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Old 04-03-2014, 07:57 PM   #21
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Ken,

Welcome to JOF!

Rims and tires have been great! I have two good years of travel (8,000 miles plus) on them and they show no signs of wear..., including a round trip to Texas last winter. Last fall I packed the TT bearings, inspected the brakes, and took a close look at the tires.

Extremely satisfied

Bob
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Old 04-03-2014, 08:16 PM   #22
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Bob,
Thank you so much for the reply. I am new to the RV world and have read horrible stories about carlisle tires but was impressed with the technology of the newer tires. It is so overwhelming to read differing opinions about everything RV and I am glad I joined the Jayco forum. Just so you know I just purchased a 2005 Jayco Eagle 298BHS and it needs some love so I am starting with the most important part, the tires. My experience in life so far has been that cheap tires are not worth the risk. The previous owner told me the "tires were good". After checking the date on the tires I learned they were 11 years old. Wow, his definition of good are totally different than mine. Anyway, I don't know much but am learning and cannot thank you enough for your reply. I will apologize now for responses to old threads you were apart of. I have alot of reading and catching up to do. Thanks again and take care! Ken
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Old 04-03-2014, 08:31 PM   #23
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Nice looking wheels. I really like those.
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Old 04-03-2014, 08:46 PM   #24
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Ken,

Posting on older threads is fine, sometimes it may take a little while for a follow-up response......., if all else fails feel free to PM the appropriate member for feedback.

Also, jump in at any time and start your own thread...., plenty of JOF sub-forums to pick from that should address your subject matter.

Bob

PS: The 2005 Eagles are a solid TT, the main reason I still have mine (purchased new).
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Will do Bob, thanks for the tips. I am really trying to read through old forum subjects before threading because I don't want to beat any dead horses. Glad to hear your satisfaction for the 2005 Eagles. I have two boys who are super excited to start traveling in the TT. I see you on the forums a lot and look forward to more conversations.

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Old 04-03-2014, 09:23 PM   #26
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Ken,

Just in case you don't have the original Jayco "published" specifications on the 2005 Jayco Eagle 298BHS, the following may be helpful:

Weights (not reflective of "loaded" weights):

Unloaded Vehicle Weight... 7,305lbs
Dry Hitch Weight... 850lbs
Gross Vehicle Weight... 9,000lbs
Cargo Carrying Capacity... 1,695lbs

Measurements:

Exterior Length... 32'-6"
Exterior Height... 134"
Bedroom Interior Height... 81"

Tank Capacities:

Fresh Water Capacity... 46 gallons
Gray Wastewater Capacity... 74 gallons
Toilet / Black Wastewater Capacity... 37 gallons

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Bob,
Thanks for the information! Have a great weekend!

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