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Old 04-16-2015, 09:45 PM   #11
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I'm fairly sure it's only the Thunderbolt Amp 5th wheel models that were sold with a 21k GVWR and relates to the pinbox. Since you have a TT toyhauler, you're not included.
I hope you're correct about the recall, but my unit is a 5-er. That's what the "5" means in "30HFS5."
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Old 04-16-2015, 09:50 PM   #12
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I hope you're correct about the recall, but my unit is a 5-er. That's what the "5" means in "30HFS5."
Ah, when I looked up the Hyperlite models and didn't see any 5vers, I assumed incorrectly that they all were TTs. I guess they killed all the hyperlite 5vers? But yes, the recall is only about 21k units with 18k pinboxes.
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Yes, apparently the Hyperlite 5-ers were not a big seller, probably because they're not kid-friendly, so they dropped it entirely. But it's a perfect unit for a couple with no kids () to have your toy(s) and full functionality. Just not a lot of demand for that kind of unit, though. So yes, it's not even on FR's site anymore. I feel a little abandoned, like the red headed stepchild.
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I feel a little abandoned, like the red headed stepchild.
Wait... I got red hair?! WTF....
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Wait... I got red hair?! WTF....
Do your parents have it too? Then you're probably OK...
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Do your parents have it too? Then you're probably OK...
I was found under a bridge so I don't know for sure...
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Old 04-16-2015, 11:27 PM   #17
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Just got a safety recall NHTSA #15V126.
Basically states the GVWR on the Federal Compliance and Tire information Lable states (21,00lbs), but the hitch head assembly has a label rating the GVWR of (18,000lbs).

Basically they just sent out a new sticker to replace the old one but for those of you pushing the cargo capacity to the max you may be in danger of hitting your GCWR sooner than you would think. Dry weight on mine is 15,111 so that only leaves me with 2830lbs. Now even with two bikes loaded and all our gear I am not close to the original (21,000lb) rating but I sure don't like being that close to the capacity of hitch head.
don't you find it funny that a company like forest river can't get the most basic things right . . they can't even get the printing on the brochures correct half the time.
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OK, where do I look to get the component rating.... is it stamped into the steel?
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OK, where do I look to get the component rating.... is it stamped into the steel?
If it's a solid steel pinbox, it's a Lippert 1621HD and is rated at 18k.
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If it's a solid steel pinbox, it's a Lippert 1621HD and is rated at 18k.
If it's solid steel, it must weight at least 600# and be a machining marvel.
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