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Old 02-26-2010, 06:50 AM   #1
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Hi all. We're looking at getting a G2 32 BHDS. This is my first TT (used to go with my grandparents way back when in their 23' Skamper). Should I be intimidated by the length? I'm getting the equal-i-zer hitch with dual cam sway control. The only options we've considered are the customer value package and underbelly insulation/protection. Any other suggestions/recommendations?
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Old 02-26-2010, 07:30 AM   #2
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First off, Welcome to the forum!
My wife and I are considering a Eagle 322FKS.
A trailer that length will come with some drawbacks such as:
If you visit state parks a lot, you may find it difficult to find a site to fit a 32 foot rig.
Some people also mention that the tail of the trailer will swing wide, so be careful leaving sites and gas stations.
The equal-i-zer system is going to help you a lot for weight distribution. I have the same system on our 25RKS.
Good luck with your new rig should you decide to get it.
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Old 02-26-2010, 07:32 AM   #3
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We have the Eagle model that is basically the same. (324BHDS) We ordered ours and got the Bike Rack Cargo Tray, 15K BTU AC, roof ladder, glass shower doors, and the dual pane windows. I'm not sure if all the options are the same on both models. Ours came with some items standard, like the sofabed, front diamond plate, and the enclosed underbelly.
Just think about what items you can't live without and order them. The 15K AC for just $143 is an option most everyone gets. We like the cargo tray and use it every trip. I would also order the roof ladder, since it would come properly attached from the the factory.
Congrats on your purchase!
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Old 02-26-2010, 07:40 AM   #4
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Thanks for the inputs all. Our particular model comes with the ladder, diamond plating and enclosed underbody. We'll look into the double pane windows. I know we're getting the 15K BTU A/C upgrade. Do you know of anywhere to find invoice prices, etc? I just want to make sure we're getting a good deal. I've been told to take MSRP and subtract 33% to figure out invoice and go from there. Does that sound right? Thanks again everyone!

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Old 02-26-2010, 09:25 AM   #5
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Welcome to the forum. It looks like you are thinking of most of the trailer issues. However, the TV you use is just as important.

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Old 02-26-2010, 11:19 AM   #6
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I think I have the tow vehicle figured out. I'm going to pull with a 5.7L Tundra Crew Max, equalizer hitch w/ dual cam sway control and airbags. I've been discussing the TV on another forum. Thoughts?
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Just a quick look at tow ratings for a 2009 Crew Max 5.7 2WD shows 10,400#.

Jayco shows the G2 32 BHDS at a gross vehicle weight of 9750#.


This may work great for you. However, I prefer to stay at a max of 80% of my TV rating. I just feel safer with this number. Just my
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Old 02-26-2010, 08:32 PM   #8
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Thanks slp. I know the Jayco dealer said the crewmax would work but I'm not about to rely on his word alone...of course he wants to make a sale.

I've heard that 80% is a good rule of thumb. I think I'm probably going to be pulling at about 85% with what we'll be carrying (people included...everyone but me and my wife are under 45 lbs). I don't expect (of course no one does) to be anywhere near the max gvw on the trailer. 2,000lbs of stuff is a lot of stuff.

I've heard the crew max pulls like a 3/4 ton. Perhaps when our family gets bigger we'll consider a 2500 some day.
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My 32BHDS with all options except BBQ had a MSRP of $31,000.00 . I paid $21,385.00 from RV Direct and I had Jayco install a black tank flush before they enclosed the underbelly.
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