Time and again you read about poor factory workmanship, dealer tech screw ups etc. Seems like checking things like this yourself could prevent it. GreenImp did. I do too. And like GreenImp, yesterday while performing our yearly inspection, I found a failed seal that leaked grease and prevent one of the brakes from working.
No problem. New brake assembly was $50 from local trailer (not RV) dealer. Also found 3 of the factory lug nuts had thread stretch (not stripped) and were difficult to remove (and I use a torque wrench to install and check before each trip). I was not able to find the exact match and the RV dealer says it would take a couple weeks to order them. HA! Stop by my local Discount Tire (I love these folks) and picked up 32 new, heat treated, plated (not those cheap tin caps), locking lugs with TWO key sockets for $25! Replace all the factory nuts with better ones and they all spin right on now, smoothly!
Getting new tires Monday. Ordered a set of Sailun S637, G rated, 14 ply, all steel carcass (not just the belt) tires from local truck service center. Our Westlake E rated, 10 ply, steel belted tires lasted about 11,000 miles. (NOTE - our wheels are stamped with a rating of 3,960 lbs @ 110 psi which = G rating).
Tina + Dutch and Bell, Bobo, Harley, Buddy (the dogs)
2011 F350 Lariat 4x4 DRW SuperCrew 6.7L (B&W setup w/Air Lift 5000 Ultimate)
2014 Columbus 365RL (Airflex and Voyager package)
Nights Camped 2014 - 154
, 2015 - 32, 2016 - 4