Leaf Springs on my Sierra
I have a 2009 Sierra 356RL 5th wheel. It has a GVW of 14,075#. About two weeks ago I had returned from a weekend trip and before I ran the slides in I decided to lube the slide rails. While under the slides I noticed that the tires had been hitting the bottom of the trailer; enough times to rub holes in the protective covering exposing the trailer floor. I took the trailer back to the dealer to see what was causing it and a few days later he called and stated that the leaf springs were bad. This doesn't make sense. The trailer is only 3 years old. I have never come close to maxing out the weight. However, Forest River also agreed that the leaf springs were bad. After further investigation, Forest River built this trailer, as well as other heavy models, with two 6,000# axles with 6,000# leaf springs to go with 'em. If the trailer is rated at 14,075 GVW, why are they putting 12,000# of axles on the trailer? Am I missing something here? Has anyone else had this problem??