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Old 01-28-2015, 06:40 PM   #71
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Ok, I'll ask.

What are steel bolt valve stems and what do they look like?

And what will happen if I don't have them?

The regular valve stems will blow off or lose pressure?

I don't think I have them on mine and the pressure is holding fine.
example of Steel Bolt-in's
Americana Metal, Bolt-In Valve Stem - 1-1/4" Long - Over 100 psi Americana Accessories and Parts AM20906
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Old 01-28-2015, 09:29 PM   #72
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Very good gashog, but what about questions 2 and 3?
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Old 01-28-2015, 10:02 PM   #73
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I wonder how long he has been dealing in "off shore" manufactured rims?

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With all due respect Airdale there are some experienced dealers around. I the one used now does commercial work, farm work , mounts GY Marathons for landscape utility trailer made locally with off shore rims. I used to use the former Factory Store for Uniroyal/Goodrich/Michelin tires that just happened to be made and born in my city. I trust the opinion and experience of my dealers.
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Old 01-28-2015, 10:04 PM   #74
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After blowing a trail express LRC, I replaced all 4 tires with load e, on the same rims. I have been running them at 65psi since that is what the dealer recommended for my trailer weight. I have a tpms and after 2 years not any issues at all. The trailer side lable says 50psi, so 65 is lots, and my tires are not underinflated.
I run 60 psi with lots of extra capacity. Dealers do know a lot about what they sell and what works.
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Old 01-31-2015, 02:31 PM   #75
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I e-mailed Forest River and asked:
"When I replace my "C" rated tires I would like to go with "D" rated, is this OK with the existing rims on my Windjammer? Also would this tire upgrading to a better safer tire affect my factory warranty? "

Here's the response I just got from them today:
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We don't recommend changing your tires to D rated tires. We install C rated tires and we don't recommend changing away from a C tire. If you want specs on what the rims then I would have to put you in contact with Lionshead our supplier for the tires and rims. You can contact them at 574-533-6169.


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I got a 2nd e-mail from another Forest River, Inc Flagstaff/Rockwood Division
Warranty Administrator. Now they say if you change from load rated "C' tire to "D', the factory warranty is void. They also do not suggest any other brand other than what they put on.
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Old 01-31-2015, 03:47 PM   #76
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I got a 2nd e-mail from another Forest River, Inc Flagstaff/Rockwood Division
Warranty Administrator. Now they say if you change from load rated "C' tire to "D', the factory warranty is void. They also do not suggest any other brand other than what they put on.
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I guess he was trying to say SOB!
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Old 01-31-2015, 05:25 PM   #77
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That's crazy. I have seen Cs and Ds on the exact same trailer on the sales lot side by side.


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What brand name are the China bombs? mine say triangle radial s/t 235/80r16 load range e 10pr for trailer service only 80 psi cold
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Old 02-01-2015, 05:42 AM   #79
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Not sure which warranty might be voided.....if your trailer comes with C tires, and you put D tires on and put max load on D s you are exceeding the frame and all other limits of your trailer.....also if you load your C s to max load and add pin weight to that you have exceeded your gross vehicle weight limit....and axle weight especially in older units that have 3500 lb axles....so is important to know the numbers and weigh the unit....most exceed the GCWR even staying within limits....
I try to stay 80 % below all max criteria.....and when weigh I find I come in around 500-1000 below GCWR.....going to the maxxis d tires for me is not to carry more weight, or go faster......it is to hopefully get a stronger tire that will last more than 2.5 yrs .... I did notice that the maxxis tires made trailer pull smoother and easier, not sure if was extra 10 lbs and or the higher quality in construction.... course with my unit being delivered to me with 3 c tires and one d tire on it, FR must have felt that would not be a problem....when I accepted the unit, I have the dealer put 4 C s on it....good luck to all, I still feel the problems stem from driving too fast and carrying too much weight on light weight trailers with too small of a TV......
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Old 02-01-2015, 12:27 PM   #80
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Not sure which warranty might be voided.....if your trailer comes with C tires, and you put D tires on
Forest River said they would not honor any warranty issues on the unit. It's a little threatening. I believe the roof has a 12 year warranty so I would lose that warranty too...
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