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Old 08-24-2015, 09:49 PM   #11
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No one ever classified me as an expert.... It looks like the welded piece has been repaired. The tire seems to have more issues than bolt intrusion. It appears the tire is "scalloping" to me....but then I am looking on my phone.

I would look at that pretty close

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Old 08-24-2015, 10:09 PM   #12
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The bolt isnt the problem. The upper channel is not straight. It has broken and been rewelded. This is causing the bolt to angle downward into the tire. I see a lot more work needing done than just cutting off a bolt.

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Old 08-24-2015, 10:13 PM   #13
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Yes x2 on that tire, that looks like a failure very soon.

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Old 08-25-2015, 10:46 AM   #14
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Agree with mbolin. Checked mine and the bolt is in the middle of the tires and pointed straight down. Something has caused yours to be at an angle. Good luck.
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Old 08-25-2015, 11:14 AM   #15
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Our friends, who were travelling with us to Alaska, had a similar problem with their Crusader that caused a blowout on the Alaska Highway. I would contact FR and tell them you have an extremely dangerous situation and need them to correct it. Also have them send you 4 new tires to replace the ones damaged by their bad design or lack of quality control.
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Old 08-25-2015, 11:27 AM   #16
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I have a 2009 CC and I had to take it in for a slide adjustment. I didn't have your problem but they did notice that the brace had dropped. The dealer welded the brace back to it's original position and haven't had a problem since. I do believe a gusset was welded in. The 5er is in storage so I can't get a look at it.
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Old 08-25-2015, 01:31 PM   #17
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Had that problem on my Windjammer it had just scuffed tire a little not cut it hacksaw solved problem!
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Old 08-31-2015, 11:57 AM   #18
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Originally Posted by RoadCook View Post
Thanks guys. Here are some pics. My main concern is if anyone else had this problem & if there is or should be a recall. I know Forest River had a problem with getting recall info out to customers & this looks to me to be a serious safety hazard. Attachment 86743Attachment 86744Attachment 86745Attachment 86746

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Having a part of the vehicle come in contact with a tire is definitely a safety hazard.

1. File a complaint with NHTSA
2. Contact FR and tell them you want them to fix the problem and replace the tire.

I write a blog on RV tire application and safety.
Also give seminars on tires at RV events across the US. 40 years experience as tire design & quality engineer for major tire mfg. Freelander 23QB on Chevy chassis is my RV
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