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Old 10-06-2015, 11:07 PM   #21
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I made a huge mistake! I was given 28,000lb as the GCWR (gross COMBINED weight rating) when that was really the GVWR (gross VEHICLE weight rating). The GCWR is actually 33,000lb, a huge difference. So, my bad, folks. Sorry for the error. Towing weight is not a problem with this motorhome.

Mike Bukowski responded already and asked me to send him the VIN for the MH so he could verify what engine is in it. He did say that during production changes, this anomaly can happen with model numbers. Nice of him to respond so quickly. I'll send him the VIN and let you all know how it comes out. I'm really starting to see Forest River is a good and responsive company.
You are right about the great folks at FR. They are truly interested in happy customers.
We have our Legacy loaded as heavy as anyone, 7000 miles into this 2 1/2 month trip. 11 mpg overall so far, couldn't be happier.
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Old 10-06-2015, 11:25 PM   #22
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Mike has been a big help with me on face Book
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Old 10-07-2015, 01:13 AM   #23
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I'm really looking forward to getting our 2015 340kp this week. We're planning on a new Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited for the tow vehicle. Anything we should watch out for specifically during the PDI? Afterwards we're going to stay here in Colorado Springs and camp for a night to check everything out. Then we'll maybe head to Minnesota next week to visit the grand kids.

Any particular suggestions for a tow hitch, lights, and brake for a Grand Cherokee TOAD?

Oh yeah, the rig will be a 2015 SR300 340KP with engine tuned up to 340HP.

Any suggestions for this newby would be greatly appreciated!!
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Old 10-07-2015, 01:16 AM   #24
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Captnrick3, Happy and safe travels for you as you head to your final destination.
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Old 10-07-2015, 07:09 AM   #25
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So it was a 300 hp and the dealer can ramp it up to 340? Wonder if I can ramp my 340 to 400...I am aware of propane injection for diesels but would be afraid to hurt my warranty.
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Old 10-07-2015, 11:59 AM   #26
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Dealer is a certified Cummins mechanic. They tuned it to 340hp. Said that's common for Cummins engines.
I noticed the rig's sewer drain pipe is offset from the opening at the bottom of the cargo bay for the drain hose. The offset is enough so a drain hose is not able to attach to the drain pipe and pass thru the opening. Same problem on another SR300 he has on the lot. The drain pipe is all glued together and we didn't see any way to move the pipe over to align with the hose opening. Did you have or hear about this problem before?
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Old 10-07-2015, 12:08 PM   #27
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well I have only seen this once. Dealer installed a second opening in the compartment base with a locking cover...not a big deal...got any photos?
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Old 10-07-2015, 12:48 PM   #28
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Unfortunately no photos, and dealer is 80 miles away. I won't pay or take delivery until it gets fixed since the rig would be unuseable till the sewer drain is useable.
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Old 10-07-2015, 12:56 PM   #29
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Can I tow a vehicle over the spec max towing capacity as long as I stay within the GCWR for a loaded rig plus TOAD? The SR300 is rated for 5,000 towing, but another post said the hitch is actually rated for 10,000. If that's the case, I should be able to tow, say a 6,000lb vehicle as long as I stay within the overall combined weight GCWR. True? What's your hitch rated at?
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Dealer says the hitch is rated at 10,000lbs.
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