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RE: 2007 Jayco Jay Flight 29FBS

Be careful with the 2007 model year Jayco's. I had a 2005 Eagle TT and had a major warranty service claim due to moisture intrusion around the roof/sidewall joints. Total roof, entry sidewall, and rear wall replacement. Jayco covered the repair without hesitation, and overall my three Jayco products todate have been great products. Different models within the Jayco lineup had this problem and it went into the 2007 model year. The TPO roofing material with "fleece backing" was part of the problem.
TURK2500 04/15/19 07:49am Full-time RVing
RE: Can I tow this?

Brad, snip...... Ive tried to calculate this myself following everyones instructions. I come up good on some, bad on others. Think I could pull this safely? Mostly 2 adults and a dog with not a whole lot of gear other than food / clothes......snip........It's only 2k more weight than my last TT that I pulled with no troubles. Thanks for any help! You may be fine with the 1/2 ton Silervado...., but an additional 2,000lb base TT weight in some cases may compromise a TV's weight limits and/or the 3:42 rear axle gear may disappoint one's personal towing expectations. To reduce some of the guesswork, take your TV under loaded conditions (full fuel, passengers, cargo) to a CAT scale ($9 & 3 minutes). Subtract the CAT weight from your TV's specified GVWR..., the remaining weight is your "available " payload capacity for a TT's loaded tongue weight, WDH weight, and any other weight not accounted for at the CAT. Also note the delta between the CAT scaled weight on your TV's rear axle and your TV's specified rear GAWR. Great factual data to have when shopping for a new TT. A 2019 Vibe 288RLS published UVW of 7,157lb (assume as-shipped UVW) and a published 9,024lb GVWR. Moderately loaded: (7,157lbs UVW) + (50lbs dealer battery, etc.) + (700lbs cargo, no fluids) = 7,907lbs gross weight........; 1,028lbs (13%) - 1,186lbs (15%) loaded tongue weight. Worst case scenario loaded to 9,024lbs GVWR: 1,173lbs (13%) - 1,354lbs (15%) loaded tongue weight. Obviously everyones loading requirements/habits are different. Just food for thought. Turk2500 :)
TURK2500 03/31/19 04:29pm Tow Vehicles
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