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Old 02-25-2014, 06:56 AM   #1
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2014 Hyperlite 24HFS GVW?

I am in need of a toyhauler to carry my new CanAm Maverick and family of 4.
Because of the length of the Maverick SxS, I have narrowed it down to the 24HFS. The problem is, the weight of the Maverick (1,500 lbs), gear, water, etc. I am probably going to add around 2,800 lbs to the empty dry weight of the camper. According to the Hyperlite Brochure, the 24HFS has a carring capacity of just 2,522 lbs. Now, the 2013 brochure states that if the Extreme weather package (-EP) is added, then the carrying capacity will be 3,536. I am assuming, based on the '13 brochure, that the increased sized of the frame to 8" also increased the GVWR. I can not see any difference in the '13 and '14 year models. I have talked to several dealers about the GVWR of the '14 24HFS models with the Extreme Weather Package to see if the GVWR is greater. Some say yes, but the carrying capacity is the same and others say that the EP package actually takes 300lbs away from the carrying capacity.
I can not find another toyhauler out there that is decent quality that will fit our needs and can be towed by an Ecoboost F-150.
I would really like to talk with someone at the factory to get a confirmation before ordering a new camper I can't use. The dealers I have talked to are probably not getting the right help at the factory and don't really care.

Does anyone have experience with this issue?
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Old 02-25-2014, 08:59 AM   #2
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If there is a "contact us" option on the manufacturers website, you can try that. Otherwise, maybe grab the warranty contact sheet that is floating around- call the warranty rep and see if he/she can put you in contact with a sales rep.

IMO, you want to find a camper in person and review the stickers on the side. See what kind of GVWR and cargo carrying capacity they state.
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Unfortunately, I can not find a single unit that has the Extreme Weather package anywhere in the United States.
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Old 02-25-2014, 09:43 AM   #4
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I just got off the phone with Forest River.
Apparently they goofed on the brochure. The 2014 models all have the larger 8" frames where as the 2013 the 8" frame was an option with the Extreme Weather Package.
The carrying capacity listed in the current brochure for 2014. is listed as 2,522lbs.
However, the Current GVWR is 9,333lbs. With a typical dry weight of 5,675, that leaves a carrying capacity of 3,658lbs. That's 1,136lbs more then what is advertised.

I am still waiting for confirmation from the Forest River Engineer to what the actual carrying capacity is. When I do, I will post it.
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Old 02-25-2014, 01:43 PM   #5
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Per Forest River:

"The hyperlite 24HFS has a carrying capacity of 3,700 lbs, not 2522"

This will make a difference for those of you like me that want to carry a SxS.
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Thanks for tracking this down! Sounds like you're good to go from that perspective.
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Old 02-25-2014, 09:35 PM   #7
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I went ahead and just ordered a new 2014 24HFS. I think that I am going to be really happy with this trailer. I will be towing it with a 2012 F-150 Ecoboost with the Max Tow Package. The way I have it figured, I believe that my total trailer weight will be around 8,500 lbs loaded with everything.
I am confident that my truck will pull it ok.

I searched high and low for a camper that could be towed with my truck, hold a CanAm Maverick SxS and have enough beds so that the dinette doesn't have to be used for a bed. I really hope this thing holds up.

Options include:

Kickstart Package
Adrenaline Package
15K BTU A/C
Grey Gel Coat
Single Electric Bed
Removable Cargo Carpet
Fuel Station

Dealer says 6 to 7 week lead time.
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Why not a 27FHS? Is the garage not big enough?
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Why not a 27FHS? Is the garage not big enough?
27hfs is too much for his tow vehicle.
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27hfs is too much for his tow vehicle.

Gotcha. Thought he said he had an ecoboost. nm
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