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Old 06-26-2011, 09:03 PM   #41
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Tires

Replace the tires at once! My brother was coming back from Myrtle Beach and lost 3 of 4 tires on his 2010 Silverback 31B. The tires had been very well maintained. He never leaves without checking the pressure. this did at least a couple of thousand dollars to his unit. mr. Buffett where are you? Please put a better tire on these trailers
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Old 07-07-2011, 10:07 PM   #42
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Back again with an update, or should I say no update Have not heard a word since my last post, and really don't expect to. Warranty runs out this month, so that will be the end of it. I have contacted R. Batts in reguard to this and to getting an extended warranty, but like I said, not a word. The NHTSA gave me the number for the Federal Trade Commission, what are your thoughts?
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Old 07-19-2011, 09:04 PM   #43
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Trail Express

So far I have not had good luck with Trail Express. I just lost one tire like a banana peel which resulted in $$$ in damages. Good PSI, new tread, 10 Ply, less than 3000 miles on it. They came on my Sierra from the dealer who is cooperating some. This tire dealer is Lionhead who states they only warrant for 12 months and that's after they receive the DOT Date, photos and proof of purchase. Then they might not accept my warranty since I was at 13 months. Still waiting for their evaluation. Maybe I got a bad tire, but I'm already looking at Hankook F19, which is a 14 Ply. I just don't feel safe with these tires from the way it peel off and scared my intestine.
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Old 07-22-2011, 09:03 AM   #44
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I suggest dealing with Forest River, and not Lionhead. I also sent them all the info they ask for and got a negative outcome. Contact the customer service at Forest River and ask for the service rep for Sierra. Have you vin number handy, they will ask for it. Good luck
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Old 07-31-2011, 01:51 PM   #45
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OK, back with another update, and this one is a good one I heard back from Forest River and have since received a check for the cost of replacing the defective tires. I guess persistance does pay off, LOL Anyway, my thanks to FR for resolving our problem and as I posted before, I suggest dealing directly with FR, not Lionhead. Many thanks to R. Batts and Tomcat
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Old 08-30-2011, 09:24 PM   #46
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Well after buying a new Wildcat 322 RK in June I read all the posts about the OEM Trail Master tires and decided to try to run them for the first year but added a TPM to help keep an eye on them. We are in our campsite now in Ruidoso NM waiting for a new set of tires. Should be installed in the morning. Will be putting Michelin XPS Ribs on. The main reason for this post is to give you fellow FROG's a little input on how these tires fail. About 15 miles from Ruidoso my TPM informed me that my left rear trailer tire was leaking. I slowed way down and was told the current pressure in the tire was 62 pounds. Continued driving on the mountain road and watched the pressure slowly drop to about 50 pounds before I came to a safe pullout. Got out and visually inspected tire and checked with a pressure gauge and confirmed the TPM pressure. Tire looked OK so continued to Town and pulled in to the first tire shop. They pulled off the tire and showed me that it was coming apart inside. The tire was obviously warped and the tread was lifting at the base and leaking. This tire would have failed soon. I have no desire to run the risk of running into this problem again on a mountain road with no shoulder. Hence the new set of tires. I never drive my rig over 63 mph and monitor the tire pressure and temp while driving...what learned is if you decide to run these tires if you put in a TPM system in the TV you can get plenty of warning before they blow. Be safe.
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Old 08-30-2011, 10:12 PM   #47
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You have to wonder how these tires can fail that quickly, and why does FR use them?
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Old 08-30-2011, 10:26 PM   #48
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after reading this whole thread I am thinking back about my recently traded flagstaff trailer that was 6 years old and never had a tire issue . I wish id have looked at the brand. the only thing I ever noticed was they all ways looked "low"
tt was 2006 flagstaff 832bhss

my new 5er has duro ds2100 e rated 16 in tires
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Old 08-30-2011, 10:44 PM   #49
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Thanks for your input. Just maybe if enough peeps have problems with these tires, forest River will put another brand on their rigs? Be safe on your travels
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Well after buying a new Wildcat 322 RK in June I read all the posts about the OEM Trail Master tires and decided to try to run them for the first year but added a TPM to help keep an eye on them. We are in our campsite now in Ruidoso NM waiting for a new set of tires. Should be installed in the morning. Will be putting Michelin XPS Ribs on. The main reason for this post is to give you fellow FROG's a little input on how these tires fail. About 15 miles from Ruidoso my TPM informed me that my left rear trailer tire was leaking. I slowed way down and was told the current pressure in the tire was 62 pounds. Continued driving on the mountain road and watched the pressure slowly drop to about 50 pounds before I came to a safe pullout. Got out and visually inspected tire and checked with a pressure gauge and confirmed the TPM pressure. Tire looked OK so continued to Town and pulled in to the first tire shop. They pulled off the tire and showed me that it was coming apart inside. The tire was obviously warped and the tread was lifting at the base and leaking. This tire would have failed soon. I have no desire to run the risk of running into this problem again on a mountain road with no shoulder. Hence the new set of tires. I never drive my rig over 63 mph and monitor the tire pressure and temp while driving...what learned is if you decide to run these tires if you put in a TPM system in the TV you can get plenty of warning before they blow. Be safe.
Had the new set of tires installed this morning. They inspected the other tires as they removed each one. Two other tires were starting to show signs of failure. Again the rear tire on the other side was almost as bad as the one that failed. I guess that supports what I have heard from others, when one fails they are all about to fail. BTW the new Michelin's fit good in the well and look great.
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