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Old 05-18-2015, 11:52 AM   #41
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So I have read over this thread and have a few questions . I understand weights and not overloading etc.. but basically are the axles junk if you have the 6 k ones? I have often wondered when making turns why the axles look the way they do. I know 7k axles would be better for sure ,but am wondering are we I danger ? I have a 2012 365saq. I will check the numbers but it has the extra ac etc and a few other upgrades. Thanks for the help .
I have a 2012 also with 6k axles. Are you in danger? No. Would 7k axles be better? Yes. Are they mandatory? This is the grey area. A unit of this size should have 7k axles to increase the payload, but if you travel light, then it's not so much an issue. The canter in the wheels while turning sharply is normal, and all axles will do it. It's usually when you are backing in during a hard turn on pavement.
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Old 05-18-2015, 03:01 PM   #42
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I have a 2012 also with 6k axles. Are you in danger? No. Would 7k axles be better? Yes. Are they mandatory? This is the grey area. A unit of this size should have 7k axles to increase the payload, but if you travel light, then it's not so much an issue. The canter in the wheels while turning sharply is normal, and all axles will do it. It's usually when you are backing in during a hard turn on pavement.
Thanks.I am going to scale it this week.
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Old 07-04-2015, 10:42 AM   #43
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Well I weighed it.My total was 23380.I was pretty sure it would be 22k,but was slightly surprised. My truck weighs about 8500-9000,trailer axle weight was 11700,so I was not over on trailer axle weight.
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Hey guys, I know this thread is a couple years old but hoping some of you are still paying attention to it. I have a 2013 365, had no idea of all these problems until the other day I had a blowout, and was looking to replace all four tires. It was then I realized that I have 6000 pound axles, and that the tire load was only rated for 3080 pounds per tire, which comes out to 12,320 . My dry weight sticker is 12,790. Call forest river and complained, because I wanted a new set of tires that would support my weight and didn't even think about the damn axles. I called three major tire manufacturers in all three of them said that is not the correct tire for my unit in there that should never been installed from the factory. Of course forest river for one says your unit is out of warranty, but then says when you take in pin weight as a factor, this is the correct tire and axle. How did you guys fight that pin weight deal. I've talked to RV dealers it say it's not the correct tire and I've also talk to my dealers sandpiper rep. He said sounds like to me FR needs to replace your axles wheels and tires. LOL easier said than done. It's been great reading this thread I appreciate you need to help you guys can give me as I am just starting this fight
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Hey guys, I know this thread is a couple years old but hoping some of you are still paying attention to it. I have a 2013 365, had no idea of all these problems until the other day I had a blowout, and was looking to replace all four tires. It was then I realized that I have 6000 pound axles, and that the tire load was only rated for 3080 pounds per tire, which comes out to 12,320 . My dry weight sticker is 12,790. Call forest river and complained, because I wanted a new set of tires that would support my weight and didn't even think about the damn axles. I called three major tire manufacturers in all three of them said that is not the correct tire for my unit in there that should never been installed from the factory. Of course forest river for one says your unit is out of warranty, but then says when you take in pin weight as a factor, this is the correct tire and axle. How did you guys fight that pin weight deal. I've talked to RV dealers it say it's not the correct tire and I've also talk to my dealers sandpiper rep. He said sounds like to me FR needs to replace your axles wheels and tires. LOL easier said than done. It's been great reading this thread I appreciate you need to help you guys can give me as I am just starting this fight
Technically your tires were rated to match your axle ratings so there is no issues there.
When I went through this, I looked at the cargo capacity (or lack of) of the camper with the 6k axles and that is what led to Forest River replacing mine with 7k axles, new wheels, and new tires.
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Yea well that is an issue also. I can only carry 1209, now a load of fresh water is 450. So now I'm at 759, not this is without anything other than trailer from the factory with a load of fresh water. Now once the black or gray tank fills, and you refill fresh, your over weight, not to mention all the stuff you have in the rv. Not saying I'm gonna do this, but the unit is capable, but not lol
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Yea well that is an issue also. I can only carry 1209, now a load of fresh water is 450. So now I'm at 759, not this is without anything other than trailer from the factory with a load of fresh water. Now once the black or gray tank fills, and you refill fresh, your over weight, not to mention all the stuff you have in the rv. Not saying I'm gonna do this, but the unit is capable, but not lol
I think that's about what my numbers were from the factory. If memory serves (it's been over 3 years now) with the camper empty from the dealer, and a full fresh water tank I had 600ish lbs of cargo capacity in a camper that sleeps 10.
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