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Old 03-09-2014, 05:50 PM   #11
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I had a 2004 Jayco JayFlight 29 BHS we tried to pull it behind a 1999 Dodge ram club cab 1500 with a 5.9L v8. By the second trip out we realized it would not work and unsafe. I tried to fix the problem by adding Timberen helper springs, Rancho 9000 shocks, and E rated tires. It did not help even though we were able to keep it under the tow rating with my 1200# tongue weight we were over on payload. The truck was working too hard. We upgraded to a Silverado 3500 and it worked well.
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Old 03-17-2014, 08:43 PM   #12
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I own a 334RBTS which weights close to the max 10,500 gvw. I couldn't imagine towing it with an F150. I bought the F250 6.7 diesel before the 334RBTS, horse before the cart. Even with my F250 which is single rear wheel has all it can handle on windy days. Think my set up is better suited for a dully. I know it's tempting with the great deals out there and the 32 is a great choice but I would check out a heavier TV.
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Old 03-19-2014, 02:39 PM   #13
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I towed my 32BHDS a couple times with a 2014 Sierra half-ton last year. It was only me, and I was forbidden from letting my wife drive my truck to use hers. (Furthest was 50 miles) I was alone in the truck, that had 1600lbs payload. I was at max. It worked. Much easier with a three-quarter ton.
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Old 03-26-2014, 05:06 PM   #14
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So I bought the trailer and I am currently using my F-150 to tow it. I bought the trailer in PA near Hagerstown, MD, and towed it back to Baltimore. Those of you that are not familiar with I-70, there are 2 mountains to climb on the way back, truck did great towing it, 2800RPMs up the mountain doing a steady 60mph. I also went to the CAT scale and weighed my truck and it with a truck load of people, trailer not loaded, my rear axle was right about its rating, and my GCW was about 500lbs under my max, so I will probably be overweight when all is said and done. I know before everyone starts knocking me for that, I am not that worried about it right now, truck pulls and stops with no issues. I am going to in the next 2 years move up to a diesel though.
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Old 03-26-2014, 05:14 PM   #15
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Old 03-26-2014, 05:41 PM   #16
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Congrats on the new trailer !!!!
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Old 03-26-2014, 05:57 PM   #17
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Old 03-26-2014, 06:50 PM   #18
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snip..... I also went to the CAT scale and weighed my truck and it with a truck load of people, trailer not loaded, my rear axle was right about its rating, and my GCW was about 500lbs under my max, so I will probably be overweight when all is said and done.....snip
That's great that you took the time to run across a CAT scale, most don't. At least you know where you stand with your TV/TT combination under the present conditions..., and it may influence how you load the TT going forward.

Once you have your TV/TT combination under loaded conditions, here is a TV/TT CAT scale 'how-to' that will confirm your WDH adjustment and confirm all your weights:

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

Enjoy the new TT and travel safe.

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Old 03-26-2014, 08:40 PM   #19
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We love our 32bhds, been fulltiming in it for a year and a half!!
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Old 03-27-2014, 10:22 PM   #20
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We got our 32BHDS last March. We pulled it with a 2012 Chevrolet 1500 4x4 Z71. We pulled it to the Canyon Lake (60miles) and once to the coast (230 miles). What we had to do was pack very lightly as to not overload the truck. Even then we were getting 5-8 mpg. And it pulled like a truck loaded with wet dirt. At times it seems like the front wheels were barely one the ground. I love my Silverado, but I'm in the process of upgrading to a 2500HD duramax diesel. I hated to but the safety of my family is most important. In summary yes you can pull a 32BHDS with a 1500, but you need to leave most everything at home and pull the trailer almost empty. For short trips you should be okay but go slow. One other thing, the 1500 will not do well in rainy weather
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