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Old 03-25-2013, 08:09 AM   #21
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Say what? Three sets of tires in a year? Why?
The original set that came with the camper were Trail Express and after owning it for a couple of months I noticed the tires were cracked badly. Lionshead replaced them promptly at no charge. After a couple more months passed the replacements were also cracking. This time they gave me a free replacement and an upgrade to radials. They have a different odor and feel and are still looking good.
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Old 03-25-2013, 09:05 AM   #22
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I like the load reply on here.....no one ever gives all the data....what was the weight consistantly on each axle on the cat scale......hmmmmmmmmm a lot easier to weigh than put chains and jacks on axles and do who knows what to them....
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Old 03-25-2013, 05:38 PM   #23
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This is working out to be like a soup sandwich. Sent pictures to Lippert (axle people). They said the rear springs were flat from being overloaded. If the springs tested bad they would replace springs + labor and pay for my tires...if not I would be billed. So I took pictures of the front springs ( good tires) and compared the two. They both looked the same.. Sent those to Lippert and asked why no wear on the front tires. The trailer is level fore and aft when towed, the TV has maybe 1/2 - 3/4 in. drop at the rear fender when hitched. So then I looked at the axle GAWR. Surprise, each is rated at 4400 lbs. So that's a total of 8800 lbs. Now the trailer dry weight is 7122 lbs. Max load capacity is 2359 lbs. For a total of 9481 lbs. At 10% tongue weight would be 948 lbs. So at max carrying capacity the axles are 133 lbs underrated. At 15% tongue weight would be 1422 lbs. Axle weight would then be 8058 lbs, 741 lbs under the max GAWR. E mailed Prime Time, they said take it back to the dealer...this will be the second time @ 130 miles round trip.
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Old 03-25-2013, 06:32 PM   #24
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Tire weight

A lot of the yellow sticker weight is based on tire max weight.....at max pressure.....one should always remember you should keep ST tires at 80% of max weight.....and inflated to max....a good thing you don t go over 60mph or you might be a canidate for a blowout....good luck with your issues.....furish us with loaded for camping CCat weights and we all will know what is or is not contributing to troubles.....take care......to sum tires up if the max load that is posted is 2175....a tire should not carry more than 80% of that ... around 1750 lbs. per tire.....sounds as if you may have C s on there.....maybe D s will solve tire problem ..... if rims can take the pressure.....and you don t exceed suspension limits.....
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Old 04-30-2013, 08:02 PM   #25
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Update; The camper has been in the shop for three weeks with no resolution. The shop manager thinks "replace the axle", Lippert still says "the springs were overloaded" and PrimeTime has not responded. So...here I am, no camper. I did find a tire/alignment shop in our little town. There I spoke with the alignment mechanic, he said it needed alignment and has done many. ( just like in the video). I also weighed the the camper and truck at our county land fill. Truck and camper on the scale 13320 lbs, truck on the scale connected to the trailer 6420 lbs, camper on the scale connected to truck 6900 lbs. So much for overloaded camper. I tire of the dealership, lippert, primetime not stepping up to fix this problem. I want toget my trailer and take it to the alignment shop and be done with this. DW says no. I'll give it one more week.

For comparison, I have a 2010 Hyundai Elantra that went to the dealer Monday because the auto trans shifted harsh. We pick it up Friday after a new transmission is installed ...our cost nothing, all covered by warranty, even got a loaner car.... Wonder if my RV dealer has a loaner travel trailer?
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Well, I'm happy happy happy. My camper is bach home. the Dx. the axles were flattened out..the Rx. per Lippert replace the 4400 lb axles and springs with 5200 lb axles and springs.. All of the work was done under warranty. My thanks go to my dealerships (Virginias largest) service director to get this corrected under warranty. My wife told me "good things come to those who wait". I think she is trying to tell me something.
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Well, I'm happy happy happy. My camper is bach home. the Dx. the axles were flattened out..the Rx. per Lippert replace the 4400 lb axles and springs with 5200 lb axles and springs.. All of the work was done under warranty. My thanks go to my dealerships (Virginias largest) service director to get this corrected under warranty. My wife told me "good things come to those who wait". I think she is trying to tell me something.
Congratulations, DW is probably right for a large portion of us (me especially).
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Excellent news!
Its just too bad that FR thinks it is acceptable to install axles and tires that just barely meet load requirements.
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Excellent news!
Its just too bad that FR thinks it is acceptable to install axles and tires that just barely meet load requirements.
Not just FR, it is a worldwide phenomenon in practically all industries to furnish the bare minimum to satisfy the public. They predict "useful life" and design and manufacture accordingly.

But, I do agree with you.
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Not just FR, it is a worldwide phenomenon in practically all industries to furnish the bare minimum to satisfy the public. They predict "useful life" and design and manufacture accordingly.
Sad, but true.
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