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Old 08-16-2016, 02:50 AM   #1
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Its a 2014. Anyone have any thoughts on this rv? Im looking at a used unit. What would be a good price to pay for this rv private party? The msrp was 47k and it has about 3k miles on it. Also My plan is to tow it with a 2006 gmc duramax crew cab 4x4 longbed, would this handle this rv?
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I don't know much about this specific model.. Jayco seems to get great reviews from our friends that have them though.

As for the TV... the way to do it is take the GVWR for the trailer.. in this case 11,200. Multiply that number by 25%, and that will give you what your pin weight will be, 2,800 lbs in this case. I always look at pin weight / payload of the TV first as typically that is where the problem comes up.

Look in the door jam of your truck... there should be a yellow sticker which tells you what your payload or cargo capacity is. This number will vary by Model, options, rear end gearing and so on. You will have to look up this number for your truck, or better yet, load up the family and camping gear and get the truck weighed at a cat scale.

Typically, most 3/4 ton diesel trucks have low payload amounts and are technically overloaded with even small and light 5ers... example,my Dodge 2500 only had around 2,000 lbs of payload.... hence my upgrade to the 3500.

Give some more details on your truck and we can help more... I only guessed you have a GMC 2500, since you didn't specify...
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You're looking at a rig that's 34' 8" long, base weight 8,700 lbs. with a pin weight of 1,655 lbs. the value now would be low $23,400 to average value of $28,200. If you already have a 3/4 ton it should be in range on most to handle this trailer. But it's always safer to have more truck than be dangerous and have to little. Check with the TV manufacturer and/or TrailerLife tow ratings for your TV.
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You're looking at a rig that's 34' 8" long, base weight 8,700 lbs. with a pin weight of 1,655 lbs. the value now would be low $23,400 to average value of $28,200. If you already have a 3/4 ton it should be in range on most to handle this trailer. But it's always safer to have more truck than be dangerous and have to little. Check with the TV manufacturer and/or TrailerLife tow ratings for your TV.
Sorry... I don't want to be the weight police, but base weight and pin weight listed in the sales brochure mean nothing. The trailer will never be that light.
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