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Old 04-25-2015, 11:04 AM   #11
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I should add - upgrades I have done:
Added Strongarm stabilizers to reduce bounce/wiggle when in camp.
Upgraded battery to two 6v
Changed out lights to LED's (I believe new ones already have this feature).
Added a medium size inverter to run the TV/DVD when dry camping.

There are areas that seem very "lightly" built, especially wood panels and framing thereof - but Jayco does seem to have engineered them right - nothing has become loose, needs tightening, or has shifted due to wear and tear.
Good to know, Flapper. Some of my first changes would be 2x 6v batteries, some mild solar and, possibly, an inverter.

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Lyle, I have to disagree with you on this one. When I purchased my 2014 Eagle HT 27.5 BHS, my TV was an F150 EcoBoost with MaxTow and HD Payload. The cargo capacity as stated on the label was 2454 lbs. Even after I installed the hitch, had the bed liner sprayed, and installed a retractable bed cover, I was still well under the payload limit.
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Lyle, I have to disagree with you on this one. When I purchased my 2014 Eagle HT 27.5 BHS, my TV was an F150 EcoBoost with MaxTow and HD Payload. The cargo capacity as stated on the label was 2454 lbs. Even after I installed the hitch, had the bed liner sprayed, and installed a retractable bed cover, I was still well under the payload limit.
As I said, unless you're talking the =latest= HT trucks, these are very marginal for towing with an HT. I've never scaled my rig =full=, but a ratio calc puts me > 1800 lbs on the pin and that's if there's no change in the ratio when I'm loaded. NBD, as I'm never going to have another HT truck and, if I get to replace my '02, it will be a 3500HD SRW, no matter =how= light my FW is. :-) Just so you know, I grew up on a farm and towed 20k+ trailers with my HT trucks, without brakes, and the hitch pin nearly dragging on the ground. Never went far or fast, but even then it was an adventure! :-)

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