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Old 01-14-2016, 03:10 PM   #1
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Attn: Bullet Bob!! and anyone else..I odered a 2016 375Amp, but now got big problems!!

Hi guys and gals,

As many of you know, I ordered a 2016 375AMP with all the bells and whistles. I loved the XLR because of the amenities and especially the low pin weight. The 375Amp was listed and confirmed to have roughly a 2885 pin weight at time of order. Today I check the Forest River website and the pin weight went up to 3595lbs. A difference of over 700lbs! This is a game changer for us because of my tow vehicle.

What happened? Is this a misprint? Did they move the axles?

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Old 01-14-2016, 03:17 PM   #2
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Ram 5500 with a flat deck.

Good luck! Nobody believes the written published weights!


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Old 01-14-2016, 03:20 PM   #3
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I understand that but these were confirmed dry weights by owners of the 375amp.
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I saw an amazing build by a guy in Alaska.

He took a 5500. Made it srw, full air suspension, and put a full bed from a 3500. It was beautiful.

36" tires. Load h tires, ( or something crazy)


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I understand that but these were confirmed dry weights by owners of the 375amp.

So, now what?


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Old 01-14-2016, 03:27 PM   #6
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I understand that but these were confirmed dry weights by owners of the 375amp.
Wow, I hope you get that worked out. The disclaimer about specifications subject to change without notice is real. I know of 2 people who ordered units, and when they arrived received a surprise. Good luck
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Old 01-14-2016, 05:05 PM   #7
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Based on what Bob and Jamie posted recently on the new 355's pin, it would appear that the axle placement has been changed on the XLR's. Maybe a PM to Bob would get you an answer if he doesn't post to the thread. I'm curious to hear myself as this was a huge selling point to me wanting to stay with a SRW truck. I just checked their site and see that many of the weights went up. My 395 went up about 300#.
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After digging into why, I have found that the original weights posted were without any options in the lititure. Which I believe is the industry standard. We have now opted to put as close to the actual weights as possible. That way there are no surprises.
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Mine was almost identical to the old posted weight and I have all the options. Perhaps the options in my garage balanced the options in the bedroom...LOL.
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Old 01-16-2016, 07:04 AM   #10
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Wow, what a game changer for a lot of people. Basically took SRW truck owners out of the XLR market. There's only 4 floorplans listed under 15,000. And man, did the pin weights go up. Would like to see a better job of averaging the models they build. Been looking into 380 AMPS for better part of a year. Some dealers don't even list the correct weight of rigs they have on their lots. When I'm calling out of state I always ask sales people to go out and look at sticker on the rig and it's always heavier than what they list. Since B.Bob is active in this thread, are those published weights with every option available or is it an average of what you've built? Would think it a better idea to have the actual weights put on the dealers original invoices rather than a generic number
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