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Old 08-05-2014, 03:34 PM   #11
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Cool, I certainly hope so! I thought it was the slide out cargo tray. If you go to the 6:00 mark in this video, you will see that tray.

I love the idea, but am afraid it hangs too low. I will have clearance issues with something hanging down like that. A receiver hitch that doesn't stick down too far would be a fantastic option. Can't wait to see what they say. I will be at the Hershey RV show next month and try to take pics and report back here if you haven't heard from them!
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Old 08-05-2014, 04:44 PM   #12
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From what I have seen, I believe it's welded between the I beams, not bolted.
Trust me it is bolted. So is the optional hitch on the Eagle FW. All you have to do is go to JAYCO's web site pull up the EAGLE series FW and look at the options it says "Bolt on hitch".

The difference is the cargo receiver is only good for adding a cargo basket, not to exceed 300 lbs and the hitch is good to tow a light boat or trailer up to 3,000. And why am I so sure, I just ordered a new PINNACLE and it comes with the cargo receiver and not the hitch. And I did look at the EAGLE as well.

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Don't have time to look at the video right now, but if it is a cargo reveiver the sticker definitely says "NOT GOOD FOR TOWING"

2nd EDIT that is not what they are using for 2015. It is now a 2" receiver, but as I said only rated for 300 lbs and you supply the cargo carrier.
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Old 08-05-2014, 05:35 PM   #13
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Cool, I certainly hope so! I thought it was the slide out cargo tray. If you go to the 6:00 mark in this video, you will see that tray.

I love the idea, but am afraid it hangs too low. I will have clearance issues with something hanging down like that. A receiver hitch that doesn't stick down too far would be a fantastic option. Can't wait to see what they say. I will be at the Hershey RV show next month and try to take pics and report back here if you haven't heard from them!
The Bike/Cargo Tray was the only option on JayFlight Travel Trailers till 2015 MY. Now they offer a 2" receiver not a tray.
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Trust me it is bolted. So is the optional hitch on the Eagle FW. All you have to do is go to JAYCO's web site pull up the EAGLE series FW and look at the options it says "Bolt on hitch".

The difference is the cargo receiver is only good for adding a cargo basket, not to exceed 300 lbs and the hitch is good to tow a light boat or trailer up to 3,000. And why am I so sure, I just ordered a new PINNACLE and it comes with the cargo receiver and not the hitch. And I did look at the EAGLE as well.

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Don't have time to look at the video right now, but if it is a cargo reveiver the sticker definitely says "NOT GOOD FOR TOWING"

2nd EDIT that is not what they are using for 2015. It is now a 2" receiver, but as I said only rated for 300 lbs and you supply the cargo carrier.
You very well could be correct. I was recalling from memory and honestly I didn't pay that close of attention because all I would ever use it for is my bike rack or cargo carrier...plus at that time I was already commited to buying used and having one fabricated knowing the bike/cargo tray didn't work for me.
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The Bike/Cargo Tray was the only option on JayFlight Travel Trailers till 2015 MY. Now they offer a 2" receiver not a tray.
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I just looked at the online owners manual and it mentions the cargo receiver but doesn't include much info or a picture. The way they describe it, it certainly sounds like a 2" receiver, not a tray.
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Thanks every one. I have been racking my brain on how to carry my bikes. It's not recommended to attach a receiver to the bumper and the dealer would not install a hitch nor would they recommend me getting one from a hitch shop. I didn't really want to add more tongue weight by getting an a-frame bike carrier. I could never understand why Jayco advertises that they are "The Family Trailer" but had no way to carry bikes. But now maybe this is different. My hope is that I will be able to adapt this to a 2014. Have to wait and see what Jayco says.

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Finally heard back from Jayco. This was their reply:

Thank you for taking the time to contact us here at Jayco. The 2014 product was not designed or tested with the receiver hitch option. In that alone Jayco would not recommend the install. Can it be done? Anything is possible but again it is not something Jayco would recommend or have input on.

I like the "Can it be done? Anything is possible" remark. In other word it is possible to do but they can not reccomend it themselves. Anyway I talked to the other Jayco dealer in town and they have acctually been getting hitches made to fit on the Jayco trailers for a while. So I am getting one installed next week. Will let everyone know how it turns out.

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Finally heard back from Jayco.
I like the "Can it be done? Anything is possible" remark. In other word it is possible to do but they can not reccomend it themselves. Anyway I talked to the other

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It is the CYA answer. Since they did not look at that possibility when engineering the unit they won't say ok. As you said the dealer has made the addition with no problems and besides he is the one that will do your warranty work so if he adds it he can't deny the coverage.
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