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Old 06-28-2016, 04:22 PM   #15
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I had a long conversation with Jeep last week on this and they do not publish a GCWR.

They simply state that the maximum trailer weight is 7200 lbs.

I will be limiting myself to 6000lbs trailer weight and will in fact be around 5500lbs.

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Old 06-30-2016, 10:19 PM   #16
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I wouldn't trust the door sticker for a second, go to a scale and weigh it to be sure. My truck was 650 over curb wt which dropped my payload by 450, just say in'!

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Old 06-30-2016, 10:35 PM   #17
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For a couple, figure 800 - 1000 lbs of "stuff". More if you plan to travel with water. For my 26' hybrid loaded full for a trip to Alaska. About 35-40 gallons of fresh water, a lot of extra food, extra cloths, extra tools. I came in at 1500 lbs of cargo. I weighed ourselves at a IN. Cat scale.
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Old 07-01-2016, 09:45 AM   #18
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djacks, I also have a 2015 JGC Limited Ecodiesel 4X4. Lots of options. I weighed it with full fuel and 2 passengers. I have approx. #900 lbs of cargo capacity left. Hitch head weighs about #50, tongue weight approx #550-600 which still leaves about #250-300 of cargo.

I plan on no more than #70 of cargo. I'm towing a Jayco Jay Feather 23RLSW with a dry weight of #4751 listed with full propane. I travel light, minimal water, won't be dry camping.

I haven't had a chance to scale the trailer yet but I'm guessing around #5900. It pulls this trailer fine. I'm using a Centerline TS WDH with built in sway control.

I also added the factory Sway Command trailer option. I wouldn't go any bigger of TT with this vehicle. Would have bought a pickup but I didn't have enough depth in the garage for one. Very happy with the JGC diesel though, lots of torque and great fuel mileage.
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Old 09-17-2016, 08:56 PM   #19
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I just bought a 212QBW for my v6 2015 JGC. She lists out at 4250 dry.

It will be myself and my wife and maybe a kid in the future if the good lord sees fit.

Am i safe here? Will try to keep the gear weight to a minimum.

Any advice would be appreciated.
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Old 09-17-2016, 09:41 PM   #20
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Newbie here...
Having spent some time reading reviews and many horror stories, we are now narrowing down our list to a Jayco Jay Flight SLX 212QBW.
Jayco seems to be one of the few manufacturers who provide a 24 month warranty. The layout is pretty much what we are looking for - just me and the wife.
Weight seems to be within limits at 4140 lbs dry weight and 6000lbs gross and my vehicle is a Jeep Grand Cherokee Diesel capable of pulling 7200 lbs.
Would not be putting much in the vehicle. I have 1050 lbs available payload. So me, wife and tongue weight would put it inside that total.

Does anybody have any thoughts on the Jayco - good bad or indifferent?
Our previous unit was a Jayco, Jay Flight bought new in 2005. Sold this past spring and purchased fifth wheel. No issues, great unit and was a quality build for us.
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Old 09-18-2016, 06:13 PM   #21
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We bought a Jay Feather 23RBM a few weeks ago. Dealer gave me a full 3 hour walk through, some of which I remember. :-) Have had it out twice and NO issues. We haven't had a trailer for 30 years, so the learning curve has been interesting. Couple of errors, but no one hurt, and no damage done. All I can hope for.

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Old 10-04-2016, 06:27 PM   #22
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Smile Bought one 2 weeks ago

15 years ago, we had a Jayco 5th wheel and LOVED it! We decided to get out of the RV lifestyle when retirement neared. Now, we are back. Bought a 212QBW 2 weeks ago. Modified the bed into a 80" long queen, which added storage underneath it. Pull it with a 2009 Expedition with a Trailer Tow package. Pulls like a dream. Love the trailer. We camped out 4 nights last week. Are going out again in a few days. No complaints on the floorplan. We are in our 50's, retired, no kids (or grandkids ). We meet friends at the campgrounds for good times. I am pleased with the trailer.

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