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Posted: 07/09/19 04:13pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

That's the way to bargain.

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Posted: 07/10/19 05:20am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Thanks to everyone. We can't wait to get out traveling again.


2015 Jayco Jay Flight 26BH. Towing with a 2015 RAM 1500 crew cab with 3.6L engine and 3.55 rear end.


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thanks everyone. Now soon my next purchase may be a different tow vehicle. I have the Ram 1500 with a 3.6L v6 and it's rated to tow 7340lbs as it has the 3.55 rear end. but in the 1.5 hour ride home I'm not sure if i'll be happy with it. Takes a lot of revving. It got up to speed ok, it could have been worse, but I had no camping gear loaded up yet. I'm wondering how they get the towing numbers, seriously. I had a 2003 f150 with a 5.4L that was rated to tow 8000 and I towed a coachmen at 6500 loaded and I could tell that it was back there with that truck. this truck will do it, but i dont think it likes to.
here we are picking it up at the dealer

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here it is at the house, because I thought the 5th wheel made it look too small [emoticon]

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Posted: 07/11/19 03:39pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Congratulations on your new acquisition!


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Posted: 07/12/19 04:39am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The difference is that your pushing a lot of wind with a high walled TT. Tow ratings are calculated pulling a flat trailer with weight. On the other hand, gas engines make their power at high RPM's but I understand where you are coming from on the constant engine revving.

Nice TT by the way - I'm sure that you'll get lots of enjoyment out of it.


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Posted: 07/12/19 12:48pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

afidel wrote:

Nice looking unit. $8500 is about right for that unit, $20k new, 5 years old, they were probably hoping to sell it for closer to $10k but better to take the cash now then let it sit on the lot another 3-4 months, or worse have it on the books at the end of the year. Just think of how little they have the previous owner on trade-in if they could sell it to you for that and make a profit.


Or it could have been a consignment sale and not a dealer inventory unit. Either way looks like a good catch. And free and clear always a good thing.

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jotityra wrote:

thanks everyone. Now soon my next purchase may be a different tow vehicle. I have the Ram 1500 with a 3.6L v6 and it's rated to tow 7340lbs as it has the 3.55 rear end. but in the 1.5 hour ride home I'm not sure if i'll be happy with it. Takes a lot of revving. It got up to speed ok, it could have been worse, but I had no camping gear loaded up yet. I'm wondering how they get the towing numbers, seriously. I had a 2003 f150 with a 5.4L that was rated to tow 8000 and I towed a coachmen at 6500 loaded and I could tell that it was back there with that truck. this truck will do it, but i dont think it likes to.


Yep, time for a Hemi. Rated 8600lbs with 3.55 gears. Plenty of power for my TT. It's 7200lbs loaded.


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kellem

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Very happy for you and nice unit there.
They owed you one for they're negligence.

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