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Old 08-27-2011, 04:52 PM   #21
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I have the same cracks on the same tires on an '08 XLR
But two of my six are bad and the date on my tires is '06
However I am done for the year so I'll replace them next spring

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Old 09-02-2011, 05:08 PM   #22
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Had a low tire on the 2011 Fiver. Going to pull a few thousand miles this winter, rather than messing with the "C" load range tires we put a new set of "E" load range and the dealer gave me a $200 trade in. No more worrying about to weak of a tire. Some will say pouring money down a rat hole but will sleep well. Load range C tires is just squeaking buy I think on anything. I have had them blow at correct pressure.

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Old 09-05-2011, 08:18 PM   #23
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Towing unlevel is a non-issue unless the trailer has rubber independent axles. standard leaf spring axles have what is called an "equalizer" that equalizes axle weight between the 2 axles. so even with the trailer nose high or low the axle weights will remain the same. I believe the real issue is marginal tires from the beginning. mine had cheapo chinese tires that lasted 2 years before 2 of them started having tread speration. I replaced them with Carlisle "E" rated tires. yes I know everyone complains about Carlisles, but from my research the failures were related to "C"`s and some "D"`s. I have 3 years and over 6k miles on them. and we are headed down to Disney in Nov. so I have no worries!
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Old 09-05-2011, 08:59 PM   #24
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Originally Posted by CAPTAIN JACK View Post
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.
Who was your dealer, it would be nice for Forum readers to learn?

Since I ditched my C rated tires after 2 blow outs for E rated tires I have done +- 12000 miles on them this last 4 months and they look good for another 15-20000.
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Old 09-05-2011, 09:36 PM   #25
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I did fail to mention the dealers name, it is Dan Humphries at the RV department of Newby Buick in Saint George, Utah.
Top notch dealer in my opinion.

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