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Old 09-15-2012, 10:24 AM   #1
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The wife and I visited the Hershey RV show yesterday and is solidified our choice in the 31SL. Being open minded we viewed units by Lifestyle, Dynamax, DRV and a few others. but the 31SL meets our needs and the overall weights and dimensions are what we want. The other units are great and if we had a F350 or F450 the choice would be harder, but we are really happy with the 31SL. We met several other potential buyers with similar concerns.

I did finally get to meet Andy, the factory rep and we did get most of our questions answered. However, I never did learn the actual weight of the 31SL we were looking at. The posted specs on the site are averages resulting from sampling many units that are produced.

Has anyone weighed their 31SL and would they be willing to share their actual weights? I am really concerned with the pin weight its ratio to the overall weight.

Any information is appreciated.

OJ

The factory specs are..
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Shipping Weight</span>12,120</span><li ="element element-text">
Carrying Capacity</span>3,880</span><li ="element element-text">
Hitch Weight</span>2,265</span><li ="element element-text">
Axle Weight</span>9,855</span>[/list]

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Old 09-15-2012, 10:34 AM   #2
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For future shows, actual weights , including factory options, are on a sticker inside the unit. Mine is inside the monitor closet on the RL.
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Old 09-15-2012, 10:43 AM   #3
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For future shows, actual weights , including factory options, are on a sticker inside the unit. Mine is inside the monitor closet on the RL.
Yea, I screwed up on that one. I went in the show with the intention of getting the weights from the units, but then got awestruck and googly-eyed . I completely forgot to look for the stickers.

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Old 09-15-2012, 12:55 PM   #4
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I believe every coach has its weight on a sticker inside the door where your monitor panel is.
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Old 09-15-2012, 09:38 PM   #5
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Well, most anyway. Our unit does not have a weight sticker - somehow it got out of the factory without weighing. The only thing I can do now is get it weighed loaded.

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a64armtwe have a 31sl. The weight delivered from the factory is 12,300. My F250 pulls it fine. Let me know if you have any more questions on the 31sl. -Dean</span>
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Hi Dean, I'm from Canada and close to make a final decision on the 31SL. any regrets at your end with your choice. I like the RL as well but I'm worry about the extra length. Never pulled a rig before so I'm thinking to go shorter in order to ease myself into this new adventure. Thank you! Andre
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Hi Dean, I'm from Canada and close to make a final decision on the 31SL. any regrets at your end with your choice. I like the RL as well but I'm worry about the extra length. Never pulled a rig before so I'm thinking to go shorter in order to ease myself into this new adventure. Thank you! Andre
Don't let the extra length worry you. It's best to get the floor plan that fits your needs because you'll get use to the length very quickly. The longer the trailer the easier it is to back in anyway and these Redwoods follow so nicely you won't know the difference when going down the road.
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It sounds like you are going to pull this trailer with a 3/4 ton pickup. If thats the case I'd probably be more concerned with weight than length. The sticker on our RL says it was 13,200 dry, I think that figure is lite. I'm not a member of the"weight police" but to me 12 or 13 thousnd empty is dually territory. As far as the length thing goes, like Dave said these Redwoods seem to be very easy totow and back in so which ever one suits you best is theway to go.
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My 2012 RW34SK weighed in at 12908 lbs dry. My truck can pull 15300 lbs and I do not want to get too close to that figure. I weighed the complete rig with all our belongings and it came in at 22280 lbs. Max total weight for my truck is 23000 lbs so I guess I am OK. The air bags have made a big difference in the ride and stability. Just my 23 cents worth.....
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