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Old 10-05-2015, 12:40 PM   #1
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SR300 vs SR340

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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.
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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!
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Old 10-05-2015, 03:23 PM   #2
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Here is my solution...e-mail Mike Bukowski at Forest River...he is the go to guy

mbukowski@forestriverinc.com
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Old 10-05-2015, 04:16 PM   #3
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I was checking with my source and he told me it would have a 300 HP which is what is listed on the specs...Mine is a 340 RB....340 HP

Because of the light weight chassis the 300 might be enough for you...What are they asking for it?
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Old 10-05-2015, 10:30 PM   #4
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So, does the SR300 have a lighter chasis than the SR340?
My dealer insists the SR300 he's selling has the 340HP engine and is willing to plug into it to prove it.
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Old 10-05-2015, 10:33 PM   #5
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They're asking $142,950 for it plus a $5,000 discount towards the price or for accessories. The MH is in excellent shape but I question the engine size.
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Hp

What I meant is that the legacy rides on a lighter chassis and makes a big difference. Mine is a 360rb with the 340 hp....

What I would do is call the factory and ask for mike B who runs the legacy builds and give him the vin number...

Price seems very fair...
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Old 10-05-2015, 11:07 PM   #7
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I sent a copy of the posting to Mike Bukowski at Forest River Inc. I'll post the answer once I receive it. Thanks guys.
another question: The SR300 340KP has a GCWR or 28,000 and a "dry" weight of 21,329 according to the dealer. That means I have 28k - 21.3k, or 6,700 lbs. If that's the case and I want to tow a 4,700lb Grand Cherokee, then I have 6,700-5,000 = 1,700 lbs available for driver, passengers, fuel, water, and cargo. If I carry me, wife and grand kids, that's about 500lbs. Another 600lbs for fuel and another 600lbs for propane and water, then I would have no weight allocation left for towbar, brake equipment, food, clothing, grill, tools, toys, etc. I see people toting much heavier loads than what I'm trying to do. That being the case, how important is GCWR for a diesel pusher like the SR300?
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Old 10-05-2015, 11:19 PM   #8
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Yes, price is excellent, as is the MH itself. Caught it at an RV show this past weekend here in Colorado Springs. They even let my wife and I drive it for an hour or so back to their dealership after the show. Nice! I just want to know what I'm paying for, and why the discrepancy in model number versus engine. Does Mike Bukowski respond to emails?
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Yes Mike does respond to e-mails and he is a big help.
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I sent a copy of the posting to Mike Bukowski at Forest River Inc. I'll post the answer once I receive it. Thanks guys.
another question: The SR300 340KP has a GCWR or 28,000 and a "dry" weight of 21,329 according to the dealer. That means I have 28k - 21.3k, or 6,700 lbs. If that's the case and I want to tow a 4,700lb Grand Cherokee, then I have 6,700-5,000 = 1,700 lbs available for driver, passengers, fuel, water, and cargo. If I carry me, wife and grand kids, that's about 500lbs. Another 600lbs for fuel and another 600lbs for propane and water, then I would have no weight allocation left for towbar, brake equipment, food, clothing, grill, tools, toys, etc. I see people toting much heavier loads than what I'm trying to do. That being the case, how important is GCWR for a diesel pusher like the SR300?
I can tell you I pulled a trailer with two Harley's to Sturgis up and down hills on my trip from the east coast. Trailer weight total was 4800 lbs with gear and bikes. RV was filled to the max with fuel, water and all the compartments as well. Never ever had an issue at all with the load....I I believe the GVWR is 33000 lbs....got 10.5 mpg going 65 to 70 the whole way there....it's a great unit and chassis
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