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  1. blujay40
    04-21-2017 05:36 AM
    Some would argue that if I was using my WDH properly and making sure I had it setup correctly, I would shift enough of that weight back (approx. 300# or more) to the trailer and truck axles to get me back within the "specs" of my equipment and I didn't need to upgrade. However, I erred on the "better safe than sorry" side of things and for peace of mind, I upgraded to ensure that I would always be WELL within specs and my equipment was more than capable of handling anything I could throw at it. Ask the dealer what the receiver ratings are on the truck your considering and go from there. I upgraded mine to a Curt 2000#/20000# Class 5 receiver and my WDH to a Blue Ox Sway Pro 2000#/20000#.
  2. blujay40
    04-21-2017 05:35 AM
    The rule of thumb and recommendations to calculate proper tongue weights is to multiply the weight of the trailer by 10 and 15 percent to obtain a weight range where your tongue weight should fall. OUR 330RSTS may be different than yours in that we might have a lot more options added (which increases "empty" weight), but will load it differently as well (extended/seasonal stays vs. "trips), so your range might be a little less than mine. Our 330RSTS "dry" weight as it was delivered from Jayco is 10100# already! That only leaves us about 1100# for cargo so I had no doubts that we would be at or near capacity once we "moved in" and would calculate my tongue weight range using the worst case scenario. So in doing so, multiplying the 11250# max capacity by 10 and 15 percent comes out to 1125# to 1687#.
  3. blujay40
    04-21-2017 05:34 AM
    On to the hitch. It's a little complicated so bear with me. The OEM receiver on my truck came rated at 1500#/15000# maximum. I also was using an Equalizer WDH from my previous trailer that was rated at 1400#14000#. So at face value, and looking at the numbers from Jayco in regards to the 330RSTS dry weight and maximum capacity, and given that the Equalizer WDH would shift at least a couple hundred pounds of the tongue weight back to the truck and trailer axles, many would think that what I had was "good enough". Well, I am of the ilk where I don't like "good enough" or more to the point "just enough".
  4. blujay40
    04-21-2017 05:33 AM
    First and foremost, I am sorry for your loss and my prayers go out to you and yours.

    As for your questions, first the cable TV question. I would think you could use both since they are wired separately in our units. Just make sure that if your connecting to the cable outlet in the bedroom, that the amp behind the LR tv is turned off (the little button with the green light/light needs to be off) which disables the amp for the roof antenna. If on, that will affect the cable signal. As for the hole in the ceiling, I suspect it was when they were fishing/connecting wires and someone misjudged where the hole needed to be (behind the wall of the cabinet).
  5. Eagle One
    Hi I have a question concerning The Sat hook ups. Can you hook up the Sat for the tv in the living room and still use the campground cable for the bedroom? Also I saw the picture with damage i.e. the hole in the cabinet. What you think caused that? We still have not been able to use ours yet. We have been dealing with a death in the family which has consumed all our time the last few months since we bought our 330RSTS. We were going to have it towed by a company to the beach but there's a good possibility now that we will be buying a 2016 F-250 Lariat SD 6.7 which brings me to another question. I'm not sure what class hitch comes standard on the F250. I think I remember reading where you had a class 5 hitch installed because of your tongue weight but I don't think I'll have as much as you had so what class hitch would you recommend? Thanks Eagle One
  6. Betty&Phil
    still haven't got use as to how to work with this forum. Blujay40 I appreciated all the satellite info on the 330RSTS. I will follow your advice. Thanks again.
  7. Betty&Phil
    Our 330rsts is due to be built om 3/29. I have a dish with a tripod. Is there a connection for satellite on the trailer? If not, any suggestions for connections? Betty&Phil

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    Jayco Eagle 330RSSTS
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    October 2016
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    2015 GMC Sierra 2500HD CCSB 6.0L
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    2018 GMC Sierra 3500HD Denali 4WD LB SRW 6.6L Duramax
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