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Old 03-02-2023, 12:58 AM   #21
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Day 1 of 5 week trip to Maine. Full water, fuel, 4x 70lb ebikes, 5 family, 2 German Shepherds, two weeks of food/beverages, portable genset, other toys, big tool set, etc.

I'm way more than what I can see others have posted here but I'm still wellunder on all axles and 2340 under GVWR as well as 7960 below GCWR.

Costs me in fuel though, 7.8 avg at 63 - 65 mph from coastal Virginia to Lubec Maine and back. You guys generally post better MPG's than that.

Steer - 8680

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Old 03-02-2023, 06:33 PM   #22
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Front 8,000
Rear 18,600
Toad 4,400

Total 31,000
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Old 03-04-2023, 02:21 PM   #23
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Last family trip was loaded for 2 weeks, full water tank(harvest hosts), wife and son and aluminum open trailer with trackhawk. We’ve done close to 7,000 miles with this setup.

Front 7,900
Rear 19,540
Trailer 7,860
Combined 35,300

Last trip I picked up new Intech enclosed 28ft trailer and this happened on the way home. Trailer was empty at 6,580 lbs with 1,100 lb tongue weight.

Since then I have installed a curt 20,000 lb, 2,000 lb tongue weight, weld on hitch.
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Old 03-04-2023, 03:35 PM   #24
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Last family trip was loaded for 2 weeks, full water tank(harvest hosts), wife and son and aluminum open trailer with trackhawk. We’ve done close to 7,000 miles with this setup.

Front 7,900
Rear 19,540
Trailer 7,860
Combined 35,300

Last trip I picked up new Intech enclosed 28ft trailer and this happened on the way home. Trailer was empty at 6,580 lbs with 1,100 lb tongue weight.

Since then I have installed a curt 20,000 lb, 2,000 lb tongue weight, weld on hitch.

This is about the 4th time I have read that the factory 12k Curt hitch has failed, not even close to hauling the maximum rating. Did you notify Curt or Jayco about the faulty hitch? This is the reason I upgraded my hitch too.
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Old 03-04-2023, 07:37 PM   #25
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Last family trip was loaded for 2 weeks, full water tank(harvest hosts), wife and son and aluminum open trailer with trackhawk. We’ve done close to 7,000 miles with this setup.

Front 7,900
Rear 19,540
Trailer 7,860
Combined 35,300

Last trip I picked up new Intech enclosed 28ft trailer and this happened on the way home. Trailer was empty at 6,580 lbs with 1,100 lb tongue weight.

Since then I have installed a curt 20,000 lb, 2,000 lb tongue weight, weld on hitch.

I was just getting ready to start a new post on this. I have a 2022 37K with the factory 12K hitch. Today I was getting ready to hook up my 28ft aluminum ATC trailer and the hole for the 5/8 hitch pin has got some distortion around it and the finish is cracked off.
The coach has 5700 miles on it. Has towed this ATC with car weighing a total of 8500lbs twice around 3K miles total and flat towed my 2017 Jeep Rubicon 3 times around 1K total.
Guess I will have to upgrade my hitch before I leave next week.

Curious which model you bought?
I found the Curt 15800 series 20K trailer weight with a 2700lb tongue weight is a direct bolt on with a 2 1/2 shank size.

They also have Curt 15400 that is 2" shank size, 17K trailer weight and 2500lb tongue weight.
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I just realized I was typing from a tablet and it changed the "buy" to "bought"!!!
Curious to which hitch you bought to replace the cracked one.
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Old 03-05-2023, 11:10 PM   #27
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Good to know. We did about 20k miles last year pulling about 10k, didn't notice anything with the hitch but will be inspecting closer and looking into upgrading. Has anyone measured their tongue weight? I'm not even sure how unless they make a gauge for it?
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I usually run around 1000-1200 tongue weight. I use a WeighSafe hitch and I also have a Sherline Tongue Weight Scale.

https://www.weigh-safe.com/ball-mounts/

https://www.sherline.com/product/she...e/#description
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Weigh-safe looks ideal. We like to pack a lot. Thanks!
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Weigh-safe looks ideal. We like to pack a lot. Thanks!
They work great, been using on my pickup since they first came out. It’s nice if you can be flexible with your trailer loading to adjust the tongue weight.
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I did contact jayco. After two weeks of them trying to determine if they installed it or morryde did, it was determined they did. They reimbursed me for the new curt hitch but not the install labor. C87CR model which is 20,000 lbs and 2,000 tongue. It is weld in which is only downside if you can’t weld.
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I run the Gen-Y torsion hitch, it improved the ride when I towed with my dually, but I don’t notice much of a difference with motorhome. It has a crude weigh scale on it, basically green is good, red is no good. I also used my Sherline to get a feel for the gen-y scale. Beware the Sherline read high by 200 lbs when I checked it with my race car digital scales.
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