Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-10-2014, 01:59 PM   #41
Senior Member
 
Helmsey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Knoxville, TN
Posts: 774
Quote:
Originally Posted by jevanb View Post
sure looks nice, what is the pin weight of they monster?? thought it would not push the truck rear that far down.. should of looked at the first post, that 2500HD looks the same as mine with the trailer attached (level)
When I weighed it empty it the pin was 2,140 and I have not been back to the scales since I have put all my junk into it. I do plan on hitting the scales when I pick it up.
It dropped the rear of the truck 1.25" and it does appear to be sagging in the rear. From what I have seen the F450's all sit pretty level when they are unloaded and this is the result of it. I will tow it a few more times to see if I want to put airbags on it, but after pulling it today it's not real high on my list of things to do. The pic of the camper behind the 2500 is with airbags and inflated to either 45 or 50lbs of air in them so that did assist in it looking more level. This camper dropped the 2500 a little over 2" when it was hooked with no air in the bags.
__________________

__________________
2015 Chevy 3500HD
2013 Sandpiper 365SAQ
Helmsey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2014, 08:59 PM   #42
Senior Member
 
golfmedik's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Auburn, GA
Posts: 966
And I thought I was happy with my '13 F350 until HE comes along with a 6.7L F450!!
__________________

__________________
2012 Sandpiper 365SAQ weighing @ 15k, Onan, 2nd air, slide toppers, TST
2013 F350 6.7L Lariat 4x4 CC DRW,Viair 1007, Ride-Rites, Edge CTS, B&W
2001 Chevy 3500CC DRW 4x4, 8.1L, 4.10 gears w/ Detroit TrueTrac
2001 Ford Excursion Limited 4x4 7.3L,V/B Spring Mod, ProComps, Hellwig Swaybar, & other 'Necessities'
golfmedik is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2014, 11:31 AM   #43
Senior Member
 
Helmsey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Knoxville, TN
Posts: 774
__________________
2015 Chevy 3500HD
2013 Sandpiper 365SAQ
Helmsey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2014, 07:39 PM   #44
Phat Phrog Stunt Team
 
AquaMan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Tipp City, OH
Posts: 6,477
Quote:
Originally Posted by golfmedik View Post
And I thought I was happy with my '13 F350 until HE comes along with a 6.7L F450!!

Testify! What a show off! lol.
__________________
2016 Georgetown 364TS
Nights Camped 2017 - 49
AquaMan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2014, 02:35 PM   #45
Junior Member
 
Jacketsbum's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Posts: 28
Ok I have a 2013 6.7 F350 SRW with a 14 ROK ordered. It has a pin weight slightly north of 2400lbs. Are you guys saying I should put air bags on? If so what do they cost and can they be installed by me, I'm pretty mech inclined, or have them installed? I've been told the 350 could pull two of these things but that was dealer talk!
__________________
Jacketsbum is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2014, 04:54 PM   #46
Senior Member
 
golfmedik's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Auburn, GA
Posts: 966
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jacketsbum View Post
Ok I have a 2013 6.7 F350 SRW with a 14 ROK ordered. It has a pin weight slightly north of 2400lbs. Are you guys saying I should put air bags on? If so what do they cost and can they be installed by me, I'm pretty mech inclined, or have them installed? I've been told the 350 could pull two of these things but that was dealer talk!
I like the addition of airbags due to taking some of the jolt out of the interstates, leveling the truck so the headlights are aimed correctly at night and with having on onboard system, I have air anywhere the truck is. As far as you needing them, that is everyone's preference. I like my truck and trailer to sit perfectly level, so yes I needed them and I have a dually. It is 4WD by the way, 2WD may not need them to sit level. My pin weight is around 3100 pounds on my truck. You can install them yourself in about 3-4 hours with no problem. They reduce suspension fatigue on the trucks as well. I won't ever tow heavy again without them. Either Firestone or Airlift have very good bags. I just have Firestone because they were on sale at the time. Also. keep in mind, you pin weight will go up when you load it. Don't just go by the manufacturers numbers!
Monty
__________________
2012 Sandpiper 365SAQ weighing @ 15k, Onan, 2nd air, slide toppers, TST
2013 F350 6.7L Lariat 4x4 CC DRW,Viair 1007, Ride-Rites, Edge CTS, B&W
2001 Chevy 3500CC DRW 4x4, 8.1L, 4.10 gears w/ Detroit TrueTrac
2001 Ford Excursion Limited 4x4 7.3L,V/B Spring Mod, ProComps, Hellwig Swaybar, & other 'Necessities'
golfmedik is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-2014, 11:39 AM   #47
Senior Member
 
Helmsey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Knoxville, TN
Posts: 774
Update time!
Yesterday I made it over to my dealer and picked up the camper with its shiny new wheels, tires, and axles. While it was there they adjusted the bedroom slide so it now goes in and out without sounding like you stepped on a cats tail They also fixed some wood trim in the bunk area for me. One bonus is that they let me keep my old (good) wheels and tires that I had purchased so I can throw those guys on Craigslist to make some $$ towards a decent set of new tires
Here is a pic of the new wheels and tires. Wheels are Sumec wheels, they have bolt in valve stems and are good to 200PSI. The tires are Westlake Super ST's in load range E, they will have to do for now until I can throw some better tires at it. I checked a picture I took yesterday and luckily I was able to make out the DOT date code. The tire I got a closeup pic of shows a date of 3813 (mid to late September) and I'm ok with that.





They did send new stickers and the only thing I don't like is the dealer just put them on top of the other ones and it makes it look weird.



You can see in that picture that the cargo weight has increased drastically. Before the yellow sticker said cargo should not exceed 1219lbs, now I'm up to 2659lbs...much better. The GVWR went from 14,060 to 15,500 as well and that was expected.
__________________
2015 Chevy 3500HD
2013 Sandpiper 365SAQ
Helmsey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-2014, 08:41 PM   #48
Senior Member
 
golfmedik's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Auburn, GA
Posts: 966
Glad you got everything squared away...hopefully she will serve you well and you guys can enjoy her as much as we have ours. And now she is properly fitted with the correct equipment! Good luck and send us pics of some camping trips!

Monty
__________________
2012 Sandpiper 365SAQ weighing @ 15k, Onan, 2nd air, slide toppers, TST
2013 F350 6.7L Lariat 4x4 CC DRW,Viair 1007, Ride-Rites, Edge CTS, B&W
2001 Chevy 3500CC DRW 4x4, 8.1L, 4.10 gears w/ Detroit TrueTrac
2001 Ford Excursion Limited 4x4 7.3L,V/B Spring Mod, ProComps, Hellwig Swaybar, & other 'Necessities'
golfmedik is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-2014, 08:53 PM   #49
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Peachtree City
Posts: 236
You will want air bags!! They make a huge difference!! I have a 2011 f 250 with A 365 saq. I have the Firestone airbags with an inboard compressor.
__________________
chiro is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2014, 11:38 AM   #50
Senior Member
 
Helmsey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Knoxville, TN
Posts: 774
Thanks Monty, we have several trips coming up and will get some miles under it. We are excited to get it out and use it finally.

Chiro - I am still pondering on the air bags. I think the next couple trips will let me know if I need them or not.
__________________

__________________
2015 Chevy 3500HD
2013 Sandpiper 365SAQ
Helmsey is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
365, 365saq, sandpiper

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:48 PM.