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Old 10-25-2011, 10:24 PM   #11
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I'm not as concerned with the GVWR of the truck as I am of the RAWR and the rating of the tires. Based on those numbers I should be good up to about 6300# on the rear axle and with an empty wt of 2900 on that axle I can put a 321 or the 31.5 on there with no problem....snip
Steve,

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You didn't mention what kind of TV you have, and I'm not sure where the 2,900lb empty weight came from (CAT scale??). Is the 6,300lb your actual specified RGAWR?

Since you are in the do-diligence part of the process I would run your TV across a CAT scale under simulated "loaded" conditions to confirm your TV and axle weights to your TV's specified weight limits, this way you are working with real numbers.

Just thinking out loud..........,,

321RLTS: 2,340lb dry pin, 10,525lb UVW, 14,500lb GVWR

Worst condition: 14,500lb loaded FW @ 20% = 2,900lb loaded pin weight plus couple 100lbs for the hitch.

31.5RLTS: 2,170lb dry pin, 9,280lb UVW, 11,900lb GVWR

Worst condition: 11,900lb loaded FW @ 20% = 2,380lb loaded pin weight plus couple 100lbs for the hitch.

Of course we all load our trailers differently, so you could be looking at lower loaded weights..., but as mentioned both the TV's GVWR and RGAWR are the targeted weight limits to stay within.

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Old 10-26-2011, 01:05 AM   #12
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Steve,

Welcome to the Jayco forums.

You didn't mention what kind of TV you have, and I'm not sure where the 2,900lb empty weight came from (CAT scale??). Is the 6,300lb your actual specified RGAWR?

Since you are in the do-diligence part of the process I would run your TV across a CAT scale under simulated "loaded" conditions to confirm your TV and axle weights to your TV's specified weight limits, this way you are working with real numbers.

Just thinking out loud..........,,

321RLTS: 2,340lb dry pin, 10,525lb UVW, 14,500lb GVWR

Worst condition: 14,500lb loaded FW @ 20% = 2,900lb loaded pin weight plus couple 100lbs for the hitch.

31.5RLTS: 2,170lb dry pin, 9,280lb UVW, 11,900lb GVWR

Worst condition: 11,900lb loaded FW @ 20% = 2,380lb loaded pin weight plus couple 100lbs for the hitch.

Of course we all load our trailers differently, so you could be looking at lower loaded weights..., but as mentioned both the TV's GVWR and RGAWR are the targeted weight limits to stay within.

Bob

Thanks for the wecome Bob,

My TV is a 2007 F250 PSD 2WD, Weight ratings on the door post are: GVWR 9600, RAWR 6100 FAWR 4400

Cat Scale weights are Front 4020#, Rear 2880#, Total 6900# The truck was weighed with just me in the truck empty bed and a near full tank,(over 3/4 full). With no hitch installed as yet.

I would feel comfortable putting another 3100 or 3200# on the truck (including the weight of a hitch system of course.)That would keep me within the axle ratings and like I said as long as I'm within the axle ratings I really am not concerned with GVWR as is isn't an enforceable spec. I am also going to add the Roadmaster Active Suspension system to assist in handling and ride quality and keep the headlights out of the trees.

Just working with rough numbers here but based on what we carry with us now in our TT I would guess that there would be an additional 800 to 1000# at the outside, based on your numbers above I think I'd be good with either the Eagle or the Superlite. I can't think of a situation where I would ever load the Eagle anywhere near the 14,500# rating of that unit. Even if I throw my Honda Trail 90 (about 150#) on the back end we would be fine on weight.

Thanks

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We bought our 2012 31.5 RLTS Eagle lite in July and are really enjoying it. No problems so far. Our model has the shower within the bathroom (not in the bedroom). We previously owned a 2006 29 rks. Took a trip across country in that and it was great! We traded for the RLTS for the extra slides. We decided a slide in the bedroom was a MUST!
Good luck in your decision. You can't loose with a Jayco!!
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