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Old 08-24-2011, 08:06 PM   #11
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The trailer arrived this afternoon. Dealer called me to reiterate he will do whatever it takes to make us happy campers. I will get quotes on new tires tomorrow. Any one use the Tow Master tires?
Thanks for the tip on axle alignment, I'll check that out tomorrow also.
No damage to trailer from the bad tires.
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Old 08-24-2011, 08:17 PM   #12
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I for one would demand a new unit and let the next buyer beware!
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Old 08-24-2011, 09:06 PM   #13
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Previous posters have it right, bad tire pressure (not checking before leaving) and not leveling the trailer out. Just hook up and run. What two tires went? both fronts or both backs? Level issue is probable.

I still can't believe how many people I see towing trailers with either the nose or ***** in the air.

I just made another adjustment for my set up. We just switched to a 2004 F150 and it say much higher in the front now. I lowered it first thing but decided after the last trip it was still a little high in the front ( I am picky).

A little proper prep and care can make a big difference in tire life.

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Old 08-24-2011, 09:24 PM   #14
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I for one would demand a new unit and let the next buyer beware!
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Old 08-24-2011, 09:29 PM   #15
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The trailer arrived this afternoon. Dealer called me to reiterate he will do whatever it takes to make us happy campers. I will get quotes on new tires tomorrow. Any one use the Tow Master tires?
Thanks for the tip on axle alignment, I'll check that out tomorrow also.
No damage to trailer from the bad tires.
A quick easy check is to measure the distance between tires on both sides. Should be the same.
Now this isn't a thorough check, but rather a quick look to see if further examination is needed.
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Old 08-25-2011, 06:58 PM   #16
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Another up date

I checked the axles and both measure the same. We will drive the tt to the dealer tomorrow for five new tires of our choice.
I can't say enough about the support from our dealer and Forest River. They are both to be praised for their concern and constant communication with us.
Looking forward to hitting the road!!!
Thanks to all for your comments and ideas.
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Old 08-25-2011, 07:40 PM   #17
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Glad to see everything is working out for you.

Post some pics of your travels when you get time.

Good luck and happy camping!
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Old 08-25-2011, 10:12 PM   #18
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Blown tires so soon, something is wrong. Just picked up new Flagstaff Mini-Lite 18FRB in Indianapolis and towed to Cape Cod and then back home to Sacramento CA. No problems. However, at pickup, tires had 30 lbs pressure but required 50. Maybe your drivers never checked the pressure. Noticed many hired drivers towing new campers driving at maximum if not exceeding speed limits. Out west that is 75 mph plus. A mile per minute was fast enough for me .
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Old 08-27-2011, 11:38 AM   #19
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Dry Rot Tires

I have a 2008 Sandpiper, purchased in late 2009 new. About 2500 mi on the road. Noticed last week a dry rot crack just to the outside area of the rim going around the tire for about 8 - 10 inches. It is on only one tire. Treed is like new. Has anyone had this problem and if you have, where can I go to get assistance? It is a LT235/85R16 Highway Trooper tire.

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Old 08-27-2011, 05:04 PM   #20
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Did you buy the 2nd year of warranty?
If not, head for your favorite tire dealer and get 5 new quality tires put on. The cheap tire the factory puts on just don't seem to stand up.
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