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Old 07-09-2013, 07:51 AM   #11
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The biggest enemy to trailer tires is low air pressure. Low pressure equals heat buildup equals blowout.
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Old 07-09-2013, 07:57 AM   #12
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Your probably running on class C's
Forest River puts "D" weight rated radials on A frame trailers. They use the higher rated tires because of the fairly large CCC compared to most small campers. More than 50% of the factory "dry" weight, or 1/3 of the GVWR in some cases.
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Old 07-09-2013, 09:00 AM   #13
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max tire pressure for our trailers is 65lbs .. as stated on the sidewall. i however fill them to 55lbs max ... works for me, and i have been all over the place in eastern Canada and the southeastern parts of the USA .. without incident.

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Old 07-09-2013, 09:46 AM   #14
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It seems to me there are two issues: what pressure to use, and are these the right tires? Folks have answered the pressure question--obey what it says on the tire, not on the camper. But as Tom pointed out, these are not the right tires for our Aframes. Even my older and lighter A128 (without a front storage bin or toy hauler platform) requires Load Range D tires. I keep them at 65# and they still look good at over 18,000 miles.

Check all three tires to see if they're all the lighter-duty Load Range C tires. I think the load range is molded on the tire as is the max pressure. There may have been a mixup on just one tire. I was told by a factory rep that Aframes are built on the same line as tent campers, so maybe you got a tire or tires for some other unit. However it happened, this is a warranty issue in my book. And the basis for a lawsuit if anything bad happens due to incorrect tires. If the dealer tries to stonewall you, contact the factory.

I'd suggest not driving Interstate speeds with these lighter tires, and not carrying much more in it than it came with, until the right "shoes" are on your baby.
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Old 07-09-2013, 11:42 AM   #15
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I don't think we have established the actual tires on the camper yet, just that he read 50 pounds of pressure in them. Its seems more likely to me that a inattentive person at the dealer under-inflated them than FR put the wrong tires on.

Jsusluvsyou, you are on the right track in personally establishing the exact tires on your trailer. There is no other way to answer the question. The FR dealer cannot do this over the phone nor can we, on this forum, without seeing the labeling.

If you cannot do it yourself, take the camper to a local tire dealer or trailer shop and ask them to explain the tire labeling to you. Any reasonable shop will be glad to help and since you will need to meet them at some point, just do it now.
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Must have misread the OP, thought he said the 50 pounds was what he read as the max pressure on the tire itself.
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65 is a solid number / for the sidewall numbers ... remember our Aframe units are a modification of the Premiere series pupups of the late 2011 plus. Basically both trailer boxes are made the same day in the factory, including suspension/tires and other road stuff and exluding the assisted roof raising system ..


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Forest River puts "D" weight rated radials on A frame trailers. They use the higher rated tires because of the fairly large CCC compared to most small campers. More than 50% of the factory "dry" weight, or 1/3 of the GVWR in some cases.
Interesting... This I did not know... But I applaud FR do doing it. Almost all TT out there are running on the very limit of their tires. Nice to know someone's thinking ahead.
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Thanks for all the info. I checked the side of the tire (sure is fine print) looks like it said max cold was 65. I called lazy Days mechanic and he states they should be at 65, he suggested I check my gauge which I will as I used a new one.
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This should help anyone needing to know more about their ST tires.

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