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Old 10-07-2013, 08:14 PM
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New trailer owner

So after having my truck for 2.5 years, the wife and I FINALLY bought a trailer.

It's a 2013 Jayco Jayflight. 29' long and weights in at 5100 lbs. It's the first travel trailer we've owned and first trailer this long I've pulled.
The RV dealership sold me a weight distribution hitch and a brake controller.

Being a newbie to this is their anything I should know or any advice you guys have?
Should I get the sway control for the hitch?

We are planning on taking it out this weekend to try everything out. So far I've just driven it home from the place we bought it and parked it. Should be a fun weekend.
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Old 10-07-2013, 09:00 PM
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Just take you time while you are getting used to the new trailer. Try it first without the sway control, I don't use the sway control with my trailer (which is double the weight of yours) and have never had any problems.

Enjoy it
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Old 10-08-2013, 04:09 AM
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Yeah I didn't really think I needed the sway control. But the dealership was pushing it.
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I've used the WD hitch but never sway control, if your truck is big enough and your trailer isn't overloaded (which your fine here) you shouldn't have issues either, congrats on the new TT
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Old 10-08-2013, 06:30 AM
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Congrats on the trl!I use the sway control on mine in heavy winds seems to help. And its amazing how much better the wd hitch will make it ride.
Throw some pics up when you get a chance!
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Old 10-08-2013, 07:16 AM
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Thanks guys. I'll get some pics up when I get home tonight.
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Take a note pad with you. When you get settled at the campground / RV Park, you may find there are things you'll need in the trailer, things you forgot to bring. A notepad helps remember that stuff.

Enjoy your maiden voyage!!!
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Old 10-08-2013, 08:44 AM
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just try it without the sway control , see how it handles , all you can do , of course the dealership was pushing it , they want your money
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Take a note pad with you. When you get settled at the campground / RV Park, you may find there are things you'll need in the trailer, things you forgot to bring. A notepad helps remember that stuff.

Enjoy your maiden voyage!!!
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just try it without the sway control , see how it handles , all you can do , of course the dealership was pushing it , they want your money
That's what I was gonna do. Don't want to buy it if I don't need it.
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Just thought of one thing I wish I had done. Get a membership to the Good Sam's club. This get's you free shipping from places like Camping World. This could of paid for its self multi folds. I bought a ton of nick nack camper type stuff from them and the closest one is a 3 hour drive from here.
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