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Old 08-11-2020, 06:20 AM   #1
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Bigger TT

Hi started a thread asking this same question and it didn't post sorry if it repeats!

I have a new Jay Feather 24RL and we love it! Have been out a dozen times and after sitting a few other s this year we are thinking it would be nice to have more space and looking at perhaps a 27 or 28 footer maybe 29!
I have have a NEW GMC 1500 with a 6.2 motor it's a beast! I don't want to get another truck if we go bigger!
Has anyone else gone through this and buy bigger and regret it? Is the juice worth the squeeze? Would like to get some input please!
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Old 08-11-2020, 07:05 AM   #2
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What is the Payload on your "Beast"? That will come from the yellow sticker on the drivers door jamb. That will be a starting point for what you can tow but more information is needed for better guidance...
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You will regret the purchase of a larger unit if it limits you in the places you travel. If you don't camp in areas that have size limits, then you should be fine. If you do, then I wouldn't buy anything larger at this point, especially with the increased demand for camping sites due the increase of new RV owners right now.
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Old 08-11-2020, 08:55 AM   #4
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Rick,

To minimize the 'regret syndrome' I would take your GMC 1500 to a CAT scale ($9) under loaded conditions (full fuel, passengers, cargo) and weigh it. Subtract the CAT scale weight from your GMC 1500's specified GVWR...., the remaining weight is your actual "available" payload capacity to support a TT's loaded tongue weight, WDH weight, and any additional weight not accounted for at the CAT scale.

When looking at new TT's figure a 13% to 15% range of a TT's specified GVWR as the maximum loaded tongue weight range of the TT in question. This will give you a worst case scenario but some TT's don't offer much CCC and loaded TT weights approaching their respective GVWR aren't uncommon. Everybody has different loading habits.

Also, don't use/reference Jayco published UVW's web site, brochures, etc.. For an accurate "as-shipped" UVW refer to the yellow sticker attached to the side of the TT model in question.

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snip......Has anyone else gone through this and buy bigger and regret it? Is the juice worth the squeeze?,,,,,snip
A recent JOF thread the OP came to the following conclusion and stated....; "Next time: buy a smaller trailer or a bigger truck".

Source thread: https://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/f...e-77296-3.html

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Thanks guys!
Bob I will plan to do that! Other good point is what RV lots look like right now very low to empty inventory! In turn supply in demand has impacted pricing!
Big smiles on the dealership's faces! The beauty of my Jay Flight 24RL she is light and we do love the floor plan! I better just keep my wife out of other TT's
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