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Old 04-20-2013, 08:34 PM   #11
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I ended up ordering the 28DSBH and have been out on one trip so far with no issues. My wife and I both agree that the 28DSBH was best choice for our family and I truly believe we were right, we love the extra room with the slideout.
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Old 04-28-2013, 11:17 AM   #12
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I ended up ordering the 28DSBH and have been out on one trip so far with no issues. My wife and I both agree that the 28DSBH was best choice for our family and I truly believe we were right, we love the extra room with the slideout.

Realizing it's only been a week, how are you liking it so far?

We have a deposit on a 2013 Jayflight 28BHBE, we were looking hard at the WH 28DSBH also. We decided on a nicely optioned 28BHBE as it has a side-by-side pantry and wardrobe (for the kids clothes), the Elite package with the 8 cubic ft fridge among other things. It is a good bit heavier then the WH though, 7000# empty with around 700# tongue weight. I am a 'fiberglass' kind of guy, so I will have to get used to the aluminum 28BHBE.

I am surprised that your payload is so low, especially for an Ecoboost truck. I guess the truck options did you in?

We have a 2012 F150 XLT 5.0 4x4 crew short bed, our payload shows as 1625#.
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Old 04-28-2013, 10:01 PM   #13
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So far so good, I really like the White Hawk and have no complaints. Options on the Ecoboost did do me in. But, lesson learned, if my next truck is an F-150 I will make sure I get the MAX towing package. But my current F-150 pulls it fine with lots of power to spare.
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Old 04-29-2013, 01:26 AM   #14
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snip...... We have a 2012 F150 XLT 5.0 4x4 crew short bed, our payload shows as 1625#.
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Please note: Unless the 1,625lbs was confirmed by a CAT Scale weigh-in...., keep in mind that a TV's published payload capacity is based on the "curb weight" of the TV (same goes for Tow Rating) , it doesn't reflect any TV manufacturer's options weight or passenger weight (they have to be subtracted). Then of course the remaining payload capacity must accommodate the TV's going camping cargo weight and the TT's loaded tongue weight.

Reference sticky: https://www.jaycoowners.com/showthrea...uot-Tow-Rating

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Old 03-23-2014, 10:28 PM   #15
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I know this thread is fairly old, but just wanted to say that I have a 2007 F-150 XLT and we just purchased a 2012 31 DSLB and looking at the max weight of the TT it is still under what my truck's max tow capacity is, so it confuses me how it could be too much for an eco-boost? I have no issues towing this thing! It is at least 1000 lbs less then our last TT. We have yet to take it camping, but so far love the layout!
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Lothus,

Welcome to JOF

It all depends on how your particular F-150 is configured. In most cases it's not so much the vehicles Tow Rating that is in question, but more about the "available" Payload Capacity because the loaded tongue weight is subtracted from it. Also, in many cases a vehicle may have the power to tow a particular TT, but that doesn't mean it's being done within the TV's weight limits.

I would recommend that when you get the opportunity take your TV/TT under loaded conditions and weigh it at a CAT scale. The CAT scale data will provide you with all the information you need to know (TV weights, TT weights, confirm WDH properly adjusted, etc.).

CAT scale TV/TT how-to: https://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/f37/how-to-weigh-your-tv-tt-3871.html

Hope this helps.

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Old 04-08-2014, 09:30 AM   #17
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We purchased the 2013 28DSBH last summer. our very first trailer. NEVER CAMPED BEFORE. LOVED IT! I was only looking at trailers with two double beds for the boys (5 & 7), and am so happy we went with it. Lots of room for them, and their stuff. I didn't know if I'd like the pass thru washroom, but now its great. Also have 2011 F150 Ecoboost 4x4 with max tow. it's easy to pull (my hubby even lets me drive!) Going for four weeks this summer. Black Hills, Yellowstone & back thru Alberta & Saskatchewan. Only problem we have with it, needs a better mattress for us! We built a ladder for the bunks (was a plan on jaycoforums on modifications).Also added a shelf in the kitchen to the cupboard above the sink for more storage. Love the wide slide. makes a huge difference with two kids running around!
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Old 04-14-2014, 01:14 AM   #18
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That's interesting as we'll be in the Black Hills and Yellowstone in July & August. I'll wave if I see a White Hawk pulled by a F150 eco. Safe travels to you and your family.
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