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Old 01-03-2015, 09:46 AM   #1
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I've been lusting after a toy hauler for a decade or more.

I've now got a '12 F350 SRW Diesel and am pretty determined to get a toy hauler this year.

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I've pretty well narrowed it down to the Forest River XLR Thunderbolt 375AMP due to it's 8000lb load capacity. The layout is pretty good too.

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After posting a welcome, I went to check the specs on your trailer. It is shown as having almost 8000#s payload. I couldn't believe it. Wait, I don't believe it. One thing that I couldn't find easily was the gross loaded weight of your trailer. I doubt it is 20,000 pounds. If it is, you will still face hurdles of towing that much weight with your truck (I believe that ~14,000 pounds will max out Ford's guidelines for 5th wheel towing with a SRW truck). There will also be a limit to how much weight you should carry in the garage (mine is 2000 pounds).

375 AMP
Dry Weight 13366lbs
GVWR N/A
Cargo Capacity 7575lbs
Hitch Weight 2888lbs
Axle Weight N/A


Here are the specs for my trailer....
300 x 12 Thunderbolt
Dry Weight 10395lbs
GVWR N/A
Cargo Capacity 5404lbs
Hitch Weight 1858lbs
Axle Weight N/A

I can tell you that in real life, with 30 gallons of water, 10 gallons of gas for the generator, no gas for the gas station tank, 2 dirt bikes, and clothes and food for 2, my trailer is at the 13,885 gvwr posted on the tag on the side of the trailer.

I will be glad to share my XLR experiences with you. I love my toyhauler, and would make the same buy again, but it hasn't been trouble free.
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I've been lusting after a toy hauler for a decade or more.

I've now got a '12 F350 SRW Diesel and am pretty determined to get a toy hauler this year.

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I've pretty well narrowed it down to the Forest River XLR Thunderbolt 375AMP due to it's 8000lb load capacity. The layout is pretty good too.

Here's how we roll today
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