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Old 03-01-2015, 02:06 PM   #11
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Thanks gang.....

We are going to a Jayco dealer next week-end to look at one.
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Old 03-01-2015, 03:36 PM   #12
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snip.......My one concern is the length of the TT, it's almost 31 feet long.....snip
As your aware, staying within your TV's weight limits, a properly sized/adjusted WDH, and a lot of common sense keeps most of us out of trouble.

As mentioned earlier, taking your SUV to a CAT scale under loaded camping conditions and weighing it is a good start...., then subtracting your CAT scale weight from your TV's GVWR will tell you how much "available" payload capacity you have for a TT's loaded tongue weight (and a 50lb WDH). Knowing this information prior to an RV dealer visit would be very helpful with your do diligence.

As you stated the 27DSRL is a 31ft long TT, and having adequate tongue weight on the TV's hitch ball will enhance a TV's the handling of a heavy/long TT. IMO you would want nothing less then a 13% loaded tongue weight, but 15% would be my ideal comfort zone.

I agree with "Camper_bob" in using a "15%" loaded tongue weight with your estimated 27DSRL loaded weight.

Also, towing with an "LT" tire on your SUV will enhance it's handling characteristics with the heavier/longer TT.

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Old 03-01-2015, 04:26 PM   #13
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I will definately take the TV to a CAT scale and do the math as you guys say.

On the LT tires, any particular tire you guys would recommend??
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Old 03-01-2015, 06:03 PM   #14
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On the LT tires, any particular tire you guys would recommend??
Hey Gerard, when my Michelins wear out on my F-250, I'm replacing them with Firestone Transforce AT's. Heard good things about them. Most manufacturers make a pretty decent LT tire. I think your new Expy would pull that Whitehawk just fine. We have the same floorplan in our Eagle except our queen bed slides out and we love it. Lots of room. Keep us posted.
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I read the survey and reviews on Tire Rack and the Transforce A/Ts did not get good reviews there. I am going to swap out my new A/Ts for Cooper Discoverer AT3. Nothing but good for them locally and what I read on the internet. You will always find someone who expects ATs to be mud tires or gets a bad tire every now and then. I'd look at tire rack and read surveys and reviews
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I switched out the michelens on mine for disoverer at3s and i love them ... they are quiet for heavy tread tires ... i havent got stuck in the snow once this year and they track so much better in the slush... they have deeper tread than most other tires ... like i think 17/32s of tread or 19 i cant remember. I ordered mine from discount tire.com and got free shipping as they were cheaper than anyone with free shipping .
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My Michilens were showing tread separation on two of four rear wheels after 20k and had to be replaced. Used the warranty and paid $118/tire but will not be using that brand again.
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Over the years I've had the best 'luck' with Continental ContiTrac LT 18" load range E tires. I've tried Michilens, Goodyear Silent Armor, and Goodrich Commercial T/A none of them gave me the tread wear etc. that the Continental tires did. I had sidewall bulges on the Goodyear Silent Armor and the company I worked for had reoccurring tread separation problems with load range E tires on both Michilens and Goodrich Commercial T/A tires.

Continental ContiTrac do not have a serious snow tread (so they are not for everyone everywhere), but when they were new - over 50% of tread still left - I did not have a problem on the interstates and light snow.

I just recently bought 4 new Continental ContiTrac LT tires.
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Great setup!! You shouldn't have a problem.
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Old 03-05-2015, 12:03 PM   #20
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Love the floor plan, the door directly into the bedroom is a very nice plus. I have been looking at floor plans that I like so that when my wife and I retire that I can tow around the Southern states in the winter. I want a TT that is big enough to live in but easy to tow.

Looks like your set up will be more than fine....it is payload that gets used up first and the hitch weight dry seems fine.
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