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Old 11-09-2014, 09:24 PM   #21
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Agreed with the tow rating. The brave has a 5,000 lb rating as well. However, given that all of the components are "beefier" for lack of a better word, I would think that it would handle the upper limits of the rating better than the class C based on the E-450.

You might also look at Thor. They are making a Super C based on the F-550 truck chassis with the 6.7 powerstroke. Physically it is not really bigger than a standard C, but it is rated at 10,000 lbs. sorry I didn't mention it before, but I just remembered. They have some rebates for 2014s going on too. Might be worth checking out.
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Old 11-10-2014, 06:58 AM   #22
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djtho1, thanks again for speaking up... I did see the new Super C based Thor that is one heck of a unit.. I thikn were going to just keep researching it seems like there are so many options to look at C, Super C and Class it isn't going to be a quick decision :-)

I'll keep my eye out, keep asking questions of owners so I can find the real feedback I am sceptial of the dealers and even the brochures as they don't have alot of the answers... so, I just have to keep digging...
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Old 11-10-2014, 10:21 AM   #23
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Originally Posted by djtho1 View Post
One possible issue that I have not seen addressed (unless I missed it) is tongue weight. On a loaded horse trailer, what is the tongue weight? I do not tow these trailers myself, but logically if you have that much weight in animals it would cause a fair amount of tongue weight and may be over the limit. Just a thought.

Oh, and on another note. It wasn't that many years ago that FR was a brand not associated with quality or longevity. The fact that they and Jayco are being discussed in the same post on a comparable level means (to me) that either FR's level has come way up, or Jayco's has gone down. Just an observation, and it's worth what you paid for it
FR was purchased by Berkshire and their quality has dramatically improved. Unfortunately, Jayco's has dramatically dropped in the same period. I think after the recession they started cutting corners on install quality. I have noticed that other manufacturers are using cheaper materials and or components such as putting in a really cheap radio and not hooking it up at all poorly sized slide out rails and motors (Thor Motor coach) or failing to properly install or secure items (Jayco) or simply deleting items from the build (Forest River). Bottom line no manufacturer is perfect in their build unless you are getting a custom coach. None of us can afford that type of rig. All we can do is hold the manufacturer and or dealers accountable when stuff isn't done properly.
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