Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-31-2011, 08:21 PM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 2
Axle / Tire concerns

I am currently looking into purchasing a 2006 Rockwood 8318ss. This would be my first tt, but my family has had travel trailers as long as i can remember. My question however, is that the axles and tires seem to be sized "just enough" on these models and most other ultra-lite trailers. Is there any history of axle problems with these models? I know the axles are rated as 3500 ea. I believe they are alko axles. I have also looked to see if I could upgrade to 205 75r 15 load range D tires just as an extra piece of mind. Any comments would be great. We love the trailer and would love to purchase.
__________________

__________________
newbe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2011, 07:35 AM   #2
Site Team - Lou
 
Herk7769's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: South Eastern PA
Posts: 21,168
Since you are new to the forum you might take a minute to try the search feature and learn how to use it. Please do not take this badly, but there are several awesome threads here already that discuss both of your concerns in depth.

A search on alko axles will answer your axle questions.
A search on d rated tires will talk about that.
Use the "search" menu selection on the "green" menu bar

Do not use too many search terms. It tries to match all of them and you could get no hits if you use too many.

Alko
Al-Ko
Axle
D Rated
Load range

Welcome to the forum and please enjoy your visit. Come back many times there is lots to learn and please contribute what you know!
__________________

__________________

Lou and Laura with Bella - German Short Hair Pointer
2008 GMC Sierra 2500HD Crewcab SB Allison Duramax
2010 Flagstaff 8526RLWS - Superglide 3300
HAM CALLSIGN - KC3FFW
Herk7769 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2011, 09:59 AM   #3
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 2
Thanks for the helpful hint. I will do some searching. I guess part of me hoped someone would tell me I was worrying to much... ha.

Anyway, also wondering if anyone has replaced axles with a greater capacity type? I see AL-KO makes and 5200lb unit that might work.
__________________
newbe is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
axle

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:43 PM.