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Old 09-22-2015, 01:18 AM   #31
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That looks closer to the proper bump room. Looking more like the OP was given the wrong wheels and tires.
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Old 09-22-2015, 09:37 AM   #32
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Here is what it looks like with 14" tires:
Wow, thanks!! Can you check and see if you have the same axle's, dexter 3500 set at 22DT?
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Old 09-22-2015, 12:08 PM   #33
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Got an email back from the factory, they told me the 2016 2604ws is sold with 15" wheels. Sooooo axle's??
I am taking it back to the dealer tomorrow.

I sent them the pictures, we'll see what they say about them.
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Old 09-22-2015, 01:40 PM   #34
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Steve Jahr proves otherwise with his pic of a 2016 with 14" tires (unless he swapped 15s for 14s).

I'll cross whatever I can to hope you don't lose that RR tire on the way. Good Luck!

Maybe they'll give you 45-series tires... that oughta restore the clearance. Kidding! But I've heard they will often add the lift kit for free to solve problems like this - just can't fathom how it was designed that way in the first place. They will try their utmost to keep from buying back your unit.
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Old 09-22-2015, 04:43 PM   #35
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BTW: The start angle of the particular axles you have is printed on the label on the axle - its after 'SA:' on the line above the large-font numbers. Mine is '22DT' which stands for 22 down (and they're almost 0 degrees sitting in the driveway with no food, water or clothing).
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Roaddiva had asked what axles I have, and I have verified 22DT which is 22* down as per Dave's info above. They sit level with a basically empty trailer.

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Got an email back from the factory, they told me the 2016 2604ws is sold with 15" wheels. Sooooo axle's??
Hmm. What is your production date from the side sticker? My definite impression and belief is that the concept of model year is extrememly loose on these TTs. Changes happen whenever and are not synchronized with the calendar in any way.

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Steve Jahr proves otherwise with his pic of a 2016 with 14" tires (unless he swapped 15s for 14s).
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No changes specified by me, I bought it exactly as it sat on the dealers lot.

Regarding the tire... I would check the tire carefully but it appears that the cutting is only into the tread blocks and not into the underlying casing? If the casing (ie: bottom of tread grooves) is not cut nor grooved in any way it would go a LONG way towards improving my confidence in the integrity of the tire. After all, the tread blocks are meant to be worn away without compromising the tire.

I would unload the trailer as much as possible (ie: drain all water) to increase the clearance margin though.
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Old 09-23-2015, 07:21 PM   #36
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Update!!!!

Drove it to the dealer......they went round and round with the factory. Long story short, the factory said the trailer should have come out of the factory with a riser kit on it, but somehow it didn't. They are overnighting the riser kit and a new tire. It will be all "fixed" by Friday afternoon.
So that's the story.
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Old 09-23-2015, 07:42 PM   #37
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Interesting, very interesting indeed!
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Old 09-23-2015, 08:18 PM   #38
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Roaddiva,
Speaking from experience the Riser or lift kit is a good idea. I had less than 2 inches when fully loaded. Now I have 3 1/2 inches of clearance. Go for that solution then make sure you are towing level and the hitch is setup correctly!

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Make sure to ask them if the axles are aligned, not sure on your style, but moving axles around they should definitely be aligned again to ensure no premature wear

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Their response sounds odd. personally I think they overlooked a bad design defect! I`ll bet those model trailer are built the same. I think there will be a recall soon!
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