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Old 06-25-2013, 09:00 AM   #1
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2013 Jay Feather Ultra Lite and weight distributing hitch ?

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I just picked up a new 2013 Jay Feather Ultra Lite 221. I called Jayco today and ask them about installing my weight distributing hitch, I was told that they donít recommend using one, does this sound right?

The reason I called them in the first place was, I was not sure if the A Frame was strong enough to handle the stress of a weight distributing hitch, Itís just made like a c channel, the whole frame is lightweight as far as that goes.

Does anyone here have a Jay Feather Ultra Lite that has an A frame made like this ? And do you use a weight distributing hitch ?

Thanks !
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Old 06-25-2013, 09:51 AM   #2
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Contact distributers for Reese and Easy-lift weight dist. kits and they will give you correct info. The factory will never put their okay on aftermarket items
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Did you end up putting the weight distributing hitch on? We are getting ready to buy a 221 this weekend.

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Hi all

I just picked up a new 2013 Jay Feather Ultra Lite 221. I called Jayco today and ask them about installing my weight distributing hitch, I was told that they donít recommend using one, does this sound right?

The reason I called them in the first place was, I was not sure if the A Frame was strong enough to handle the stress of a weight distributing hitch, Itís just made like a c channel, the whole frame is lightweight as far as that goes.

Does anyone here have a Jay Feather Ultra Lite that has an A frame made like this ? And do you use a weight distributing hitch ?

Thanks !
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Did you end up putting the weight distributing hitch on? We are getting ready to buy a 221 this weekend.

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Yes, I called BAL/NORCO, they are the ones that made the frame, they said it's ok to use a weight distributing hitch as long as the spring bars are not over 1,000 lbs. I am using 800 lb. bars, I had a set of 600 lb. bars but they would have been to lite.

I called Jayco and they said that the hitch height for the 221 is 22".

I ended up setting the ball height on my 1500 truck at 23 1/4" this extra 1 1/4" allowed for the truck squat when loaded.

We like our 221 very much, I wish you the very best.
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Thanks, good to know. We bought ours today and got the hitch install included in the price. We can't wait to get her on the road.
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Thanks, good to know. We bought ours today and got the hitch install included in the price. We can't wait to get her on the road.
After I got to looking around there is a sticker on the frame up by the Coupler, that says 1000 lb. spring bars max.

What size bars did they install?
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Not sure, it hasn't been done yet, but I will be sure to ask when I schedule to appointment. That's why I'm glad there are forums like this!
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