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Old 07-07-2012, 10:33 PM   #1
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We are picking up our new trailer Monday...we bought a 2012 Eagle 314 Super Lite....I noticed that the trailer weight is 7700lbs....well thats about 1300 more than our previous Eagle, now I am a little nervous about running out of truck...you can see from my signature what I drive....any thoughts?
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Old 07-08-2012, 12:02 AM   #2
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I would that an 8.1 Litre engine would "play" with 7700 lbs....

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Old 07-08-2012, 10:27 AM   #3
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The only reason I am getting a little concerned is that the rear end is a 3:73, I still think I can handle 10000 without much trouble but I am nearing the limits I believe, I still think I am better outfitted than the newer 1/2 tons that claim 10000 towing...there really isn't a gasser out there now that pulls like the old big blocks, I definitely don't want diesel...not my thing, that's all...
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Old 07-08-2012, 02:14 PM   #4
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Congrats on your new TT. I looked up the information for your new TT on Jayco's web site. Forget about that 7,700 (which Jayco's website lists as 7,785 for the Eagle Super Light314BDS model) number. That's the dry weight and unless you're already over your TV's towing capacity with that number (and, if you are, you're in deep doo-doo), it's worthless. The number you really need to be concerned with is the gross weight (GVWR) of this trailer which Jayco's website says is 9,750. If the towing capacity of your TV is equal or greater than this number, you're ok... so far. I say "so far" because you could be overweight if the Combined (TV and trailer weight added together) weights (CGVWR) exceed what the TV manufacturer specifies or the hitch weight of the trailer causes you to exceed the TV's GVWR. For these answers, you need to visit a (CAT) scale with both vehicles fully loaded as they would be it you were going on a camping trip and with all passengers aboard.

Gut feeling, based on what I know so far... If the TT is loaded to it's max GVWR, You'd be real close to the limits, if not over.
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Old 07-08-2012, 06:25 PM   #5
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you should be totally fine with that
i had a nissan titan and towed my 9500# camper 1500 miles with no problem other than my wallet going dry
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The only reason I am getting a little concerned is that the rear end is a 3:73, I still think I can handle 10000 without much trouble but I am nearing the limits I believe, I still think I am better outfitted than the newer 1/2 tons that claim 10000 towing...there really isn't a gasser out there now that pulls like the old big blocks, I definitely don't want diesel...not my thing, that's all...

I pull 11,000 lb with a F-350 6.8L V-10 gasser with no trouble. The only problem is, if you want one, it will have to be used, as Ford no longer offers the V-10 in F-350s.
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I looked long and hard for a 2500 Sub with the 8.1 engine. Instead bought an V-10 Excursion. Still seating for 8 and a little more towing capacity.
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Old 07-09-2012, 09:43 AM   #8
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You will be fine, even with the 3.73. Have you replaced your receiver on the 'Burb? If not, I would suggest that you spend the couple hundred to upgrade to a class V receiver.

Everything else will be fine!

My previous vehicle was a 2001 Yukon XL 8.1 and 4.10.
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Old 07-09-2012, 10:03 PM   #9
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Installed a Curt XD Class 5 last summer and moved the plug into the bumper, trailer came home tonight and pulled like dream...I think by having that Magnaflow exhaust and intake it lets that engine breath...I had absolutely no trouble running up to 70 and the tranny hardly downshifted...
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