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Old 09-20-2013, 08:35 AM   #11
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Brian Clemens...lol, although I'll answer to Bob. Bob is always right. Yes you can upgrade to a 7500 lbs hitch. In fact, that will be the factory standard hitch going forward. They're already hitting dealer lots that way. We had current ones tested "AS IS" and the only thing that failed was the safety chain loops. We upgraded those and now its a 7500lbs hitch.
Thanks for your helpful insights, Brian. My coach is at the dealer for some other work and they're looking in to the hitch upgrade for me.
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Old 09-20-2013, 08:39 AM   #12
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Hoping mine has the new hitch... fingers crossed.
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Old 09-20-2013, 12:49 PM   #13
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Hitch Upgrade?

Is the 7500lb hitch upgrade a simple change out from the 5000lb (#3011706) six bolted one from Buyers Products Company? In other words unbolt the 5000lb and bolt up the 7500lb.
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Old 09-20-2013, 01:03 PM   #14
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in theory yes. Problem might be if the 7500lbs hitch that you would buy off the shelf goes further back on the frame rail.

Ours may be a custom build.
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Old 09-20-2013, 01:06 PM   #15
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Is the 7500lb hitch upgrade a simple change out from the 5000lb (#3011706) six bolted one from Buyers Products Company? In other words unbolt the 5000lb and bolt up the 7500lb.
My dealer quoted me $310 plus freight and labor
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Old 10-08-2013, 04:37 PM   #16
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My dealer just called forest river to order the 7500lb hitch for my 2014 Sunseeker 3170 and was told by Forest River sales that my unit is not rated for over 5000 pounds towing. Is this true?
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Old 10-08-2013, 05:06 PM   #17
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Gross Combined Vehicle weight rating: 22,000lbs
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating: 14,500 lbs.
My math says 7,500. Probably parts lacking updated info.
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Old 10-09-2013, 04:32 AM   #18
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Brian, I appreciate the clarification, but that is the information coming from your sales department to my dealer. Maybe sales needs to be updated and a memo should go out to the dealer network that the hitches can indeed be upgraded.
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Old 10-09-2013, 08:56 AM   #19
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That's probably not coming from sales but from Parts. Unless you know who they talked to.
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New hitch on Sunseeker.
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