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Old 03-22-2018, 02:51 PM   #1
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2018 324BHTS- pick it up tomorrow!

Well...after a ton of use and life out of my 2001 Qwest 28BH, it was time to upgrade.
I spent way too much time comparing RV's and going back and forth.

In the end, based on how well my 01' treated me, and the bunkhouse floorplans, I put my name on a 2018 324BHTS today. Every option aside from auto level and Sanicon....I think.

Pretty excited for the massive upgrade from what we had. We are a family of 3 that uses our trailer probably 75 nights a year, majority of that here in TX at the Red River Motorcycle Trails.

Ready to do the swap of all of our gear, and prep for a 4 day weekend in it over Easter!!!

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Congrats on the new rig


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Old 03-22-2018, 09:18 PM   #4
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Anyone have feedback on the outside grill? The one that goes in place of the two burners that slide into the outside kitchen?

I got that option, hoping I can stop carrying my separate Weber Q200 and stand.

We don't do filets, mainly burgers and cheesy brats and toast some buns now and then.

Just curious if it works ok or a joke...always can go either way on items like this.
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Congrats!

I looked at one of those trailers too, but I thought it would be taxing my F150 too much.

I have the same truck as you, but in the end decided on the 28BHKS.

Let us know how the F150 handles it. Power wise, you'll have no issues with the Ecoboost, but I'm curious how your truck handles that beast!
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Yes, congrats! We've toured a couple 324BHTS's---very nice floorplan. The rear bunk/entertainment area is a nice feature set, especially for kids.

Have to agree with Quantum, probably going to have watch how you load it--especially with a 1/2-ton. We have the smaller, 750 lb. lighter, 306RKDS and tow it with a 1-ton SRW diesel. Doesn't take much gear near the tongue/bedroom/basement area (like extra batteries) to push the tongue weight north of 1,500 lbs. Obviously, we don't have any payload concerns with a 1-ton. But, our CAT V 2.5" receiver is only rated for 1,700 lbs., so we do have to watch the tongue weight. I believe the F150's receiver is rated for 1,200 lbs. (with a WDH).

Enjoy! Safe travels!
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Congrats!

I looked at one of those trailers too, but I thought it would be taxing my F150 too much.

I have the same truck as you, but in the end decided on the 28BHKS.

Let us know how the F150 handles it. Power wise, you'll have no issues with the Ecoboost, but I'm curious how your truck handles that beast!
Well...its pushing it I am sure but 90% of what we do is a 60 mile trip from home to a large ATV park here in TX. If I was going longer distances and up and over passes, no way I would have gone with this size. We can fill with water at the park, so I tow empty of water, etc.

I am a tad lucky, I work for Ford corporate, and can spec out my trucks every year, so that makes it nice. I just can't put a ball/plate in the bed so had to stay bumper pull.

The 18' F-150's I "think" have better rear leaf's or bushings or both. My 19' handled my 01' TONS better than my 15/16/17's did.
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Ohh and I like the rear receiver for the reasons you guys point out.

If I can put one cooler back there on a carrier, it will offset a tad of the nose load. :-)
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. . . We can fill with water at the park, so I tow empty of water, etc. . . .
If the FW tank on the 324BHTS is in the rear like some of the other bumper-pull Jayco Eagle HT's, then placing some water in the FW tank can reduce your tongue weight several hundred lbs. Tongue weight (not tow weight) is going to be your primary concern towing with your F150. Again, nice trailer! Enjoy!
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