If the trailer is rated to carry 11,800 lbs and the wheels are rated at 2600 ea. that comes to 10,400. I'm just saying there is no room for error. A better wheel should be in order.
Well I do believe that the axles are 5200lb axles. So in order to get any leeway they would also of had to upgrade the axles too. Bottomline to me anyway is the rims are defective, if you weren't over the 2600 lb per wheel limit. FR and the rim manufacturer should take care of the problem though.
Wow! I have a 2010 BP 27tbl Sandstorm I have had for 3 years now and just replaced the tires and I am still using the same 15 inch rims. Seems identical to mine in terms of trailer weights. Sounds like defective rims to me.
Ok, you Michelin flag wavers can un-bunch your panties now. I just got back from the local Michelin dealer and they were awesome. After looking, measuring, taking pictures, etc, the guy called Michelin's warranty dept. I explained I am the 2nd owner, but have only had the rig 2 days, in fact it isn't even in my name yet.
The good news is they will pay 80% towards new tires. The better news is Michelin owns BFG and Uniroyal, so I had a choice of either three. I chose BFG's as I have had good luck with them in the past. Plus, they will have full warranty. Total cost for me is $407 including mount/balance plus $90 freight, and the original owner will split it with me. For what it's worth, my dealer said he has seen more cracking with Michelin's than most other brands. But he is probably lying, right?
To those of you accusing me of "knowing full well" about the cracks before I bought it, you are sadly mistaken. The rig was so clean and low miles, I never even closely at the tires. The pics I took show them much clearer than the naked eye at 5 or 6 feet away. I noticed them after I got it home looking for the levelers. Yea, by bad, but it is what it is. Some of you guys are really amazing with your jumping to conclusions, childish antics and stupid smiley faces.
For the record, I have always had good luck with Michelin's, until seeing these. I have been on this forum for several years and never had a bunch of clowns jump in feet first on a thread attacking me for stating facts. It was an eye opener for sure. Funny how nobody in the Class C forum did it. Oh well, life goes on and I will have new boots for it next week.
You know you kind of brought it on your self with the title of the thread. Glad they took care of you. I've had probably 10 sets or so of Michelins in my life and never had an issue. Guess I have been lucky.