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Old 02-23-2018, 05:18 AM   #1
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Looking at a 340Amp

Hi everyone, I am going to look at a left over new 2017 340Amp monday. I was wondering what I should look for when going over it. I am little worried about it being a left over, why didn't sale kinda thing.

I also have a question about it only having dual axles.
If I am reading the weight ratings correctly it only has two 7k axles and the gvwr is over 16k when loaded. Sounds like once you load the coach it will be over the axle weight limit. I am wondering if the pin weight comes into the equation?
I am still very new to the RV game. I bought a Class A diesel pusher 2 years ago and it stayed in the shop more than I used it, so I am trading it... Any advice would be appreciated!
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Old 02-23-2018, 06:19 AM   #2
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I own a 2016 XLR Thunderbolt 340AMP (16636)-Twin Axle. And yes some of that weight is Bed weight. That last time I weight and yes you need to weigh to understand your own weights. I weight at 13,800. Just to give you an idea. I have two LP tank full, Water 102 gallons, Golf cart 600lbs, 5 gallons gasoline, Food, cloths, and accessories. Right at the 16636 but good to go. I pull with a 2500 HD 2018. I went up from a 2012. I love pulling the 340 AMP. I wanted a tri axle with longer trailer but I'm glad I didn't. It is too long for me. I'm very happy with this trailer.


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Read your thread title and immediately wondered what kind RV appliances does a 340 amp unit have?
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Old 02-23-2018, 07:21 AM   #4
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Read your thread title and immediately wondered what kind RV appliances does a 340 amp unit have?
Ha-ha... I thought that too at first glance!
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Ha-ha... I thought that too at first glance!
The 41kW generator required to power it alone probably weighs mores than my entire trailer.
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On purchasing a 2017 leftover it could be a great idea. I just swapped for a 2017 and got a smoking deal on my trade and new camper price. Just check everything before you drive off with the new unit. The two year warranty and 12 year roof warranty will start at pickup in April. This is a great way to save a lot and get more camper for the $.
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Read your thread title and immediately wondered what kind RV appliances does a 340 amp unit have?
Yep... those of us who are on the forum (too) often know from experience some of our ?experienced? electricians will go wild with this model number!
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Yep... those of us who are on the forum (too) often know from experience some of our ?experienced? electricians will go wild with this model number!
Lol...Mr. Dan, that sir is funny!
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ive bought 3 campers that were last years models just left over, no big deal. Still new with warranty. What you should be looking for is a big discount though.
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Thanks for the replies everyone!
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Hi everyone, I am going to look at a left over new 2017 340Amp monday. I was wondering what I should look for when going over it. I am little worried about it being a left over, why didn't sale kinda thing.

I also have a question about it only having dual axles.
If I am reading the weight ratings correctly it only has two 7k axles and the gvwr is over 16k when loaded. Sounds like once you load the coach it will be over the axle weight limit. I am wondering if the pin weight comes into the equation?
I am still very new to the RV game. I bought a Class A diesel pusher 2 years ago and it stayed in the shop more than I used it, so I am trading it... Any advice would be appreciated!


Just bought a 355 amp last summer, had several small issues that I could deal with myself. However I donít call awnings falling off onto the rear deck where my kids were just sitting. The big issue now is the rear of trailer is built out of square so ramp door doesnít shut right. Yes it leaks too. Itís been at the dealer for a month and nothing but runaround from manufacturer. Buyer beware with Forest River, a warranty is only good if itís honored
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Old 02-27-2018, 04:14 PM   #12
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I have a 2017 340AMP. First thing to do is replace the tires. I lost the tread on one. Luckily it didnít blow. Still did some damage though. We also had an issue with the electric water heater. Turns out it was not plugged in. Easy fix but you would think that it would have been tested at the factory.

Beyond that we love it
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Old 02-27-2018, 04:19 PM   #13
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On other thing. Whoever designed the electrical control panel layout was an idiot. The panel has some blank spots but the controls for one of the slide outs and one of the awnings are not on the panel. As well it is rather difficult to get at the components in the underbelly. The 2018 is orgAnized much better.
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Did pdi yesterday, and only found a few very minor problems. Was very happy! Still don't pick up until next week as I had slide toppers added!
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Old 03-01-2018, 08:27 AM   #15
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Vent Guards

Don't forget those vent guards, If it is raining and she is cooking or you are cooking in Kitchen it gets a little warm inside from burner and you need to pull that heat out the top of camper. Turn those fans on and it'll pull it out BUT if its raining your hands are tied. If I remember there is a fan over the garage, fan in the Kitchen, and a fan in bathroom. You want be disappointed.



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Don't forget those vent guards, If it is raining and she is cooking or you are cooking in Kitchen it gets a little warm inside from burner and you need to pull that heat out the top of camper. Turn those fans on and it'll pull it out BUT if its raining your hands are tied. If I remember there is a fan over the garage, fan in the Kitchen, and a fan in bathroom. You want be disappointed.



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Yes sir, I added those! Got everything on your list I didn't already have!! Your pdf was SO HELPFUL! I studied it and felt like I knew the unit before I ever walked in! I truly appreciate it! Even remembered to check the gaps on doors, welds, windows, roof, electronics, awnings, slides, and shower drain connection too!
Only factory problem I found is that the black and gray tank drains are labeled backwards.
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