring back to Winnipeg. I'm just waiting for someone to chime in on these units and say it's their new trailer!
Yup...it's MINE!!!! PM me....forget about that BOL....I have a SPECIAL address you can drop it off at....[ATTACH][/ATTACH]

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Old 09-13-2013, 07:41 AM   #242
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Picked up a 2014 Jayco Jayflight 28BHBE. I finally brought my other hitch head with me and set it up for the Jaycos with the coupler on the bottom of the frame. It towed much better after changing the height and angle. Only been meaning to do that for 6 months or so. Very nice and smooth towing trailer. Hitch not set up properly in this pic.
Unloaded Vehicle Weight (lbs) 6,430
• Dry Hitch Weight (lbs) 665
• Exterior Length 33' 3"


Then I picked up another 2014 Coachman Catalina 39FLFB. This trailer had a triple sliding glass patio door! These park models are really being set up nice, too bad they didn’t tow nice lol. And after reviewing the pic it seems I was too lazy to walk back far enough to fit the whole trailer in the pic.
Hitch Weight 1,200 lbs. (544 kg)
Base Weight 8,980 lbs. (4,073 kg)
Exterior Length 40' 9" (12.4 m)

While zig sagging across the mid west I crossed paths with another driver that works for the same company as me. We finally caught up to each other in Clearwater, MN and had a 2 truck convoy into Winnipeg. His 2006 Dodge has just over 1,600,000 kilometres on it. Original motor, 4th or 5th transmission I believe.
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Old 09-13-2013, 08:38 AM   #243
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Our Jayco 30dsre is sitting out in the factory yard waiting to be hauled to the Oregon coast. You dont seem to head out this way....bummer. Would have like to track your process. Stay safe as we head into winter.
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Old 09-13-2013, 09:38 AM   #244
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Our Jayco 30dsre is sitting out in the factory yard waiting to be hauled to the Oregon coast. You dont seem to head out this way....bummer. Would have like to track your process. Stay safe as we head into winter.
That would be awesome but I only deliver to Canada. I am not looking forward to the snowy roads again this year........
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I am not sure as to where I read this, but Camping World is going bring the TT delivery process "InHouse". Not sure as to why, but that is their plan for 2014. I do not know how much of the commercial towing business depends on them.
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Old 09-13-2013, 07:49 PM   #246
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I am not sure as to where I read this, but Camping World is going bring the TT delivery process "InHouse". Not sure as to why, but that is their plan for 2014. I do not know how much of the commercial towing business depends on them.
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Fortunately none of my business depends on them. I suspect due to their market share and number of dealerships it may just be more cost effective for them to do it their selves. This is not a new idea, one of the Canadian based RV hauling companies here is owned by one of the major RV dealerships based in Ontario.
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Old 09-23-2013, 07:58 AM   #247
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Been home since last week but after being on the road for 15 days and 15, 000 kilometres I have been relaxing lol.
2014 Puma 39 PLF I think was the model on this one. Towed like a typical park model of course. I guess I am getting use to these large bumper pull trailer, last 3 0f 4 deliveries were park models. First pic truck looks funny because driver front corner jacked up as I am sitting at a garage getting a leaky valve stem replaced (second of the trip).
Dry Hitch Weight 1,695 lbs. (769 kg)
Unloaded Vehicle Weight 9,565 lbs. (4,339 kg)
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Historically this is the slow time for RV haulers and I was told to expect a 4-8 week slow time now. Well that changed when we picked up orders for approx. 160 trailers to move at the end of last week. That will fill up the next 8-10 weeks no problem!
First time hauling a Heartland RV. One of the other drivers told me that their quality control was not as high as other manufacturer.......well I got to the yard and one of the outer fridge vent covers was missing and the weather stripping on bottom ox door was falling off already. Went to the plant and they replaced / repaired what was wrong. Somewhere on the way to Brandon, Manitoba the cover blew off (guessing not installed correctly) and I was waiting for the wheel skirt to blow off on the driver's side but it never did. Nice looking unit but IMHO on the lower end of the scale for quality. BTW I would rather tow a 41 ft park model over a short (29'9") 5er.....my truck is not ideal for short trailers lol. Ok time to go replace a wheel bearing / hub assembly on the Dodge! Just another simple driveway repair job ha ha
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Old 10-06-2013, 05:36 PM   #249
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Picked up a 2014 Coachman Freedom Express 320 BHDS. Nice towing trailer with the spread axles. Of the trailers Iíve towed I would say the Coachmans are on par with the Jaycos as far as road manners. Pic show it sitting in my driveway as I arrived home late Saturday night and dealership is 35 minutes from my house so I will deliver Monday am.
Hitch Weight 841 lbs. (381 kg)
Base Weight 7,015 lbs. (3,182 kg) Customs paperwork lists it at 7935 lbs
Exterior Length 36' 11" (11.3 m)


