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Old 10-12-2013, 10:46 AM   #21
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It is the 317 model (about 35 feet total)
I found another part of the forum with another 317bhsk owner with the same problem as me. I hope yours is the full 76 gallon.

Not exactly sure when they changed it but your dealer probably didn't know anything about it. Forest river didn't tell anyone about it- their website even still says the old 76 gallon capacity.
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Old 10-12-2013, 11:37 AM   #22
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I guess that I never measured but I know that I have two tanks based on the tank level indicators.

My fresh water runs out far before I am anywhere near full on either tank. For background information, our camper was built in November of '12.
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Old 10-12-2013, 06:03 PM   #23
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I received a reply for the sales rep...he confirmed that not only is the grey water tank now 38 gallons instead of the advertised 76, but the fresh water tank is now 24 and not 32 as advertised. These bigger tanks were the biggest reason I settled on this unit!

This is complete, 100% bullsh*t. If I bought a car advertised as an 8 cyl and it turned out to be a 6 cyl...well, that'd never happen. Buy a 4 bedroom home, move in and it's only 3 bedrooms, again, would never happen. But in the world of RVs, this is acceptable and apparently normal behavior? Uh, I won't be standing for this. I will demand and raise hell to have this unit retrofitted with what I paid for.

Pissed.
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Old 10-12-2013, 06:05 PM   #24
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Sorry to hear that. Maybe I should check mine as well for capacity.
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Old 10-12-2013, 06:40 PM   #25
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Sorry to have brought the bad news. I feel the same way. It's one of the main reasons I got this unit was the tanks too!

If you want to read the other thread about it it's called "misleading advertising"

I really think forest river should do something about this-let me know if you get anywhere with them.
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Old 10-12-2013, 07:30 PM   #26
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Congrats. Ozark what great place. Hope you been to Land Between the Lakes over in Kentucky. This time of the year it's the next best thing to heaven.
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Old 02-09-2014, 07:56 PM   #27
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Congrats!

I was curious about what hitch you're using. I have the same trailer and a 2009 Suburban 1500 4x4. I purchased the Equalizer hitch for mine and the dealer didn't do a good job of setting up the hitch properly. Bought the trailer out of state, towed it back to Texas and fought sway the entire drive home. Anyway, I made some adjustments to the hitch setup following the instructions from Equalizer and still have some sway (much less) but still wanna see if I can reduce it more. So if you by any chance had the same hitch I was curious as to how many washers were in your hitch ball setup.

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Old 02-13-2014, 04:45 PM   #28
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I am only using and standard ball hitch with two friction sway control arms. This is far too little and will probably invest in the ProPride sway control hitch, just hesitant so far due to the cost.

I was also considering the Equalizer. You don't feel it's adequate?
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Old 02-13-2014, 05:13 PM   #29
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I have the 4 Point Equalizer hitch and am days away from calling Sean at ProPride. I was pushed around too much last year and am looking forward to a safer drive. The cost is high but I will have much more confidence especially on windy days.
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Old 02-13-2014, 05:15 PM   #30
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I tow my 317 with a 2004 ford excursion. I have a Reese weight distribution hitch with no sway control and I haven't yet had any problem with sway. Towed about 1400 miles so far.
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