Originally Posted by youroo
Who was the F/R person that made the (Frame/Warr. Statement)? Sounds like they would rather have you (Blow) a Tire than break a weld on the Frame!
Not too sure that F/R rep knew wtf he/she was talking about. Tires have no affect on the a/axle and b/frame unless the tires are such a radical change in size that they rub. Now saying that, I'm sure folks won't put multiple size tires on their TT. I would of course make sure the tires match the circumference of those coming off the TT. The Dexter axles are two 3500# axles which is of course 7000# total. The TT GVRW is 7500#. The remainder of the weight is the tungue weight. The tires sold on the trailer are Super Trail "C" rated 1760# each (7040#), 65 mph at 50 psi. I will definitely be changing out these to "D" rated Hankook this summer.
I have no idea why manufacturers put such under rated tires (my opinion) on these trailers with weight limits so close. Granted I have had our TT weighed (all four axles including tow vehicle) and fully loaded is about 6500#. I eyeball everything the DW walks up the TT to monitor the weight. As I said in a previous post, I removed the counter extension and the air bed. Limit your load and you will be fine. Load it to the max and watch out and hang on.