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Old 02-02-2013, 11:33 PM   #11
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Based on all this input, I think the 70-75 lb range is a good point. I understand the Akuret tire are cheap Chinese tires so may not have them long. I have my tpms installed for safety.
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Old 02-02-2013, 11:44 PM   #12
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I am confused.

You have 4 tires according to the white sticker and 6 tires according to the yellow; yet both call for ST225/75R15 load range D tires inflated at 65 PSI

With load range D tires inflated at 65 PSI each tire will support 2540 pounds.

The front and rear axles are rated at 5080 which is correct for 2 D range tires on each axle.

The max gross weight for your camper is 9891 and at the worst case loading (for the trailer tires), 15% the axles would need to carry 8410 pounds total or 4200 pounds per axle and 2100 pounds per tire.

While it is true, that your camper (if the yellow sticker's GVWR is correct - and it may not be) can "get away with" Load Range "C" tires inflated at 50 PSI; the specified load range D tires would be much safer.

HOWEVER, IF you have load range E tires on your camper you are double over sized. Something is wrong and you need to contact FR to determine WHY your new camper was shipped with double over range tires or if the yellow sticker is incorrect for your camps's model. (which I suspect). There is a good chance that when your camper was built, they were out of Load Range D tires and slapped on Load Range E just to get the camper out the door.

Only a call to the factory with your VIN will tell the tale.
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Old 02-03-2013, 12:35 AM   #13
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Herc, I think you are spot on. Both the tire size and the load range are askew. Anyone have a phone number for FR vcross or something. They don't seem to publish it.
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Old 02-03-2013, 12:38 AM   #14
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Yellow sticker

Here is the yellow sticker? Where does it say 6 tires???
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Here is the yellow sticker? Where does it say 6 tires???
MY BAD - It was late. It certainly does say SPARE. Not Center.
(white label w/ yellow highlights.
Blind drunk last night.
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Old 02-03-2013, 07:32 AM   #16
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The new one shows a GVWR of 9950 pounds. Still in solid D range.
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Old 02-04-2013, 11:12 PM   #17
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My dealer is contacting FR about the issue and thinks that they put the wrong sticker on the vcross AND probably the wrong tires also. They said the 5th wheels don't come with 15 in wheels so that is wrong right there. AND they said that they would not normally come with overrated tires either.

Stay tuned for the rest of the story.
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I have the same fiver, V-Cross 275, except it is a 2012 and I got it last February, my yellow sticker listed the empty weight as 7,891 and 9,950 GVWR, the other weights are same as yours. Mine came with ST 225/ 75 R15 D and it states 65 PSI.
They are cheap tires, Triangle brand. Mine has 50 AMP with a second AC in the bedroom so that my account for the extra weight? Someone must have ordered the 16" tires? It would seem that the bigger tires are better? I have read on RV forums that others replace 15" tires with 16" and feel safer with them? Good Luck
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My 275 VRL SHOULD have the ST 225/75R15D's. It's listed on the trailer in the brochure but it does HAVE ST 235/80R16E's. Even the model sticker with the VIN indicated the Load Range D tires.

My dealer is checking into it now, and they were perplexed to.

We will see what FR tells the dealer. The 18in LR E tires are WAY more expensive and completely unnecessary for this rig, I'm thinking. The unit is not designed for these. They are pretty tho.

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i would be happy to have them put 16" load E on there unless there is a fit problem.
there are several bolt configurations on the 15" rims. there may be more than one on the 16" but a local trailer supply said they only sold one. ie ur axles may support E rated tires. the 16" rims should also be rated at 80#.

after having 3 blow outs over the past 11 yrs, i would put higher rated tires on mine if the rims were designed to take the pressure.
i believe my rims have 6 bolts. Do u have 5 or 6 bolts on ur rims?
if it is determined that the "D" is what is supposed to be on there, u can get a 16" D rated and satisfy that requirement w/o changing to the lesser rims.
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