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Old 05-02-2016, 05:11 PM   #11
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John ,
My 340RK is holding up real well.. I purchased new in early 14 and had the few minor adjustments of new.. The only Issues I have had was a roll pin break on the bedroom slide and had to manually push it in to get home from a 2week Florida vacation and my unit had the bad seals from the lippert recall and my dealership I94RV replaced all the seals and brakes under warranty..



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Old 05-02-2016, 05:16 PM   #12
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I never mounted the toilet paper holder, couldn't find a convent spot so DW bought one that sits on the floor and is movable, I have about 15,000 miles on the 5ver and that paper holder never falls over, we laughter about that every trip.


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Old 05-02-2016, 05:53 PM   #13
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One other question,

How does the 25oo Ram pull your 340rk. I am trying to decide if I need a 2500 or 3500 dually. Your thoughts are appreciated...John
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Old 05-02-2016, 08:08 PM   #14
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We only had 2 similar issues as you, Our radio didn't receive well, reason...The antenna was missing on the roof, and our shower rail was not caulked so water leaked onto the bathroom floor, both easily fixed by me. The sub woofer for the radio is behind the fireplace and ours sounds amazing...much better than our Flagstaff which BTW, was such a piece of junk that we got rid of it after 3 years and bought our Columbus 320 in 2013. It has been the best of our previous 6 TT's. I would not hesitate to get another.
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Old 05-03-2016, 06:28 AM   #15
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My 2500 doesn't know my 340rk is behind me.. Mine is a Ram Tradesman with the Cummins Diesel. I have the towing Package and the snow plow package only for the skid plates, larger alternator and secondary cooling system.. On the Highway I average between 12.5 to 14 at 70 mph pulling my 5ver and 20 to 23 without it.. My Ram has 820 lbs of torque while a 3500 has 840.. The 3500 comes already setup for towing.. I don't have a need for the dual rear tires.. It's a personal thought..


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Old 05-03-2016, 08:26 AM   #16
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Not a Ram guy so not sure but doesn't the 2500 have a 10k GVWR? If so are you over on that with the 5th wheel? I don't think a dually would be needed but I think the extra payload of a 3500 would be for the 5th wheel. Engine and trans are all the same and should have NO issues with pulling.

Not trying to be weight police just wondering if you are able to stay under the GVWR on a 2500.
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Old 05-03-2016, 09:57 AM   #17
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My Favorite Mod is by far the one I did for my wife. As you know the 340RK is a 340 square foot rear kitchen and has a small window above the sink.. DW hated that when she was looking out the kitchen window she saw the ladder.. So I modded the ladder.. But you would think that they could have moved it over to other side of the 5ver during construction..


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Old 05-03-2016, 10:40 AM   #18
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No Worries on asking and I did scale the TV just to make sure.. On the 2013 the GVWR is 10,000 with a short box base weight of 7383 plus 2617 payload my GCWR is 25000 with a Max Trailer weight of 17450.. On my 340rk my hitch weight is 1980 and my shipping weight is 10905 with a 13980 GVWR.

Fully Loaded I'm close, but I have a bit of room to spare and I never travel with water..




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Old 05-03-2016, 10:45 AM   #19
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Thanks for the info. On my F-350 the unloaded weight is 8271 leaving me 3229 for payload based on my yellow sticker. I know the F-250's weigh a little less so it leaves them with about 2k for payload. Wasn't sure if 2k would be enough for a loaded up 5th wheel. We just got the 320RS and I have not been able to scale it yet loaded for camping. Hoping to in a couple weeks.
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Old 05-03-2016, 11:27 AM   #20
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You should be fine with your 350.. I forgot to mention my 16k Pullrite Easy Glide was another 175 lbs in my bed.. Lol Great Hitch.. But heavy.. I take it out for Winter


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