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Old 09-18-2015, 05:00 PM   #1
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2016 XLR Thunderbolt 5th wheel

Hi. We are picking up our new 5th wheel next weekend. We are interested in talking with other owners of XLR Thunderbolts. As we are returning to camping after a number of years, we are interested in discussing issues and problems with other owners. We are planning to haul our 2011 Polaris RZR 900 UTV as well as our 2011 Spyder RT motorcycle.

Looking forward to hearing from other enthusiasts.


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Old 09-20-2015, 10:11 PM   #2
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I just picked up my 2015 XLR 375amp. It had a few issues which I consider normal and all in all am happy. The 6 pt level system had a wiring override issue which my dealer corrected. No TT or 5'ver is perfect from the factory. My black tank flush doesnt work. I'm sure the backflow valve is probably installed backwards. Seems I read that on this fourm before. Had an issue with 4 trim nails scraping the lino on one of the slides. Easy fix. My garage is 12'6. most are 12'. I dont have any toys (yet) and we are using the garage for extra living area. What I do know is I have several friends with Razors. A 4 seat'er won't fit in 12'. if it's a 2 seater you should have no problem. I traded in my 2014 Sierra for the XLR and had no problems with my prior Forest River product. The XLR pulls a little differently but it may be from having an empty garage. Seemed a little tongue heavy and only weighted 2k more. Maybe the Sierra was more balanced I don't know. So far (after spending 2 nights) in my new XLR, we love it. My views probably didn't help you much, it's just my 2 cents. Hope it helps.

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Old 09-21-2015, 07:17 AM   #3
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Welcome to the forum. Enjoy your new camper. You will have a few issues as most do. FR will make it right tho. Later RJD
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