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jlrmfc21

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Hi everyone, we tow with a suburban 8.1 so can tow up to 12k lbs. we have two girls that are 8 and 5, so we must have bunks. We really like the 2018 whitehawk 29bh. I have seen a few other 29 and 28 ft bunkhouses that are comparable such as th cougar, hideout, flagstaff, etc.

Before really negotiating and purchasing, I wanted to run this by you all and get your thoughts on the whitehawk vs some of the others.

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Posted: 01/13/18 08:57am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Also we live in south east Michigan, northwest of Detroit

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The 12k tow rating doesn't mean too much.
My 2016 silverado's payload 0f 2000# is at max, towing the 2016 Jayco 23RB dry wt of 4700# and TW 550#.
Watch your payload of all the stuff you carry inside the TV including people and hitch weight.
What I do is look at the gross weight rating of the TT and take 15% of that number as a "general real weight number".

Keeping in mind my TT is a non slide alum skin TT and only run with 15 gals of water incl the 6 gal water heater. My Jay flight real weights are rolling down the road at 6000#-6300# with a TW of 900#-975# depending how much i carry inside the TT and if I bring a second battery on the tongue.

Check the tire size between comparable floorplans of the Jay Flight and WH . See if it that would apply or not.

https://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/f7/di........nce-in-jayflight-vs-whitehawk-51709.html

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The weights aren't an issue because I'm not looking at anything larger than a 29bh or 28ft tt.

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jlrmfc21 wrote:

The weights aren't an issue because I'm not looking at anything larger than a 29bh or 28ft tt.

Open the driver's side door and look on the jamb for the weights and cargo sticker. Unless you have a 2500 series Suburban, you may be looking at towing too much weight.


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Yes it's a 3-4 ton, 2500, 8.1 with 4.10 gears. I got the weights. Would like feedback on the coaches themselves. Thx

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Of the ones you listed I'd prefer the Jayco. Have you looked at the Grand Design Imagine 2800BH?

* This post was edited 01/13/18 01:34pm by mbopp *


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jlrmfc21 wrote:

The weights aren't an issue because I'm not looking at anything larger than a 29bh or 28ft tt.



I don't know if length is important to you or not....for parking reasons or pulling into a tight campsite etc.
You're looking at 34' plus, bumper to ball. add the suburbans length , you will be approx 55-56 ft combined.

I think your choice in brand is fine, it's important to find a good dealer that will give you appointments in a timely fashion. I think that is more important than brand shopping.


look at Jayco's website for specs, don't rely on info from a dealers website.

https://www.jayco.com/products/travel-trailers/2018-white-hawk/29bh/

westend offers good advice, to check your sticker, it might not be a bad idea to cat scale your suburban as if you were all loaded up for a trip. Make sure you have a heavy duty hitch, like 1400# spring bars.(there are many payload options for your truck 2000#-2600# depending on how it's equipped)

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For comparison you could also checkout a Dutchmen Aerolite 282DBHS. The camper show in Novi will also be coming up in February.

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