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Old 07-06-2011, 01:32 PM   #11
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Our 28 BHS also has the double full bunk in the back with a single bunk on top. Are you sure the Jayco you looked at did not have it also?
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Old 07-06-2011, 01:59 PM   #12
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I should have been more clear. The bunks in the Starcraft are two double's (600 lbs limit on top). Not a double on bottom and single on top.
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Old 07-06-2011, 02:45 PM   #13
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Thanks. That is one unique difference in the two that I was not aware of.
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Old 07-06-2011, 04:46 PM   #14
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My truck came in at 5880 on the CAT scale today. I am a little disappointed it was so high on the scale because I was estimating lower. When you consider the hitch weight @ (13%) it leaves me with very little wiggle room for stuff in the bed. Most extras will have to go in the TT.
Yep, most folks are surprised when they take their TV or TT to a CAT scale, throws the weight guessing game right out the window. You also found out one disadvantage with a 1/2 ton, they have an attractive tow rating but lack cargo carrying capacity (ie, for heavy tongue weights).

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snip.......The dry weight of the Jayco is 5305. If I add in 750 lbs for water (90 gallons of fresh) and an additional 60 for full propane tanks (dry should be included in the dry weight) that takes me to 6115 lbs. How much "extra" weight should I plan on for a small family of 3 (4 in Oct). I estimate around 700 lbs. but that is a pure guess. What should that number be?.....snip
To minimize our weight assumptions, can you call the Jayco dealer and have them go out on their lot to confirm what the actual "ship weight" of the 28BHS states on the factory weight ship sticker......Let us know what they say.

The manufacturer's "ship weight" will also include the weight of the LP liquid even though it's not supplied by the factory.

Most folks once they realize the weight of carrying TT fluids, they normally don't tow with full tanks. Most just carry a few gallons in the fresh water tank for those on the road stops. If your boondocking, consider a water filling source close to your destination.

As far as the weight of the "stuff" a family of four would put in a TT, that's a tough call because we all have different loading habits. But since you asked , I would "guess" (I hate that word) in the range of 700lbs to 1,000lbs as an average (not including tank fluids).

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''To minimize our weight assumptions, can you call the Jayco dealer and have them go out on their lot to confirm what the actual "ship weight" of the 28BHS states on the factory weight ship sticker......Let us know what they say.''


It will likely be a couple hundred pounds more then the published brochure weight. Mine weighs 5568lbs empty with propane tanks full according to the sticker and the published weight was about 5350lbs. The OP`s weights will be a little different no doubt but will be close.
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Its Official

Its official, I am heading over to the new owners forum. We signed the papers on a 2011 28BH and pick it up on Saturday morning.

The published weight is 5305 but the sticker states 5557. I am still ok because I will just tow without water and fill up at the last possible minute. Thanks to everyone for your help in educating me through this process. I hope to be an active participant on this forum. Our first night will be this Saturday on the side of the house!!!
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