T197SS - DSO

Hitch Weight
495 lb.
5,595 lb.
4,113 lb.
1,482 lb.
Exterior Length
24' 2"
Exterior Height
10' 5"
Exterior Width
Fresh Water
42 gal.
Gray Water
22 gal.
Black Water
22 gal.
Awning Size

Specifications Definitions

GVWR (Gross Vehicle Weight Rating) – is the maximum permissible weight of the unit when fully loaded. It includes all weights, inclusive of all fluids, cargo, optional equipment and accessories. For safety and product performance do NOT exceed the GVWR.

GCWR (Gross Combined Weight Rating) – is the maximum permissible loaded weight of your motor home and any towed trailer or towed vehicle. Actual GCWR of this vehicle may be limited by the sum of the GVWR and the installed hitch receiver maximum capacity rating; see hitch rating label for detail.

GAWR (Gross Axle Weight Rating) – is the maximum permissible weight, including cargo, fluids, optional equipment and accessories that can be safely supported by a combination of all axles.

UVW (Unloaded Vehicle Weight)* – is the typical weight of the unit as manufactured at the factory. It includes all weight at the unit’s axle(s) and tongue or pin and LP Gas. The UVW does not include cargo, fresh potable water, additional optional equipment or dealer installed accessories.
*Estimated Average based on standard build optional equipment.

CCC (Cargo Carrying Capacity) ** – is the amount of weight available for fresh potable water, cargo, additional optional equipment and accessories. CCC is equal to GVWR minus UVW. Available CCC should accommodate fresh potable water (8.3 lbs per gallon). Before filling the fresh water tank, empty the black and gray tanks to provide for more cargo capacity.
**Estimated Average based on standard build optional equipment.

Each Forest River RV is weighed at the manufacturing facility prior to shipping. A label identifying the unloaded vehicle weight of the actual unit and the cargo carrying capacity is applied to every Forest River RV prior to leaving our facilities.

The load capacity of your unit is designated by weight, not by volume, so you cannot necessarily use all available space when loading your unit.

Actual towing capacity is dependent upon your particular loading and towing circumstances, which includes the GVWR, GAWR and GCWR as well as adequate trailer brakes. Please refer to the Operator's Manual of your vehicle for further towing information.

Note: Specifications are subject to change without notice.

  • Select Standard Features

    • Roof Ladder Prep
    • 8 cu ft 12V Double Door Refer
    • Solid Entry Step
    • NEW 200W Solar Panel w/Regulator
    • AlphaPly Roof Membrane with Limited Lifetime Warranty
    • 5/8” Tongue and Groove Plywood Floor
    • Fully Walkable Roof
    • Stabilizer Jacks (4)
    • Battery Disconnect & Black Tank Flush
    • Skylight Over Tub
    • Cable Satellite Ready
    • Power Tongue Jack
    • TV Antenna w/Booster
    • 3 Burner Cooktop
    • Outside Speakers
    • Residential Single Bowl Sink
    • 13,500 Ducted A/C (Non-Ducted on 177BH, 177FQ, 178BHSK, 178DB)
    • Microwave w/ Carousel
    • Awning
    • 60K BTU Tankless Water Heater
    • 48 gal Fresh Water
    • Automatic Ignition 20K BTU Furnace
    • Teddy Bear Bunk Mats (Per Floorplan)
    • Water Heater By-Pass & Winterized
    • Radial Tires
    • Aerodynamic Front Profile w/ Rock guard
    • Shaker Style Cabinet Doors
    • New 3-Burner Cook Top (N/A 178BHSK)
    • 13.5K Air Conditioner (Ducted 178 and up)
    • LP Quick Connect
    • Residential Single Bowl Sink
    • Microwave w/ carousel
    • (1) 20 lb. LP Bottle (2 20# tanks on 278SS)
    • Exterior TV Hookup
    • Kitchen Drawer W/Ball Bearing Guides
  • Select Popular Options

    • Power Awning w/Adjustable Legs
    • Bluetooth Stereo w/Remote
    • Backup Camera Prep
    • Solar Prep
    • USB Ports
    • Spare Tire and Carrier
    • Skylight Over Tub
    • Power Tongue Jack
    • Stabilizer Jacks (2 or 4)