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Old 05-01-2013, 01:05 PM   #161
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Off to jayco to pick up a 28DSBH for delivery to sault ste marie, ontario.
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Nice...my trailer! Be safe.
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Old 05-03-2013, 04:06 PM   #163
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Picked up another jayco today. 26.5 rks 5 th wheel. On my way to Winnipeg, Manitoba. Pics of both to follow.
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Picked up another jayco today. 26.5 rks 5 th wheel. On my way to Winnipeg, Manitoba. Pics of both to follow.

We looked at one of those at a mini RV show at a campground and the wife loved it. IIRC it was an Eagle HT. Let me know what your thoughts are on that rig, towing, etc.....
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Old 05-04-2013, 06:54 PM   #165
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We looked at one of those at a mini RV show at a campground and the wife loved it. IIRC it was an Eagle HT. Let me know what your thoughts are on that rig, towing, etc.....
I just towed it 990 miles and honestly I did not enjoy it. I've towed a few other rear kitchen floorplans and they don't feel "balanced" if that makes sense. In all fairness it is designed as a half ton towable unit and I am overkill with the my one ton. Also my hitch is likely higher than it should be perhaps. It seemed to porpoise a fair bit. In my experience the larger / heavier the 5er the smoother towing. These are only MY thoughts and on a "properly" set up truck I think it would deliver a better towing experience.
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Off to jayco to pick up a 28DSBH for delivery to sault ste marie, ontario.
Just curious to know what you thought about towing this trailer with the wide stance axles and all?
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I just towed it 990 miles and honestly I did not enjoy it. I've towed a few other rear kitchen floorplans and they don't feel "balanced" if that makes sense. In all fairness it is designed as a half ton towable unit and I am overkill with the my one ton. Also my hitch is likely higher than it should be perhaps. It seemed to porpoise a fair bit. In my experience the larger / heavier the 5er the smoother towing. These are only MY thoughts and on a "properly" set up truck I think it would deliver a better towing experience.

Thanks for the review, there is not one in my immediate future anyway but I was just curious.....
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Just curious to know what you thought about towing this trailer with the wide stance axles and all?
This one hauled really well for a 31 ft TT. Extremely lightweight and hardly noticed it on the truck. This is the 2nd or 3rd of the spread axles I've hauled and IMHO it makes a substantial difference in the towing experience.
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This one hauled really well for a 31 ft TT. Extremely lightweight and hardly noticed it on the truck. This is the 2nd or 3rd of the spread axles I've hauled and IMHO it makes a substantial difference in the towing experience.
Thanks, I've only towed it a short way home from the dealer, but in that short ride I have to agree with what you said. Barely noticed it. Towed better than the x23J which is lighter.
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Ok finally about to upload some pics of the last two trailers (# 24 and 25 in case anyone was counting). Few stats for you that are interested as well:
since Nov 22/2012
total KILOMETRES 110,000
repairs radiator $790
water pump and new belt $398
front driver wheel bearing $390
4 shocks $308
pinion seal $45
sway bar end links (today) $160
7 oil changes approx. $350
4 fuel filters approx. $60
3 air filters approx. $90
and approx. $60 in misc light bulbs

Ok some trailer details!!!! This thing was a dream to tow. I think shipping weight was actually just under 5000lbs IIR. It had the spread axles and towed VERY smoothly, fuel mileage was up a bit from normal. For a long TT this behaved very nicely on the road. Only towed this one 400 miles but I hardly noticed it was there, in fact I found myself checking my mirrors more frequently to ensure I had not forgotten it somewhere lol. I enjoy this exterior color scheme as well.
2013 Jayco 28DSBH
Unloaded Vehicle Weight (lbs) 5,290
Dry Hitch Weight (lbs) 590
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (lbs) 7,500
Cargo Carrying Capacity (lbs) 2,210
Exterior Length 31' 11"
Exterior Width 96"



Then I went back to Jayco and picked up a 2013 Jayco 26.5 RKS. Crabman asked me about this one in an earlier post and I'll repeat what I told him " I just towed it 990 miles and honestly I did not enjoy it. I've towed a few other rear kitchen floorplans and they don't feel "balanced" if that makes sense. In all fairness it is designed as a half ton towable unit and I am overkill with the my one ton. Also my hitch is likely higher than it should be perhaps. It seemed to porpoise a fair bit. In my experience the larger / heavier the 5er the smoother towing. These are only MY thoughts and on a "properly" set up truck I think it would deliver a better towing experience"
Unloaded Vehicle Weight (lbs) 6,920
Dry Hitch Weight (lbs) 1,320
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (lbs) 9,950
Cargo Carrying Capacity (lbs) 3,030
Exterior Length 30'
Exterior Width 96"
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