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Old 02-18-2015, 06:53 PM   #1
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How far would you go?

I have a 2014 Jayco Jayflight 267BHS. My question is how far would you travel pulling a TT like mine? Or, how far have you pulled your TT on it's longest trip? I live in Upstate NY and want to visit our kids/Grand kids in Sacramento California. About 6,000 miles round trip. Pretty far...
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Mine traveled 2400 miles from the factory to Sacramento, CA -- I don't see why yours wouldn't do NY to CA with no problem.

I assume you have an appropriate tow vehicle; then just take your time. I would think it should take 6+ days each direction.
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Old 02-18-2015, 07:18 PM   #3
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Thanks! I have a 2014 Silverado that has no problem with power to pull it. My only gripe is the bouncing action I sometimes get even though I have a heavy duty weight distribution system. I was figuring on a week there and a week home.
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I would not hesitate to pull a trailer that far, take your time and you will do fine. I look at these as a trip each day not as one long trip if that makes sense.
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If I were retired or had plenty of time, I would not hesitate to pull from NY to California.

As far as bouncing is concerned, it may be time for some good shocks like Bilsteins. I had a Ram 1500 that bounced all over, replace all 4 shocks with Bilsteins and it was like a new truck. Solid as a rock when towing.
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Old 02-18-2015, 08:14 PM   #6
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My wife & I just retired December 2013. Leaving Mid April 2014 we traveled 13,000 miles thru 17 states,Vancouver Island, British Columbia and Alberta. Only repair was to replace two back tires that wore out on the many tight mountain switch back roads.
Quite a few fellow RV ers said we would have a problem hauling our 24RKS trailer up the many Rocky Mountain roads but our 2010 Ram with just a gas 5.7 hemi performed with no issues.

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I've pulled from Idaho to Texas, two long days, not too bad though. I would love to have the time to make the trip you are planning.

Given the opportunity, I would not hesitate to pull the cross country trip.

Good luck, have fun
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Thanks! I have a 2014 Silverado that has no problem with power to pull it. My only gripe is the bouncing action I sometimes get even though I have a heavy duty weight distribution system. I was figuring on a week there and a week home.
If your whole truck and trailer is bouncing, like gcloss said, maybe new shocks would help. You didn't say how many miles you have on your truck, but new shocks might be an excellent move.

Designs of some weight distribution systems work to dampen side-to-side movement at the hitch (sway), but I haven't heard of any that dampen the 'hobby horse' rocking up and down at the hitch.

Because there is nothing to stop the TT and TV from pivoting up and down at the hitch under certain loads, speed, and road conditions, it is possible to get into an irritating 'harmonic' rhythm situation. When I've experienced this, it didn't last very long and ended when the road surface changed.
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Wow, thank you all for the encouragement and tips I needed to do this drive. We are going for a month I figured on two weeks to see our family and two weeks to travel. I'm retired but the bride has two years to go. Then, it's four months on the road for us every year.
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Only limit on how far I'd go is the time I had (assuming there was somewhere far that I wanted to go). So far our furthest is from MD to FL.
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