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Old 01-19-2015, 10:33 PM   #11
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Ok thank you. I will find out tomorrow. I've looked at equalizers also.
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Old 01-20-2015, 10:49 AM   #12
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If it's a eaz round bar I would suggest you ask if they carry equalizer or blue ox. I'm in a situation where I took a cheap hitch and now I'm looking to upgrading due to the performance.
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Our next WDH will definitely be the Blue Ox Sway-Pro.

Watch their video here: SwayPro By Blue Ox

BTW, looks like we'll be buying as new 8310SS Trailer very soon.
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Old 01-20-2015, 12:48 PM   #13
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You are wise to upgrade to D tires. The ones that come on these rigs aren't too swift.
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Old 01-20-2015, 12:52 PM   #14
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You will need double sway bars if you go with friction type.
It will work...I have a 1200/12000 WDH made by Husky with double sway bars.
Works just fine with my unit...wich is same length as yours, and cost effective.
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Old 01-20-2015, 02:52 PM   #15
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You are wise to upgrade to D tires. The ones that come on these rigs aren't too swift.
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Just received a reply from Brett Doberenz at Forest River in regard to my question about "C" rated tires on the Rockwood Signature Series:

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1- Can this unit be ordered with “D” rated tires instead of “C” rated? Literature indicates it comes with ST225/75R/C tires as standard.

ANS:We do not have tire options. We cannot install tires that would overstate the cargo carrying limit of our trailers as defined by the GVWR, axle, frame and wheels used. You can upgrade to aftermarket tires if you desire, but realize the GVWR and cargo carrying capacity doesn’t change with higher rate tires.
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Old 01-20-2015, 04:00 PM   #16
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That's also what he told me in a phone call prior to our 8329SS purchase. Yes, the cheap tires they put on on their trailers are rated for the RV's maximum weight, but the tires lose capacity as they age. Better to have excess capacity to account for that fact.

ST225/75R15 LR-C tires have 2150lbs of capacity each for a total of 8600lbs.
The Rockwood website says my 8329 has a GVWR of 8850lbs, minus 883lbs of hitch weight means those tires will have 7967lbs riding on them if you load to the max GVWR.

That gives each tire 158lbs of excess capacity or 316lbs per axle, and that's if you manage to load your gear so that each axle has equal weight. Keep in mind that this is when those tires are new.

Upgrade to LR-D and each tire has 2540lbs of capacity, excess capacity jumps to 548lbs per tire and 1096lbs per axle which is almost 2200lbs of total excess capacity. Also if you buy a name brand, you'll likely have a better tire.

Rockwood is correct that upgrading to LR-D tires won't increase the capacity of the trailer or the axles. It will decrease the odds of a blowout as your tires age though, and perhaps even before.
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Old 01-20-2015, 05:42 PM   #17
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Yes, double sway bars will be put on immediately also. That's interesting FR doesn't have the option to upgrade. I just want to avoid blowouts and just have a sturdier tire. Thanks for the info.
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Old 01-20-2015, 05:44 PM   #18
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Anything else I need immediately?? It's a bit more complicated moving up from our pop up. I'm so excited!!
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Old 01-20-2015, 09:22 PM   #19
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Congrats on the upgrade, be sure to check both ir33 radios on the unit. The problem that most have is the volume going up and down by itself. My unit is at dealer waiting them to be replaced. Other than that small problem we love our unit. Plenty of room for a family of five.
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Old 01-21-2015, 09:53 PM   #20
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On my radio IRV. 66 with the volume set less than. 6 it would cut in and out. We like streaming audio in the background I could turn mine up loud and did ok. Just something to check.
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