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Old 07-22-2017, 06:57 PM   #1
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heres my 2015 DD sxt 3.7 pulling my new jayco 26' 222
durango is rated for 6200 and have the techonsha P3 brake controller
222 super light roughly 5200

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Old 07-22-2017, 08:51 PM   #2
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Wow! Have you scaled it to see where you are on tongue weight and payload?


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Old 07-22-2017, 08:59 PM   #3
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no i have not.. i will as soon as i get my bike rack mounted and the bike strapped in.
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Old 07-22-2017, 09:00 PM   #4
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Congratulations and welcome to the forum.

With the trailer empty you're in good shape. Just so you are aware, the trailer's loaded max weight (GVWR) is 8,000lbs. That means a tongue weight ~1,200lbs. So, if you load the TT with toys etc., it appears your Durango will be more than maxed out.
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Old 07-22-2017, 09:06 PM   #5
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thank you!!

yes i understand this!
my DD is rated for 6200, the toy hauler dry weight is roughly is around 5200 and my zx14 weighs 500.
i don't plan on carrying a 1000lbs worth of crap when i know i will be hauling the bike and the bike rack will be pretty light. not even 100 lbs.
with that said, if i plan to haul two bikes than i will use my buddys truck.
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Old 07-23-2017, 11:18 AM   #6
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No disrespect Laser, but it sounds like some salesman schooled you in "this trailer weighs less than your tow capacity". It's not about tow capacity. It's about payload. I only mention it because my 2016 F150 is double your trailer tow capacity, and I can't make numbers work for an Octane 222. Loaded, I'm figuring that 222 will exceed a 1,000# tongue. With a family of four, I'm taxed over 800# with a max tow package... and that's with an empty truck. I can't imagine your Durango has a 1,600# payload, so just make sure you run a scale to see where you are so you know how to adjust weight in the trailer to level things out. Tongue should be 10-15% of the trailer weight, or 800# to 1,200#.


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I also have a 222. Payload is your big problem. Also factor in miscellaneous gear and accessories. Add any wat7er and propane to that weight ad well.

And at 6200 pounds you must have the V6?
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sorry if i sounded pissed at your comment, which i wasn't and i totally understand what you are saying. i researched this and chatted with my buddies that pull trailers and talked to the sales people before i bought.
i will be taking it to the scale in the next couple weeks. first trip with be just the toy hauler and the second trip will be with my bike, this way i will know for sure and have an exact number. i don't plan on traveling with tanks filler, propane yes but nothing in the water tanks and i don't have a family of four, if anything, my girl, dog and me.
again, sorry if my last sounded like i was being an a$$,wasn't my intention.
i came on here to get info and opinions, so its all good.
i will post back after i hit the scale
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Just use your driver intuition while your in tow, you will probably know rite away if it feels more then your tow vehicle handle.
Jayco also made a 161 you could have potentially considered for your setup, but doesnt sleep as many people as the 222.
It would be a good idea to check how much it weighs like everyone else suggested, considering the factory dry weight rating is not always the correct number after the total build for each unit, for instance my Jayco 222 dry weight is about 5700 lb. But the factory has it at 5350 empty.
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Same thing with tongue weight. Mine is advertised as 690 and in reality it was 920.

With all of our added stuff that stays in the trailer (bedding, gear, kitchen stuff, toys, tools, etc.) it was about 1000lbs. It adds up fast.

I think you're going to end up too heavy. There are a lot of half ton pick-ups that can't even handle what you've got planned. You will probably be over your Rear Axle Weight Rating too.
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