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Old 04-14-2013, 10:22 AM   #11
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For discussion reference, here are the published spec's on the 2008 Eagle 355FBHS:

Weights
Unloaded Vehicle Weight 11,165 lbs
Dry Hitch Weight 2,290 lbs
Gross Vehicle Weight 14,500 lbs
Cargo Carrying Capacity 3,335 lbs

Measurements
Exterior Length 38' 5"
Exterior Height with A/C 157"
Bedroom Interior Height 77"

Tank Capacities
Fresh Water Capacity 46 gals, includes water heater
Gray Wastewater Capacity 80 gals
Toilet/Black Wastewater Capacity 35 gals

If it were my FW, I would be looking at a one ton for the added TV GVWR/Payload Capacity because of the potential "loaded" pin weight. I would guess that in 2008 the actual "ship weight" had to be around 11,600lbs, so a modest ready to camp weight of 12,800lbs (tanks empty) IMO is realistic.., then figure 15% to 25% for the loaded pin weight (depends on one's loading habits), most tow at a 20% minimum. Hitch and TV cargo weight also go against the TV payload.

Just thinking out loud.....

Bob
You are right Ive decided on the 3500 (1 ton) now its down to SRW or DRW. prob do the DRW but keeping option for SRW if price is too good to pass up. Thanks for all the Advice from all the experienced RVers here on Jayco Forum.
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Should have no problems

You should have no problem with the truck you want to pull with. I pull a RLTS Jayco Designer with a F250 Super duty Lariat Turbo diesel. With no problems. I would have got a F350 but just could not afford one. You really can't have to much truck. Bigger is better. Just My Opinion
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Old 04-20-2013, 07:01 PM   #13
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Update. Found the truck. 2008 3500HD DRW. Pick up next week. :hihi:
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That's great! Enjoy!
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Sounds like a great TV/FW combination!
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You've got a great combo with that 3500, although, my 2003 2500 Duramax/Allison shortbed SRW pulls, and stops our 2013 365BHS without 2nd thoughts. However, if I was pulling it all of the time, I would personally have a 3500 DRW.
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Sounds like a great TV/FW combination!
We are very excited. Kids and wife already made reservations at the campground. It's funny when you are used to camping and take a year or more off you really miss it. I had relocated and had to sell my Jayco and TV. But glad to be back in the lifestyle. What a great experience for the kids. Daughter is almost 21 and remember her camping making mud pies while setting under the awning relaxing in the ocean breeze, you Can't do that in a high rise condo complex. Safe travels to all!
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