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Old 09-27-2012, 11:08 AM   #31
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picked my 28' grey wolf up yesterday from dealer. lippert replaced both axles and all 4 tires. told me new axles are heavier duty. we shall see
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Old 09-27-2012, 11:52 AM   #32
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Thank you for the responses. After much more research and discussion with my dealer, we have realized that the trailer is built to the absolute minimum specifications to be legal on the road. It will always be running at full capacity of the tires and axles with no margin for safety. Unless I upgrade to 15" wheels and tires, I will never meet my GVWR on the trailer and continue to wear out tires early. In fact Les Schwab was very hesitant to even install any 14" tire on it because they could not find anything that would support the rated capacity. If a reputable tire company won't even put them on, then how can I feel comfortable going down the road with them? We have decided to take a loss and purchase a different trailer that is built properly with plenty of safety margin to allow the tires to wear properly and not max out the load on the axles. For the record, it is not a forest river.
I just went through the same issues with the VIBE 6504. The axles/rims/hubs & tires all were rated at the bare minimum to support the trailer. Rather than buy a new trailer I replaced the entire assembly. (updgrading from 14 inch to 15 inch rims & tires as well).
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Old 09-27-2012, 12:38 PM   #33
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"Jennifer at lionshead said they will only warranty tire for tire and she speculates that it could have been from the extreme temperature differences from winter to summer. (what?!!)"

With that kind of thinking, I'm surprised they didn't say it was because you didn't rotate your air.
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