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Old 09-06-2011, 08:58 PM   #1
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Hello, I am taking my tour of TT this thursday. Maiden voyage this weekend. I love this forum and have learned quite a bit. I am a bit hesitant about my TV. Any advice?
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Old 09-06-2011, 10:03 PM   #2
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Hey jsthompson! Welcome to the forum! If you have a second, come on over to the new member forum and introduce yourself.

Can you give us some more info about your setup? What Travel Trailer and what Tow Vehicle do you have?
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Old 09-07-2011, 06:20 AM   #3
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Go slow, take your time and think things out before acting. My few mistakes happened when I was rushing, tired from a long drive or not focusing my attention on the task at hand.
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Welcome to the Jayco Owners Forum JSThompson! Assuming towing might be new for you (?), drive your set-up to a large parking lot (like a mall) when there are lots of parking spaces available. Practice turning, backing, etc
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Old 09-07-2011, 08:03 PM   #5
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Thanks for the tips. I have just traded in my Nomad 248LT TT which I enjoyed for two years. I was confident and comfortable but now I will be 8 ft longer and 3500# heavier. I dont plan on trying to win any land speed records or travel cross country. We do short hauls (<3 hours). I installed another leaf in the rear of my TV.
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Old 09-07-2011, 08:06 PM   #6
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I too have the 32BHDS. It is alot of TT especially with the bike tray extended. i choose the RAS instead of adding a leaf.
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The G2 32BHDS is a lot of TT for the F150, my brother in-law had the same TV/TT combination. It's a doable tow, but your loading habits will dictate how enjoyable the tow is.

Just a couple of thoughts based on my brother in-law's towing experience:

* Make sure the Reese Dual Cam is sized/adjusted correctly (1,200lb minimum rated WDH).
* The F-150 should have "LT" tires, not "P" rated tires.
* Don't tow with the fresh water tank filled (keeps weight down), and load both the TV and TT conservatively.
* Towing in the hills is doable, but take your time...., avoid the mountains.
* A 3:73 rear end is a must (minimum).

If you want, jump over into the "Towing and Tow Vehicles" section and post some side view pics of your Reese Dual Cam with your TV/TT hitched up. Members can put a second set of eyes on it to see if there is anything that may need tweaking.

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