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Old 08-02-2015, 09:03 AM   #11
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Can I ask, any idea why "ykcamom's" trailer is 500 lbs. heavier? Is there something I'm missing? More weight, more concern on my part.
Thanks to all for the input. I find each reply interesting...and helpful.
DeeBee- The 500 lbs difference is just the Jayco GVWR rating. Your 2015 was lightened up to 7000 lbs GVWR from my 2014 24FBS which is 7500 lbs GVWR. They took some things out to do that, like the two side windows in the slide and others. Still the same great TT for a couple or so.
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Old 08-02-2015, 09:15 AM   #12
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Thanks so much for the info on the weight. Now I understand...
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Old 08-02-2015, 09:26 AM   #13
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We real enjoy our 24fbs. Pulls great easy to back. Has a good size bath and dinette along with good counter top space. We have been out five times this year and have had no problem. Spent a week with out full hookups at a state park by adding water with a 7gal jug and using a blueboy onece. Navy showers and conserving helped. It's been great for the two of us.
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Old 08-02-2015, 11:59 AM   #14
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We have a brake controller we had installed. Does that make a difference? I know we don't have the factory tow package with a 3.73 axle ratio.
The package which includes the 3.73 gears is the Max Tow. It increases the tow rating some along with a little stiffer rear suspension.

Do you have the factory installed receiver hitch on the truck? Look at the RPO sticker in the glove box for code Z82 I think it is, which is the factory tow package (unless GM changed the code!). If you have that you should have the heavy duty cooling, receiver hitch, and I can't remember what else.... Or do you still have the window sticker by chance? Look for the tow package there as well.

What brake controller was installed?
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We have a Discovery brake controller by Curt Manufacturing. We had it installed by a local hitch business. I do not have a trailering package but I do have the trailering equipment package that is included in the SLE Value Package which I think just includes the hitch and the 7 and 4 pin connectors. Do you think the weight of this trailer is ok with this truck. We have the 3.42 RA. It says its rated for 9100 lbs.
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Old 08-03-2015, 05:51 AM   #16
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We have a Discovery brake controller by Curt Manufacturing. We had it installed by a local hitch business. I do not have a trailering package but I do have the trailering equipment package that is included in the SLE Value Package which I think just includes the hitch and the 7 and 4 pin connectors. Do you think the weight of this trailer is ok with this truck. We have the 3.42 RA. It says its rated for 9100 lbs.
Not sure what you mean by you don't have the trailering package, but you you do have the trailering equipment package??? Lol Usually the trailer package is the hitch, 7/4 pin plug, and heavy duty cooling. Are you referring to the "Max Tow Package" w/ the 3.73 ra? That is just an "enhanced tow package" if so to increase the tow rating again beyond the trailer package (if that makes sense).

IF your truck is rated for 9100lbs, it sounds like you do have the trailering package which (should) includes heavy duty cooling. You will need the heavy duty cooling (tranny and oil coolers if I remember correctly) to tow that trailer.
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I do have code Z82 in my glove box. Does that mean I have the heavy duty cooling and I'm good to go?
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we just got back from 6 weeks in the Rockies in our 2015 FBS towing with an Expedition (w/tow package=9000lbs). I loaded for our trip then went to the scales. It weighed in at 6000 lbs fully loaded with an 800 lb tongue weight. The Expy towed great in all conditions. Just get a good WD Hitch, we have the Equalizer E-4.
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Two suggestions:

1. Go to your local dealership and give them your VIN. They can tell you exactly what your truck is equipped with; or

2. Search the VIN online and it will probably tell you the same thing.
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We have a brake controller we had installed. Does that make a difference? I know we don't have the factory tow package with a 3.73 axle ratio.
You will be fine,see my signature my trailer is larger than yours.
2007.5 up 3.73 were only available in the 1500's with the 6.0l vortec max or 6.2L max trailering package.

Other than that 3.42's are the towing gears.Check your engine compartment and see if you have a engine oil cooler.There will be cooler lines going into the driver side of the radiator and into the oil pan.If so you have the heavy duty towing package.Which comes with a larger radiator,engine oil cooler,transmission oil cooler,3.42 gears,hitch and 7 pin connector. If so your truck depending on cab configuration and 4x4/4x2 is rated over 9000 lbs if you have the 5.3l.
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