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Old 09-22-2015, 03:06 PM   #31
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We also have the 8289WS. 2014 that we have had two years now and 14000 miles. Had read about the issues with the OEM tires and so kept a close eye on them and installed a Tire Traker system. With about 9000 miles on them I discovered a crack in three of them. All located on the inside and about an inch from the rim. Tire shop would not do a repair due to the crack. I replaced all four and have had no problems. Those original tires also had trouble holding air. After some "back and forth" with Forest River they reimbursed me $300. Have had a few other minor issues but my experience with FR has been nothing but positive.
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Old 09-22-2015, 03:42 PM   #32
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We also have the 8289WS. 2014 that we have had two years now and 14000 miles. Had read about the issues with the OEM tires and so kept a close eye on them and installed a Tire Traker system. With about 9000 miles on them I discovered a crack in three of them. All located on the inside and about an inch from the rim. Tire shop would not do a repair due to the crack. I replaced all four and have had no problems. Those original tires also had trouble holding air. After some "back and forth" with Forest River they reimbursed me $300. Have had a few other minor issues but my experience with FR has been nothing but positive.
Not that I've had any actual issue yet, and I doubt they'd feel like contributing towards new tires as a preventative measure, but how did you contact FR ? Any specific contact person ?
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Old 09-22-2015, 03:59 PM   #33
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I sold mine on Kijiji - think I got $200. Was up-front that these should not be used on a trailer over about 4000lbs. Hasn't come back on me in a year and a half so I guess the buyer was happy.
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Old 09-22-2015, 04:00 PM   #34
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That's it. You have convinced me to replace our tires when we arrive in FL. Thinking of Michelins…best tire I know of.
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Old 09-22-2015, 04:10 PM   #35
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Edit: Reading further into description, I guess ST is Specialty Trailer tires (not designed for driving wheels), and these tires are L speed rated (75mph), and E load rated (10 ply, 80 psi max), not sure why they give 2 load numbers).
The listed specs are that they're rated for 2830lb each, 80psi, and are chinese made.
I believe the higher load rating is for the tire on an axle with one tire on each side and the lower is for the tire on an axle with two tires on each side.
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Old 09-22-2015, 04:20 PM   #36
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That's it. You have convinced me to replace our tires when we arrive in FL. Thinking of Michelins…best tire I know of.
How far are you from FL. Might be a bad gamble to wait. IMO
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Old 09-22-2015, 04:35 PM   #37
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The tire I had go bad was 8 months old and had about 3K miles on it. It was a bead leak / crumble not a blow out.
Thanks PhoneDude. I had read earlier in this thread yours were 9 months old and my question was actually directed towards DNBINFV.

The OP (taroth) mentioned his were 9 months old, PhoneDudes were 9 months old.

In another tire failure thread I asked the same question and was told 8 months.

Maybe DNBINFV can let us know the age of his?

Not that it going to help anyone from having a blowout but it 'appears' 9 months to a year is pushing your luck.
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Old 09-22-2015, 04:39 PM   #38
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I replaced after year, bead crumbled when removed. . Forest River bought mine back for $300 and I got the new ones for $550 so I was happy!
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Old 09-22-2015, 04:59 PM   #39
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It's easy to blame the tires. However, after 3 of the tires on my 8289 were unfit for use after 6000 miles, we discovered that those 3 spindles were badly bent so tires were constantly scrubbing the pavement. I'd suggest having the dealer or a reputable alignment shop take a look. Forest River paid for a realignment.
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Old 09-22-2015, 06:13 PM   #40
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I also have a Forest River 8289ws fifth wheeler. Can anyone out there tell me if the existing rims will except different tires that require 65 psi as opposed to 50 psi. I've read that sometimes the original tires are married to the rims. Thanks!
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