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drsteve

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Posted: 01/25/20 08:07am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

camp-n-family wrote:

You’ll be fine with that combo. Are you stuck on the Jayco brand? Only reason I ask is that trailer is really heavy for what it is. I have the exact same layout in our Keystone Premier 31bhpr but it is WAY lighter. Our UVW is only 6400lbs. Loaded for 2 weeks of camping we come in under the empty weight of that Jayco at 7800lbs and 950 on the tongue.

There are a lot of manufacturers with the same floor plan and similar or better quality at much lighter weight. Not against Jayco by any means, just wouldn’t want to haul around an extra 1500lbs for nothing.


Oh, it's not for nothing. There's only one way they make them lighter, and it's not with carbon fiber or other high strength, lightweight materials. There's just less there.


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Posted: 01/25/20 08:14am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

This ^^^

Looks is just surface or a facade

A 16 lb sledge looks like an 8 lb sledge...a 12 oz hammer looks like a 16 oz hammer, but there is a huge difference

Ditto 2 tires from same OEM, same model, same tread, same size...but one is a passenger class and other higher class LT. Very different...costs more, weighs more, better construction, etc


-Ben Picture of my rig
1996 GMC SLT Suburban 3/4 ton K3500/7.4L/4:1/+150Kmiles orig owner...
1980 Chevy Silverado C10/long bed/"BUILT" 5.7L/3:73/1 ton helper springs/+329Kmiles, bought it from dad...
1998 Mazda B2500 (1/2 ton) pickup, 2nd owner...
Praise Dyno Brake equiped and all have "nose bleed" braking!
Previous trucks/offroaders: 40's Jeep restored in mid 60's / 69 DuneBuggy (approx +1K lb: VW pan/200hpCorvair: eng, cam, dual carb'w velocity stacks'n 18" runners, 4spd transaxle) made myself from ground up / 1970 Toyota FJ40 / 1973 K5 Blazer (2dr Tahoe, 1 ton axles front/rear, +255K miles when sold it)...
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BenK wrote:

This ^^^

Looks is just surface or a facade

A 16 lb sledge looks like an 8 lb sledge...a 12 oz hammer looks like a 16 oz hammer, but there is a huge difference

Ditto 2 tires from same OEM, same model, same tread, same size...but one is a passenger class and other higher class LT. Very different...costs more, weighs more, better construction, etc


I don’t buy the heavier is better hype at all. Only way to know is to compare them side by side. Lighter doesn’t always mean less or weaker. I have a friend with the exact same layout tt as mine from another manufacturer. We compared them. To start, his is 1100lbs heavier from the factory.

My lighter tt has heavier rated axles and higher load rated tires. Mine has heavier duty slide gear. Mine has a bigger a/c. Mine has aluminum framing everywhere vs his wood framing. I have solid wood cabinet doors where his are heavy laminated MDF. We both agreed that the quality and fit and finish of mine was better and it’s been aging better too.


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