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Old 09-25-2018, 04:17 PM   #1
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14 inch tire on my 5er

i have a 2015 rockwood signature ultra lite 32ft. 5er. i purchased it used approximately 1 1/2 years ago and it went rarely used until 2 months ago. put new tires on and tire man said you have a problem, you have 1- 14" and 3- 15"tires. YIKES never heard of such has any body else, contacted fr and sent them a lot of pics, not much success. any ideas thanks robert
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Old 09-25-2018, 04:28 PM   #2
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My best guess is that a previous owner had a blow out and slapped any tire that would fit on there. go buy a 15" rim, new tires, and call it a day!

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Old 09-25-2018, 04:56 PM   #3
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My best guess is that a previous owner had a blow out and slapped any tire that would fit on there. go buy a 15" rim, new tires, and call it a day!

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I wouldn't push back on Rockwood or Forest River for that matter on a 4 year old trailer... especially if I were the 2nd owner.
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Old 09-27-2018, 07:27 AM   #4
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Not trying to push,just want to figure out why the 14" tire is only 1 3/8" away from step box a 15" tire rubs the molding between tire and box
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Could the previous owner tried to upgrade to 15" tires and found out there wasn't enough room to fit them in? So they did 3 out of the 4?
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Old 09-27-2018, 08:12 AM   #6
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Could the previous owner tried to upgrade to 15" tires and found out there wasn't enough room to fit them in? So they did 3 out of the 4?
Is it possible that they went with a larger profile tire as well?
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Look on the tire & loading placard (Should be a sticker near the front left side) and see what size tires came on the unit? Then go from there.
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Old 09-27-2018, 08:46 AM   #8
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In this case, and because the mfgr. will be worthless, go with the left front sticker for sizing. If you want to upgrade load rating, from C to D for example, in the same size tire, tire mfgs. show tire measurements on their websites.
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Old 09-27-2018, 09:05 AM   #9
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Not trying to push,just want to figure out why the 14" tire is only 1 3/8" away from step box a 15" tire rubs the molding between tire and box
Wheel offset of Rim incorrect! Youroo! !
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Old 09-27-2018, 10:35 AM   #10
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Wheel offset of Rim incorrect! Youroo! !
I agree this is a possibility because it's the odd wheel at 14". Can you replace the 14" tire and wheel with one of the 15s to see if the 15 is a good fit? Someone might correct me, but I think most if not all RV trailers come with zero offset wheels.
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