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Old 02-06-2013, 08:00 AM   #21
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Not sure about your V (or Forest River) but most manufactures offer a axle/tire upgrade.

Can you check your build sheet, maybe you got the upgrade?

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Old 02-06-2013, 10:59 AM   #22
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Rest of the story

FR is clueless about this, apparently. My Dealer, who is incredibly responsive, by the way (Century RV in Longmont CO) has checked with them and got a uhhhh I think we upgraded them, and got the stickers wrong. The wheels are 6 bolt and can be had in either 15 D or 16 E. They HAVE OFFERED (FR and dealer) to either provide me new stickers matching the current wheels, or switch them out to 15 inch Load Range D wheels and tires. I have no clue about the axles, but in either case the GVWR is only 10K so the reality is that the unit is right in the middle of Load Range D.

Incidently, the other 275 VRL on their lot also has 16E in wheels and 15D stickers so it isn't a totally isolated case.

So In You'all's opinion which way should I go. I am inclinded to but the 15's on there so the tires and whells are sized in complement to the weight of the rig, but maybe I am missing something. The LR D tires would be a bit cheaper to replace I think, and they are super cheap chinese things, so I may want to do that sooner than later.

WHAT SAY YOU???
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Old 02-06-2013, 11:17 AM   #23
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Get a new sticker and keep the higher rated tire. No brainier if it was me.
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Old 02-06-2013, 12:03 PM   #24
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I would keep the 16s too, heck ill even trade you for some 6month old 15s with D rated tires with some $ to boot. I am going to upgrade anyhow- but my 5er has a 11,xxx gvwr.
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Old 02-06-2013, 12:08 PM   #25
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Why not keep the upgraded tires and wheels? There really is no down side that I can think of.
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Old 02-06-2013, 12:08 PM   #26
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That would be a very pleasant surprise if the 8289 I ordered came in with 16" Es on it. It would sure save me some money.

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I have the 2012 V-Cross 275 with 15" D's and I would keep the 16' E's if I could. I can't think of any downside?
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Old 02-06-2013, 12:21 PM   #28
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I have had good luck running at the max pressure listed on the tire rather than try to keep weighing the trailer and then jockeying the pressure to match. I don't think there is much difference in the footprint from running max pressure and adjusting by 5#, 10#, 15#, etc. Max pressure creates less rolling resistance and trailer tires rarely wear out from tread wear anyway. With the shocks I added to the trailer, I don't have a problem with the way the trailer rides.
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Old 02-06-2013, 12:38 PM   #29
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I have had good luck running at the max pressure listed on the tire rather than try to keep weighing the trailer and then jockeying the pressure to match. I don't think there is much difference in the footprint from running max pressure and adjusting by 5#, 10#, 15#, etc. Max pressure creates less rolling resistance and trailer tires rarely wear out from tread wear anyway. With the shocks I added to the trailer, I don't have a problem with the way the trailer rides.
Did you add tpms to yours?
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Did you add tpms to yours?
Added TST TPMS and run 65#+/-2# cold.
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