1995 Jayco 1207 & Reese 350 Mini

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  1. salguod

    salguod New Member

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    My TV requires a WDH for trailers over 2,000 lbs. Loaded, my 1995 Jayco 1207 will be over that, so I'm looking at the 350 mini. I can't figure out if I need the standard model (66024) or the one with the brackets (66041).

    Anyone with a 1207 know which one I need? If not, how can I measure my trailer to tell?

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  2. fallsrider

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    First, make sure that your 1207 can handle a WDH. My '98 Jayco Eagle 10 UD says in the owner's manual that a WDH should be used, but not all say that.

    Use a WDH if you can, but I might also recommend that you look into getting some AirLift air springs for your rear suspension. They really help keep the rear from sagging, and you can still use them when not towing, such as when 6 or 7 people might be in the van together.

    These fit your van.

    Good luck!

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    I have the manual in PDF form, emailed from Jayco. I can't find any mention of a WDH anywhere in the manual.

    I need to use one per my TV manual, and the Reese 350 mini seems to be the best buy. It comes in 2 flavors, one (66041) is listed for trailers with side mount tongue jacks which my Jayco doesn't have. However, I've heard of folks who didn't have side mounted jacks who had clearance issues with LP tanks or battery trays. I'm not sure if my Jayco has those issues or not.

    I've emailed Reese but got no response.

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    I don't think you'd have clearance problems with LP tanks or the battery unless they've been added aftermarket and hang over the side of the tongue more than usual.

    The standard model should be the one you'd want. The other stock number is for a swing-away jack.

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  5. salguod

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    Thanks, that's what I thought. I had seen some talk of things being in the way, so I wondered.

    My hitch gets installed tomorrow (I bought the PUP home with a friend's TV) and I'll pull the PUP across town to my sister's for storage. We'll see how bad the Ody butt sags for that short trip. I'll get the WDH in time for spring camping.

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    I think you will be surprised just how much it will sag. My Sienna sagged terribly on our first trip without the AirLift air bags. And my Jayco is smaller than yours. Here's what it looked like coming home from our Labor Day trip:

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  7. salguod

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    Oh, I expect it to sag pretty good. We didn't do much camping before the PUP, but we did take one week long tent trip. With my sister's large tent, cooler, sleeping bags for 5 in the roof top box and the rest of our stuff (and no trailer!) it was pretty droopy.

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    That's exactly why I like the AirLift air springs. They also cover those situations when you're not towing but are carrying quite a load. But for towing, you can't beat the WDH.

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    I have a Reese 350 Mini that I used on my Jayco 1006 before I got my truck. I used to have an Explorer and it worked great with that. I have been meaning to put it on ebay. If you are interested, I'll put it up tomorrow.
     
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    ac_sheldon - You've got mail.

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    I have posted the hitch on ebay. Starting bid is $75 which is actually a little less than I paid for it.
     

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