Originally Posted by JohnRiordan
... Can anyone tell me when they started putting in the heavier axles (5200#) and where or can I tell what I currently have. Also I don't have a tongue weight scale yet, but I am guessing my tongue weight is somewhere around 1100# with full propane and generator and nothing in cargo area besides bed and pass thru...
John, actually they did at one time. I can't be absolutely sure if all in this model line came with the stouter axles, but in late 2014 to early 2015 they switched to the 4400# axles, reduced the cargo and gross weight ratings, with disappointed buyers howling over it. Yes, some had stickers and axles that didn't match, but there was at least one (me) who had the correct stickers, but had a bottoming out issue. FR stepped up immediately and corrected the issue.
Part of the confusion is brochures didn't keep up with production and people still are searching for information and finding obsolete brochures.
I have a theory that since the 2xHFS XLRs are claimed to be 1/2 ton towable (that's a whole other story!) but with 5200# axles the GVWR is nearly 11,000#; only certain 1/2 tons on steroids can.
Check the stickers first, that should tell you Cargo capacity; gross weight, axle and tire ratings. Oh, and the actual weight as it left FR.
I just noticed after posting you have your answer, sorry