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Old 02-12-2015, 11:21 PM   #1
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Anyone towing a jayflight 32 bhds with an exoboost?

Looking at purchasing a 32 bhds with a dry weight of 8000 lbs. wondering what experience others are having towing this trailer with a f150 ecoboost? Thanks
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Old 02-13-2015, 04:40 AM   #2
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I dont have the F150, but I pulled mine (dry) with a Tundra. Had plenty of power but got pushed all over the road. White knuckled the wheel every time we went on a trip. Ended up traded the Tundra in for a Silverado 3500 this winter. Havent towed with that yet, but I'm sure it will be much better.
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Old 02-13-2015, 07:43 AM   #3
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I am in NO WAY putting down the ecoboost I here it is a great TV. But there is also no way that I would try to pull a 32bhds with a 1/2 ton truck. Fully loaded our 32bhds is just under 10k with close to 1200lb of TW. There was another member here who bought a 32bhds and was using a 1/2 as a TV and within just a couple of months had traded up to a 3/4 ton diesel.
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I am in NO WAY putting down the ecoboost I here it is a great TV. But there is also no way that I would try to pull a 32bhds with a 1/2 ton truck. Fully loaded our 32bhds is just under 10k with close to 1200lb of TW. There was another member here who bought a 32bhds and was using a 1/2 as a TV and within just a couple of months had traded up to a 3/4 ton diesel.
I would second this. The website may say 8000 dry, but the actual sticker on all of them will be higher. I haven't weighed mine (32BHDS), but I think my sticker says 8800 (I will have to check, it's been a while since I looked at it). I have a 3/4 duramax and would not pull with anything smaller. Especially if you plan on going up or down hills. My opinion would be the 1/2 ton is going to get beat up pretty quickly.
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Old 02-13-2015, 01:17 PM   #5
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We just purchased a 32 IBTS.. Similar in size and weight. Yellow tag is 8900 lbs. I had a Silverado 1500 and in no way would I have ever towed this trailer with it. I traded it for a Ram 2500 Cummins and even on my 20 mile trip home with it yesterday it was apparent that the 3/4 ton diesel was the right move.

That is just too much tongue weight and too much trailer for a 1/2 ton.
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I have talked to a guy towing a RLDS with a yellow sticker of 8900# with a EB, he said no problem towing for local tows but he wouldent want to take it in an extended trip. I know the EB is a great truck for towing, but I think for safety and comfort reasons, I would not personally tow a 32BHDS with one.
I tow our 32BHDS (8252lbs Yellow) with a 2012 2500HD Gasser (412hp and 433ftlbs with my mods) and the truck handles it great as far chassis is concerned. If I would go any heavier though, I would trade in for a diesel. JMTC.
As for as the 32BHDS is concerned, we love it! Great TT!!
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I have a 32BHTS and tow ours with a 5.4 '09 F-150. I have bags which helps considerably, but I think you'll notice that the guys who scream about this the most drive Chevys and that is understandable. A 1500 Silverado is not a late model F-150. It's definitely not a perfect solution and I wouldn't recommend cruising through the mountains, but I tow all over Iowa and have no reservations there. I'm installing a compressor for the bags in my truck this spring and it'll improve the experience even more. A 2015 F-150 Ecoboost would have no issues weight wise slinging that trailer around.
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We recently took delivery of this trailer and love it. We tow with 3/4 ton Powerstroke. It's a good match.
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Old 02-15-2015, 02:04 PM   #9
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My 2014 32BHDS is sitting at 1350# tongue weight with nothing more than sewer hoses, patio mats and some lumber for leveling in the front storage compartment, and both LP tanks were empty when I weighed it. Almost 9000# total.
I've just gone up to 1500# spring bars because of handling issues with a 2500HD. Trailer was pushing truck. Depending on loading, propane and carrying fresh water one could very easily hit a 1500# tongue weight or more. These are very big trailers with very high tongue weights.
I know everyone seems to get all defensive when they're told their half ton isn't enough, but in the case of a 32BHDS I don't think they are. Sure you can do air bags, Timbrens, or add-a-leafs but those are all just bandaids on broken legs.
Bottom line is, yes you have the towing capacity and plenty of horse power but with a 32BHDS it's all about payload!!
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As most folks have indicated this trailer is too heavy for a 1/2 ton. My total loaded weight is about 6800# with close to 1000# on the tongue. This works fine for me, however I wouldn't consider getting a heavier trailer.
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