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Old 05-16-2015, 08:02 PM   #1
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Chevy 3500 towing a jayco 29.5

Simply awesome, just bought a 2014 jayco 29.5 bhds about three weeks ago and my 1/2 ton f150 wouldn't cut the mustard, mainly because of the 6 inch lift or the 35 inch tires. lol To make this post even better i got the green light to buy a new truck. My wife claims that i was out the door before she finished her sentence. I just came home from purchasing a 2014 chevy 3500 4x4.

Trying to find any jayco owner out there that can shed some light on a couple of things:

1 any owner have this set up and how well does it tow
2 how high will the nose be and should i be concerned
3 how low is your hitch set and how high is your king pin set.

I am waiting for my curt 16k hitch to come in and would like to test our our new camper next weekend but i don't want it to be an epic failure or unsafe when towing the camper. Thanks in advance for any help.
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Old 05-16-2015, 09:37 PM   #2
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Congrats on the trailer and the new truck. Can't go wrong with a Chevy 3500
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Old 05-16-2015, 09:39 PM   #3
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I have a 30.5 Eagle on a Ram 3500. I have a super glide hitch, so I'm already high on the pin box, but I'm nose high and plan on moving the trailer leaf springs to the lower setting to try to raise the back of the 5er. Still expect to be nose high, but it tows well... No issues.
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Old 05-16-2015, 09:59 PM   #4
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U might run into a nose high issue with a one ton truck and a half ton towable diver. I experienced it before signing on dotted line so needless to say I didn't get that fiver
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Old 05-17-2015, 09:18 PM   #5
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Congrats on new trailer and the new truck. Welcome to the forum
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Old 05-17-2015, 11:11 PM   #6
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Welcome to the forum and congratulations the TV and a TT!
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Old 05-17-2015, 11:23 PM   #7
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Old 05-18-2015, 10:23 AM   #8
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New truck and trailer.. hope you kissed the wife and got her flowers..
My buddy has a 3500 D-max and a 40' whatever 5er it has maxed out his truck but it still goes cross country twice a year.. but only gets 4 mpg.. so your 29' should be no trouble.. ENJOY..
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Thanks for the feed back. My hitch should be in this afternoon and hopefully my schedule will allow me to install it tonight. I will post pics once complete.
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Old 05-19-2015, 05:43 AM   #10
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I'm in a 2015 3500 Sierra SRW.

We tow a 38FLSA with it without issues - Truck and Trailer together are 24,160 and I have had Zero issues pulling anywhere I'd like to camp.

Additionally I average (I'm in a duramax/Allison combo truck) about 12.5MPG @ 70mph loaded for camping for a week or two.
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