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    2016 changes

    Hello all,

    Soon to be GD owner here (I hope!). Anybody have any links or info on changes to the 2016 models? We are specifically interested in the Momentum 380TH or 350M. All I have seen for sure is 'upgraded graphics'. According to the picture of the 2016 graphics, it looks like the 380TH is also going from beige to white on the outside walls.

    We are also interested in which tires come on the 2016 models mentioned above. On the fence on the Goodyear tire upgrade. It looks like GD upgraded the wheels/tires last year. Hard to tell real world from internet hype on the 'China bomb' tires.

    We are still waiting on our dealers to get a 2016 order form. There may be more details there.

    Thanks for any info,
    Chris

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    Welcome to the forum Kim and Chris! Sorry, I don't have any information on the 2016 models, but good luck with your search for your Momentum.

    Steve

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    I only know of one change on the 350's. The Happy Jack dinette and bed in the garage changed slightly. The dinette seats now fold/store individually to the wall instead of flat under the bed. At least we were given both options since our 350 was an inbetweener. I will also say that we had ask to upgrade on the Westlake tires and were told by Grand Design that upgrade was not available?? But we have traveled thousands of miles already on these tires, monitoring them at all times and no issues at all so far. We picked it up and had no issues then and have had none so far. I hope this helps.

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    The "luxury" models, the 380 and 385 are going to look more like the M Class, with white exteriors and upgraded graphics. Also will have the M class fiberglass cap instead of the Solitude shaped cap.

    Don't know of any other changes.

    Do yourself a favor and order the Goodyear tire upgrade. You will when the Westlakes wear out anyway...
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    The order is being placed for our 385TH now, and the dealer told me it will be a 2016. They have a 2015 order form and seem to be working off of that. There was no option listed for an upgrade to Goodyear tires, however.
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    Thanks for the replies. Great to hear on the white exteriors, we like that better.

    I asked about Goodyear upgrade while we were getting a tour of the factory. They said it was available, no disc brakes though . We are working off the 2015 spec sheet also. I forget if it was one of the many dealers we have stopped at or it was the factory....but somebody said they were dropping the Trail Air hitch from the TH line in 2016. Wonder if that is true and what else is changing....odd to be spending this much money and not quite sure what you are getting

    Still on the fence with tire upgrade. I am starting to believe it was a very real issue a few years back but is better now. Have not heard of anyone having any issues with the Westlake tires on a GD.

    Hope to place the order this week.

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    I just remember 1 person on this forum reporting a blow out on a Westlake tire. He also had a bubble on another tire. After the government forced recall of over 400,000 tires (for 4 brands made by the same company), they seem to be building their tires properly now.

    After Jayco bought Open Range, they changed all of their tires to Westlake from Akumet. People had a lot of problems with the Akumets, but I do not remember any reported problems with the Westlakes. (I previously had an Open Range trailer for a year and still read their forum regularly).
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    I would think they probably dropped the Goodyear upgrade when they went to the 3 axles.

    If you put LT/G-614 tires on a tri-axle, you are just asking for axle and shackle problems. The sidewalls are too stiff.
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    Not to re-ignite the LT vs ST tire debate, but I have looked on several tire manufacture's websites and they all say that ST tires have stronger sidewalls than LT tires. This is a quick overview that summarizes what the tire manufacturers say.
    http://rvingwithmarkpolk.com/2012/11...s-vs-lt-tires/
    Specifically . . . "ST tires have strengthened sidewalls to prevent the tire from rolling under the rim in turns and when cornering."
    The tire manufacturers recommendations are at least worth considering . . . particularly since they all seem to be of the same opinion.

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    They are actually meant to flex more, since you are always scrubbing one tire on each side while making turns.

    Add a third axle and you end up scrubbing 2 tires on each axle.
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