Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-10-2016, 12:27 PM   #1
jim
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Posts: 13
changing tires from load range c to load range d

Iv been reading on here about load c rated tires, so I went out and looked at mine to see and that's what forest river put on mine. This camper has pulled kinda hard and Im going to put some load D range tires on my camper. can anyone tell me were to put a jack under the camper to lift to take off the tires so I can take them to a tire shop. I don't trust tire shops at all so Im taking them off my self. 2016 windjammer 3029W Also wondering if I should have them balanced?
__________________

__________________
candace123 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2016, 01:28 PM   #2
tjm
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 73
I jack up from the frame as close to the axles as I can using blocks and bottle jacks.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
__________________

__________________
tjm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2016, 01:32 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
fonzie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Eastern Ontario
Posts: 2,882
This thread might help you....

How do I jack up Flagstaff?
__________________
Fonzie
2011 Rockwood 8319SS with ProPride 3P hitch/GoodYear Marathons/TST TPMS 507
2008 F250 Lariat CC SB 6.8L V10 4.10 axle ratio (NITTO TERRA GRAPLER G2 LT275/65R20E)
Yamaha 3000iseb generator:Progressive Ind. EMS-HW30C : Eastern Ontario
Nights Camped: 2011(21) 2012(36) 2013 (17) 2014 (18) 2015 (18) 2016 (36)
fonzie is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2016, 09:08 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 1,564
Yep, I jack right between the tires as in the first picture of the posted thread.


2010 F250 5.4L 3.73
2011 Flagstaff 831FKBSS
Equal-i-zer 4pt 12K
__________________

2011 Flagstaff 831FKBSS
2010 F250 4X4 5.4L 3.73 LS
EQUALIZER E4 1200/12000
lbrjet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2016, 11:25 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
mike.t's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Norcal
Posts: 2,001
I would think you would want to have them balanced.
__________________
2015 Salem 27RKSS
2015 Ram 2500 CC 4x4 Cummins
55' Chevy Bel-Air
Burgers on the BBQ and a cold beer
mike.t is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2016, 11:43 AM   #6
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Posts: 142
You say that the trailer " pulled kinda hard " , new tires will not help that !
__________________
wanderingbob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2016, 11:56 AM   #7
Senior Member
 
D_B Travelers's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Watauga, Texas
Posts: 644
Balanced, yes. And if you decide to have a tire shop do the change out make sure their guys don't come rolling out a shop jack and put it under your axles. If I hadn't been standing where I could see them they would have bent my axles, even after I told them not to jack on the axle.

Do you have a TrailerAid? If not they are something you should have in your WJ as they allow you to lift one tire at a time without any jack at all. Great investment.
__________________
D_B Travelers - 8 nights in 2017, 35 nights in 2016. 1st RV 2014 TT WJ3001w, new 2016 FW SOB, 2015 GMC 3500HD CC DRW Duramax, TST 507rv TPMS.
"Happiness? A good meal, a good cigar and a good woman - or a bad woman; it depends on how much happiness you can handle."
George Burns (1896 1996)
D_B Travelers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2016, 12:03 PM   #8
Georgia Frog Rally 2017
 
aceinspp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: GA
Posts: 8,526
Quote:
Originally Posted by D_B Travelers View Post
Balanced, yes. And if you decide to have a tire shop do the change out make sure their guys don't come rolling out a shop jack and put it under your axles. If I hadn't been standing where I could see them they would have bent my axles, even after I told them not to jack on the axle.

Do you have a TrailerAid? If not they are something you should have in your WJ as they allow you to lift one tire at a time without any jack at all. Great investment.
I actually use two short 2x6 boards for that.
Later RJD
__________________
2015 35 FT V-Lite 30WRLIKS Diamond Package
2015 Chevy 2500 6.0 4:10 gearing.
Days booked for 2016--60 missed by 2
Days camped in 2016 58
Days booked so far in 2017 37
aceinspp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2016, 01:48 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Full timer,,,at Lake Georgetown in central Texas for the winter.
Posts: 416
Candace123....We also have a 3029W and I upgraded to D's also. I would take the rig to a tire shop,,,,,it'd be a lot less headache.....and yes,,,,DEFINITELY get them spin balanced. I once had a salesman tell me that it wasn't necessary. Bull! A tire is a tire is a tire. An unbalanced tire cost me $5153 when it disintegrated in Ft Worth. Spend the money and don't let anybody tell you that you don't need balancing. Also I highly recommend a tire pressure/temperature monitoring system. If I had one at the time, I'd probably still have the $5153 in my bank account.
__________________
Grampa Jim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2016, 01:51 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
Lvn2tvl's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: Minnesota, St. Paul suburb
Posts: 213
Always lift the frame just beyond the spring shackle mount. I use a 10 ton floor jack and to take weight off the tires and then enough to get the tire off. I always have the truck connected and the landing gear down with some pressure off the truck to make sure the trailer won't move. May sound like over kill but safety, safety is always first. Just in case you're not aware don't try to use the rear stablilzer to lift the trailer. They are to stabilize the trailer not lift it off the ground.

BTW: If you try to jack under the axle you can actually crush it and then you'll be replacing that as well as the tires before you can move the trailer anywhere.
__________________

__________________

16 Silverado 3500 HD 6.6 Duramax 4X4
(Still looking for newer FR 5er)
Ultimate Aluminum 5th Wheel Hitch, TST tire monitors
Semi-Retired February 3, 2014
Bob & Cindy
Lvn2tvl is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
tire, tires

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




» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:54 PM.