Jayco RV Owners Forum
 


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 11-02-2011, 08:09 AM   #41
Site Team
 
Crabman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Virginia`s Eastern Shore
Posts: 14,654
"Here are my pictures. I'm relieved that I don't have the older tubular style."



But as stated earlier and your pics verify, the max tongue weight on that hitch is 1,000 lbs. Your tongue weight with a loaded 32 BHDS will easily surpass 1,000 lbs.
__________________

__________________
2017 Coachmen Catalina 283RKS
2004 Chevy 2500 HD CC 6.0l
2010 Jayflight 28BHS (sold)
Crabman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2011, 08:22 AM   #42
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 19
Dry weight it "states" 1,050 lbs. for the 2012 32BHDS. Like I said, once I have it "in-hand" and loaded up, I will take the actual weights and adjust from there.
__________________

DSS597 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2011, 10:30 AM   #43
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: South Central Ohio
Posts: 216
Just curious Lee, when you replaced your hitch how did you mount the plug? I see that you have a new bracket shrink wrapped to the new hitch, where did you mount it? Were you able to reuse the GM plug or did you have to disconnect it and go with an aftermarket one? When I've looked at mine, I don't see a way to mount the GM plug in an aftermarket bracket.
jwstewar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2011, 10:52 AM   #44
Site Team
 
Crabman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Virginia`s Eastern Shore
Posts: 14,654
I just drilled a few holes in the bottom of the bumper and mounted it there. I used the same plug and harness that came with the truck, I think I had to alter it a little to fit in the new mount with some screws, but it was no big deal. There are several different mounting options including drilling a hole in the bumper and through mounting it there for a cleaner look. But I was not concerned so much about that.
Attached Thumbnails
Summer Fall 2011 023.jpg   Summer Fall 2011 024.jpg  
__________________
2017 Coachmen Catalina 283RKS
2004 Chevy 2500 HD CC 6.0l
2010 Jayflight 28BHS (sold)
Crabman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2011, 11:14 AM   #45
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: South Central Ohio
Posts: 216
Looks good. That is one thing I liked about the factory setup, it looked really nice. I like how on the newer trucks the plug is up in the bumper by the plate, but I wonder if there are any problems with the cord reaching far enough. I don't like how the plug is located on our Suburban. In order to remove my locking pin, I have to open the cover of the plug to have enough remove to remove it, I put the pin through the other way, I have trouble locking it because of the plug being in the way.

Does the chicken help lighten the load on the tires?
jwstewar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2011, 12:51 PM   #46
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 67
Quote:
Originally Posted by jwstewar View Post
On a 2500 the hitch is rated for 1500 lbs tongue weight with a WD.
The hitch is rated for 1000 lbs tongue weight. The sticker next to the receiver has this limit. The owners manual is referencing a 15% tongue weight incorrectly.
Dadof4Girls is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2011, 01:05 PM   #47
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: South Central Ohio
Posts: 216
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dadof4Girls View Post
The hitch is rated for 1000 lbs tongue weight. The sticker next to the receiver has this limit. The owners manual is referencing a 15% tongue weight incorrectly.
He only has a 1500, thus the 1000 tongue weight.

This is the quote from the owner manual copied and pasted:

Quote:
The trailer tongue weight (A) should be 10 percent
to 15 percent of the total loaded trailer weight, up to
a maximum of 600 lbs (272 kg) with a weight
carrying hitch. The trailer tongue weight (A) should
be 10 percent to 15 percent of the total loaded
trailer weight, up to a maximum of 1,000 lbs
(453 kg) for the 1500 series and up to a maximum
of 1,500 lbs (680 kg) for the 2500 series with a
weight distributing hitch.
Thus I stand by my statement that a 2500 series Yukon/Suburban can carry 1500 lbs with a WD hitch.

Just looked at a 2011 manual and here are the new numbers:

Vehicle Series Hitch Type
Maximum Tongue
Weight
1500 Weight Carrying 272 kg (600 lbs)
2500 Weight Carrying 453 kg (1,000 lbs)
1500 Weight Distributing 499 kg (1,100 lbs)
2500 Weight Distributing 680 kg (1,500 lbs)

Here is the link for the Suburban (same as Yukon): http://www.chevrolet.com/assets/pdf/...2k11tahsub.pdf It is page 9-85 in the paper book or 369 in the PDF I've linked to.
jwstewar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2011, 07:51 PM   #48
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 67
Quote:
Originally Posted by jwstewar View Post
He only has a 1500, thus the 1000 tongue weight.

This is the quote from the owner manual copied and pasted:



Thus I stand by my statement that a 2500 series Yukon/Suburban can carry 1500 lbs with a WD hitch.

Just looked at a 2011 manual and here are the new numbers:

Vehicle Series Hitch Type
Maximum Tongue
Weight
1500 Weight Carrying 272 kg (600 lbs)
2500 Weight Carrying 453 kg (1,000 lbs)
1500 Weight Distributing 499 kg (1,100 lbs)
2500 Weight Distributing 680 kg (1,500 lbs)

Here is the link for the Suburban (same as Yukon): http://www.chevrolet.com/assets/pdf/...2k11tahsub.pdf It is page 9-85 in the paper book or 369 in the PDF I've linked to.
I have talked to the engineer, and the 1500 lb rating is incorrect in the owners manual. The sticker attached to the hitch, even on the 2500, is correct. That is 1000lb tongue limit. They were supposed to correct the owners manual to be consistent with the actual sticker.
Dadof4Girls is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2011, 08:45 PM   #49
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 19
Sounds like a class action lawsuit against GM.

Seriously though, this is why it's so tough to nail this type of information down; so much misinformation.

That's why I said before I'm just going to wait until I have all of the extras on the rig, and then do all of the different individual weights.

It really is only the true way to know. And of course hearing from peoples' "actual" experience with a similar configuration.
DSS597 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-03-2011, 06:36 AM   #50
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: South Central Ohio
Posts: 216
Something seems strange with that. If it were wrong and GM knows about it, they would have to issue a recall. This would be a major liability for them if someone were to put 1500 lbs on it and it were to break. Heck, they recall my Silverado to put a sticker on the front brake calipers that said do not let the caliper hang by the rubber hose.
__________________

jwstewar is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Virginia State Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:00 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2002-2016 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.