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Old 08-31-2014, 08:39 AM   #31
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I don't have the 26BH, but I do have a 2011 JayFlight that I bought new several years ago. I can wholeheartedly say, I still love it. Only had one issue that was not self inflicted. The skylight over the tub had a crack and leaked. It was repaired under warranty without question. The dealer pulled it out and left TT parked in shop for a couple of days to ensure all in ceiling was dry before he put new one in. As far as the siding and caulking, I just check mine carefully as I am doing a walk around prior to heading out. It is easy to add a bit in a couple of joints if they look like they need it. This spring, I decided I was too busy to take the time to recaulk, so while TT was in shop having power cord replaced (EX lawn guy ran over it), I had them go through and check caulking. Only had a couple of places that needed touching up. This is on a 4 year old TT that sits uncovered in direct sun in South GA everyday of its life.
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Old 08-31-2014, 07:07 PM   #32
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Our first trailer was a used 2010 26BH. A great starter trailer. As has been said here many people love(d) their 26BH. It is a good solid trailer.

I pulled mine first with a 4.7 litre 2006 Tundra. Well within specs but worked hard up hills. Current Tundra pulled it just fine.

If I were going to pull it with a RAM (which I wouldn't) I would get the 5.7 Hemi.
This new Diesel RAM is untested as far as reliability.

Wish you the best with whatever you choose.
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Old 08-31-2014, 07:29 PM   #33
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Our first trailer was a used 2010 26BH. A great starter trailer. As has been said here many people love(d) their 26BH. It is a good solid trailer.

I pulled mine first with a 4.7 litre 2006 Tundra. Well within specs but worked hard up hills. Current Tundra pulled it just fine.

If I were going to pull it with a RAM (which I wouldn't) I would get the 5.7 Hemi.
This new Diesel RAM is untested as far as reliability.

Wish you the best with whatever you choose.


Consumer Reports highly rates the RAM 1500 EcoDiesel (recent news) and the engine itself is one of Ward's Top Ten engines for 2014. We've been very happy with our factory-ordered RAM.
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Old 08-31-2014, 10:38 PM   #34
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I don't want to get off my own topic here, but, the Ram Ecodiesel is the best 1/2 ton truck on the market today...period. Whether it can handle the 26BH isn't even a question.
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I think a half ton diesel sounds awesome. It has a heck of a lot more tow capacity than my 2006 5.7 Hemi. I don't have any trouble towing my 26BH with my Ram. I'm sure you'll get better gas mileage than me as well.
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Old 08-31-2014, 11:19 PM   #36
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I don't want to get off my own topic here, but, the Ram Ecodiesel is the best 1/2 ton truck on the market today...period.......snip
Well, you can, it's your thread ....., and once you get the Ram Ecodiesel and the Jayco 26BH I'm sure folks will be interested in your feedback on how the Ram Ecodiesel performs as a tow vehicle.

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Old 09-01-2014, 08:54 AM   #37
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I don't want to get off my own topic here, but, the Ram Ecodiesel is the best 1/2 ton truck on the market today...period. Whether it can handle the 26BH isn't even a question.
***Bracing for backlash LOL***
That's a bold statement. Time will tell. I admit that I'm intrigued by the new ram, but I won't be putting my hard earned money on a fiat engine until I have years of solid proof that it can perform. Call me a skeptic.

I'm not a ford guy (or a dodge guy for that matter), but if I had to pick one today I'd choose the ecoboost.

Now the thread has been officially hijacked.
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Old 09-01-2014, 10:18 AM   #38
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I was kidding when I said it was the best 1/2 ton truck. Sort of. The Ecoboost is a powerful engine no question. In fact I was going to buy one before I took a hard look at the Ram. The problem with the Ecoboost is that is gets abysmal gas mileage both driving around town and when towing. I'll take the Ram.

Please don't hesitate to express your experience with the 26BH guys after you give your 0.02 on your truck,of choice. We can handle both in here.
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Having already given my experience with a 26BH, I will stick with my Tundra. Have owned a lot of Toyotas starting with a 1971 Corolla that cost less than $2000. The quality goes in before the name goes on. Oh! I think that one of the big 3 claimed that motto.

Consumers Reports once stated that a five year old Toyota or Honda was comparable to a three year old domestic brand in repair frequency. When I traded in my 2006 Tundra, no repair of any kind had been done, not even a light bulb replaced. Tires, battery and oil and filters were all. Not even front brake pads at 86,000 miles.
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Having already given my experience with a 26BH, I will stick with my Tundra. Have owned a lot of Toyotas starting with a 1971 Corolla that cost less than $2000. The quality goes in before the name goes on. Oh! it think that one of the big 3 claimed that motto.
That was actually RCA's motto...but that's another story. I know a pretty funny joke about thar motto but don't think a family style forum is the place to tell it!
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