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Old 06-08-2011, 08:29 PM   #11
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Nigels, I could be wrong here, but I am not certain LT tires should be put on a trailer. Trailer tires need to be able to have sidewall flex and strength as all the funky turning and so forth puts a different force on the tire itself compared to a truck tire or passenger tire. I would look into this further.
If this were the case please tell me why then FR installed LT235 85R16 tires on my Cedar Creek????
LT tires are a perfectly acceptable alternative to China bomb ST tires. And they will provide many more years of faithful service than any ST tire currently in production.
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Old 06-08-2011, 09:26 PM   #12
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It is funny to constantly hear posters lambasting China made tires and yet the apparent issue and cause here is American made axles. I find it difficult to follow the logic sometimes.
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Old 06-08-2011, 10:02 PM   #13
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http://www.forestriverforums.com/for...res-10660.html

There are several great posts and threads here on the merits of various tires. This is just one.

I recommend reading up on the pro's and con's of LT tires.
Thanks Lou great link.
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Old 06-11-2011, 11:55 AM   #14
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Update on tire and axle issue

UPDATE........Axle company is replacing both axles and tires. They think Forest River put the axles on upside-down.
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Old 06-11-2011, 12:10 PM   #15
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UPDATE........Axle company is replacing both axles and tires. They think Forest River put the axles on upside-down.
Just curious... if FR made a manufacturing boo-boo then why is the axle company taking responsibility for replacing them. Instead of FR, that is.
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Old 06-11-2011, 12:37 PM   #16
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@ dimurrrw.......I should have been more clear, the RV dealer we purchased the camper from thinks FR put the axles on upside down (its only a guess). Because the issue is with the axles FR asked us to send some pictures to the axle company for a warranty claim. Based on the pictures and tire wear the axle company just decided to replace everything.
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Old 06-11-2011, 01:25 PM   #17
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FR couldn't have put the axles on "upside down", as the axle factory is the one who welded the spring mount flanges on the axle tubes, not FR.
Sounds like someone doesn't have a friggin clue what they're talking about. But that wouldn't be anything new for an RV dealer.
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Old 06-11-2011, 01:32 PM   #18
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Additionally, I believe the frame manufacturer adds the axles. In the Flagstaff 5th wheel that would be Lippert, not the builder. I have seen deliveries of camper frames stacked up (wheels off) on the lowest frame (wheels on) being sent to the manufacturers while driving through Indiana.
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Old 06-11-2011, 10:25 PM   #19
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Best thing is, your trailer is getting fixed....
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The trailer is now fixed just waiting for the tires to be replaced. Forest River and my dealer did a great job in handling this issue......could not be happier.
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