One more question. So I know for my next camper (trying to talk the wife into a 5th Wheel Toy Hauler in a couple of years) is there a manufacturer that does not play the game of saving a dime to cost me a dollar?
Who in the 5th Wheel world makes the best quality and durability?
Thanks for all the great input.
Thanks for the GREAT advise. I checked the axles, they are Lippert's and are rated for 5080 each. It seems like a strange number to me as well.
The Loadstar warranty card that came with my TT for the tires, stated they were warrantied for 12 months from date of purchase or install. So at less than 24 months and 3000 miles, I get no coverage.
I replaced the blown tire with a Good Year, saying no more to the Chinese junk. Low and behold, what is on the side of the Good Year Marathon I payed 165 bucks for at a Walmart? Made in China...
So, follow on question. Since I am currently running at 94 percent of my weight limit on the Axles and tires, I am considering the replacement of both. Since I don't really want to drop a grand on two new axle kits, does anyone know of a good RV salvage shop in the Southeast?
Also, since it appears all trailer tires are made in China, Which Chinese tire is the best?
Thanks again for all of the expert feedback. There are some people on here that really know there stuff.
Hope maybe I can get some help to this question. I have a 2010 32' TT (Forest River, Kingsport) The data plate on the side lists the GVWR as 11,280lbs and the GAWR as 5,080lbs (10,160lbs total for both axles). The tires (Loadstars from China) have a load range of "D", meaning they have a weight limit of 2,540lbs each (10,160 total).
It seems to me that there is a 1,020lb difference. Can I suppose that the 1,020 is going to be tongue weight? And if so, the weight distributor (equalizer 1,400lb) advertises that 80 percent of the weight is shifted back to the trailer.
I had my first blow out at less than 2000 miles doing massive damage (literally a 6"x12" hole in the bathroom floor)(just out of warranty) to the TT. I keep it very lightly loaded, just sheets and dishes and I all ways check PSI and brakes before towing.
I think Forest River put Axles and Tires to light for the job on it. What do you think?
So, do I have a valid complaint to the manufacturer? Thanks in advance for reading, and your suggestions.