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Old 05-19-2015, 09:57 AM   #21
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Thanks for all your Input!

At the moment I guess the Jay Flight 27DSRL will be too risky for me.

We have not much gear. Only my wife, our golden and myself plus some stuff.

I start to consider those models now:

Jayco White Hawk 24RBS showing
Dry Hitch Weight 485lbs
GVWR 5950lbs
Dry Weight 4460lbs


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Dry Hitch Weight 260lbs (sounds like a mistake?)
GVWR 7260lbs
Dry Weight 5,165lbs

I think those figures are pretty much save, or?
Also when we lose some roominess but safety first
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Old 05-19-2015, 11:00 AM   #22
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When we bought the PUP we have now, the dealer said they wouldn't sell it to us unless there was at least 500 lbs. between our tow capacity and the trailer weight.
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Old 05-19-2015, 04:28 PM   #23
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It sounds like you have a Class III hitch if I read correctly. Anyway, you may want to read about hitches and their capacities with and without weight distribution hitches.
Trailer Hitches, Hitch Accessories, Hitch Wiring
BTW, those WD hitches transfer weight forward, over the steering axle, as mentioned before here. An important reason for doing that is to keep your front end weight sufficiently high so you don't lose steering control.
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Old 05-20-2015, 05:37 AM   #24
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It sounds like you have a Class III hitch if I read correctly. Anyway, you may want to read about hitches and their capacities with and without weight distribution hitches.
Trailer Hitches, Hitch Accessories, Hitch Wiring
BTW, those WD hitches transfer weight forward, over the steering axle, as mentioned before here. An important reason for doing that is to keep your front end weight sufficiently high so you don't lose steering control.
yes, the hitch, invisihitch, is a class III hitch.
after some other researches I think it will be wise to go for a sway control hitch anyway.

one dealer called me yesterday and also stated that with the weight distribution hitch I can play and adjust the young weight accordingly.
he also explained that there are swift and weight control hitches (e.g. FastWay e2 Trunnion Style Weight Distribution Kit With Sway Control - 600 lb) on the market and they are happy to mount and adjust them when I pickup the trailer.

this brings back the little bigger options

in my next live I will get at least a F-150
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"one dealer called me yesterday and also stated that with the weight distribution hitch I can play and adjust the young weight accordingly."

I think the tongue weight remains constant if the trailer's weight doesn't change. A wd hitch allows the tow vehicle's hitch to carry its maximum load. Maybe one of the more tech savvy guys can explain before I start making stuff up!
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A WD hitch typically increases the load you can put on a TV hitch because it transfers that load across both axles. On my F250 without WD I can only go to 5000# with WD I can go to 12500#

Without the WD hitch all the weight is on the rear and raises or removes weight from the front tires, this creates a dangerous problem with possible lose of steering control.

The WD hitch transfers some of the load back to the front axle and maintains steering control. Some tongue weight is also transferred to the TT axles. don't expect much to be transferred back I've read it's only about 10%.
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Old 05-24-2015, 04:38 PM   #27
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The tongue weight stays the same - the wd hitch transfers some of the weight to the front wheels. Remember, the tongue weight has to be figured into the tv payload limits wd or not.
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Old 05-24-2015, 06:46 PM   #28
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I am also new to RVing, just purchased a New Jayco White Hawk 27DRSL, should roll off assembly line 3rd week of June 2015. Tow Vehicle is a 2012 VW Touareg Diesel. Looking forward to reading the comments and getting pointers. Heading for Cody, WY for 4th of July weekend and than on to Yellow Stone.
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I am also new to RVing, just purchased a New Jayco White Hawk 27DRSL, should roll off assembly line 3rd week of June 2015. Tow Vehicle is a 2012 VW Touareg Diesel. Looking forward to reading the comments and getting pointers. Heading for Cody, WY for 4th of July weekend and than on to Yellow Stone.
Congratulations on the new trailer and welcome to the forum.
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I am also new to RVing, just purchased a New Jayco White Hawk 27DRSL, should roll off assembly line 3rd week of June 2015. Tow Vehicle is a 2012 VW Touareg Diesel. Looking forward to reading the comments and getting pointers. Heading for Cody, WY for 4th of July weekend and than on to Yellow Stone.
As the owner of a 27DSRL, I just can't seem to wrap my head around the idea of towing it with a medium sized SUV. Does your Toureg have some special tow package? What about payload? We tow with a F150 Super Crew, and I can't imagine using something smaller.

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