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Old 01-22-2021, 08:31 AM   #1
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Jayco Eagle 355 MBQS weight

Anyone have any real world scale numbers on the 355 MBQS?

Thinking of canceling the North Point 377 order and going with the Eagle to save weight.
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Old 01-22-2021, 09:38 AM   #2
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Anyone have any real world scale numbers on the 355 MBQS?

Thinking of canceling the North Point 377 order and going with the Eagle to save weight.
Here's my weight ticket soon after getting our 355 mbqs. The hitch weight was over 31 00 lb even though the book says it's 2500. This is with a 2018 ram 3500 srw, I had a full 60 gallon auxiliary tank in the truck bed along with a full 32 gallon fuel truck tank, and a hard folding tonneau cover.
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Did you buy chance weight the truck without the camper?

Those numbers look pretty good considering the extra 420 Lbs. of fuels plus the weight of the tank.

Thanks for sharing
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Here it is unloaded. GVWR is 12,300 for my Ram.
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I have weighed mine a couple of times, I will try to remember to post them this weekend.
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Old 01-23-2021, 09:29 AM   #6
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This was on my way to St Joe, MI last year.

Steer axle: 5580
Drive axle: 7360
Trailer Axle: 10,580

Total axle: 23,520

16 Ram CC, DRW, CTD, 4WD fully loaded with fuel, me - wife - 2 kids. 17 355 MBQS everything for a week including full fridge and 3 bikes on rear.
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This was on my way to St Joe, MI last year.

Steer axle: 5580
Drive axle: 7360
Trailer Axle: 10,580

Total axle: 23,520

16 Ram CC, DRW, CTD, 4WD fully loaded with fuel, me - wife - 2 kids. 17 355 MBQS everything for a week including full fridge and 3 bikes on rear.
Do you who the empty weight to calculate pin?

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Do you who the empty weight to calculate pin?

Thanks for sharing
No, I donít, but I can go to a. Cat scale and get it. I only weigh everything together for insurance reasons. If I was to be in an accident State Farm couldnít claim I was overloaded for my truck.
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OK, not sure exactly what you are trying to get to, but here is a bunch of data.

The gross weight on the 355MBQS is 14,995 and I would recommend sizing your tow vehicle for that weight. Between all the things you will put in the trailer plus fluid weights, sooner or later you will hit that weight. For a pin weight you should expect 20% to 25% of that weight and that is around 3,000 to 3,500 pounds. I would recommend you plan on another 1,000 pounds for your tow vehicle capacity to account for the hitch, driver, passengers, tools and other stuff, therefore, your tow vehicle needs a cargo capacity of 4,000 to 4,500 pounds. In case you don't know this, cargo capacity will determine how heavy a fifth wheel you can tow, with fifth wheel towing you will always run out of tow vehicle cargo capacity before you run out of tow capacity. For a 15,000 pound fifth wheel I recommend a dually, there may be single rear wheel trucks with over 4,000 pounds of cargo capacity but a dually will be more stable and safer and have more cargo capacity than a single rear wheel version of the same model.

Keep in mind the brochure weight and pin weight for a trailer is completely stripped down and without options and your trailer will be heavier. The catalog dry weight for mine was 12,155 and the actual factory weight on the yellow sticker was 12,887. I wish I had weighed it when I first got it because I have some reason to believe that factory weight may be lower than the trailer actually weighed.

On a CAT scale I have weighed it twice loaded up for trips (although with only me in the truck and some last minute food not in the trailer yet):

These numbers are for June 2020 and October 2020 weighing's:

Steer axle 5,120 and 5,200
Drive axle 7,320 and 7,320
Trailer Axle 11,280 and 11,480

Then I dropped the trailer and weighed the truck:

Steer Axle 5,160 and 5,200
Drive Axle 4,080 and 4,260

Calculated weights are:

Pin weight 3,200 and 3,060
Trailer 14,480 and 14,540
Truck without trailer 9,240 and 9,460
Truck with trailer 12,440 and 12,520

My truck GVWR is 13,000 and the trailer is 14,995, so I have 480 pounds available in the truck and 515 and 455 pounds available in the trailer.

Again, please keep in mind that these weights were all with Me in the truck and no one else, on a trip I would normally have passengers and some other gear in the truck and would likely use most of the 480 pounds available weight in the truck and some of the trailer weight. I have a 2018 GMC 3500 Crew Cab Turbo Diesel Dually with 4,400 pounds of cargo capacity, I have actually considered upgrading to the 2021 that would have 5,400 pounds of cargo capacity, my experience is a I always want more cargo capacity.

I think the reason the second trailer weighing had a higher trailer weight but lower pin weight is because I fixed an issue with my black tank not emptying and that eliminated a couple hundred pounds of weight under the basement near the nose and therefore was mostly on the pin.

I hope this gets you what you need.
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No, I donít, but I can go to a. Cat scale and get it. I only weigh everything together for insurance reasons. If I was to be in an accident State Farm couldnít claim I was overloaded for my truck.
Thank you, but no need. I've already decided that I'm not buying a 5th of that size right now. See my other post.

Thanks for your help!
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OK, so not sure exactly what you are trying to get to, but here is a bunch of data.


I hope this gets you what you need.

Thank you! After weighing my truck and doing countless hours of research I am not buy a 15K+ Fifth Wheel.


I know a lot more now than I did a week ago.

Thank you all for your responses.

I feel like I am an expect in RAM capacity now. I am going to have a conversation with RAM. Thier Specs are BS.

While I am confident that the Truck and Parts can handle the weight, it just won't be legal.

My truck has a tow capacity of 24K, but it is impossible to achieve those numbers with only 3620 payload.

Marketing at it's finest.
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Thank you! After weighing my truck and doing countless hours of research I am not buy a 15K+ Fifth Wheel.


I know a lot more now than I did a week ago.

Thank you all for your responses.

I feel like I am an expect in RAM capacity now. I am going to have a conversation with RAM. Thier Specs are BS.

While I am confident that the Truck and Parts can handle the weight, it just won't be legal.

My truck has a tow capacity of 24K, but it is impossible to achieve those numbers with only 3620 payload.

Marketing at it's finest.
Tow capacity is a marketing number and rarely matters in the real world, that is true for every automotive manufacturer. I believe they all use the same standard for determining it.

Iím glad you did your research and didnít end up in an unsafe situation.
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