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Old 05-26-2013, 08:02 AM   #1
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Just wanted to sat hi to the IRV2 community. New member from Southern California in the process of searching for my first travel trailer. Former motorhome owner (ten years ago) and now ready to get back into the RV life style with a trailer. Looked at a lot of units, new and used, and have settled on the Jayco brand. Also really like the Lance units but seems a little pricey for my needs. Leaning toward a new Jayco 24FBS or 25RKS and the final decision will most likely come down to the best deal. My vehicle is a 2012 Dodge Ram 1500 w/Hemi, six speed auto, with 3.55 gears and tow package, so either Jayco unit are well within the trucks weight limits.

At this point the 24FBS is $20,936 and the 25RKS is $21,995, both 2013 models. I'm a little paranoid about length because I've never pulled a travel trailer before and lack confidence. Looking forward to gaining some experience.

Thanks for all the great information shared on this site, it really helps us first timers.
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Welcome to iRV2. Good luck with your decision. You'll get all the advice you ask for here , and then some .
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Just wanted to sat hi to the IRV2 community. New member from Southern California in the process of searching for my first travel trailer. Former motorhome owner (ten years ago) and now ready to get back into the RV life style with a trailer. Looked at a lot of units, new and used, and have settled on the Jayco brand. Also really like the Lance units but seems a little pricey for my needs. Leaning toward a new Jayco 24FBS or 25RKS and the final decision will most likely come down to the best deal. My vehicle is a 2012 Dodge Ram 1500 w/Hemi, six speed auto, with 3.55 gears and tow package, so either Jayco unit are well within the trucks weight limits.

At this point the 24FBS is $20,936 and the 25RKS is $21,995, both 2013 models. I'm a little paranoid about length because I've never pulled a travel trailer before and lack confidence. Looking forward to gaining some experience.

Thanks for all the great information shared on this site, it really helps us first timers.
The towing part will come with ease. Just make sure you get all the right hitch components. Hitch with side ball for Sway bar attatchement. Weight distribution bars and have the dealer install a brake control if you don't already have one.

If my memory serves, the 24FBS has bunks.. Do you need them? If not, I would go for the other model for a roomier layout.
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There is a jayco owners forum, you may get a little price help there.

What's the weight of these trailers? What is the Hemi rated for?
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I have been looking at the 25RKS and the 24RBS myself! I have 2013 FordF150, 5.0 8 cylinder, with 3.55 transmission. The 25RKS is my choice, but scared it might weigh too much. Which did you purchase and is your 1/2 ton pickup towing it easily?
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did you purchase? if so, which one?
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I did! I purchased the Jayco 25RKS. My truck tows it easily. I love the floor plan.
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What EnolaEagle said, plus side towing mirrors if your Dodge doesn't have. Lots of options for sway control and weight distribution kits to choose from. Good luck.

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The towing part will come with ease. Just make sure you get all the right hitch components. Hitch with side ball for Sway bar attatchement. Weight distribution bars and have the dealer install a brake control if you don't already have one.

If my memory serves, the 24FBS has bunks.. Do you need them? If not, I would go for the other model for a roomier layout.
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