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Old 03-15-2014, 10:06 AM   #1
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2015 XLR 300x12

Just ordered recently, first fiver, excited to have the flexibility of this unit, plus auto leveling and generator. We don't have toys, just kids, but like the idea of flexible space for hauling that turns into a playroom/bedroom as needed.

Will be pulling with 14 f250 crew diesel and this was one of the few units with a pin weight we can be comfortable with while giving us most of what we want. Any advice for the news here? Thanks
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Old 03-15-2014, 01:41 PM   #2
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Meant to say any advice for the Newbs here?
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Old 03-15-2014, 05:02 PM   #3
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Congrats on your new camper. Make sure you download a PDI checklist.
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Old 03-15-2014, 05:59 PM   #4
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Welcome to defend and rhe XLR family happy camping
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Old 03-17-2014, 09:04 AM   #5
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Thank you much. I will grab a checklist. Dealer is a ways away but says it will be ready to camp as far as starter kit. Hope it's a good choice!
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Old 03-18-2014, 11:11 AM   #6
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Man, I'm Jealous. My F150 is not even 2 years new yet so getting a proper TV for a unit like that is out of the question. But, if I had an F250/350, then I would have looked very hard at that unit. Instead, I had to settle for the Hyperlite 24HFS, which I can honestly say, I am not excited about. It is how ever, the only toyhauler out there that fits my needs and is tow able.

Congrats and enjoy.
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Old 03-20-2014, 06:56 PM   #7
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As far as weight goes, dry pin says 1840....so I am sure with a few options I am overy gvwr, but should be well under my axle and tire ratings. Hopefully no one thinks this sounds too heavy for the f250, door sticker payload at a dismal 2060 pounds...
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Old 03-21-2014, 10:00 AM   #8
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Yeah, all it takes it two full propane bottles and you will be near your cargo capacity on the pin weights. But the more weight that is in the garage, the less weight the pin will see as the weight is behind the axles.

It is the one reason why I bought a F350 instead, I just did not want to be playing with air bags and other stuff to keep the truck happy with a heavy pin weight. I have a Primetime Sanibel 3600 and she is a little pin heavy for the weight numbers but thankfully well within all the numbers on my door sticker. I dont have my weight sheet to quote the numbers though.
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Old 03-21-2014, 03:10 PM   #9
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I didn't want f350 due to increased insurance and registration costs. Confident enough that although I might be a bit over payload sticker that I am still well within the trucks capabilities.
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Congrats on your new purchase. I have a 2014 300x14 and pull mine with a 2500 hd. You will have no problem. I pull mine up to West Va with four four wheelers in garage and have plenty of truck. I did put air bags on my truck which helped a great deal. Good luck and welcome to the xlr family.
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