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Old 08-17-2015, 01:33 PM   #21
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I pull a 31.5 FBHS Jayco with a F150 ecoboost with no problem but I did add air bags. Message me if you have any questions.
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Old 08-18-2015, 08:06 AM   #22
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good to hear godwads. What year is the trailer and the truck?
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Old 08-18-2015, 08:07 AM   #23
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Old 08-18-2015, 08:31 AM   #24
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2011 Ford F150 and 2015 Jayco Eagle
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Old 08-19-2015, 09:01 AM   #25
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I have a 2014 27.5 rlts that I tow with a 2006 Chevy 1500 with a 5.3L. I have added booster springs in the rear and changed the rear end gearing to a 3:73 ratio. The truck tows it with no problems and towed my old 2007 5er just fine also. Newer trucks have better rating so you might not need the mods on you truck. keep in mind you can always upgrade your TV.
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Old 08-20-2015, 12:38 AM   #26
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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.
If you do a rough calculation by dividing the dry pin by the dry weight and multiplying by the GVW, you'll get 1644 lbs. Add full fuel, 2 passengers and a hitch, and you're likely over your truck's payload, and that's with no "stuff" in the cab or bed. Again, this is =at= GVW=. Don't know what the RAWR and tire ratings are, but likely over that, too. Don't let the HT fool you; with FWs it's not what you can TOW, it's what you can CARRY. Now, the '15/'16 models would likely handle this without a problem, but a '12? Eh... This is coming from a guy who used to tow 20,000 lb fertilizer trailers with a '48 GMC 1000 series, with no trailer brakes, when he was a kid, so I know sumpin' about heavy trailers. :-) It can be done, but be =damn= careful. Legally, if you're in an accident, it's roll the bones as to liability and insurance coverage if they decide you're overweight, even if it's the other guy's fault.

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Old 08-25-2015, 08:19 PM   #27
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It'll give me your vitals. Engine size, rear, coolers, suspension grade, etc etc.
My VIN is BFC57104, 2011 Ford 5.0, extended cab F-150, 6.5 bed, GVWR 7200, Frt Axel 3750, Rear Axel 3850, 3.73 rear end

Axel code L6 (have no idea what this means)

Thinking of pulling a 2016 JAYCO RLTS 27.5-Dry weight approximately 8100 lbs before water, clothes, equipment etc.

Could not locate the payload on the sticker, any information you could provide would be greatly appreciated, especially payload.

Thanks so much for your time.
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Old 08-25-2015, 10:12 PM   #28
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My VIN is BFC57104, 2011 Ford 5.0, extended cab F-150, 6.5 bed, GVWR 7200, Frt Axel 3750, Rear Axel 3850, 3.73 rear end

Axel code L6 (have no idea what this means)

Thinking of pulling a 2016 JAYCO RLTS 27.5-Dry weight approximately 8100 lbs before water, clothes, equipment etc.

Could not locate the payload on the sticker, any information you could provide would be greatly appreciated, especially payload.

Thanks so much for your time.
The numbers on the 2016 changed a fair bit from 2015.

GVW remains 9950.

Dry weight
2015 - 7625
2016 - 7880

Dry pin
2015 - 1260
2016 - 1525 - BIG change

Dry axle
2015 - 6365
2016 - 6355

Cargo capacity
2015 - 2325
2016 - 2070 - BIG change

Calculated pin weight at GVW
2015 - 1644
2016 - 1926 - another BIG change

This last, in my mind, takes this rig right out of 1/2 ton range, no matter what the factory says. My 11,300 GVW Komfort has a pin weight about the same as this. Until and unless we get some real-world weights, this is all we can go on.

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Old 08-25-2015, 10:40 PM   #29
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I wouldn't do it.
I have the rig in my signature. Pulling is great! But my fifth is smaller/lighter than the one you are looking at AND I have the max tow and max payload package, which is critical. I have gone over the mountains to both coasts, without an issue up or down - with the Ecoboost I can blow past any truck or camper laboring up the mountain I want. (But I hardly ever do).
However, we pack really light. And I do mean really light. And we are just at the edge of the max payload the truck is rated for, which is significantly more than yours. That's with two adults and two medium dogs, and only the bare minimum of anything else in the truck. We got the lightest hitch we could find.

With the 5.0 you probably will pull just fine. But your truck is just not equipped to handle the weight in the bed. Tires, suspension, etc. will all be very overloaded.
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Camping world is telling me the Pin Weight on the 2016 27.5 RLST is 1525, guess I'll have to contact Jayco, where did you get your information?
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