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Old 02-28-2011, 08:42 PM   #1
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2011 Flagstaff M/L 23 LB - Tires

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We just purchased this camper and could not be happier. It is certainly an upgrade for us.

We are looking to upgrade the tires and rims from the 13" stocker rims that are on the rig. Does anyone have any feedback or could share some experience??? What size tires are provided from the factory for units equipped with the 14" rim option??? Also, wonder if there are sub frame modifications from factory for units with the 14" rim upgrade???

The camper performed and towed well on our 750 mile return trip from the dealer. Even with 40MPH cross winds.

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I saw this post regarding a lift kit for some of the rockwood trailers. Figured you might be able to use the contact info - Lift Kit for SV291
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Old 03-04-2011, 12:03 AM   #3
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Thanks for the info... I contacted FR and they make a riser that lifts the camper 2 3/4" That is about perfect.

IF we decide to install the riser kit, I'll post photos.
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the riser kit is on order.... now to find a shop to install it.

Any suggestions for a trailer shop in Denver???

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[QUOTE=teamgl;85793]Greetings All

Does anyone have any feedback or could share some experience??? What size tires are provided from the factory for units equipped with the 14" rim option??? Also, wonder if there are sub frame modifications from factory for units with the 14" rim upgrade???

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I answered the questions above by attending the RV show in Denver this past weekend and talking to the Flagstaff rep and seeing a micro light with the 14" tire option.

The 14" tire option - there is not a sub-frame lift. The tires are Load Star 205-75-14 and the entry has 2 steps. Looks like there is a 1.5-ish inch space between the wheel well and the top of the tire. I could not tell if the tires were the 4 ply or 6 ply load star tires (darn light was too low).


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Darren .. I have 14" on my trailer. I have just replaced my Carisle 205/75r14 with Kumho 857 195/14. These are metric load D trailer tires. They can handle 2000 + lbs. They are .1 inch bigger than the Carisle.

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Darren .. I have just replaced my Carisle 205/75r14 with Kumho 857 195/14. These are metric load D trailer tires. They can handle 2000 + lbs. They are .1 inch bigger than the Carisle.

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I looked at that option -- that is one stout tire. Good choice.

Based on my experience a stout tire makes for 'smooth sailing' even on smaller trailers. I used a load range d tire on my Serro Scotty (3,000 lbs) -- yes that tire was overrated for the trailer, but it towed like a champ!

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