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Old 12-30-2012, 08:56 PM   #41
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We have a 2013 298FQU Puma toy hauler. The sticker on the rear door states it is 3000 lbs. for the door, the rear cargo cap. is 2000 lbs for the cargo area. And the total cargo for the trailer is 3400 lbs. I would think yours would be close to what ours is for the door and cargo area.
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Old 01-05-2013, 05:39 PM   #42
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Well I finally got a chance to go see a 351 today. Found a dealer about an hour away from me that got one in and we had nothing planned today so we went for a ride. First impression was it is a very nice trailer for the money. As others have stated the lack of outside storage might be tough. Not sure where to put the hoses, wheel chocks, and all the other stuff but I'm sure I could find a place. Master bedroom is very tight but no tighter then our current travel trailer. I love the living space and the garage area is nice. Plenty of kitchen storage as well. There was one major catch for me that I guess I should have expected but did not and that was heat in the garage. For us, the drop down beds would be my daughters bed and we camp year round. I guess I could bring a space heater but that's not the safest way, and if we were camping without electricity it would require a generator. Not sure if it is common for toy haulers to not have heat but I guess with the overbuilt floor it makes sense, just something we have to consider. Overall we really liked it and are going to give it some serious thought.
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Old 01-05-2013, 08:15 PM   #43
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We use an electric ceramic heater with a thermasat (sp) works great in the garage area. Our son stays plenty warm. Don't see it as usafe if you use a little common sense. They do have AC outlets above the beds. We have the 356 QLB
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Old 01-05-2013, 09:35 PM   #44
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Well I finally got a chance to go see a 351 today. Found a dealer about an hour away from me that got one in and we had nothing planned today so we went for a ride. First impression was it is a very nice trailer for the money. As others have stated the lack of outside storage might be tough. Not sure where to put the hoses, wheel chocks, and all the other stuff but I'm sure I could find a place. Master bedroom is very tight but no tighter then our current travel trailer. I love the living space and the garage area is nice. Plenty of kitchen storage as well. There was one major catch for me that I guess I should have expected but did not and that was heat in the garage. For us, the drop down beds would be my daughters bed and we camp year round. I guess I could bring a space heater but that's not the safest way, and if we were camping without electricity it would require a generator. Not sure if it is common for toy haulers to not have heat but I guess with the overbuilt floor it makes sense, just something we have to consider. Overall we really liked it and are going to give it some serious thought.
Does not overload the breakers? Ya I guess not that big of a deal with a T Stat on it. Something so it shuts off and does not run constant.
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No I'll have to look but I think is only something like 1500 watts but puts out enough. I also run a small refrig. off the same circuit......for our drinks.............
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Old 01-07-2013, 10:18 AM   #46
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Got it, thanks Oak. I will still go take a look at the 356, there is one on order coming in to my local dealer. I just think the hitch weight is too much. The dry hitch weight is my payload capacity. I could add air bags but that does not make it the right thing to do :-) I still want to look at it however since I say the other one so I can compare in person. Thanks again everyone for your help!
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Old 01-07-2013, 12:06 PM   #47
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I don't think most toy haulers have heat in the rear. Someone told me it was since most rv heaters run off lp and the garage could be used to store things with gas such as motorcycles, golf carts or utv's, and some even have gas storage tanks under cargo area they are concerned about fumes back flowing to the furnace. Some even told me there is some type of rv code against this with out modifications. Makes a lot of sense to me. We also use small electric heater in rear and it seems to do fine have camped down to 0 degrees.

Not sure if you are completely set on Puma, but I have a Salem Sport 32srvP that is very similar with two queen size electric beds and glass patio doors between living room and garage, the bigger front bedroom and we Love the floor plan. You lose the loft bed but I couldn't have it anyway because of height clearance in cargo area. I can easily tow it with my 2009 f250 (v10)
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Sorry forgot to add it only has a little over 10' cargo are instead of 12'. My ramp is also rated at 3000 lbs but the cargo area says 2000lb and I have 4,700 lbs cargo carrying capacity.
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Old 01-07-2013, 02:30 PM   #49
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Some of the more expensive units have heat in the garage. If you look at some of the XLR's like the 300X12 it has it. I think it depends on where the furnace is because with the overbuilt floor they cant cut a typical vent and run duct work to the garage floor. In the XLR it is just a wall vent in the front right corner so the furnace is probably just on the other side. No big deal though, I just did not think about that. Thanks for the reply
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Getting ready to pick up my new 351 from RVW and am wondering on clearance. I have a super glide 4100 setup. I also have a headache rack and low profile toolbox. Do I have the clearance or do I need to lose those items prior to picking up my new fiver? It looks like there might be enough clearance but I would hate to be wrong and damage the rig before I even get it home.
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