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Old 08-30-2012, 03:06 PM   #11
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Nice of ya'll (I'm from the South) to throw in another TT to look at, which is good, i like to have options plus I get to go look and compare them. But, do you think I'm okay pulling it with my TV (see sig). TV is 145" wheelbase and the 31DSLB is 34' 11", might as well say 35'. Remember, I do NOT have the max towing package, just the regular towing package.
If you notice that member 202Acadia has a 2012 F150 Eco boost with the smaller gears and towes the Whitehawk 31DSLB. I would think with the Eco boost and your gear ratio should be fine but you should check with ford. I only have the standard towing package from factory with a modestly rated to 9600lbs max tow pkg. I think your numbers would work for the whthk 31DSLB with your setup. Again that's depending on if you like the trailer...
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Old 08-30-2012, 07:20 PM   #12
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Crewmaniacs,
I have the same 9600 lb towing package you have.

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Old 08-30-2012, 09:08 PM   #13
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I've got the 31DSLB. The layout is nice but the U dinette will not fit more than three comfortably. Most traditional type wil fit four. That being said, the Jayco's back seat can be moved to the front, awkward but a nice feature. I would much rather a traditional dinette and a larger jack sofa/bed.
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Old 08-30-2012, 11:05 PM   #14
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Crewmaniacs,
I have the same 9600 lb towing package you have.

Gary
HI Gary,

So I guess it depends on what you like and what you`re willing to tow. Again I highly recomend the Whitehawk but I`m biased..lol... remember your tounge weight plays a role as well. The whitehawks are pretty good in that department.
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Old 08-30-2012, 11:07 PM   #15
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I've got the 31DSLB. The layout is nice but the U dinette will not fit more than three comfortably. Most traditional type wil fit four. That being said, the Jayco's back seat can be moved to the front, awkward but a nice feature. I would much rather a traditional dinette and a larger jack sofa/bed.
Welcome to JOF. Glad to see another Whitehawk owner.
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Old 09-04-2012, 04:22 PM   #16
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Out of the factory I believe the weight was 6,600 lbs, with 8,200 GVRW.

FYI, just got back from a weekend of camping, approx 500km round trip. I was very impressed with the power of the Ecoboost, set the cruise at 105km/hr, and the truck did the rest. Would shift from 6th to 5th to 4th (most of the time in 5th) but held speed without a problem. A couple of times driving up a 3-4% grade the truck slowed a bit before downshifting to 3rd (still around 4,500 RPM) and accellerated back up to 105km/hr. Transmission temp did not fluctuate. There honestly was no comparison to pulling with my old 5.3 Chev that on the same route would slow to 80km/hr, downshift to 2nd and redline the truck - I could not drive with the cruise in the Chev.

We did have a strong cross wind (40km/hr gusting to 65km/hr), and you could definitely feel it. Not to the point where I felt uncomfortable, but I knew I was pulling a camper. One of the guys I was camping with was on his first trip pulling a new Fuzion 300 http://www.keystone-fuzion.com/index...ast=&model=300, he guessed the camper was loaded at or near the 11,200 tow rating limit of his F150 Platinum with the ecoboost, max tow package and 3.73 rear end. He said there was plenty of power, but had to slow down to 90 km/hr as it did not feel stable in the high cross wind. My guess is this was due to a combination of: a) Higher camper = bigger sail to catch the cross wind; b) heavier tongue weight (2x heavier than the 31dslb); and 3,000# heavier camper. In a less windy day I think he will be fine pulling his toyhauler, as long is it isn't loaded to the max.

100% satisfied with the Ecoboost and the 31dlsb and recommend this combination to anyone.

Note: Milage according to the truck guage was 7.2 MPG (32.5L/100KM) for the round trip. Not great, but considering the wind and the fact I was driving 105km/hr, I am OK with it. I have heard fuel milage improves after 10,000 km on the truck. I was getting between 8 - 9 MPG towing with the Chev.
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Old 02-17-2013, 03:43 PM   #17
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I'm going to apologize up front for bringing this back up, but, I am ready to pull the trigger. I have looked at the White Hawk 29sqb and just want to make sure I will be within the 1140 payload capacity of my 2012 Ford F-150 Lariat Supercrew 4x4 3.5L Ecoboost, 3.73. Ford says it will tow 9600 lbs. I have the standard tow package, NOT the max towing package. The yellow sticker on the 29sqb says it weighs 5814 lbs dry. Jayco's website says the DRY hitch weight is 540 lbs. In your honest opinions, can I tow this safely with a Reese Dual Cam WDH? In the TV will be myself, wife, 2 sons (age 4 and 6) and one row of firewood in the bed of the truck. Thanks in advance for your opinions.
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Old 02-17-2013, 04:20 PM   #18
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Cutting it very close. 1140lb CCC based off published specs or actual for your TV based on physically weighing? If you didn't go weight you truck you really need to. Put that row of wood in, load the wife and kids and head to the scale. That will tell you how much additional payload you have for TW and WDH.

I suspect you will exceed the CCC of you F150. We did this for a while with a Tahoe, well with in CGVW but over ~150lbs on the GVWR. Would not recommend it, but we made it on several trips safely till I could upgrade TV.

If you don't want to buy a new TV soon, then don't by the trailer. Funny how this happens, One buys a trailer you are close to weight limits on, then after a few trips you talk yourself into buying a new TV just to be on the safe side.
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Old 02-17-2013, 04:31 PM   #19
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I would seriously consider the 28DSBH still. The 29SQB has a much shallower slide, and while it does have the bunks in the back, they're narrow. The 28DSBH gives you much wider beds which your kids will appreciate as they get older.

Perhaps they can switch up who sleeps where nightly. They could even switch every camping camping trip.

You lose the outdoor kitchen in the 28DSBH, but it still has an outdoor fridge. A great aspect of the 28DSBH is also the outdoor bathroom entrance. If you want everything then the 31DSLB may fit the bill.
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Old 02-17-2013, 04:37 PM   #20
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Are you sure on the payload capicity. After just looking at some 2012 f150 charts the only truck i see with that low rating is the 6.2 raptor. Everything else is over 1300.
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