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Old 02-23-2015, 11:22 AM   #1
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Suspension upgrade for 34RLSA?

I have a 2013 CC 34RLSA with the 6K axles. When I ordered the unit, I was not aware that the 7K axles were available as an option. Thinking of upgrading to the 7K axles, new wheels and LR G tires. Anyone done this? Where did you get the axles, wheels, etc. Did you do it yourself or have it done at a dealer?

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Old 02-24-2015, 09:40 AM   #2
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Just one question why do you think you need the heavier axles, I understand the tire thing but if you have no problems with the axles I would leave them.
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Where did you hear about upgrade and why are they offering it?

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When you order a 34RLSA you could have ordered it with the optional 7000lbs axles and tire instead of the standard 6000lbs.
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Any reasoning behind the option?
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I would think just so you can carry more stuff also you would get the better tires
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I would think just so you can carry more stuff also you would get the better tires
My only thought is that the camper has a cargo capacity limit with the "6000 lb" axles in mind.
So with 7k axles does that mean your camper as a whole can carry up to 2k more cargo?
How is that possible?
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To respond to the question "Why do you want to upgrade" - it is mainly a comfort issue. I know that the newer models come standard with the 7K axle and LR G tires. There is a reason for that. I know with my unit I am limited on how much I can carry, which has not been an issue so far. However, I also know that the weight isn't distributed evenly between the four wheels. I feel like the rear driver's side wheel is carrying more weight than the others due to the wear pattern I am seeing, and I am concerned that it might be at or near the limit. I haven't found a place where I can get individual wheel weights yet, so I don't know this. As I said above, this is mainly a comfort issue at this point. I am trying to find out what others have done and determine if this is an issue or not.

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My only thought is that the camper has a cargo capacity limit with the "6000 lb" axles in mind.
So with 7k axles does that mean your camper as a whole can carry up to 2k more cargo?
How is that possible?
Do you get a new "yellow" sticker ?


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Yes because it was ordered from Cedar Creek that way but if I remember right it was only 1500lbs. They rate the trailer based on the new upgraded axles at the factory. I hope this makes sense.
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To respond to the question "Why do you want to upgrade" - it is mainly a comfort issue. I know that the newer models come standard with the 7K axle and LR G tires. There is a reason for that. I know with my unit I am limited on how much I can carry, which has not been an issue so far. However, I also know that the weight isn't distributed evenly between the four wheels. I feel like the rear driver's side wheel is carrying more weight than the others due to the wear pattern I am seeing, and I am concerned that it might be at or near the limit. I haven't found a place where I can get individual wheel weights yet, so I don't know this. As I said above, this is mainly a comfort issue at this point. I am trying to find out what others have done and determine if this is an issue or not.

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It can be done very easily by a shop but remember you will also need the springs that go with them to truly get the benefit. I would recommend for now that you just change the tires if you are not already at the limit.
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