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Old 11-04-2015, 06:40 PM   #11
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The tow/haul works great on the truck, but it's a little much when going down steep hills. It will drop to 2nd gear, then I turn it off and use the manual buttons and put it in third.
If it wasn't for the tow/haul I would have a heck of a time stopping, and really be wearing the brakes down fast. I have 75k and replace the fronts twice and the backs once.
The 6.7 has no trouble pulling....and towing 600 miles the dash mpg only dropped 1 mpg. My old 6.0 and 6.4 would easily drop 5-7mpg.
It does use a lot of DEF though when towing
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Old 11-04-2015, 06:56 PM   #12
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The tow/haul works great on the truck, but it's a little much when going down steep hills. It will drop to 2nd gear, then I turn it off and use the manual buttons and put it in third.
If it wasn't for the tow/haul I would have a heck of a time stopping, and really be wearing the brakes down fast. I have 75k and replace the fronts twice and the backs once.
The 6.7 has no trouble pulling....and towing 600 miles the dash mpg only dropped 1 mpg. My old 6.0 and 6.4 would easily drop 5-7mpg.
It does use a lot of DEF though when towing
Good to know! Thanks a million!
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Old 11-04-2015, 08:42 PM   #13
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We had our first maiden voyage this weekend with my daughter and I and let me just say that this 5th wheel is completely amazing. After hooking up and unhooking a few time around the house, I kinda of figured out all the ins and outs of most of the features on the fifth wheel.

Ground control 3.0 after a few times of setting up around the house I have figured out two important things. First getting the trailer close to level side to side is important for instance when I parked it in my back yard in the same place it would not level successfully without any leveling blocks under entry door side. So today when we came home from our trip I put the leveling blocks two high on the entry door side to level it which then gave me a successful level. Also I was putting the X chokes in between the wheels before leveling which I think it was hindering the the system while it was trying to level so I just used your standard wheel chokes in front and behind the wheel which lead me to the 2nd important thing was not to insert the x chokes until the unit auto leveled. So when I got to the campground on Friday I pulled in checked the level from side to side and it was good so I put the wheel chokes in and hit auto level and first try successful level and then inserted the X chokes. So get as level as possible before hitting auto level and don't use X chokes until the unit has the successful auto level.

Keyless entry, mine has worked flawlessly for me. As long as you wake the system up by pushing on the keypad to the right of the numbers it worked every time.

A/C units kept the unit at a cool 70 degrees the whole time we were there while the bedroom unit only ran a few times. (Temps were @90 yesterday)

Fit and finish on the unit was pretty much perfect whether it came from Jayco that way or my dealer did an excellent job prepping the unit or both. No marks, loose screws, or wood shaving laying around.

Only a few minor things that I will comment on are; the overhead bunk should of use struts to raise and lower the bunk like our eagle TT we had and they should have used something similar on the cabinet doors that lifted up as they would not stay up when you open them. Last thing is I wish it had a little bigger awning or a double awning. On Jayco's website it shows that the awning goes back past the middle slide where the frig and stove bump out and all the ones that I have seen just go to the left of the main entry door including ours.

I am using a Pullrite super glide hitch and love it and now just got use to it finding that once you raise the pin off the hitch is to get back in the truck and just back up a bit to release the pressure off the pin so it easily releases. Before I was finding it hard to release because I didn't release the pressure off the pin.

Finally my truck pulls the unit great and it sits level when it is all loaded up! All I can say is that we are completely satisfied with Jayco and our dealer Rhone's!!

This was a little write up on ours, we love and if you have any specific questions feel free to ask.
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Old 11-04-2015, 08:44 PM   #14
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Definitely would recommend nothing less than a one ton diesel truck to pull it. Dry pin weight is @2600 lbs which rules out a 3/4 ton.
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Old 11-04-2015, 09:06 PM   #15
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I definitely agree. I had a great deal on a gasser 2500HD but I couldn't do it with the specs. I don't plan on towing long distances, and ND isn't exactly known for its hills, so I thought I could get by with a 3/4ton. Everyone I talked to said it would pull it but I'd be running at 4500-5000rpm just to maintain 55-60mph. I ended up going with a 2012 F-350 6.7 CCLB.

Klassic mentioned the Ford brake controller sucks but how about with your 14?
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Definitely would recommend nothing less than a one ton diesel truck to pull it. Dry pin weight is @2600 lbs which rules out a 3/4 ton.
Thank you for the feedback, it is greatly appreciated!!

Question on towing -Do you have either Timbrens or airbags or is your truck stock? We are thinking we should probably get one or the other, just haven't decided which.
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Klassic mentioned the Ford brake controller sucks but how about with your 14?
It is set at 10 and does a decent job you just have to monitor your following distance.
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It is set at 10 and does a decent job you just have to monitor your following distance.
If I could I would want mine set at 12.
10 is a little to lite.

My beef is I had an '06 set at 7 and an '09 set at 7. The braking was perfect.
My 2012 I'm set at 10 and it isn't enough. Why would they make it worse.

Yes.. You need to becareful with your distance and be able to squeeze the slider when braking semi hard.
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I'll start with the unit. We ordered ours within the first few months of this new model being offered. Overall we love it as it meets every want and need. Only downside are the slide mechs that are Schwintec. I have had a few issues with wires breaking and sync under the first year of ownership that were annoying. You must follow a specific sequence to keep them in line or it can be a headache. Just press and hold the buttons 3 seconds longer after the slides bed and that keeps them happy.

As for towing I had a 03 F350 DRWCC 6.0 and it squat 3+ inches which then I added airbags to. Recently I upgraded to the TV in signature and that only sinks and inch. Night and day the spring package difference between the 2 as well as power.

Fully loaded my pin in 3200# based on the cat scale. I am going to re arrange some stuff this spring and reweigh to see if any changes occur. It's hard since all the 5th wheels have storage foward.

I like having 4 under the pin for both stability and incase of a tire issue. Late model trucks overall ratings have been significantly increased, but this also depends on the rear axle ratio you have in your TV. 3.43's would probably struggle a little with this weight, where 4.10's would make for a nice experience. What rear do you have?

Get a Mor Ryde pin when you order it as well.
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If I could I would want mine set at 12.
10 is a little to lite.

My beef is I had an '06 set at 7 and an '09 set at 7. The braking was perfect.
My 2012 I'm set at 10 and it isn't enough. Why would they make it worse.

Yes.. You need to becareful with your distance and be able to squeeze the slider when braking semi hard.
Put an exhaust brake Mod on your TV and don't look back. It is a whole new world of stopping power.

Also if you tell Ford of the issue maybe they can design a flash for it. Sounds like enough of you are having the issue with decreased power.
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