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Old 12-05-2012, 09:42 PM   #11
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Brockeverly,

Although the 2007 published dry and/or unload weights are moot at this point, you may find the following Jayco 2007 published (brochure, web site, etc.) specifications helpful for future reference:

2007 Jayco Jay Feather EXP 19H:

Weights:

Unloaded vehicle weight (actual ship weight will be heavier).... 3,475 lbs
Dry Hitch weight.... 400 lbs
Gross vehicle weight.... 4,550 lbs
Cargo carrying capacity.... 1,075 lbs

Measurements:

Exterior travel length.... 20'-2"
Exterior campsite length.... 23'-4"
Exterior height w/opt AC.... 116"
Interior headroom.... 78"

Tank Capacities:

Fresh water capacity (includes water heater).... 30 gals
Gray wastewater capacity.... 30 gals
Toilet/black wastewater capacity.... 23 gals

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Old 12-05-2012, 11:02 PM   #12
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The batteries are under the dinette but there are two 20# LP tanks in the box. I measured and under 1" is the true measurement but I plan to get it weighed once I get what I want to get done on it. Dicor was delivered today so tomorrow I get to figure out how to get on the roof to check everything out so I can get that taken care of before my Eternabond comes in.
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Old 12-06-2012, 07:59 PM   #13
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The following JOF "sticky" may be helpful when you go to weigh your TV/TT combination at a CAT scale:

https://www.jaycoowners.com/showthrea...igh-Your-tt-tv
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Not having air-bags on my TV, and not having any experience with them, I'm curious... the WDH doesn't just lift the back end of the TV, it forces some of the weight of the trailer to the front wheels of the TV (or so I understand), balancing out the distribution of the weight between the two vehicles. The airbags on the rear of the TV simply 'lift' the back end of the TV up. Wouldn't a WDH give you more traction and steering control over the airbags?
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Old 02-19-2013, 11:16 PM   #15
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I am thinking I will add a WDH before our trip through the Rockies this June/July. Not had any issues, but an ounce of prevention. I now have an add a leaf in the rear as well as airbags. Still not really sagging, but I found the hitch on sale for $169 shipped so its not a great deal of money to be safer. I have never felt unsafe pulling the trailer, but I have felt uneasy over bumps at speed as the tongue seemed to feel as if it was sagging the rear and causing a slight bounce. Unless I am mistaken, the WDH will stop this from happening.

How will this work with my setup? Is it too much overkill with 800# bars?

http://www.amazon.com/Camco-48052-We...ds=camco+48052
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Old 02-20-2013, 07:38 AM   #16
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I went to the above link but the price was not $169.00 but $224.65. any advice so I can take advantage of the "deal" you got?
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Old 02-20-2013, 08:51 AM   #17
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Check eBay. That's where I found it. Only one seller at that price and free shipping.
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Old 02-20-2013, 09:40 AM   #18
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snip......Wouldn't a WDH give you more traction and steering control over the airbags?
Great question.......,

Yes, when adjusted correctly. The air bags simply support the weight that is over the TV's rear axle, possibly minimize rear TV squat when under load, but they don't have any weight distribution function.

The WDH's main function is to return the same weight that was removed from the TV's front axle do to the effect of the tongue weight placed on the hitch ball (front of TV rises, rear of TV squats). By returning the TV's front suspension back to it's original condition re-establishes normal steering and handling characteristics.

If a TT's loaded tongue weight falls within the TV's "weight carrying" mode limits, the TV manufacture is basically saying that the front suspension will remain within established tolerance limits thus a WDH isn't required. It should be noted that any added cargo placed within the TV located behind the TV rear axle should be counted against the specified "weight carrying" mode limit just to be on the safe side.

The WDH will reduce TV/TT bounce thus aiding in maintaining proper TV steering and handling characteristics.

Travel safe, camping season is just around the corner

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We do not have a weight distribution or sway bar and have driven:

* Phoenix, AZ to Corpus Christi, TX and back 8 times;
* Phoenix to Ketchum, Idaho and Seattle, WA and back 4 times; and
* many SW desert and mountain short outtings, without a sway issue

We have a 2010 F150, 5.4 liter engine with air bags and internal sway control. The TT we pull is single axle, and weights 3500 pounds.
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