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Old 06-28-2020, 09:40 AM   #1
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new 26bhs tv

Hello. I'm excited to say after months of looking I bought a used Jay Flight 2015 26BHS yesterday. I'm in the process of buying a tv and want to make sure I'm buying something that works for my tt. I know there is a lot on this subject but it's somewhat confusing to me so was hoping to get feedback on my particular situation. My tt has dry weight 6147 & gvwr 7747 & 30' long. I'm looking at a 2013 F-150 FX2 w/ 5.0L V8. It has the payload package and trailer package/brake controller. I also have an EAZ wdh & sway control. Riding in the tv will be approx 700lbs in passengers. I really appreciate any guidance you could provide. Thank you!!!
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Old 06-30-2020, 04:40 AM   #2
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There is a sticker on the front door jam that lists the payload capacity of the particular vehicle. I’m guessing probably around 1800 Lbs.
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Old 06-30-2020, 01:01 PM   #3
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Don't want to sound negative but we bought our 2015 26bhs in 2014. Towed with a GMC 1500 for the first two years then upgraded TV to a 2500hd. You can tow it with a 1/2 ton but you won't like it. Scaled tongue weight was just north of 1,000# which doesn't leave anything for the bed of the truck. It certainly was tail wagging the dog with the 1/2 ton but totally opposite with the 3/4 ton. Just my two cents.
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Old 06-30-2020, 08:47 PM   #5
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OP just needs to look at the door stickers to determine the payload and the axle in the TV.

If indeed it is equipped with the payload package and has a 3.73 rear end that truck should be rated to tow 11,300. Should have a 157" WB.

We upgraded from a Suburban with a tow rating of 7,800 to an F150 rated at 9,500. We have a 26BH that comes in about 6,600 packed for travel. The F150 is a huge improvement over the Burb.

With the Burb I could tell the difference between a full tank and a half tank. We were right on the rear axle max. I had to watch for passing vehicles and get to the far right of the lane to minimize sway.

With the F150 I can run up to 10mph faster with no issues and the sway from passing vehicles is almost non existent.

I have had 250's and 350's in the past and yes they tow great. For me the F150 is a daily driver the tows the camper and the boat. It does both great.
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Thank you. The person I bought it from was driving a 2014 4x4 F-150 with V6 ecoboost and said it handled no problem. He drives semi's for a living so what's no problem for him may be white knuckles for my husband-lol. Thanks for your input.
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This is very helpful. We really are trying not to buy a 3/4 ton due to the gas mileage. However, the last thing I want is to buy something and then not feel safe so thank you so much for your thoughts.
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