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Old 08-20-2013, 09:29 PM   #1
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2013 Jayco Flight 29RLDS

Hello out there. My wife and I are about to upgrade our travel trailer to a Jayco 29RLDS. This is quite a bit bigger ( and better ) than our current 22 foot KZ Sportsman trailer. We would appreciate any advice on usage or towing. We live in central Texas.

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Old 08-21-2013, 08:03 AM   #2
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Ours is about a thousand pounds heavier and tows very smoothly. But my TV is a tad larger. Keep in mind your tongue weight is going to be quite a bit more than the spec's 955#, so you might want spring bars above a thousand pounds. Our storage is all up front so a lot of that weight adds to TW. I found other Tundras pulling good size trailers. http://www.tundratalk.net/forums/tun...-capacity.html
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Old 08-21-2013, 04:31 PM   #3
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Towing our 2013 29 RLDS with 2009 Nissan Titan Pro 4X off road. Very manageable. However it took some getting used to from 2007 23 FB
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Do you have tow mirrors installed on your Tundra? If not, I highly suggest a set.
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Old 08-22-2013, 10:46 AM   #5
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I went from a G2 23FB to a 29RLDS 2012. I pull it with a Nissan Armada, no problem at all. The Armada is wide enough I don't even use my add on mirrors. The 29RLDS trails great. I have mine in the shop now the wheels on the left were throwing grease, turns out they were over packed from the factory, or so the dealer said. Now I'm waiting on a new pantry door, one of mine is warped so they ordered a new one.
A few things I noticed it doesn't come with a cover for the stove, and also it doesn't have hub covers for the wheels, which my lesser 08 Ga2 came with. On our first trip out I noticed the shower leaked from under the door and that was fixed at the dealer. And check out the bathroom sink, I had to put a strainer in mine since there is a big open hole without a cross bar to stop anything you drop from going down. All in all it is a great trailer and we love it.
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Old 08-22-2013, 11:10 AM   #6
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snip....... We would appreciate any advice on usage or towing.....snip
I would take your Tundra to a CAT scale and weigh it under simulated loaded conditions (full fuel, passengers, cargo, etc.) for camping. Subtract the CAT scale weight from the your Tundra's specified GVWR (located on driver's door), the remaining weight is what you have for the TT's loaded tongue weight and any other TV weight not accounted for at the CAT scale.

This way you know what your specific TV can handle under loaded conditions.

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Thanks for the great advice. We picked up the Jayco on Friday, along with a Equal-i-zer hitch. Towed home via highway, being passed at 80 mph semis and buses. Some wind push as they went by but not too bad. No sway. Tundra pulls the 29RLDS just fine. First camping use will be Labor Day weekend. Tundra mirrors work just fine. Stove and hub covers provided, along with a bathroom sink strainer.
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We continue to enjoy our 320RLDS and find the Equalizer does a good job. I hope your unit is as well put together as ours was.
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We have our first camping trip with the new trailer over the past weekend. Exceeded our expectations. Very nice layout and easy to set up and operate. Real mattress a huge improvement over the foam one in our old Sportsman.
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Thanks for the great advice. We picked up the Jayco on Friday, along with a Equal-i-zer hitch. Towed home via highway, being passed at 80 mph semis and buses. Some wind push as they went by but not too bad. No sway. Tundra pulls the 29RLDS just fine. First camping use will be Labor Day weekend. Tundra mirrors work just fine. Stove and hub covers provided, along with a bathroom sink strainer.
You were pulling at 80mph?
If so, that's about 20mph too much IMHO. Do a search on tires to learn more.
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