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Old 04-10-2013, 07:31 AM   #11
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By my calculations (combined TT Weight, Cargo, Passengers, etc) we are at the top of the published Towing Capacity. Volvo doesnt see it that way - In the documentation, they dont count TV payload. That said, the published tongue weight of the TV is on the light side (250# Tongue weight for trailers 2,600# and up). Our TT tongue weight is over 300# so we use a lighter WDH when travelling (but I use a standard hitch taking it back and forth to storage). In the pictures above, its hooked up to a std hitch. It feels soft (a little bouncy) without the WDH. With the WDH, it has a very confident feeling and it pulls well.

The owners manual gives specific guidelines for long, heavy towing (dont travel more than 1 hr when temps exceed 85 degrees, etc) and the transmission has a temperature gauge.....so I'm confident in the set-up.

For us - we use common sense. We know we're loaded close, so we avoid extended trips, high speeds and long trips through the mountains. That works perfect for us.

I must say - we get lot's of stares and smiles as we pull into the campgrounds

Thanks for asking exJay!
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Old 04-13-2013, 09:42 PM   #12
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Hi Brian. The Volvo pulling a camper is something you don't see everyday. What kind of mileage do you get with it while towing?
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Old 04-13-2013, 11:13 PM   #13
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My MPG drops from about 29 to 17 highway....not too bad!
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Old 04-14-2013, 12:16 AM   #14
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Cleaned, waxed, sanitized....picked up by it's sponsors for a second season

Looks good. I did the same to mine last weekend.Click image for larger version

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WOW....you had to work a lot harder than I did! Do the gel-coat sides get black streaks, bed685?
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I must say - we get lot's of stares and smiles as we pull into the campgrounds

Thanks for asking exJay!
I'd certainly do a double take if I saw you! Very cool though.
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I'd certainly do a double take if I saw you! Very cool though.
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Cleaned, waxed, sanitized....picked up by it's sponsors for a second season

Three butchers, I'm not sure what you are referring to by gel coat sides, but it was a pretty straight forward wash and wax job with no real issues.
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I was assuming gel coat finish is what Jayco uses on it's smooth side TTs. Take care.
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Looks good. I did the same to mine last weekend.<img src="https://www.jaycoowners.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=8304"/>
Is that a Dish tailgater on the roof? Is that permanently mounted on the roof? If so, how is it mounted?
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