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Old 08-28-2013, 08:49 PM   #1
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Axles on the 365 SAQ

Hello all. Im wondering if any one here have had any problems with the 6K axles on there 365. I have read the threads about how they should have 7k axles and I agree, but im stuck with My 6k axles unless I want to bring my unit from Maine to Indiana and pay $2500 to have the factory install them. I was told this by Wayne Bigler of Forest River after I weighed my unit and found that I'm only 500 lbs under the trailer axle ratings when loaded with no water on board.
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Old 08-28-2013, 09:15 PM   #2
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Did you deduct your pin weight in that figure ?


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Old 08-28-2013, 09:29 PM   #3
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what does your yellow gvw sticker say?
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Old 08-28-2013, 10:29 PM   #4
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My cat scale ticket was 11,500 on the trailer axles.
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Old 08-28-2013, 10:31 PM   #5
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My gvw is 14400. Leaves about 1200 in cargo capacity.
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Old 09-01-2013, 05:09 AM   #6
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If you read all of the posts about this in this and Sandpiper forum, you will see that not all the units are really heavy. It depends on the options that each unit has. As far as the axles, try getting your dealer involved. If they won't, then you can do it yourself for under $2500. Buy the axles direct, or have a dealer order them for you, then go to Tredit Tire - Tires and Wheels for RVs and Trailers and buy you 5 wheels and then switch your tires to the new wheels. You will save quite a bit off of the $2500 in travel expenses. Funny thing, at my dealer the other day and my salesman asked me did I see anything funny with the newest Sandpiper they had on the lot....I noticed immediately that it had 7k axles under it!!
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Old 09-24-2013, 08:12 AM   #7
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Just had mine replaced by forest river... Sent them an email over my concerns of 6k axles and they replaced with 7k under warranty. No questions asked.
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Old 09-24-2013, 08:18 AM   #8
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Who did you email. My unit is now out of warranty by 30 days so I dought they will do anything. I had emailed a number of months ago with no luck
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Old 10-07-2013, 01:59 PM   #9
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I cant even remember. He was in the 365saq dept... My brother has the same fifth wheel and got his changed to 7k axles as well previous to me. So having that info I emailed forest river myself and was given the ok to have it done under warranty. Seems some people have luck with this issue and others not so much but Im happy it was done. Def " feels " better towing. More planted is my best description. Felt good b4 but better now.
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Old 11-20-2013, 07:15 PM   #10
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who are you kidding i had the extended warranty and they wouldn't cover repairs they have the worst warranty dept. i've ever delt with and i've been rving for close to 40 years i would never reccomend forest river to anyone i've had more issues with this 5th wheel than all of my previous rvs put together good luck
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