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Old 03-28-2016, 06:59 PM   #1
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F150 for 26BH

I'm looking to pick up the following in the next week or 2 for our family of 4.

2016 Ford F-150 5.0 super crew with tow package, door sticker max payload of 1820 lb.

2015 (new) Jayco 26BH.

Anyone think there may be issues after loading the family into the truck? All the numbers seem to calculate ok.

Thanks.
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Old 03-28-2016, 07:19 PM   #2
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Congratulations on the new trailer and welcome to the JOF.
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We just pulled out 2016 26BH with our 2014 Ram 1500 about 5000 miles over 6 weeks (got home on Sunday night) - no issues.
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We took delivery of a Jay Flight 27RLS with a 2012 F-150 Ecoboost and brought it from Indiana to the Carolina coast first time out with no problems. Been towing ever since!
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Well I have a 2016 26BH as well and I pull it with my 2014 Nissan Titan Pro-4X. I use a Blue Ox Pro Series WDH with sway control and my truck pulls it just fine. Turn the Overdrive off when you are cruising flat style roads and that will help keep your transmission from "searching" for a gear. I have pulled this 26BH from Orlando to Cocoa with no WDH (when I took delivery from dealer) and have pulled it with the hitch described above. It was night and day difference, however, with or without the hitch the truck did not lack any power pulling this seemingly light travel trailer. My Titan is in the same 1/2 ton class as your F150, so (as others stated above) you should be fine pulling it with your truck.
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Old 03-29-2016, 01:33 PM   #9
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Welcome and Congrats on the new rig set up!!!

Looks like it will be a good combo, as long as the family doesn't weigh 1klbs and you hope to load 600lbd of firewood in the bed... It sounds like you have done some reading concerning the shortcomings of a 150/1500 truck. Is that payload of 1820lbs of the actual truck you are looking to buy? If so, should be just fine. Just don't take a bed full of firewood, plus coolers, etc.... Lol

Look into a good wdh with integrated sway control. The Reese Dual Cam, Reese SC, and the Equal-I-Zer 4 way system are all very good models. The Reese has a little more hitch head adjustment (both models), with the Dual Cam model being slightly more finicky to set up. But all will do the job very well!!!

Even though the dealer will (hopefully) set up the wdh, it is for an empty trailer. Once loaded up you will probably need to re-adjust the hitch system. Follow my signature links on how to adjust the hitch. Stopping at the CAT Scales is the for sure way to know how the wdh is adjusted.

Do you have a factory brake controller? If not, the Produgy P3 and P2 are held in high regards...

Good luck!!!
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Welcome and Congrats on the new rig set up!!!

Looks like it will be a good combo, as long as the family doesn't weigh 1klbs and you hope to load 600lbd of firewood in the bed... It sounds like you have done some reading concerning the shortcomings of a 150/1500 truck. Is that payload of 1820lbs of the actual truck you are looking to buy? If so, should be just fine. Just don't take a bed full of firewood, plus coolers, etc.... Lol

Look into a good wdh with integrated sway control. The Reese Dual Cam, Reese SC, and the Equal-I-Zer 4 way system are all very good models. The Reese has a little more hitch head adjustment (both models), with the Dual Cam model being slightly more finicky to set up. But all will do the job very well!!!

Even though the dealer will (hopefully) set up the wdh, it is for an empty trailer. Once loaded up you will probably need to re-adjust the hitch system. Follow my signature links on how to adjust the hitch. Stopping at the CAT Scales is the for sure way to know how the wdh is adjusted.

Do you have a factory brake controller? If not, the Produgy P3 and P2 are held in high regards...

Good luck!!!
The 1820 lb is from the door jam sticker. My goal was a 1600 lb payload, and this gives us some buffer for a bedliner, etc. And we travel light to begin with.

And yes, it comes with an integrated brake controller.

The hitch will require some learning, but I'm looking forward to it.

Thanks.
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