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Old 08-14-2015, 02:32 PM   #11
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Oops, I had to use a flashlight.

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Old 08-14-2015, 02:50 PM   #12
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9500 lb. 5th wheel rating
GCWR 14,900 lbs.
3.55 locking rear
Super engine cooling
HD trailer tow pkg.
HD rear shocks.

You're close.
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What does the 5'er weigh?
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Old 08-14-2015, 02:58 PM   #14
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Per Jayco's site: Dry weight 7,880 and Hitch weight of 1,525

I know I will be close (or slightly over), but hoping others will chime in on their experiences...
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We have a Jayco Eagle HT 26.5 and tow with a 2014 Ram 1500 5.7 Hemi, 8 speed auto. Factory Heavy duty radiator, factory transmission cooler. I added heavy duty timbrens, and replaced the OEM tires wtih 10 ply, 1 size bigger tires.

We just returned from a 1750 mile, two week trip and had no issues. We towed throughout Texas in 100 plus temperature, including some decent climbs in the Texas Hill Country. I kept an eye on the gauges and we never got close to overheating. I never exceed 60 mph, so just take you time and enjoy.

Finally: We were careful not to overload the bed of the truck. We didn't put two 125 lb loaded coolers in the truck. We waited till we reached our destination to buy groceries, drinks, etc.

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Old 08-15-2015, 02:58 PM   #16
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Just a word of caution my Eagle Ht29.5BHDS came in almost 1000lbs over jayco's "dry hitch weight" so if you are just going by Jayco's #s you maybe in for a surprise when you pick it up. After I purchased my HT I upgraded my TV and am soooo happy I did! I have not worried a bit while towing and I just love the exhaust brake!
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Old 08-15-2015, 09:34 PM   #17
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we have a HT 27.5 rlts and I pull with a Ram 1500 and no problems.
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Old 08-16-2015, 08:23 PM   #18
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Do like I did buy it and when the wife gets in start complaining how she drives and handles. Boom new truck. The problem then is you wished you would of gotten a bigger camper now that your TV is upgraded. The only thing I know for sure with my combination of tvs and campers is..... The best upgrade I have gotten is the Longbed. No worries about back glass.
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Per Jayco's site: Dry weight 7,880 and Hitch weight of 1,525

I know I will be close (or slightly over), but hoping others will chime in on their experiences...
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we have a HT 27.5 rlts and I pull with a Ram 1500 and no problems.

This is just another thread that the 2 side won't agree on but here it is again, just because it can pull it doesn't mean it should pull it! Just because it pulls it fine doesn't mean that it is in with the rear axle weights, just because it is over on weights doesn't mean somewhere down the road the DOT won't scale it and then park you, or worse you find yourself in a situation where close isn't good enough!

The one thing that i don't regret is upgrading my TV. This summer pulling the hills in Ontario or the mountains in Vermont and New Hampshire I have not once had to even think about whether I had to worry about anything to do with the TV or trailer or if I had enough or not!
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Old 08-17-2015, 09:51 AM   #20
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Thanks for all the inputs guys. I probably will start out using my current F150, and if not functional or don't like the ride, then I might go up and get the new F150, which weight-wise it will handle.

I am in flat Florida, so again hills are not my issue. This thread was started out for the guys who currently have the f150/1500 and eagle HT 27.5 rlts combo - I wanted their feedback.

thanks to all who chimed in.
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