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Old 01-29-2014, 10:36 PM   #61
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With out the trailer when in canada the speed limit is usually 110/kph I do 118-125 with trailer 105-110...... In the US I usually do 55-65 depends on the road...... With this trailer if learned to slow down and take it easy with my old tent trailer I used to always find myself driving like I didn't have a trailer behind....
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Old 02-04-2014, 02:54 PM   #62
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Just ordered a Jay Flight 28BHBE yesterday. Downsizing from fifth wheel, new to bumper towing. A little concerned about towing, how does your unit do, and what kind of hitch are you using? Will be towing with my Silverado 2500 HD Duramax.
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Old 02-04-2014, 03:18 PM   #63
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Just ordered a Jay Flight 28BHBE yesterday. Downsizing from fifth wheel, new to bumper towing. A little concerned about towing, how does your unit do, and what kind of hitch are you using? Will be towing with my Silverado 2500 HD Duramax.
Mine is a 287BHBE. I only have a half ton right now, but it tows very well. The only caveat is when the tanks are full, and there is not enough in the front storage. The tongue gets a little light, and it's more bouncy than I like. I've never had any sway issues, and that includes 40-50 mph head and side winds.
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Old 02-05-2014, 08:26 AM   #64
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Just ordered a Jay Flight 28BHBE yesterday. Downsizing from fifth wheel, new to bumper towing. A little concerned about towing, how does your unit do, and what kind of hitch are you using? Will be towing with my Silverado 2500 HD Duramax.
I have the 28BHBE. I tow with 1/2 ton GMC Sierra. I use Fastway's E2 hitch. I would recommend a 1200/12000 lb hitch, the E2 only goes to 1000/10000 and mine is right at the max with a 980 lb tongue weight (weighed on CAT scale). I would also go with a hitch with integrated sway control; it's a tall, long trailer and it will move around on you no matter what you drive. You should be good to go with 3/4 ton truck because it is payload where you lose out with a 1/2 ton pickup. Just remember the angles will be different and you'll need more space with the bumper tow, but you have plenty of truck for this trailer.

Here are my CAT scale results with that trailer if you're interested: https://www.jaycoowners.com/showthrea...-Scale-Results
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Old 02-11-2014, 09:20 PM   #65
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Thank you Camper bob for your good information. I had previously read your scale weight data and was a little surprised how light you are. With all I know at this point, we should be able to stay just under 1,000 lbs on the hitch, with 8,000 lbs for the trailer. Coming out of the fifth wheel we will have to control our urge to "take everything" there is a lot less storage than we're used to...

I have not yet settled on a WD hitch but have been following the various threads (on this forum and others) regarding the Andersen WD hitch system. Very interesting. Gotta decide soon, the new trailer is scheduled to arrive early March.

We are excited to get the 28BHBE, seems like a great unit for kids, grandkids, or adults traveling with us. Also never had aluminum skin on our previous campers (2 fifth wheels, and Class C), won't miss delamination issues, however. We'll know how this downsizing will work out pretty quickly!
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Thank you Camper bob for your good information. I had previously read your scale weight data and was a little surprised how light you are.
I was a bit surprised as well; I was thinking we would be closer to the average of 1000 lbs. But I don't haul a lot of water, just enough for potty breaks on the road and incidental usage during setup and breakdown before and after I have city water hooked up. And it's just me, the wife and wondermutt (for now...) so that helps keep weight down. I told DW before we bought the trailer that it was at the top of our weight capability for the truck, and to go easy adding weight (stuff). She views it as her compromise for getting the trailer she wanted instead of settling, and she has been a VERY good sport, discussing with me before she adds anything that has any weight to it. I evaluate everything that goes into the rig from a weight control perspective. Next time I drag it home, I have some items we haven't touched in 5 trips I'm going to be taking out.

My next truck will be a 3/4 ton so I can worry more about having fun and less about weight control (unlikely to be any time soon, I bought my truck with 65 miles on it!)... but you know what they say about hind sight...
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Bob, the comments about my next truck will be a 3/4 ton sparked something in me.

I own a 3/4 ton now and my next truck will be a 1 ton which I found out was usually a little cheaper than a 3/4.
I was talking to my truck guy a while back and he said since they sell fewer 1tons you can get a little better deal.
I have not done it yet so I can't be sure but it may be something to look into.
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Bob, the comments about my next truck will be a 3/4 ton sparked something in me.

I own a 3/4 ton now and my next truck will be a 1 ton which I found out was usually a little cheaper than a 3/4.
I was talking to my truck guy a while back and he said since they sell fewer 1tons you can get a little better deal.
I have not done it yet so I can't be sure but it may be something to look into.
That's some good bull there. I would never have thought to look at a 1-ton, definitely something to consider... But then by the time I'm back in the market, who knows what will be out there...
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I did not know that about a 1 ton either. Is that for single rear wheel or dually. I have been looking at the F350 Platinum. They are crazy priced. My truck is an 08 F250XLT FX4, it only has 14000 miles on a desiel. I love my truck but it is only extended cab. Now that my son is getting older my wife says he needs more room. And for some reason Ford did not put head rests in the back seat for this year. I have to look into this. Thanks
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While towing I try to maintain the posted limit. I'm really in no hurry.
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