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Old 12-23-2012, 04:12 PM   #81
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Can you please explain what the issue is with the axles Tires and rims.
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Old 12-23-2012, 05:20 PM   #82
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If you read back through the entire post, it should become clear. But in a nutshell, my camper only came with a 137 pounds of cargo carrying capacity after I added the generator with all the options. It is built to sleep 12 people. My camper came with 6000 pound axles. A 42 foot camper with 2 6k axles. My camper weighed 13035 pounds when it left the factory. So, in order for me to have the carrying capacity the rig was designed for, 7k axles are being put under it. In changing the axles, I had to have new wheels due to 6k axles having 6 lugs and the 7k axles having 8 lugs. I have American made tires on mine now as opposed to China made tires that came on it. That's it in a nutshell.
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Old 12-26-2012, 05:03 PM   #83
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Just got a call from my dealer. All equipment, axles, wheels and u bolts are in. Dealer closed a few days next week, so it will be next Thursday before I can get it to them for the upgrade.
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Old 12-26-2012, 07:33 PM   #84
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Just as a follow up, has the factory rep ever said that they are switching to 7000 lb axles on new production in any conversation you've had now that they admit that the shipping weight is much higher than they were originally claiming?

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Old 12-26-2012, 09:18 PM   #85
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No they haven't, but they are offering them as an option now for the ones that want them(problem is is that people may not know they need them). I was told that mine was the only one that weighed that much. I do know that several of the others that I have been in taken pics of the labels, are higher than the published weight of 11873. I believe that to be a basic unit with no options. This all being said, I was told that they had to order my axles as they don't stock 7k axles. I just don't understand why they are not standard on these units due to the size of them. Like I stated in another post, they state that they build them to have a CCC of 1600-1800 pounds. The one they built like mine during this process weighed 12905, so obviously mine was not far off the mark when loaded with the options they offer. I can say this though, throughout this entire process, once the scale tickets and pics were sent to them, they have been very receptive and positive towards reaching a solution. Everyone I've talked with personally has been very cordial and professional. Only in the beginning did I receive a negative comment or two, but once they saw that we were serious, they got involved and tried to figure it out. Overall, I am very pleased with the response that I have personally received from the rep, Chief Engineer and the GM of Warranty. I will keep you updated and let you know the final result.
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I weighed my unit and truck on the last camping trip. The truck is a 2011 F-350 crew cab 4X4 shortbed with the 2012 365SAQ with the basic camping needs. No clothes, no toys, and no extra stuff. I am under my trucks max combined weight but the coach is at 12.500 on the axles alone, not to mention the pin weight. We are a family of 7 so the weight is of concern. Who did you talk to at the factory? I would like to attempt to get them to pay for the axle upgrade before I do. Thanks
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Old 12-30-2012, 09:45 AM   #87
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Start with your dealer first. Let them know your concern, then go from there.
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Old 12-30-2012, 10:04 AM   #88
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It appears the Factory is taking notice...in the Sabre model, you could only upgrade to 6K lb axles but now on the 2013 36' models, they offer the 7K lb axle package.
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It's a shame that the factory doesn't 'step up to the plate' and put 7000 lbs axles on all 365SAQ campers. This really doesn't fit anyone's definition of optional equipment...it's a requirement. It's good to see that they've made it right for golfmedik, but it shouldn't have to be an action from an owner's complaint.

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I weighed my unit and truck on the last camping trip. The truck is a 2011 F-350 crew cab 4X4 shortbed with the 2012 365SAQ with the basic camping needs. No clothes, no toys, and no extra stuff. I am under my trucks max combined weight but the coach is at 12.500 on the axles alone, not to mention the pin weight. We are a family of 7 so the weight is of concern. Who did you talk to at the factory? I would like to attempt to get them to pay for the axle upgrade before I do. Thanks

Did you get the PM I sent?
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