Then today I went and picked up my fatherís trailer from the beach and brought it home for him. Not sure what year this thing is. Weighs in around 9000lbs and has to be one of the heaviest tongue weight trailers Iíve ever moved! Pic is after I just unhooked so itís sitting with nose up in the air.
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Cool stuff Greenivy.
Thanks for sharing the pictures and information.
Always look forward to your posts.

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Do you ever make your way as far west as BC? It seems as though most of your work is east of Winnipeg.
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Do you ever make your way as far west as BC? It seems as though most of your work is east of Winnipeg.
Nope. We are a small operation and only have about a dozen dealerships we deliver to. Red Deer Alberta is as far west as we go. A large dealership in Winnipeg makes up a huge amount of our volume.

Heading out on the road here in a few minutes actually....not sure what I'm picking up or where I'm delivering yet though.
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Old 10-16-2013, 04:43 PM   #253
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A few thousand miles and 2 trailers later I am back.
2014 Keystone Springdale 320FWFBGL. Cool layout with the bunks up front instead if in the back. Specs are not on website yet but IIRC shipping weight was around 7900 lbs and it was approx. 32 ft long. I think that sloped nose really helped contribute to some decent mileage. Was right around 12.5 mpg from Indiana to Fargo, ND (64 MPH), it dropped once I started heading north as it always does.


All of the Keystones I've picked up have been from our storage yard but this time I went to the factory in Goshen to pick up a 2014 Keystone Mountaineer 375FLF. Wow these is some pile of trailers sitting in their yards ready to be delivered!!! I spent part of a day driving around Goshen and Keystone seems to have as many yards as Jayco does. I've hauled 3 5ers all in the 12-13,000 lb range and they are by far my favourites to tow. The front living room layout is certainly my personal favourite, somewhat similiar to the layout in my 1990 Jayco 250 Special! The larger it is the better road manners and ride it has. With the cruise set between 64-66 MPH I still got 11.91 MPG.
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Excellent report. Keep them coming.
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Excellent report. Keep them coming.
Hey thanks! Thanks to this forum I've been able to keep a pretty detailed log of my experiences over the past 11 months.
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And we like hearing about your experiences and how these various units handle on the road!.
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And we like hearing about your experiences and how these various units handle on the road!.
True dat if any one wants to know how a specific trailer tows? Just ask greenenvy
I bet he has towed em all....
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I enjoy reading the posts as well.

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Right on! Well i'm leaving tomorrow night, pick up in Middlebury on Tuesday then off to Lloydminister, Saskatchewan for Friday delivery. All I know so far is it's a Coachman product that i'm picking up.
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2014 Coachman Chapparal 345 BHS.
Towed it approx. 1600 miles at avg of 64 mph and got 11.93 mpg I think it was. I love the large fith wheels...they tow the best and deliver the best mpg. I would take one of these over a small bumper pull any day. Lets see if anyone recognizes where this pic was taken.
Headed to Goshen, IN to pick up an awesome Puma park model Monday am......
Hitch Weight 1,900 lbs. (862 kg)
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