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Old 07-10-2017, 01:35 PM   #1
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Jayco Octane T Series Tow Vehicle

Just wondering what everyone is using to tow their full sized Octane Toy Haulers.
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Old 07-11-2017, 08:56 AM   #2
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GMC 3500 SRW with a duramax. Had a GMC 1500 with the 6.2 and suspension upgrades. Way too much trailer in mountains or crosswind for the 1500. Octane t29 with 2 harley dressers, full freshwater tk, 2 adults, and 2 dogs. Trailer scales 11,280 ready for the road fully loaded.
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That is an extremely heavy trailer for a half ton.


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That is a darn big trailer for that truck. Just curious what hitch you are using and have you had any issues with sway?
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No issues towing or stopping i just took a trip with it about 3 hours away and on the interstate we were riding right along with traffic at about 75-80 MPH
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That is a darn big trailer for that truck. Just curious what hitch you are using and have you had any issues with sway?
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The biggest Husky is rated to 1,400 lb tongue weight. The dry tongue weight on your trailer is 1,400 lbs. so once you load the trailer your tongue weight is several hundred pounds over. In addition there isn't a Ram 1500 that can safely handle that much tongue weight, (that much tongue weight pushes a 2500)let alone at 80mph. Going 80 mph with a bumper pull trailer is never a good idea even when you have a proper tow vehicle. Just because you have done it doesn't mean you should continue. Get a different pickup.


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Old 03-29-2019, 05:49 PM   #9
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Excursion towing Octane T32C

I'm going to be towing a 2016 Octane T32C with a lifted 2001 Excursion 7.3L. Had to upgrade the hitch receiver (Torklift SUperhitch 20k) and get a weight distribution w/ sway control hitch (BlueOx swaypro 1500). I'm headed up to Dallas to pick the Octane up. Is this trailer too much for my 7.3L? I have air lift in the rear and a T6 position chip also. Just wanted to ask some experienced people. Thanks a bunch.

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My guess is the 7.3 will ďpullĒ just fine but Iím guessing itís going to be too much trailer for the excursion. Thatís a very heavy trailer and I donít think your transmission is going to like it. You will probably have issues with sway as well so be ready when passing a truck or if you catch some crosswinds.
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Thanks to the reply...yeah I ended up getting a friends Ram 2500 to pull it down. It really did feel heavy. We take a trip in June so Iím gonna work on building up the transmission. I think that would be the weak point also. I need a new trans cooler most definitely and gauges to monitor EGTís, trans temp and boost.
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Same trailer, towing with a 2004 f250 ccsb with the 6.0. Only towed the trailer a couple times so far, but the truck does not seem to struggle too bad. Using the heaviest equalizer hitch, and no suspension mods. Trailer seems to tow smoother than my last tt even though it's quite a bit bigger and heavier.
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