Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-23-2012, 09:15 AM   #11
Senior Member
 
ken0042's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Calgary
Posts: 375
Ray, where on the axle should I look to see the weight rating?

DC- one thing I noticed that is different from your picture compared to mine; I appear to have a couple of red wires running along the axle towards the wheel. (Probably for the brakes.) Makes me wonder if something is different.

The other consideration; is it possible that because I'm in Canada that the trailer was built differently to satisfy Transport Canada? I don't know; just trying to figure out why I haven't had an issue. It would be nice if we could narrow down what all the affected units are.
__________________

__________________
Wolf Pup T16P owner

"The trouble with quotes on the Internet is that it is nearly impossible to discern if they are genuine." - Abraham Lincoln
ken0042 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-2012, 09:28 PM   #12
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Rock Springs Wyoming
Posts: 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by ken0042 View Post
Ray, where on the axle should I look to see the weight rating?

DC- one thing I noticed that is different from your picture compared to mine; I appear to have a couple of red wires running along the axle towards the wheel. (Probably for the brakes.) Makes me wonder if something is different.

The other consideration; is it possible that because I'm in Canada that the trailer was built differently to satisfy Transport Canada? I don't know; just trying to figure out why I haven't had an issue. It would be nice if we could narrow down what all the affected units are.
The wires would be for the brakes. I can't imagine anything being built differently between the campers because yours was purchased in Canada.

I'm in communication with Lippert now and I've sent several photos so I'll post back when I find out any more information.
__________________

__________________
2010 Nissan Frontier Pro-4X 4x4
2011 Wolf Pup 17B
dc326 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2012, 09:19 PM   #13
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 14
I haven't seen any trouble with my 16p so far. The tires are square with the trailer and no signs of wear. I haven't traveled with water in the tank as I use a campground with water hookups. I've had my trailer for a year now I will keep an eye on it though.
__________________
sgharp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2012, 02:14 AM   #14
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 1
I liked the Wolf Pup on the web, but couldn't find the interior height. Also what vehicles are people using to pull the Wolf Pup (16P)?
__________________
merry camper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2012, 08:55 AM   #15
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 14
I'm 5'9" and have plenty of head room. It's not a really wide trailer though. I just barely fit lying in the bed. I pull mine with a full-size Chevy truck (silervado) and I don't even know it's behind me. I use a brake controller but do Not have a WD hitch. The truck doesn't squat at all when I hook it up.
__________________
sgharp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2012, 07:46 PM   #16
Senior Member
 
ken0042's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Calgary
Posts: 375
Merry Camper- my interior heights are as follows:

Door height- 70.5"
Interior ceiling height- 75"
Interior height; floor to lights and A/C- 73"

There is also a great thead about general Wolf Pup stuff here: Wolf Pup
(This one is about the axle issue.)
__________________
Wolf Pup T16P owner

"The trouble with quotes on the Internet is that it is nearly impossible to discern if they are genuine." - Abraham Lincoln
ken0042 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2012, 07:38 PM   #17
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Rock Springs Wyoming
Posts: 18
Here's an update. I ended up emailing and speaking to Lippert directly. I'm going to take it back and install another axle. Hopefully this one solves the problem.
__________________
2010 Nissan Frontier Pro-4X 4x4
2011 Wolf Pup 17B
dc326 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2012, 01:58 PM   #18
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 8
Forest River really came through for me!

Forest River installed a 5200 lb torsion axel and 225x15 Radial 8 ply tires/wheels on my Wolf Pup 16P - Charged a very nominal "Upgrade cost" and now I have about 2" more ground clearance and perfectly straight (very heavy duty axel/brakes/bearings Etc.

Remember when you carry 50 gallons of water it adds 450lbs - You could easily have over 4000lbs of total weight.. I reccommend a good tow vehicle for the Wolf Pup - at least 5000lb tow capacity...

Ray
__________________
sagegray is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2012, 02:01 PM   #19
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 8
Quote:
Originally Posted by merry camper View Post
I liked the Wolf Pup on the web, but couldn't find the interior height. Also what vehicles are people using to pull the Wolf Pup (16P)?

I reccommend a tow vehicle with at least 5000lb tow rating for the Wolf Pup...

It is heavier than it says and you can add a LOT of weight 50 gal of water alone weighs 450lb...
__________________
sagegray is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2012, 10:59 AM   #20
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 4
had one axel replaced last year, same prob again this year, looking into the 5200 upgrade
__________________

__________________
padk125 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
axle, bent

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:26 PM.