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Old 02-02-2015, 01:18 PM   #81
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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...
How would they ever know you changed out tires ? Most warranty work is done by the dealer, and I'll bet they could give a rat's butt what tires you have on.

On my 5th wheel, the side sticker says I have 225 75 R15 C but to inflate them to 65 PSI. So what would a new owner not knowing much about tires do ? Probably inflate to 65 psi on LR C tires and blow them up ? or change tires to LR Ds to be inflated by the sticker ? Have attached a copy of my trailer side sticker, also sent a copy to the dept of Transport who said they would action it, but in the past 2 years have heard nothing back from anyone, Forest River included.
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Old 02-02-2015, 01:56 PM   #82
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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...
I would ask the FR person who told you this if they will cover any blowout damage if the Load C tires were properly inflated, weight load below max, and speed within that stated on the tire.
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Old 02-02-2015, 02:21 PM   #83
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How would they ever know you changed out tires ? Most warranty work is done by the dealer, and I'll bet they could give a rat's butt what tires you have on.

On my 5th wheel, the side sticker says I have 225 75 R15 C but to inflate them to 65 PSI. So what would a new owner not knowing much about tires do ? Probably inflate to 65 psi on LR C tires and blow them up ? or change tires to LR Ds to be inflated by the sticker ? Have attached a copy of my trailer side sticker, also sent a copy to the dept of Transport who said they would action it, but in the past 2 years have heard nothing back from anyone, Forest River included.

That is extremely interesting. The unit clearly says to inflate to 65psi yet they put "c" tires on it. I wonder if the unit is supposed to have "d" rated tires and someone screwed up.

I agree it is problematic.

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Old 02-02-2015, 02:22 PM   #84
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On my 5th wheel, the side sticker says I have 225 75 R15 C but to inflate them to 65 PSI.
Not aware of any ST225/75R15 tires in LR-C with a 65psi rating.
What do your tires say on the sidewall?

I'd think this was a misprint by FR.
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Old 02-02-2015, 02:26 PM   #85
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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.
This is the (Biggest Bunch of Bull) that has been posted in a LONG time! The CRAP TIRES they SLAP on the units with names like (Trail this and Trail that or Any other Max this or Max that) it is (Impossible) they know what Crap Tire they Slapped on! Goodyear/Maxxis and put this to Rest! Youroo!!
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Old 02-02-2015, 03:56 PM   #86
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Not aware of any ST225/75R15 tires in LR-C with a 65psi rating.
What do your tires say on the sidewall?

I'd think this was a misprint by FR.

You are correct, it is a misprint of the label by FR, and had I been a new unexperienced owner, I probably would have inflated the 50 psi C rated tires to 65 psi. If I had a wreck, injuries, or loss of life due to the misprinted sticker, it would have been grounds for a law suit for sure. I now have LR E tires that I run at 65 Psi after a blow out with the trail express LR Cs, which at the time were properly inflated to 50 psi as the tire sidewall says.

My son has a Dutchman Denali 32' 5th wheel weighing in at about 11K dry. His side sticker shows it running LR Ds at 65 psi, but his trailer came from the factory with 16" LR Es. For the first year he had the trailer, he ran at 65 PSI until I noticed the discrepancy and told him he better increase his pressure to 80 psi or be prepared for trouble. The quality / safety control in RVs is IMO crap, get them off the line and out the door as quick as possible, nobody checks.
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How would they ever know you changed out tires ? Most warranty work is done by the dealer, and I'll bet they could give a rat's butt what tires you have on.

On my 5th wheel, the side sticker says I have 225 75 R15 C but to inflate them to 65 PSI. So what would a new owner not knowing much about tires do ? Probably inflate to 65 psi on LR C tires and blow them up ? or change tires to LR Ds to be inflated by the sticker ? Have attached a copy of my trailer side sticker, also sent a copy to the dept of Transport who said they would action it, but in the past 2 years have heard nothing back from anyone, Forest River included.
You need to send a copy of that certification label to Forest River. They may not be aware of the misinformation printed on it.

In the past few years there have been numerous recalls for incorrect certification labels, not just Forest River. It's a serious safety violation on Forest River's part and I'm sure they will send you a new certification label.

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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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Manufacturers of RV trailers MUST follow government guidelines. The trailer’s certification label and tire labeling placard MUST be correct. Tires are considered a safety reporting item and any violations of safety can trigger government recall action.

Here is how tire size for the placard is controlled.

“The tires on each RV trailer at first retail sale must be the same size as the tire size on the labeling.” (See FMVSS 571.120 paragraph S10.3).

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p.s. If the trailer manufacturer offers tire size options and a dealer installs the option it's their responsibility to get and install a new certification label and tire placard before first sale. If the dealer makes the change after the sales transaction they should identify that action by installing an axillary tire information label adjacent to the original tire placard. (I have reference to a tire industry standard for that procedure but it's lengthy).
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MUST be .... There have been a least a half dozen stickers posted over the last few years that were incorrect. So obviously they not accurate 100% of the time.


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