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Old 09-15-2013, 07:53 PM   #11
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payload is approximately 1300lbs
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Old 09-15-2013, 08:10 PM   #12
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payload is approximately 1300lbs
that is better than mine...but the tongue weight on that trailer will be around 1000lbs (7500 gross vehicle weight x 13-15%). How many people go camping with you? Going to carry anything in the bed? Read this thread I started regarding buying this trailer and wanting to tow it with my ram 1500...

https://www.jaycoowners.com/showthrea...2013-Ram-today
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Old 09-15-2013, 08:27 PM   #13
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I read that the the hitch weight is 590lbs. I'm towing with a 2002 gmc 1500 and it tows so much nicer than my 26 bh that weighed 800 lbs less! The wide stance axles are really nice.
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Old 09-15-2013, 08:39 PM   #14
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I read that the the hitch weight is 590lbs......snip
The 590lbs is Jayco's published "Dry" Hitch Weight (unloaded), not it's actual "Loaded" hitch weight. Figure 13% to 15% of the 28DSBH's actual "loaded" weight for the tongue weight (hitch weight).

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Old 09-15-2013, 08:43 PM   #15
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Ok so our truck can tow 7500lbs safely for sure......
Please note that the 7,500lb Published Tow rating on a vehicle is based on it's Curb Weight, the Actual Tow Rating will be less. The following JOF sticky may be helpful: https://www.jaycoowners.com/showthrea...uot-Tow-Rating

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Hmm not sure on it being 1000 lbs though. All I have up front is a few cans of pop in the little fridge, the BBQ grill that came with the unit, and maybe 10 lbs of misc stuff. Most of the weight of our load is in the middle to rear.
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snip....... Most of the weight of our load is in the middle to rear.
The 28DSBH is a 32ft TT, anything less than a 13% loaded tongue weight (of TT loaded weight) may compromise the TV's handling of the TT in less than ideal towing conditions.

IMO a visit to your local CAT scale will confirm all your weights and proper WDH adjustment. Here is a CAT scale "How To" for a TV/TT combination that will walk you through the steps: https://www.jaycoowners.com/showthrea...igh-Your-tt-tv

Tow safe and enjoy the 28DSBH!

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To increase storage.. buy some wall hangers with pockets.. hang them with 3m hooks, also a lot of time kids are shorter than the bed they sleep in... Is there away to have some storage at the foot of the bed? In one trailer, (a pop up) we each had a rubbermaid bin and it was stored outside under the trailer. We got used to it and it was fine.
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Since this thread touched on the topic of weights.......
If you're able to take your rig to a CAT scale, you will find it worth while to know exactly what the weights are. I certainly found it educational for my set-up. The White Hawk line is a lighter weight line, but nothing beats actually weighing the rig. Rustic Eagle has attached some links which will walk you through the weighing process. Give it a try!
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