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Old 08-11-2015, 06:56 AM   #1
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2016 WhiteHawks - More Weight= Dissapointment

I ordered a 2016 Whitehawk 28dsbh and was dissapointed that the weight increased 700lbs from 5500 on the 2015 model to 6200lbs on the 2016. I have a 2007 Silverado with 5.3l 3.73 rear end with a tow rating of 7600lbs. Dealer says I am good to go with the truck I have but I am a bit nervous to purchase the trailer because I feel i am pushing the upper limits of my truck's capability. The trailer is at the dealer, waiting for us to pick it up however no paperworkas been signed.

I am dissapointed with the weight increase for the 2016's. Any of you feel the same way? Would you purchase this trailer with my set up?

I am bummed out!
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Old 08-11-2015, 07:57 AM   #2
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I would be hesitant. You will definitely be at one of your limits and will not make for a comfortable ride. Don't believe the dealer. They want to sell you a travel trailer.

Check this post out. The original poster is in the same boat as you except her limit is 7700.

https://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/f7...150-29642.html
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Old 08-11-2015, 08:12 AM   #3
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I saw that as well. The Whitehawks hit that half ton truck weight just right in previous models. I think I am going to have to back out.
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Old 08-11-2015, 09:02 AM   #4
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We had the same problem. Lucky for us my wife liked the 23mbh. Not saying that is what you should get just that there are some out there that could work
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Old 08-11-2015, 10:38 AM   #5
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Our 2014 came in at 6000 from the factory, as-equipped. Based on 5455 from the spec. Add another 500 too.
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Old 08-11-2015, 11:31 AM   #6
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Yea you would be close with family and gear. Unless you can limit what you bring. Get it take it easy, load lite then possibly look into a heavier truck. I usually like when they add weight to me I feel there building it with better material. Don't think I'm telling you to overload your truck just bring essentials then buy food and things you need when get there. It's a tough decision. Jayco does make lighter trailers. Good luck
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Old 08-11-2015, 11:43 AM   #7
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It seems they are now using 5/8 plywood for the floors which may explain some of the weight increase. But that`s a good thing, IMO.

From the Whitehawk standards and options page;

Standard Exterior Equipment
Aerodynamic, rounded front profile with front diamond plate
Deluxe graphics package
TuffShell vacuum-bonded, laminated side, rear & front walls including slide walls
Magnum Truss Roof System with one-piece seamless DiFlex II material
5/8” tongue-in-groove plywood decked flooring
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Old 08-11-2015, 01:47 PM   #8
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When did you order your White Hawk? The 2016 specs are known for a while...
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Old 08-11-2015, 03:24 PM   #9
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It appears that even the 2014-15 were delivered at 6000lbs so 6200lb isnt too far off. When I ordered it there was conflicting reports of what the weights actually were. Some dealers were showing 2015 weights and others were 6300lbs. So until I actually received the unit, I didn't really know what the weight was going to be. I also wasn't obligated to buy it either.

From what I have read, the 28dsbh has been an excellent unit for a half ton truck for which attracted me to a Whitehawk anyways.
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I think it was around May/June. Jayco had not released any brochures at that time.
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