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Old 06-16-2012, 11:41 AM   #1
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forest river XLR viper toy hauler

anybody have one of these toy haulers with the V nose front? i like the 305V14, just want to know if the V nose helps with towing compared to traditioanl fifth wheel front nose?

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Old 06-17-2012, 01:47 PM   #2
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Don't have one, but I was told that the main reason they did the V nose was to make it so a short bed truck could handle a 5th wheel. For example when you back in the trailer could hit the cab of the truck before you got in if you had to swing tight. now you have more room.
I must say that the ones with the light in front like a V look mean at night on a dark road cause you don't know it might be till you get real close.

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Hasn't the 'short bed' problem been pretty much dismissed with the advent of the slider hitch?
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Old 07-03-2012, 06:53 PM   #4
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I do have one ,2011 305V10, Behind a CHEV 2500HD Duramax crewcab short bed.
Very easy to pull and very easy to back-up even in tight spot due to the vnose.I run at about 27liter per 100km. (do the math) about 9mpg) at 68-70 mph, traveling from quebec to Daytona in nov and back in march .
The dry weight is 10079 pounds( from the manufacturer) and full payload,is about 14000 pounds.
The only issue I had is a flat tire(maybe a slow leak) so I changed the 4 tires for 12 ply tires. Seems to be fine, but now it is stores because I purchased a class A.
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