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Old 09-02-2015, 01:06 AM   #31
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Hi Whatsupchuck I did not catch the Flagstaff rep 50 psi post. That is true if you have load range C tires. I talked with tire and rim rep at the Goshen rally that supplied the rims are on my TT and he confirmed rims are rated at 65 Psi cold working pressure.

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Old 09-02-2015, 04:05 PM   #32
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Rims are the worry

I agree with the E range over D. The rims still worry me as it gets HOT down here and I know of a person who bought tires with this thought, but, used the sidewall PSI and blew a tire off the rim causing him to hit the ditch out somewhere north of Big Bend in west Texas. It was a hardwall jack up camper and was not to heavy so little damage.

Steel wheels would be my choice over cast AL if I have to go that route and really cover the whole enchilada so to speak. I'm thinking still.

I see a hole that looks like the axles could be spread a bit. That would allow LT tires to replace ST. The N rating is a real plus as 65MPH in Texas requires you to drive with the rear view as well as looking forward. If you can't run at least 70, you are a road block.
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Old 09-02-2015, 04:30 PM   #33
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Tires! We all worry about them, and I am no exception. I changed out the OEM Load C on the Rockwood for a Goodyear Marathon Load D set before leaving on a long trip this spring. Felt better about the 8500# trailer on them but also purchased a TST 507 tire pressure monitor system. Others are available, but I liked the reviews on this one. What a relief to KNOW what the pressures AND temperatures are minute to minute. I will never be without a TPMS again for a TT or any RV; what a sense of security! If you have a tire lose pressure or overheat there is a very loud warning that goes off so you have time to stop before any real damage occurs.
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Old 09-04-2015, 07:49 PM   #34
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I have the set up in my signature with the Equilizer 4 point, 1000/10,000. Thousands of miles with out any issues at all. The front kitchen model V-Lite has a bit more tough weight so I would go with the 1200LB set up.
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Old 10-30-2015, 12:24 PM   #35
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30WFKSS or 3008 here at home

Picked up new trailer Wed. and during walkthrough, almost missed hitch set up. They did get Blue Ox I ordered, but, they used 1000 bars. Their setup actually raised my front end even after I suggested more bar tension after the installer left.

Ride home went by Flying J for lunch and scales where I confirmed hitch setup was wrong but at least got ball park weights. TW seems to be at least 1000 (must remove approx. 240 pounds of water from fresh tank I did not know was there). That exceeds the bars right there, so, collecting information to take back to dealer from y'all and my scales receipt. 1500 spring bars will be coming one way or the other.

The tail did wag the dog in traffic due to the above. Absolutely love the lack of pop and crack being GONE! I could feel set up was bad before the scales and my TV weight on the front was actually 60 pounds lighter than empty as my tape measure told me it would be. I'm just the buyer, I don't know what I'm talking about / right?

All will be well when new bars installed and proper weights applied.

Thanks to all for information and assistance. OH! Came with D range L speed rate china bombs which will go soon as I get bills paid from trip to welcome new grandbaby into Texas. Old trailer kept us dry in College Station, Texas for almost three weeks and Timber Ridge RV in Bryan.

Once again, THANKS to all and FILM at 11.

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Old 10-30-2015, 02:35 PM   #36
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Wrong hitch from Fun Town Cleburne

Whatsupchuck I had exactly the same issue with my WJ3001w. The Fun Town dealer put on a Trekker 1000# hitch and it was too light. I had weighed the TV the day before we picked up the WJ and then stopped and weighed everything again on the way home with it. At that time, I was concerned we might be close to GVW, but we were fine so I didn't check hitch weight. As this was our first TT purchase I ass/u/me-d that the dealer was giving me the correct hitch. I adjusted and worked with it trying to get the nose of the TV down, until I finally realized that it might not be rated high enough. Sure enough, when I pulled out my first day's weights we found we were 75# over the 1000# rated hitch when we bought it. To make a VERY long story short I purchased an Equalizer 1400# hitch from a local dealer and left on a 5600 mile trip. Everything was great and the TV handled better. I think the Trekker actually controlled sway better than the Equalizer, but that will start a WDH war in the forum; still just my experience. After about 15 emails to every person in a management position at Fun Town I did return the hitch to them and after over 30 days received a refund check for $750. Fun Town sales department = excellent, caring, good prices, not high pressure. Fun Town Service department = very poor customer relations, no sense of urgency, no follow up, etc. Only Curtis (Asst. Mgr.) cares and gets things done; he is the only one I will deal with now.
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