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Old 03-30-2016, 02:08 PM   #1
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Need a recommendation or 2 for a new trailer

I currently have a 2011 Eagle Superlight 28BHS but I'm looking to get something with a rear living room and still be able to sleep a family of five. I was also considering a 5er but man there really isn't too much in the Jayco line that's a good fit for my truck and floor plan requirements.

I would say if I go the 5er route Jayco is out but if I can find a trailer I really like I would love to stick with them. I've had zero issues with mine and I tend to stick with brands I've had success with.

Pulling with a 2015 Silverado 4x4 2500 6.0 HD 4.10 Door sticker payload is 3070.

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Old 03-30-2016, 02:19 PM   #2
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Check your tow ratings. I think you might be surprised by what you can safely pull. I believe with the 4.10 rear end you can go about 11,000 bumper pull, not sure about 5th wheel. I pull a 8500 empty weight Jayco bumper pull with the same set up.

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Old 03-30-2016, 02:31 PM   #3
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You could go with a 28 RLS with the hide a bed and dinette you could sleep 5. Unless you go with bunks its hard to comfortably sleep 5, I have been pondering the same upgrade and to have the rear living arrangement someone is not going to have a real comfy bed.

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Old 03-30-2016, 02:56 PM   #4
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How about the Eagle 318RETS with the optional second hide-a-bed located where the recliners are shown? It looks to be about 1.5' longer than the Eagle 28 shown on Jayco's website.
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Old 03-30-2016, 03:36 PM   #5
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My truck is rated to tow 13k standard trailer or 13.8k 5er. Just not sure I want to lose my pickup bed. So I can pretty much tow almost anything as far as the travel trailers go. Definitely get limited on the 5ths though.

The 28RLS looks like it has a really bad location for the TV. It's all the way on the other side of the kitchen. Maybe the 318RETS I'll have a closer look at.
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