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Old 07-07-2012, 10:02 PM   #21
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Hey Scott!!! Thanks for the 6 inch clearance specs! I did not know that. Havent had time to hook up, measure ans weigh yet buf plan on it next saturday
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Old 07-08-2012, 09:08 PM   #22
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In Norman, Oklahoma tonight, Fayetteville, AR tomorrow. Checked all Jayco dealers on the way and no 23.5's. Still think North Carolina will peove fruitful.
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Old 07-09-2012, 05:21 AM   #23
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Why is this model so elusive I wonder?
I've been looking for a small 5th wheel (quality was important, so Jayco it is) for over a year and wasn't able to find something suitable for the Ram so I got a TT. When I saw this Eagle SL HT 23.5 at the dealer, I had to trade. I knew that if I didn't make up my mind quickly, this little 5er would sell quickly.
How long would it take to order one?
Good luck in your search!
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Got a chance to look at the 2012 23.5 RBS last week. It had everything I was looking for except the Revolution pin box. Really good price for the 2012, but will probably pass on this one. I saw a 2013 26’ Eagle HT and the details were much more refined over the 2012. May wait until next spring and order a 2013 with the Revolution pin box. The lack of turning pin box would require a heavy slider hitch and I am looking to keep the payload within the payload capacity of my truck. A standard fifth wheel hitch will save me a hundred pounds or so of payload.

One thing I would recommend to Jayco is the installation of cabinet doors on the bedroom wall backing up top the cabinets over the sink. The cabinets over the sink are so high that the last foot or so is not easy to get to from the kitchen side. I also didn't see shelves in the 23.5 over sink cabinets. Adding the access from the bedroom would provide some additional storage in the bedroom.
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Old 08-02-2012, 08:22 PM   #25
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Got a chance to look at the 2012 23.5 RBS last week. It had everything I was looking for except the Revolution pin box. Really good price for the 2012, but will probably pass on this one. I saw a 2013 26í Eagle HT and the details were much more refined over the 2012. May wait until next spring and order a 2013 with the Revolution pin box. The lack of turning pin box would require a heavy slider hitch and I am looking to keep the payload within the payload capacity of my truck. A standard fifth wheel hitch will save me a hundred pounds or so of payload.

One thing I would recommend to Jayco is the installation of cabinet doors on the bedroom wall backing up top the cabinets over the sink. The cabinets over the sink are so high that the last foot or so is not easy to get to from the kitchen side. I also didn't see shelves in the 23.5 over sink cabinets. Adding the access from the bedroom would provide some additional storage in the bedroom.
Fantastic idea about bedroom access to kitchen cabinets! Too high to use in kitchen but from the bedroom would be perfect!
Ours is the 2013 and altho brochure quote pin weight 1159, it's 1400 .
Got it weight. And i understand about slider hitch, I've got the superglider and it weighs 250 +~
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Regarding the pin weight, was that loaded or unloaded? That’s a big difference from the published weight! I was hoping to come in around that with the loaded weight. It may sound extreme, but I intend to bumper mount (fiver bumper) both spare tires and carry only a single propane tank. We had a 20# propane tank in out last motor home and it lasted for two weeks. We have 2 -30# tanks on the TT and have not had to refill them in two years.

Those modifications should lessen the pin weight and by about 100# and increase my cargo capacity by about 100#. The result being I could feel more comfortable about payload limits. I just bought this truck to pull out TT last year and I do not want to buy another truck. It pulls the TT very well, barely know it is there. The fifth wheel will add another 1000# to the total gross vehicle weight, but I will still be way under the rated total gross weight.
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Regarding the pin weight, was that loaded or unloaded? Thatís a big difference from the published weight! I was hoping to come in around that with the loaded weight. It may sound extreme, but I intend to bumper mount (fiver bumper) both spare tires and carry only a single propane tank. We had a 20# propane tank in out last motor home and it lasted for two weeks. We have 2 -30# tanks on the TT and have not had to refill them in two years.

Those modifications should lessen the pin weight and by about 100# and increase my cargo capacity by about 100#. The result being I could feel more comfortable about payload limits. I just bought this truck to pull out TT last year and I do not want to buy another truck. It pulls the TT very well, barely know it is there. The fifth wheel will add another 1000# to the total gross vehicle weight, but I will still be way under the rated total gross weight.
Yes, tongue is weighted loaded. Also, I too am towing 1000 lbs than previous TT and am at 1400 lbs below max towing and 1000 lbs GCWR. Payload on ram sucks tho. Was nervous but it is towing fantastic!
Brochure says dry weight is 5900 and unit came in with options at 6500 and with our stuff, 6800.
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Yes, tongue is weighted loaded.....snip
For clarification, I believe that 'Boubou' is referring to his FW "pin weight loaded" is 1,400lbs..., not his prior TT tongue weight (which commonly refers to TT's, HTT's etc.).

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For clarification, I believe that 'Boubou' is referring to his FW "pin weight loaded" is 1,400lbs..., not his prior TT tongue weight (which commonly refers to TT's, HTT's etc.).

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Correct! Confusing my tongues and pins lol
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Good to hear that that is the loaded weight. I will be within payload limits of the truck when we finally place the order.
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