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Old 06-20-2011, 05:51 PM   #21
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Got your camper back yet? What did they do to it?
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Old 06-20-2011, 07:21 PM   #22
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Get US made tires, you can get Good Year Marathon that are made in the US. Had to replace all 4 tires on my 2011 Rockwood. All 4 tires failed, yes they were properly inflated and I travel with just clothing and food in the camper. I had the new tires balanced which made a difference in the ride. Also the tires had a lot less sway to them. Here is a picture of one of the failed tires, had the tire inspected and it was belt failure, other tires had baseball size balloons on the sidewalls.
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Old 06-20-2011, 09:07 PM   #23
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UPDATE........Axle company is replacing both axles and tires. They think Forest River put the axles on upside-down.
they possibly used overslung axels instead of underslung you should see the axels bowed up in the center for toe in as you add weight it forces the wheel outward slightly if you install axels wrong they will be tow out and wear wheel on the inside.
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Old 06-21-2011, 07:24 AM   #24
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@ windrider........They replaced both axles (only the back was wrong), they have new tires ordered, but they have not arrived yet.
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Old 06-25-2011, 11:48 AM   #25
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My fault, sorry. I didn't notice this thread had expanded to so many pages. Anyway, it was good to meet you. I was the tech that pushed for your axles. Once we pulled them, they looked like they welded the spring plates on the wrong side. This made the axles bow down, causing negative caster. Also, the old ones were 3500 lb rated, and the new ones are 5200 lb rated. , in case nobody told you. And one last thing, I am no longer there. Just went to help him get through the busy spring he was having this year. Good luck and hope you are now a "happy camper"
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Old 06-25-2011, 12:11 PM   #26
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Mine was the same way,,I had to order one from Lippert though, Camper was out of warranty. Put it on my self. My front axel and tires were fine just the rear axel was baddly bowed, looked a VW . Glad you got it fixed
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Old 06-27-2011, 04:14 PM   #27
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@ windrider........thanks for all your help!!!! It was nice to meet you as well and best of luck to you. What does the higher rated axles mean to me?
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Old 06-27-2011, 05:37 PM   #28
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"What does the higher rated axles mean to me?"
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Many benefits. All components will be heavier, which should result in a longer life. The camper should be more stable on the road, as they tend to "wallow" on a soft suspension.
My fifth has the bare minimum for axles, and I will be watching them closely and will replace with heavier ones if/when neccessary.
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Old 06-27-2011, 07:38 PM   #29
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"What does the higher rated axles mean to me?"
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Many benefits. All components will be heavier, which should result in a longer life. The camper should be more stable on the road, as they tend to "wallow" on a soft suspension.
My fifth has the bare minimum for axles, and I will be watching them closely and will replace with heavier ones if/when neccessary.
I didnt read where they replaced the (springs) axles will not make for a stiffer ride! Youroo!!
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Old 06-27-2011, 10:26 PM   #30
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I would hope that if they replaced the 3500# axles with ones rated at 5200#, they wouldn't leave the same light springs in. Springs are inexpensive, no excuse not to change them.
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Old 07-01-2011, 08:47 AM   #31
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I am dealing with the same issues on my PrimeTime Tracer 2910bhs... PT has been great! They've sent me new wheels and tires, but having issues w Lippert getting on the ball. I hope they decide to replace both instead of one...
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