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Old 07-05-2013, 08:38 PM   #1
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Question 28BHBE Ground Clearance and Skid Wheels

Has anyone ever used skid wheels on their Jayco? I currently have a Coleman popup that will drag the ground upon entering my driveway. When level, the back bumper clearance is about 12 inches. If the front camper storage is not full (in other words additional weight on the hitch), the bumper drags. I'm concerned that I will have a more significant issue was the Jayco, but wanted to know some experiences of others and if anyone has used skid wheels. Also, any information on the ground clearance for the 28BHBE would be appreciated. Thanks!!!!
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Old 07-06-2013, 09:59 AM   #2
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I had a Coleman Laramie (that my son has now) and it would not clear my driveway if I approached it straight on. To get it to clear, I had to approach the driveway at an angle and as soon as the first wheel lifted up onto the driveway from the street, turn the trailer and continue up the driveway. My driveway is "pie shaped"- from the street, it starts out as a single but widens to a double. As long as you don't have a retaining wall or some other object(s) at the start of your driveway, you could probably do the same thing.

Unfortunately, it's impossible to use the same technique with the 29' Jayco and it's long rear overhang. By the time one of the tandems reached the driveway the back of the TT would be into a wall. I have to park it in front of the house when I bring it home- to the dismay of the neighbors and anyone else who has to turn around in the cul-de-sac where we live. It's can become a driving test for any vehicle with a wide turning radius.
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Old 07-08-2013, 10:31 AM   #3
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I have a 2013 28BHBE, it will sit much higher than your popup. I have a gravel driveway, so these measurements are not exact, but should be close-
Bottom of bumper to ground: 22-23 inches
Bottom of rear stabilizer jacks to ground: 16-17 inches
Bottom of sewer outlet to ground (sewer outlet is about halfway between back wheel and bumper): 13-14 inches

Hope this helps!
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