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Old 05-08-2011, 05:27 PM   #11
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snip........ I'm thinking the tt loaded and including about 1/2 tank of water ran around 7000-7100lbs (sorry don't have those numbers with me right now) with our tt loaded to go camping for just a week with food, etc, and kids along with their 'stuff'......snip
I agree, with the G2 29BHS once you bring "kids" and "water" into the weight equation it doesn't take long for the TT loaded weight to close in on the TT's GVWR.

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Old 05-08-2011, 05:35 PM   #12
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Thank you for the the warm welcome.

Second, thank you for the quick and well-informed opinions and responses based on authentic experiences and research.

We traded in our old Jayco trailer (2010 24 FBS) in the fall and upgraded to a 29BHS. The service manager told me I did not need a different hitch system to tow this new trailer but I would seem that 800 LBS is a bit lite. So, now, do I buy an air bag system to compensate the difference or just get a new EQ system. Either way I will have to purchase something and the question would be which one of these will make the most significant difference?

I should touch base with the dealer again tomorrow.
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Old 05-08-2011, 05:42 PM   #13
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I have to say though: Jayco has been awesome.

We purchased a Jayco Tent Trailer in 2007 and used that for a couple of years and then we bought last spring (March 2010) a new Jayflight 24FBS. We used it for 6 months (45 days camping in it). However, every time we took it out something went wrong. So many issues, to many to list, so eventually, our dealer suggested just returning it and gave us the purchase price minus $900. WOW! There was no expectation to purchase something from them (Voyager RV in Winfield, BC) but we did anyway. They were incredible.

We love the floor plan of the 29BHS and the kids love the bunk system.
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Old 05-08-2011, 06:03 PM   #14
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Is that installed or just for the Timbens?
Just for the Timbrens, I ordered them from etrailer and installed them myself. Installation is easy. They replace the overload rub piece on the frame, and rest on the axles when loaded. When empty, they do not touch the axle so unloaded ride is unaffected. I wanted a little more weight bearing ability for hauling weight, such as firewood, ice, crabs, etc, not just for the trailer towing. Right after I installed them I cut and loaded a full pickup load of wood and was impressed with the Timbrens and how the truck had little squat for that much weight. Truck campers seem to use them a lot, both on the front and rear. I just installed them on the rear. If you want to actually raise up your rear airbags would be the way to go, but more pricey and installation is a bit more involved.

Rustic Eagle is correct, some rear squat, 1-2", is normal.
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I have to say though: Jayco has been awesome.

We purchased a Jayco Tent Trailer in 2007 and used that for a couple of years and then we bought last spring (March 2010) a new Jayflight 24FBS. We used it for 6 months (45 days camping in it). However, every time we took it out something went wrong. So many issues, to many to list, so eventually, our dealer suggested just returning it and gave us the purchase price minus $900. WOW! There was no expectation to purchase something from them (Voyager RV in Winfield, BC) but we did anyway. They were incredible.

We love the floor plan of the 29BHS and the kids love the bunk system.


My personal opinion is I would get the hitch right first, then worry about airbags. The correct WD sized bars and system, along with proper sway control is very important.

On edit I quoted the wrong post but you get the idea.
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.snip....... So, now, do I buy an air bag system to compensate the difference or just get a new EQ system.......snip
Rob,

There's very little that you can do to your TV's rear suspension that will compensate for an under rated WD spring bar. A properly sized/adjusted WDH is the only way to remove weight from your TV's rear axle (influenced by the weight added by the TT's loaded tongue weight) and distribute it correctly. An air bag system can't distribute weight off the rear axle.

FYI: Not many folks realize that cargo (% of weight) placed to the rear of a TV's rear axle is also supported by the WDH spring bars....., although this condition isn't part of the WDH sizing formula.

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Bob,

Makes sense. I will contact the dealer tomorrow and see where that conversation leads me.

I have a credit with them anyways....when I bought my new trailer I had my two 6 month old 6V batteries moved over and they credited me two 12 V batteries.

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Old 05-08-2011, 09:31 PM   #18
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AirLift 1000's. Some of the best money I ever spent. About $100.00 and easy to install.

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Old 05-08-2011, 10:28 PM   #19
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My brother in law put airbags on his ford F250. Their trailer is a 320RLDS. He said it was money well spent as the truck was level and towed much better.

I plan on getting Firestone airgags for my Dodge 3500 this summer.
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I've got the AirLift 5000 setup on my F250. Fairly easy to install, and definitely worth the money. I also have the on-board compressor with wireless controller, which is very cool; not truly necessary, but it makes it very easy to change the pressure in the bags at any time.

I don't think this is necessarily the solution to the OPs problem, but a cool setup non-the-less.
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