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Old 04-22-2011, 03:29 PM   #11
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FYI to add info here.

15 inch ST 205 D rated tires go to 2150 max at 65 PSI
15 inch ST 225 D rated tires go to 2540 max at 65 PSI

The 15 inch 205's D rated are still too small.

They would HAVE to be 15 inch 225 D rated to carry that load.

There is no way a 14 inch 205 C rated tire at 1760 pounds would work.
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Old 04-22-2011, 04:09 PM   #12
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I thought F.R. quit putting those S.T.205C 75 R14's on their campers after '09 model year. I know my V lite has them in the Carlisle brand; and many folks have had a lot of trouble with them; I personally haven't YET.......Randy
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Old 04-22-2011, 05:31 PM   #13
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Does anyone know if FR has an email contact?
I've been looking through their site and can't seem to find one.

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Old 04-25-2011, 12:12 AM   #14
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I have this page bookmarked for the phone number, but there's a form you can fill out for email contact:

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Old 04-25-2011, 08:16 AM   #15
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There is simply no way that your camper has a GVWR of 11,140lbs, so I wouldn`t worry about the tires.
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Old 04-25-2011, 10:03 AM   #16
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There is simply no way that your camper has a GVWR of 11,140lbs, so I wouldn`t worry about the tires.
You have no way of knowing that. We looked at two identical wildcat trailers last summer, side by side, the GVWR of one of them was 3,500 lbs more than the other. One had 4K axles and 'C' tires and the other had 6K axles and 'D' tires. We said to ourselves they must throw on there whatever they have around when building these things.

The whole line of trailers the OP spoke of are all over 10K GVWR. They all had much larger water tanks than the same line with the lower GVWR. They made be made for boondocking or something like that.

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Old 04-25-2011, 10:44 AM   #17
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Wrong yellow sticker would be a very minor error for Forest River. No matter how stupid I am, so far my Flagstaff has had 4 minor and one major item that I'll blame on them. Has been alot on this forum in the last few days about axle problems. Will have to go out to storage and see how my axles compare.
Alot of trailer companies figure on the tongue weight putting the tires in limits, but if your trailer isn't exactly lever when towing, the two front or rear tires may be carrying more of a load than the other two.
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Old 04-25-2011, 11:43 AM   #18
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Sounds like "FUZZY MATH" to me- an almost obvious mistake that a camper weighing in at 6,000 lbs (est.) dry weight as shipped could even possibly have that high of a GVWR, almost 5000 lbs of added STUFF- which as I understand it is the total fully loaded safe carrying maximum loaded weight limit. I agree with Herk. It's gotta be a misprint. Randy
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Update

Just went and visited the trailer at the dealer's today and found some interesting info.

Yellow sticker on door: Dry weight: 6159lbs. Max payload: 1603lbs
Large sticker inside kitchen cabinet: GVWR: 11,005lbs. Max payload: 4045lbs
Also on the larger sticker: "Minimum Required Tires": 225/75R15 Load D

Tires installed: 205/75R15 Load C

Pointed it out to the salesman and said that one of these decals is not right.
He eventually agreed and was going to call the FR Rep and sort it out.
I think I'll be calling FR as well.

I told him that if indeed the GVWR is 7800lbs (roughly) then the tires on it are OK. If however the inside decal is correct then I'd expect the proper tires to be installed. He agreed.

Will see what happens.

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Old 04-26-2011, 07:51 AM   #20
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Yellow sticker on door: Dry weight: 6159lbs. Max payload: 1603lbs
Large sticker inside kitchen cabinet: GVWR: 11,005lbs. Max payload: 4045lbs
Also on the larger sticker: "Minimum Required Tires": 225/75R15 Load D

Tires installed: 205/75R15 Load C
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Keep us advised on what you find.
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