Hi - I realize towing has been beat to death over many forums but would greatly appreciate any advice. Ive researched extensively and find myself wondering if Im taking on too much for the truck. So much information online that conflicts! Short story is we are a family of 4 upgrading from a popup camper to a trailer and have our hearts set on a 26BHS
Im looking at a purchase of a 2015 Jayco Jay Flight 26BHS Elite.
- 26ft (29 with hitch and bumper)
- Dry weight 6430
- GVWR is 7750
- Tongue weight 800 lbs
Towing with a 2017 Ford F150 3.5L V6 Ecoboost.
- Axle ratio of 3.31.
- Ford specs say Max is 10K lbs for trailer, although much of what im reading says under 8K.
- It is equipped with the 53B tow package - trailer tow mode, Class IV hitch and smart connector. It does not have front stabilizer and transmission cooler. Im a but concerned Im biting off too much although the match seems to make this work. We will travel with a 4 person family in the truck (two young kids)
Ford F150 Spes
- Is this weight too much for the V6 echoboost? We live in Colorado.
- Should I expect the ride to absolutely suck towing this trailer?
- Other Jayco models we are looking at are more like 5800 dry weight but still go up to 7700 GVWR. While dry weight is better, Im not sure thats going to be much of a difference?
- Do I need to worry about my transmission without the Aux. Auto Trans. Oil Cooler?
- Would changing tires help with the ride on this?