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Old 06-21-2014, 01:37 PM   #11
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All...thank you very much for this feedback. We ultimately choose the 28ft model. We would like to take some extended trips and the white knuckle towing wasn't very fun. The other thing that sold us was the customer service reviews from Jayco. I have always wanted a Jayco, so we are pretty excited. Found one with the Chil and Stor and the glacier package.

Thank you again...really appreciate the support from the community. Which I happy to report to now be a part of!
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Old 06-21-2014, 01:41 PM   #12
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And more importantly, it should be a far easier tow!
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Old 06-21-2014, 02:05 PM   #13
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All...thank you very much for this feedback. We ultimately choose the 28ft model. We would like to take some extended trips and the white knuckle towing wasn't very fun. The other thing that sold us was the customer service reviews from Jayco. I have always wanted a Jayco, so we are pretty excited. Found one with the Chil and Stor and the glacier package.

Thank you again...really appreciate the support from the community. Which I happy to report to now be a part of!
You'll love it! We have a 8 & 11 year old and there is plenty of room.

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Old 06-21-2014, 02:36 PM   #14
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Will a F150 tow a Whitehawk 33BHBS?

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You'll need to provide the details on the F150 to help. Axle ratio, Max Tow?

Also, curious if you looked at the 28DSBH? It's 32' and about 6000 lbs with propane and options, so closer to what your used to and the F150 can likely handle it, depending on your specs.

Just bought one and it has plenty of head room. Probably same as 33, with crowned roof.

If the OP is 6'4" then I would never recommend a trailer with the entertainment console at the foot of the bed like the 28DSBH. I have a friend that's 6'4 and he had a Kodiak with the same setup. He had to build a padded stand next to the bed that allows him to sleep diagonally.

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The 33 is a beast. I think it's a great floor plan but once weighted down will get heavy quick. You may want to see if someone with a 33 can post their CAT Scale results so you get a true idea of whether you're going to overload that F150.

edit. Sorry, I didn't realize 2 posts up that you got a 28DSBH. Gotta love Tapatalk.
Would be interested if you are having any issues with the bed.
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I did lay in the bed and had zero issues with it. The console actually has about a 3-4 inch gap between the entertainment center and edge of the bed. So I'm all set...however, much bigger may be a challenge.
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Old 06-21-2014, 04:50 PM   #16
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Oh and as an aside, I did get on the roof at the dealer. While overall impressed, I pointed out a couple issues with some of the sealing jobs. Dealer said they would fix (the biggest one would be enough to put a piece of twine through. I'll be checking their work...
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Old 06-21-2014, 06:56 PM   #17
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Probably a good decision in the end. We have a 32BHDS and tow with a '11 F-350 CC diesel and my day to day towing experiences tell me a F150 might be possible but I doubt it would be very enjoyable.
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What is the payload rating for your truck? With your family all riding along even the 28DSBH will overload your rear axle if you don't load it carefully.

I have a 2013 f150 7350 GVWR with 1570lbs payload. My real payload from the scale with me aboard is about 1200lbs. With my wife and 2 kids along we are within 36lbs of our rear axle limit with a 28BHS Swift which is listed about 600lbs less than the whitehawk. The tongue weight can climb quickly past the published values.

A scale visit highly recomended.
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Old 06-25-2014, 08:54 AM   #19
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I tow my 32BHDS , weighs about 9200lbs ready to camp, with my Excursion. We have traveled from Maine to Disney with it and have not had any issue towing unless we went up into the mountains of NY.
Last weekend my Excursion went down just before we hitched up to head out. I used my 2013 F-150 with the Ecco-boost engine, it is rated to tow 9600lbs, to tow us out to the CG. While the tow experience was ok I was aware that the F-150 took longer to stop and with the P rated tires I felt some squisyness, for a lack of a better term, from the rear end.
If my Excursion needs to be replaced I will need to look for a 3/4 ton TV.
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Here is a location for a calculator that lets you plug in all of the information regarding your tow vehicle, trailer specs with tolerances. It uses all the information regarding both the tow vehicle and trailer and both combined. Should answer your questions. Most info on your truck and trailer can be found on line.
changingears.com/rv-sec-calc-trailer-weight-tt.shtml
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