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Old 06-29-2012, 09:40 PM   #11
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Wow...thats a big load...wth did they put in yours or do to it? Dry weight should be 11,876 and my shipping weight stixker is only 12,282 lbs
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Old 06-30-2012, 04:11 AM   #12
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I really don't know the answer to that other than the following. During 2012, the 365 interior under went many changes. Not sure about yours, but mine has the outside kitchen. The biggest changes during the 12 year model was the cabinets around the entertainment center, the master bedroom dresser was cut down from 8 drawers to either 4 or 6( I believe it was 6) and a few different configurations of the front closet doors in the front. Mine was one of the very first '12s as we ordered it in February and received it April 1 of last year. Since then, I believe they may have gotten lighter by making these changes, but this is part of the reason I say they need more capability. More room for safety. It wouldn't cost but a few dollars to make that change. The other thing that disturbs me are the tires that are put on at the factory. Look at others this size now, they are coming with Goodyear 614's "G" rated tires. Ours comes with Chinese made tires that sometimes don't make it to the dealership.( I know any tire can go bad, but these don't last that long but that is another story). Here are a couple of pics of ours when we picked up. You can see some of the differences I am talking about.



All of the ones that I saw had the same stickers on them with that same weight rating. And as I said earlier, ours has a few more options that the others did not have. Thus my call for larger capacity axles.
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Old 06-30-2012, 08:15 PM   #13
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And here she is ...the maiden voyage (im having an rvgasm lmao)

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Old 06-30-2012, 08:18 PM   #14
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One more pf the new entertainment center option

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Old 06-30-2012, 08:23 PM   #15
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Very nice!!!!
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Old 06-30-2012, 08:26 PM   #16
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Thanks...towing like a dream too.....they dropped it on my hitch and i only squat about 1.5 inches....i was in shock......but other than the long day of PDI and the swap over from old to new, all is well and cant wait to get to the campground to test this baby out
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Old 07-01-2012, 09:39 AM   #17
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Keep us updated on your first trip
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Old 07-01-2012, 09:42 AM   #18
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Will do and thanks......does anyone know where to get a good bunk ladder for the back room?
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Old 07-01-2012, 09:57 AM   #19
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A lot of people on the RV forum make them out of 2" thick walled PVC pipe due to it being very light weight. They buy several T's and a hack saw and make their own.
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awesome, may be a weekend project for me coming up......we are having alot of fun this trip (besides organizing everything in the new rig) but decided to stay in Indiana an extra day before pushing out to Iowa just to chill and enjoy the camper
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