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Old 07-18-2017, 10:34 PM   #1
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Jayco Seneca 37TS towing?

2016 Jayco Seneca 37TS will I be able to tow a 28 foot enclosed trailer with it? Has anyone towed a car or Jeep behind it? Thanks for the info... What kind of mileage?
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I tow a 20' all the time @ 7500# and have no problems. We drop off a bit on steep hills, but can't complain too much! Are there any laws on max length? You're really going to be taking up some real estate with that behemoth!!
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2016 Jayco Seneca 37TS will I be able to tow a 28 foot enclosed trailer with it? Has anyone towed a car or Jeep behind it? Thanks for the info... What kind of mileage?
Many of us Seneca owners tow a car/SUV, I have both a 2013 Ford Focus ST and a 2014 Ford Explorer Sport and decide which one to take depending on intended passenger counts. I have found my Seneca gets about the same mileage towing either one, despite a significant difference in vehicle weights. What seems to be a much bigger influence on fuel mileage is my speed. Drive a leisurely 55 mph and I have gotten 11 - 12 mpg towing my Explorer as reported by my ScanGauge. Bump that speed to 65 and it drops to 9 - 10 mpg. Faster yet, even less.

A number of Seneca owners tow trailers likely over the Seneca's posted GCWR and I have not seen any ill effects reported on this forum. But I would strongly recommend that whatever you tow, be it another vehicle or a trailer, have an effective braking system. While quickly slowing I can feel my Explorer "push" until my Even Brake system kicks in. I can only imagine what a heavily loaded trailer would feel like on significant downhill highway off-ramp!
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Old 07-19-2017, 09:26 AM   #4
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2016 Jayco Seneca 37TS will I be able to tow a 28 foot enclosed trailer with it? Has anyone towed a car or Jeep behind it? Thanks for the info... What kind of mileage?
After looking at your question again, are you asking about triple-towing? Not trying to be sarcastic, I just am unsure from your question.
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There is more to this question than will it pull the weight. With enough patience, you can pull nearly anything up to 50,000 lbs, but it is not likely a good idea over some weight or size value. Many states have limits on total vehicle-and-trailer length, for example. And the chassis manufacturer has limits on the amount of weight their chassis can pull, and can effectively stop. You also don't want the tail wagging the dog, for obvious reasons.

We tow our Jeep, and our rig actually has some excess capacity for towing more weight than we ask it to. I also always use a supplementary brake system. Partly because it's a legal necessity in most states, and partly because I have thought through the ramifications of NOT having one. Not the least of which is the possibility that your insurance carrier could deny coverage of the entire mess were you to get in an accident, even if the over-weight-limit condition wasn't the cause.

You really ought to lay out the numbers and do the math on this, as the consequences may be too expensive to take the risk.
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Old 07-19-2017, 11:32 AM   #6
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I tow a 20' all the time @ 7500# and have no problems. We drop off a bit on steep hills, but can't complain too much! Are there any laws on max length? You're really going to be taking up some real estate with that behemoth!!
Someone else alluded to this and I forgot to mention that when we're towing, I have to be a bit more careful as to our weight. With the trailer, we've been very close to our max cap. I'd definitely recommend taking your rig to the scales to ensure you're not over.
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We have a 2015 36FK and tow our Toyota FJC and a Yamaha Kodiak 400ATV on our trailer. Our length is is 66-ft overall from front bumper to the back of the trailer.

We are right under our GCVW rating of 33,000# and have no problems at all towing - even on the long grades in/out of Salt Lake Valley. As mentioned already, make sure you have your brakes working on the trailer AND USE your engine brake on the Seneca on the downhill.

We have about 5,000 miles of towing this combination so far (photo) and you can see that we regularly hit the scale to make sure we are legal. The Weigh My Truck app is really awesome for getting your weight when fueling.
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No triple towing😂😂
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I tow a 22' V-nosed all aluminum race car trailer that is about 8300 all in. It does a great job. 28' is a lot of length and will probably exceed the 33,000 gcwr as well as the 10,000lbs rating on the hitch. I would suggest looking at the 20,000 lbs capacity hitches with the bigger engines and trans.
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Tongue weight?

Are any of you concerned about the tongue weight?
We are wanting to pull a two horse aluminum horse trailer (35oo#)with 2-1000#
Horses. I think we are fine on total weight just not sure about the tongue wt.
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