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Old 11-05-2012, 11:10 PM   #1
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Curious about Viper 305V12

Anyone out there own this RV? Interested in hearing about the quality, fit and finish,, etc. Is the floor nice and solid or soft? Also how does it tow? I would be towing with a diesel 2500 and this is on the upper limits of what a 3/4 ton can handle so I am curious how they are to tow. Any other thoughts about this? I currently have a flagstaff TT and want something built a bit better. The flagstaff is just so thin with such a soft floor. Let me know any feedback or review. Thanks
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Old 11-16-2012, 09:07 PM   #2
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I have a 2012 xlr viper 305v12 the floors are very solid and towing this coach is a dream. I towed from Daytona beach Fl to Charlotte Nc and had to keep looking in mirror to see if it was still there. I am pulling with 2012 f250 super duty 6.7 diesel.
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Old 11-16-2012, 09:33 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply. Do you have airbags in your truck? Also, what kind of hitch do you use? How long have you had it and have you had any issues at all? Thanks again. This seems like the perfect size for a 3/4 ton to tow. I have a ram 6.7 cummins so similar size truck. Thanks again
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Old 11-16-2012, 09:51 PM   #4
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No airbags on the truck and I am using a Reece 24k hitch. I have had coach for a month now but used several times. Only a few minor issues. Light on the king pin did not work. A small leak at shower door.
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Old 12-26-2012, 12:19 AM   #5
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Viper XLR 305V12

I have had a Viper XLR 305V12 for about 9 months, and put on about 7500 miles. Weight is just right for 3/4 ton, since hitch weight is nearly 1,000 lbs. less than other toyhaulers this length. This is a great combination of ample garage space, comfortable living space, reasonable weight and towability. With the V-nose, you lose a little closet space, but still have slide out wardrobe. I am not using airbags. Also, with V-nose you do not need a slider hitch. I can even carry two bicycles in front of my hitch in standard bed (6'6") GMC Sierra 2500 HD diesel.
I had a few warranty issues that were taken care of promptly (trim, furnace, etc.). I carry an ATV and motorcycle. Until I found this model, I was starting to get discouraged about finding a comfortable toyhauler that worked within the cargo capacity of a 3/4 ton truck.
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Old 12-27-2012, 12:07 PM   #6
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I have a 2012 xlr 305v12 it has a sticker in the garage says 3000# cargo capacity but yellow sticker on front left side of trailer says 1485# max cargo weight any one know what the correct cargo weigh is? I haul two motorcycles weight is 1300# not counting camping gear. Anyone find similar issue with conflicting cargo weights?
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Old 12-27-2012, 11:18 PM   #7
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XLR Viper 305V12 cargo capacity

My recollection is that the warning sticker in the garage gives the maximum weight that you can ever put in the garage under any circumstances. (Mine says 2,000 lbs). The yellow sticker on the side gives you the maximum cargo weight of your trailer as equipped. So if the maximum loaded trailer weight capacity is 13,900 lbs (per Forest River specs), and your trailer weighed 12,400 lbs when it came out of the factory, you would have 1,500 lbs of cargo capacity on your yellow sticker.
I don't have many options on my trailer, so my yellow sticker shows about 2,900 lbs cargo capacity. If you have lots of options (generator, extra AC, fueling station, etc.) it can really eat into your cargo capacity.
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Had my 2012 xlr 305v12 on the scale today and the dry weight is not as labeled 12028# it weights 11560# so to all have your trailer weighed. At least mine was lighter tan labeled.
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[QUOTE="Adh203;290621"]Had my 2012 xlr 305v12 on the scale today and the dry weight is not as labeled 12028# it weights 11560# so to all have your trailer weighed. At least mine was lighter than labeled.
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Old 07-04-2013, 10:36 AM   #10
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I just purchased a new 2014 305v12 yesterday and noticed the sticker said dry weight was 11499 and the title from forest river said 10495 so I'd like to see what's up with that. Do you ever find out why the difference in weights
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