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Old 03-30-2016, 12:58 PM   #11
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tire wear on Grey Wolf

We have a 2013 Grey Wolf Select 28BH. After a recent 4000 mile trip the factory tires were excessively worn on the passenger side--the tread on the outside edges was completely worn off. I ended up having extensive work done. Heavier axles were installed with cross bracing, the springs were beefed up, and the tires and wheels were replaced with 16" rims and 10 ply Maaxis tires, and all was aligned and balanced, as well as the skid plates replaced with square tubing and heavy duty wheels. I haven't been camping with the upgrades yet but expect much better performance.
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Old 03-30-2016, 01:01 PM   #12
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Over weight I guess?
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Old 03-30-2016, 01:20 PM   #13
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X2. Typical dealer scam.
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Old 03-30-2016, 01:24 PM   #14
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Wasn't overweight--no water in holding tank and just a few provisions. Just poor factory axle installation and alignment, but after extensive measurements taken by the repair shop, Lippert would not accept responsibility.
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Trl Axel's can not be aligned without bending the axel. There is no way ro make adjustments
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Old 03-30-2016, 09:34 PM   #16
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Alignment

2x on watching your tires for uneven wear before doing a realignment. That being said, most mfg's do not re-align the front end after mounting the coach but will pay to have it done IF THE ALIGNMENT SHOP FINDS IT OUT OF SPEC.
As a side note I purchased a used F350 with 25k miles that showed abnormal wear on the front right tire. It needed net tie rod ends and stabilizer bar. Beware.
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X2. Typical dealer scam.
Agreed.

We have a local dealer that advertises "Tires for Life". But that is only if you follow their maintenance schedule performed by them, including an alignment every 15,000 miles and a bunch of other needless stuff that is not even in the vehicle manuals. Those $500 "free" tires could cost $1000 or more if all of the needless preventive maintenance items are done, and they install what tires they want, not quality tires that I want.

We got 53,000 miles out of the OEM tires, and 67,000 miles out of the 2nd set of tires.......both sets replaced before they got too worn.

We rotate our tires regularly, and I check for "feathering" for possible toe in/out problems. Due to the crown of the road, if my car pulls slightly to the left in the in the left lane of a straight road, and pulls slightly to the right in the right lane, I figure the camber should be good. 130,000 miles on the car, and it has never needed alignment.
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Agreed.

We have a local dealer that advertises "Tires for Life". But that is only if you follow their maintenance schedule performed by them, including an alignment every 15,000 miles and a bunch of other needless stuff that is not even in the vehicle manuals. Those $500 "free" tires could cost $1000 or more if all of the needless preventive maintenance items are done, and they install what tires they want, not quality tires that I want.

We got 53,000 miles out of the OEM tires, and 67,000 miles out of the 2nd set of tires.......both sets replaced before they got too worn.

We rotate our tires regularly, and I check for "feathering" for possible toe in/out problems. Due to the crown of the road, if my car pulls slightly to the left in the in the left lane of a straight road, and pulls slightly to the right in the right lane, I figure the camber should be good. 130,000 miles on the car, and it has never needed alignment.
Yep. Just like the "Lifetime Warranty" some RV dealers offer. You have to PAY for an inspection every 6-12 months and then pay them to do any and all maintenance they deem necessary. That "warranty" will probably cost the average owner $500+ per year and yield them very little over the factory warranty considering most repairs will likely be made in the first year at the manufacturers expense.
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I purchased a new F350 last year. The dealership is an hour away, but they made me a great deal on the truck and they offer free oil changes for life up to 4 per year. They don't worry about whether the computer calculates for the oil change, and they don't worry about the mileage. It's 4 per year max. I'm okay with that, because I'll probably not need more than 2 per year. Had the first oil change a few weeks ago. I was prepared for a little pressure to perform unneeded maintenance just to generate cash flow for the dealership, but it never came. They changed the oil, and handed me the keys, and I left. We'll see how it works out as the truck gets more miles on it. Most of the diesels have a 15 to 16 quart sump for the engine, so oil changes typically run about $100 or over. Local Ford dealer charges $100, but if you don't tell them, they will also top off the DEF tank, and add a few bucks to the bill for that...Anyway, so far so good with the new dealer.
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Old 03-31-2016, 05:18 PM   #20
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I'm lucky I only have 10 quarts. I was expecting more!

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