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Old 05-27-2016, 10:24 AM   #21
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We are picking up our new 2016 3825fl this week and after seeing the recall for the tire inflation placard and reading that the 3825 should have G rated tires I think the one I'm getting has E rated Marathon.
Having a sob 5th with a 15500 gvwr that came with g rated from the factory I think the e rated are not quite enough tire for the units weight.
Placard on the new trailer indicates E rated tires with de rated 7000 axles.
Thinking that I may ask dealer to swap my G rated for the E as they are the same bolt pattern and rim size. Tires on my sob are 4 months old. They are Sailun s637 14 ply weight indicated on tire is 4085.
I understand the whole 25% on the pin so the tires are not carrying all the weight concept. I feel that it is better to have more capacity and not need it than need it and not have it. Takes a lot of the blow out factor away.
Would go to 17.5 but budget took a hit with new truck and 5er.
Anyone else purchase this model that came with e rated tires?
I see you got the tires changed.

FYI With a NHTSA recall in effect it would have been illegal for the dealer to sell the RV with the ST LR-E tires on it.
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Old 05-27-2016, 10:24 AM   #22
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That's who I told the boys at the dealership to order from. Super people to deal with and great customer service. ( talking to actual people is always a plus.)
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Old 05-27-2016, 10:31 AM   #23
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Did not realize that. Knew about the recall but assumed it was up to the buyer to do the right thing. Then the dealer has a bunch of tires to swap out because he has quite a few of the large units on his lot and they have E tires on them.
Assumption is not a good thing sometimes.
Thanks for that info.
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Old 05-31-2016, 09:15 PM   #24
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Had my tires upgraded to 'g' rated tires when I bought my Cardinal 3625. The problem I later encountered were three cracked rims! Discovered that the rims were not upgraded. The rims for the 'e' rated tires could not withstand the pressure of a 'g' rated tire. After changing The rims I have had no problems.
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Old 05-31-2016, 10:13 PM   #25
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I'd say your dealer has a little explaining to do. I had them switch the rims and tires off my old rig. The rims don't look as nice but at least I knew they were rated for G tires.
If it were me I be looking to the dealer for some relief. Surely they knew that the rims wouldn't stand the pressure. It's stamped into them.
I feel for you. They would have sent me out on the marathons and not thought twice.
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Old 05-31-2016, 11:34 PM   #26
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You are right. However I was ignorant about rim capabilities and tire specs. I went to the supplier of the tires and rims. They backed their warranty until they realized the tires and rims were incompatible.
I had a horrible experience with the dealer I bought the trailer from so I headed to a local tire dealer where I lived. They solved my problem.
I have found that the manufacturer did a great job standing by their product IF you take your rig to them. Dealer do not want to repair- only sell. That is where the money is for them.
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Old 06-01-2016, 12:56 AM   #27
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Have him swap them , even if you have to break them down and put them on the new rims.
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Old 06-01-2016, 11:26 AM   #28
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You are right. However I was ignorant about rim capabilities and tire specs. I went to the supplier of the tires and rims. They backed their warranty until they realized the tires and rims were incompatible.
I had a horrible experience with the dealer I bought the trailer from so I headed to a local tire dealer where I lived. They solved my problem.
I have found that the manufacturer did a great job standing by their product IF you take your rig to them. Dealer do not want to repair- only sell. That is where the money is for them.

I think if the dealer sold you G tires but not rims that would handle the inflation that is clearly a safety issue the dealer should know about.
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1. A complaint to NHTSA on the sale of unsafe wheels is in order
2. A complaint to BBB on the sale of unsafe wheels is in order
3. Complaint to RV MFG about the dealer selling unsafe tire/wheel combinations.
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Old 06-01-2016, 11:34 AM   #29
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Been waiting since March 13 for an official answer from Forest River as to:
A) Will the rims on my new trailer handle the 125 lb G614's?
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B) Will the hubs accept direct installation of the 17.5" rims and G611 tires.

No reply. Sent several emails. Just gave up trying to get an official answer.
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Regarding the Cedar Creeks they use to come with G14's back when we got ours, just replaced them last year with the same. I don't care for the new Westlakes but that's just my opinion.
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