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Old 12-28-2013, 12:44 PM   #1
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New FR Pin Weights

Forest River has updated their site to show the new color patterns for their 5th wheel and TT's. They have also changed almost all the pin weights on their fifth wheels (some substantially) with no apparent structure or floor plan changes.
My question is, does anybody know, or know how to find, a viable explanation for this?
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Old 12-28-2013, 01:06 PM   #2
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If I recall correctly, wasn't Forest River starting a change over in frame manufactures this year?
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If I recall correctly, wasn't Forest River starting a change over in frame manufactures this year?
I wonder if the new (if true) manufacture has moved the axle/s back on the frame.
This would add to the pin weight.
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That could be part of the equation I guess. Forest River is changing some brands and models over to Norco Industry bal frames from the old standard LCI Lippert Frames.
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I am sure that beefing up the pin box area has directly added to the pin loading.
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I am sure that beefing up the pin box area has directly added to the pin loading.
But does anyone know if this is what was done...or is it speculation?
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I am just guessing about the axle placement.
Only way to know for sure would be to drag a tape around a couple of older ones and then check a couple of the newest frames.

One thing I will bet on is that the old manufacture did not hand over any templates to the new one.
So there is bound to be some differences.
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But does anyone know if this is what was done...or is it speculation?
Pure speculation on my part but it makes sense and won't alter the basic floor plan at all.
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What models were effected?

The weights on our 5er have not changed.
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What models were effected?

The weights on our 5er have not changed.
If there are any real changes they probably will happen with the 2015 model year, again just a guess on my part.
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