Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-19-2016, 03:51 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
OswegoLion's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Port St. Lucie
Posts: 327
A quick tire question!!

I have the Castle Rock on my 2016 8528 Super Lite but don't trust them.
My question is if I buy the Maxxis or Carlisle where can I have them put on? Most tire places don't have enough room. Any helpful suggestion would be appreciated.
__________________

OswegoLion is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-2016, 04:03 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Posts: 222
Maybe an RV dealer could accommodate new tire installation. I would check with a local one first before hooking up towing around town.
If no dealers, put the trailer on jack stands,remove the tires and wheels. Load them in a pick up with the new tires and have them mounted and balanced at the tire shop. Then remount the new ones.
RMc
__________________

Wheels Down is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-2016, 05:21 PM   #3
Fulltime family RVer
 
ependydad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 19,680
I did mine 2-3 tires at a time and took them myself to the tire shop. It was a huge accomplishment for me- literally my first ever tire change.
__________________
2018 Ram 3500 DRW/crew cab/long bed/4x4/4.10 gears pulling a 2017 Spartan 1245 by Prime Time
Checkout my site for RVing tips, tricks, and info | My family and I have fulltimed since June 2015
ependydad is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-2016, 05:26 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 700
Are there any discount tires around you. They can do both brands and give lifetime balance and rotate. I even purchased insurance for mine. Never been to one not big enough to take my 36 ft fifth wheel.
__________________

2013 Ford F-350 SD Diesel, 4X4, Crew Cab, Lariat
Sabre 2014 32RCTS, Pullrite Superglide 2900 18K
Davidceder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-2016, 06:31 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
CaptnJohn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: Eastern NC
Posts: 3,671
Call and ask if you think there is not enough room. I told a CG neighbor that was expressed at my dealer and was told they just need to know when I was coming. They actually would move employee vehicles to open a path around the rear and it would be a pull thru. The neighbor said he drove to a nearby mall parking lot and the dealer sent a tech with the tools to remove 2 at a time. The dealer had that tech and another standing by to change, balance, and return for the other 2 + spare.
Remember ~~ the dealers normally use air to install the wheels and they are usually set to 65 ft #. I torque my wheel lugs to 120 ft #. Make sure of proper torque prior to leaving the dealer.
__________________
2019 Montana 3761 FL
2019 F350 6.7 4X4 LB Dually
Edgewater 205 EX 150 Yamaha
CaptnJohn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-2016, 06:46 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Posts: 249
I have sixteen thousand miles on my Castle Rocks , no problems so far !!
wanderingbob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-2016, 08:03 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
CaptnJohn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: Eastern NC
Posts: 3,671
Quote:
Originally Posted by wanderingbob View Post
I have sixteen thousand miles on my Castle Rocks , no problems so far !!
and I believe you are in the majority. It was hard changing to Carlisle because I read so much about Trailer King failures. Especially hard as they had only come from the factory 14 months prior and had but 5400 miles. Dealers will put 400,000 units on the road this year, about the same as last year. With that many from those suppliers going out there has to be a large number if even a tiny percentage fail.
__________________

__________________
2019 Montana 3761 FL
2019 F350 6.7 4X4 LB Dually
Edgewater 205 EX 150 Yamaha
CaptnJohn is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
tire

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



» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Forest River, Inc. or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:38 PM.


×