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Old 10-10-2015, 09:36 AM   #41
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Dealer says the hitch is rated at 10,000lbs.
There is a placard on the hitch itself. What does it say?
Having asked that question, it seems that your dealer has a tract record of knowing what he is talking about.
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Old 10-10-2015, 09:49 AM   #42
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There is a placard on the hitch itself. What does it say?
Having asked that question, it seems that your dealer has a tract record of knowing what he is talking about.
I agree, there is a placard on hitch and mine says 5000 hence the reason I talked to freightliner about going up to 7500/10k.

Unless Forest river upgraded the hitch on the newer builds I'm guessing the dealer is incorrect.
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Old 10-10-2015, 12:33 PM   #43
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My understanding was the models with a 10K hitch were 360 HP minimum and had the Allison 3500 transmission.


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Old 10-12-2015, 09:36 PM   #44
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Considering purchase of a new 2015 SR300 340KP. Older posts on this site indicate the SR300 Has a 300HP cummins engine whereas the SR340 has the 340HP engine. Other differences supposedly include LED lighting on the awning, heat pads, and heated side mirrors for the SR340, not included in the SR300. The SR300 I'm considering has the "Legacy SR300" decals on the front, rear, and side exterior walls. It also has the awning LED lights, heat pads, and heated side mirrors. Dealer tells me it has the 340 HP Cummins. I'm confused.
Questions:
1. Is this a mid-year upgrade to the SR300?
2. How can I verify which engine this unit has (300HP or 340HP)?
3. If it does have the 340 HP, then why does it carry the "SR300" logo?

I'm hoping to buy this week.
Thanks for any reply!
Towing our 3800 lb. Wrangler we did Wolf Creek pass today. I am aware that the northbound pass is more severe than southbound, but sooo pleased with performance of our rig. Was a piece of cake. I was a little nervous with our engine size but laughing when we landed for the evening. No more trepidation for going anywhere going forward.
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Old 10-13-2015, 07:42 AM   #45
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pulling the load..

Morning Cap.....reason I sold my Holiday Rambler Gasser this past summer was pulling my trailer with my Harley's up and down the mountains here on the east coast. I am aware that they are simple dirt piles compared to the Rockies and such...but when a Phaeton blew by me outside Scranton PA I knew a DP was needed....my trailer with bikes in it weights around 4500 lbs....pulls hills like I had a 100 lbs only....I had talked to my Freightliner dealer to find out how to boost my power...not sure I need to...
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Old 10-18-2015, 11:58 PM   #46
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Finally Took Delivery of New 340 KP

Well, we finally got it on Saturday night, drove it home and camped in our 6-acres pine treed lot that night. Took it out again today and made my first sewer dump. It was a huge hilarious mess. Wife was taking a video of me at the time so I'll post it here and on youtube. It should go viral as it's a first lesson in how not to dump your tanks.

Anyways, we camped in the dealers lot for two nights while they prepped the rig and installed tow gear for our 2014 Honda CRV. We found and fixed tons of small issues and a couple big ones. I'll give details in follow-on posts. We put the rig through some pretty rigorous testing while in the dealers lot so we would have confidence in it once we took it home. That turned out to be a double edged sword -- Good because we got lots of issues fixed right at the dealers lot, but bad because we lost confidence in the rig and the dealership over all the issues we found. We came very close to cancelling the whole deal. More to come in this saga...
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Old 10-19-2015, 06:43 AM   #47
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Can you tell me what items you had problems with. Thus I can be aware I may have missed something. But after 6000 miles with out to many issues I am happy so far.
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Old 10-25-2015, 08:23 PM   #48
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Morning Cap.....reason I sold my Holiday Rambler Gasser this past summer was pulling my trailer with my Harley's up and down the mountains here on the east coast. I am aware that they are simple dirt piles compared to the Rockies and such...but when a Phaeton blew by me outside Scranton PA I knew a DP was needed....my trailer with bikes in it weights around 4500 lbs....pulls hills like I had a 100 lbs only....I had talked to my Freightliner dealer to find out how to boost my power...not sure I need to...
What kind of power mods are we talking about and how much of an increase.

At the moment it isn't needed for me towing a 4500lb rubicon unlimited however I may sell it and start towing my new f150 which is a hair over 5k.
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Old 10-27-2015, 01:00 PM   #49
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checked my hitch last night and it shows 10K on the hitch...not that I would pull that kind of weight but I am aware my 4500 lbs of Harleys and trailer were a breeze for me...trailer brakes help as well...not sure I would go much more than that.
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Old 10-27-2015, 01:17 PM   #50
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checked my hitch last night and it shows 10K on the hitch...not that I would pull that kind of weight but I am aware my 4500 lbs of Harleys and trailer were a breeze for me...trailer brakes help as well...not sure I would go much more than that.
I definitely have a 5k hitch but custom chassis folks said it would be no problem to out a 7500lb hitch on because all the hardware on my coach brackets bts etc... Are the 10k variety.

We had coach weighed fully loaded and came to 25500 roughly. Jeep came in at 4600.

My new f150supercrew 6.5 bed weighs 4899 with full tank of gas.

My math tells me I have 7500lb to play with for towing. And if my truck weighs 5500 with all my gear I'm still well within the 33k gcwr.

I'm thinking this correctly aren't I? Freightliner agrees, just making sure.
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