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.
Originally Posted by Ranger Rick
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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