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Old 04-05-2011, 02:57 PM   #11
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I got a reply from customer service from Jayco:

"...You 184BHhas 2, 3000 pound axles, the 14" ST205/75R14C RANGE TIRES have a load
capacity of 1760 pounds each... Your unit is perfectly safe and well within specifications."

So maybe the confusion is a bit of a mix up between the 145RB, 154BH and the 184BH having different tires. Not sure, I replied to their email with some more questions.

Quick response from Jayco, im very surprised!
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Old 04-05-2011, 04:49 PM   #12
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Interesting, I picked mine up today and my axle says it is 3500 pounds. I even called dexter axle and had them verify this from the model number.

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Old 04-05-2011, 05:52 PM   #13
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There seems to be some conflicting info here, Jayco`s reply to Zector in his post says " your 184bh has 2, 3000 lb axles". Where waldos post suggests 1 3500 lb axle. If the GVWR of the trailer is 3500 lbs then I would say there is only one axle. Two 3000 lb axles would give you at least 6000 lbs which would be nice but not likely.....Something is not adding up here. I will say these light trailers have a small CCC to keep their weights down. And many trailers, even mine, the axle and tire rating is less then the GVWR because they assume a certain amount of tongue weight. The GVWR for my trailer is 7500 lbs but the axles are only rated a total of 7000 lbs and the tires about 7200 lbs. Personally I believe the tires and axles should carry the FULL GVWR of the trailer for a margin of error. But the reality is on many trailers they do not.
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Old 04-05-2011, 07:32 PM   #14
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James on FB posted his is 3500lb too. That would solve all the issues :-) Does the 3500lb have ez lube on yours waldo?
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Old 04-05-2011, 08:53 PM   #15
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No EZ-Lube but the specs that are different from the Jayco site are, it has the 14" Multi-Mile TowMax Powerking tires and the Dexter 3500# axle. I can take a picture of the sticker on the axle if needed. I will say that it was super windy today but my pathfinder did not have a fun time pulling it. On the flats it was just fine but any type of hill the Pathy really struggled. I can't imagine it trying to pull 5500# that it is rated for. I guess a truck will be in the future. The E2 Sway WD worked great though and under breaking I could not even tell it was there.

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What type of price are you seeing them listed for?

It looks like Jayco has no idea what they are selling with them saying it has 2 axles?
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Old 04-05-2011, 09:16 PM   #16
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Put a deposit down for mine in Fargo for 9600. Great dealer to deal with so far, just waiting for the big call! Did it sway much behind your pathfinder? My TV is a sienna, and dont think there is much way to swing for a big truck just to tow around a TT. Im getting a WD and thinking about SC if it needs it. Now looking back i didn't see the 2 x 3000, i read it as it has a 3000 axle. Attention to detail on my part i guess. This is great news on the axle though, it removes a lot of my hesitation!
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Old 04-05-2011, 11:09 PM   #17
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Fargo ND? If so the wife just flew back today from there. She is interviewing for a teaching position at the University. It did not move at all and that was with 20 and 30 winds. I will be interested to see how it does behind your sienna. My wife's van is a 09 Sedona with 3500# ration but after the lack of power with the Pathfinder I am in question how it will tow it. Now if we make it out to ND it is pretty flat so that would help for sure. My E2 system has the wd/sc built in and they can be found online for $260 shipped and the Prodigy P2 for $99 that is the way I went.
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Old 04-10-2011, 02:08 PM   #18
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Just checked the axle on my 154bh. It says 2800 lbs capacity. The rv's specifications say 3200 lbs max. My thought is that the weight of the axle itself as well as the wheels and tires need not be counted. Also, the 10% that the tongue takes up ... does that account for the 400 pound discrepancy?
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My tires are rated at 1350 each. So a 2700 pound rating is a little too far away from the advertised 3200 lb gvwr. I'm a little concerned about this
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Old 04-10-2011, 06:36 PM   #20
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Hrmmmm they were really fast on getting back to me on the email from thier site. Fire them off one and see what they say.

I have my fingers crossed i get the 3500lb one that some are reporting for the 184bh.
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