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Old 05-25-2014, 04:01 PM   #1
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2015 Jayco 27.5 HT


First time on this forum, and need some advice.

I am dealing on a 2015 27.5 HT, and I have a couple of questions from you Jayco owners.

I have a 2013 GMC 2500 HD, 4wd, 18" tires, 6 1/2' bed, extended cab, with a Duramax and Allison. I have a slider hitch installed for the SunnyBook 5th wheel I now have. My question is, with the height of my truck, will I have to have the trailer raised to be able to tow level? The dealer doesn't have a 27.5 HT on his lot for me to judge by, and the one I want will not be built until the middle of June.

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Old 05-25-2014, 07:06 PM   #2
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Just noticed I put this in the wrong section. My bad! You have to remember I am old!! I'll try to do better the next time.


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Old 05-25-2014, 08:36 PM   #3
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2015 Jayco 27.5 HT

Some specs on fifth wheels list the pin height. It may be a good start. Hopefully someone with one can make a measurement.
My old rig was a Sunnybrook and I did not need to make any adjustments in pin height. Seems like it is 43 inches. My truck has 18 in. tires.
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Old 05-26-2014, 04:48 AM   #4
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I have a 14 ram 3500 srw and looked hard at the 29bhds ht. dealer let me back under it and the truck hardly settled at all. I had about 5-6 in he's bed clearance but the nose was high and there wasn't much (aside from lowering my new truck or modifying the trailer frame). It likely would have worked but when I backed under a much bigger and heavier rig with 16 inch tires, it had much better clearance and was level. The top of my bed on the truck is about 59 1/2 in he's high to give u a reference point
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Old 05-26-2014, 10:44 AM   #5
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Jerry I cannot help you with your 5th wheel problem but welcome to the forum and congratulations on knowing how to spell advice.. 10 extra points to you...
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Old 06-14-2015, 08:03 PM   #6
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Jerry, it is probably too late, but I had the same concern when ordering our 2013 HT27.5, since I had seen some that were way too low for my 2006 Chevy 2500. Therefore, I made that concern known to the dealership and provided the bed height of my truck. It came in at the perfect height. Hope yours did too.
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Old 06-23-2015, 03:05 PM   #7
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2015 27.5BHS Pin Box Height: 46-1/2"
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Old 06-23-2015, 03:19 PM   #8
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I no longer have the 27.5BHS to measure but I can tell you, it always rode a little nose-high on both my F250 and my F350. Travel wise, it was never a problem and the trailer pulled great. Others on the forum here have had similar concerns and some have modified their rigs to raise the trailer.
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Old 06-23-2015, 04:21 PM   #9
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We are pulling ours with a 15 F250 and have no problems at all. it's less than half a bubble out of level when hooked up. However, our 250 is not 4wd, and may sit a bit lower. I think the 15 HT's have adjustment built into them. Ours does not.

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