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Old 06-19-2013, 06:56 PM   #1
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Axle problems like the V-Cross?

Hi: I've been looking at the Rockwood V-front trailers and really like the idea, but I'm concerned when reading the V-Cross forum as several people there have discussed issues they've had with a seemingly underspec capacity on the axles, and issues with abnormal tire wear as a result. Some are even changing out their axles for a heavier wright model at their own cost!

My question is: has there been the same problems with the v-front Rockwoods? I'd really appreciate your insights on this.

BTW- am looking at the 3025W - Windjammer

Thanks! Michael
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Old 06-19-2013, 07:38 PM   #2
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Don't recall any posts in the last few years about axle problems on the Forest River brand V nose trailers. Almost all the light models have just enough axle rating to handle the GVWR of the trailer minus the loaded tongue weight.
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Old 06-19-2013, 08:23 PM   #3
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Have had mine for two yrs and no problems with the axles. The sides cracked, but FR replaced them and we love our Windjammer now.
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Old 06-20-2013, 04:10 PM   #4
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Thanks for the replies. I'm slowly narrowing down my list. I'm down to a lightweight 5th wheel (Silverback 29RE), Rockwood 8315BSS or Rockwood 3025W. I really dont want the expense of an F-350 and want to stay with a gas 250. Like the space of a fifth, but being able to tow the 8315 with a 150 is pretty attractive!
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We have the Flagstaff equal to the 8315BSS and tow with an F250. You could tow this 8000lb large trailer with an F150 but I wouldn't. I just weighed it yesterday and had 8330 on the truck axles and 7220 on the trailer axles. I prefer my truck to be heavier than the trailer which you really appreciate on windy days. Very stable.
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Old 06-21-2013, 06:51 AM   #6
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Sounds lije good advice. For the difference in price (very small) I guess the F-250 would be a lot more comfortable.
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