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Old 02-26-2016, 08:34 AM   #1
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JayFlight 28BHBE and new tow vehicle

HI All! We have a 2015 JayFlight BHBE and absolutely love it. We currently are towing it the a 2013 Dodge Ram 1500. We are planning on upgrading our truck since recently realizing we are overweight for our truck. We drove a 2015 F350 crew cab yesterday. We are just thinking it is more truck than we need. Also how is the gas mileage? The F350 aren't rated with gas mileage so we care wondering. We did drive a GMC 2500. We are not loyal to any particular brand, but just want the best vehicle for towing and daily use. It will also be the vehicle my husband drives daily. Any thoughts on this are really appreciated!

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Old 02-26-2016, 08:59 AM   #2
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Congrats on the BHBE Tricia. We love ours.


You may be able to get a good price on a 2015/2016 F250/F350's now with the new aluminum bodied 2017's coming out soon. As for using as a daily driver use as well, you might to have a look at the 2016 F150's if you can find one with the Max Tow and preferably Heavy Duty Payload Packages. These packages have features that increase the towing and payload capacities of the F150 by about 30% which will give you enough extra capacity for whatever you load in the truck or trailer. If you are reading reviews keep in mind that there is big difference between a tow package on the F150 and the Max Tow and the Heavy Duty Payload package on the F150's.
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Congrats on the trailer. Looking towards a 2500/250 is probably a good idea. I prefer the GMC, but you would be fine with any of the HD trucks.

A few threads on here with that trailer and what the owners tow with. I think most would opt for a 2500/250.
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We are also thinking that a Ram 1500 with the 3.92 axel ratio would work too. Right now we have the 3.55 axel ratio. Any thoughts?
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I'd be leaning towards at least a 3/4 ton. We have the same rig, and though we've been accustomed to towing a lot bigger rigs, I won't go any less than what I have. It's a daily driver as well. Fuel mileage depends on how you drive it. Can get 15-20 unloaded, 9-12 loaded. The 28BHBE is not a light rig by any means. I think you'll find pricing between 1/2 and 3/4 tons very close (unless diesel), but you'll get much more peace of mind going with the 3/4 minimum.
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Congrats on the BHBE! We LOVE ours!

I'm partial to the RAM HD trucks with the 6.4 Hemi. If you can afford diesel, go for it, but IMO the 6.4 is a pretty formidable motor, and I like mine. I got the 3.73, but if I had it to do over again and could get the deal I got on my truck, I would go with the 4.10. I just couldn't find a Ford or GM for what I was able to get on my RAM when considering features and value.

Truly any of the big 3 are great trucks IMO.
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I don't know if you were talking diesel or gasser, but I love driving my F350 diesel 4x4 as a daily driver.
I get 15 mpg.
And not much less towing 13500 lbs
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We are also thinking that a Ram 1500 with the 3.92 axel ratio would work too. Right now we have the 3.55 axel ratio. Any thoughts?

What is the payload on that ram? I believe the 1500 rams have a coil rear end which may not be up to the weight of that trailer. Really I wouldn't consider any 1500/150 for a trailer that size but not saying you can't make it work...
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... We drove a 2015 F350 crew cab yesterday. We are just thinking it is more truck than we need. ...
Tricia,

I don't think I've ever heard any camper say "I wish I had a smaller tow vehicle."

With an F350 you would have a tow vehicle if and when you decided to trade up to a larger trailer.

Just food for thought.
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Has always been my thoughts. Buy one big enough to tow whatever, pick rig and don't worry. To me the 1 ton drives as good as a 1/2.
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