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Old 05-15-2013, 12:44 PM   #11
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Mike,

I would be curious as to what the yellow sticker inside your rig says that you have for a carrying capacity. My guess is that the increase to the 275 tires would give a pretty healthy increase in carrying capacity.

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wnytaxman, the bigger tires PLUS more hefty airbags (assume they probably upgraded those as well on the 2014) add 1500 lbs to the front axle (at least on my 2011). Does nothing for the rear axle since the limit on the rear is on the chassis itself, not the tires.

Four 255's will carry 19000 lbs and change, the rear axle itself is 17500 limit. On a 2011, apparently the rear airbags cannot be changed out or they already are the heaviest duty ones available.

I wonder if they increased the size of the wheel wells? On a 2011, replacing the 255's with 275's makes it pretty "crowded" in there.

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Old 05-15-2013, 02:08 PM   #12
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I checked the sticker in the overhead cabinet. Says my payload is 3800 lbs. Not sure what it is on the 255's, but that is mine with the 275's

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Mike,

My Capacity is less than 2000 pounds. That means that by the time I fill up the water and put myself, my wife, and my twin girls into the rig I can only put another 700 pounds or so into the unit. Not a good situation. That doesn't leave much for food, bedding, tools, toys, and other stuff that we all seem to need to survive in the "wild" of a campground.

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Old 05-15-2013, 02:29 PM   #13
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I've only had the rig for 3 weeks and haven't had a chance to use it yet, which is killing me! The fridge will run off the inverter while driving. I believe the house batteries will be charged while i'm driving to keep the fridge cold. If i dry camp for a weekend, i would have to run the genny occasionally to charge the bat's. Too get the fridge down to temp, i'll use my shore power at the house. I wouldn't use the inverter for that. Too much juice. I'll use the inverter to maintain the temp while driving.

Hope that helps-

In regards to the 3800 payload, i hope that is accurate as well. the way i see it, if my allegro gasser could handle my family and toys, than this diesel should as well.

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Old 05-15-2013, 03:01 PM   #14
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I have a 2013, mine came with the 275's, residential fridge was an option when I ordered.
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Old 05-15-2013, 09:32 PM   #15
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I have a 2013, mine came with the 275's, residential fridge was an option when I ordered.

i bought my 2013 off the lot and the sales/finance crew told me that the a residential fridge was not an option except for the 2014. i have the four door dometic fridge which is residential size, but not a true residential fridge.

if and when this breaks, i will replace it with a true residential fridge.

i too have the 275 tires...
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Old 05-19-2013, 07:01 AM   #16
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I just placed an order a few weeks ago for a 2014 390BH and below us what my dealer sent me that was upgraded on the 14's


-Optional wood accent dash insert.
-Full porcelain tile entry step well...used to be black metal.
-Flex Steel L-shaped sofas in select floor-plans.
-Stainless appliances.
-Hardwood cabinet trim throughout...used to only be wood in the passenger side slide cabinet trim.
-Molded bath sink...under mount now vs. mounted on top of cabinet.
-New booth dinette (larger with a solid surface Corian tabletop).
-Full coach HDMI ready. No more co-ax.
-Larger TV's
-Residential refer option on all floor-plans.
-Stack-able Washer/Dryer option on all floor-plans.
-Larger tires 275 vs. 255. This is due to the increased GVWR. They went up to 32,000lbs from 28,000lbs which gives you another 4000 lbs of cargo carrying capacity.


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Old 05-19-2013, 10:11 AM   #17
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The tires and air bags upgrade works great and is a big improvement. Be aware that this does nothing to increase the GCVW. On a 340 it is still limited to 33000 by the transmission. GCVW includes the tow.
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Old 04-02-2014, 12:20 PM   #18
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i bought my 2013 off the lot and the sales/finance crew told me that the a residential fridge was not an option except for the 2014. i have the four door dometic fridge which is residential size, but not a true residential fridge.

if and when this breaks, i will replace it with a true residential fridge.

i too have the 275 tires...
Just curious but if or when you try that residential frig i want to see if you can get it thru the door or have to pull the slide out because mine seems pretty tight and large to fit thru the door but you never know perhaps someone on here has replaced theirs and can chime in on that..oh we love ours by the way just secure those doors before you start moving or

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I've read on another forum of them passing it through a window.
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