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panamacamper1

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I puchased a new Shadow Cruiser 280qbs, it has 205/75/14 load C tires.
I have maybe 1000 miles on them and I always check the tire preasure before trips.
My unit (unloaded) is around 5,200lbs and (loaded) around 6,600lbs. I know you have to run tires at max psi(50) to get full use of 6 ply on tires. It has double axles and each axle is measured at 4,555lbs.
I need to take her in and see if the axles are out of allignment or bent. Is this under warrentee if I am still with-in a year of purchase?
What tires would you recommend?

UPDATE: This is after I did the rotation of the two rear axle tires. Remember I have maybe 700 to 800 miles on these tires. TT was brand new.

Bald on the inside (original left rear axle tire)

Bald on the inside (same tire) picture the other tire bald on the outside.

tread burned off the outside edge, this is from the tire before i rotated them, so it is bald on the outside

These are the tires that I have


* This post was edited 07/13/12 11:05pm by panamacamper1 *

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Recommended tires - MAXXIS!

You may have to go to a ST215/75/14 D rating (1870 lbs @ 50 psi). Don't forget to get stainless steel valve stems installed.

As far as axle issues being under warranty, only the manufacturer and/or dealer can answer you question. They may "claim" that hitting a curb, pot hole, etc, caused the problem. Have patience but persistent in getting some assistance from them.

If all else fails, maybe you can get them to split the cost of repairs.

* This post was edited 07/12/12 05:08pm by johnrbd *





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What is the wear pattern?


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panamacamper1 wrote:

I puchased a new Shadow Cruiser 280qbs, it has 205/75/14 load C tires.
I have maybe 1000 miles on them and I always check the tire preasure before trips.
My unit (unloaded) is around 5,200lbs and (loaded) around 6,600lbs. I know you have to run tires at max psi(50) to get full use of 6 ply on tires. It has double axles and each axle is measured at 4,555lbs.This is a very unusual axle rating. Where did you find it?
I need to take her in and see if the axles are out of allignment or bent. Is this under warrentee if I am still with-in a year of purchase?
What tires would you recommend?



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I found the axle rating here: http://www.cruiserrv.com/shadow-cruiser/specifications.html

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panamacamper1 wrote:

I puchased a new Shadow Cruiser 280qbs, it has 205/75/14 load C tires.
I have maybe 1000 miles on them and I always check the tire preasure before trips.
My unit (unloaded) is around 5,200lbs and (loaded) around 6,600lbs. I know you have to run tires at max psi(50) to get full use of 6 ply on tires. It has double axles and each axle is measured at 4,555lbs.
I need to take her in and see if the axles are out of allignment or bent. Is this under warrentee if I am still with-in a year of purchase?
What tires would you recommend?


You don't say anything about what your tires look/perform like- how do you know you need new ones?


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Huntindog wrote:

panamacamper1 wrote:

I puchased a new Shadow Cruiser 280qbs, it has 205/75/14 load C tires.
I have maybe 1000 miles on them and I always check the tire preasure before trips.
My unit (unloaded) is around 5,200lbs and (loaded) around 6,600lbs. I know you have to run tires at max psi(50) to get full use of 6 ply on tires. It has double axles and each axle is measured at 4,555lbs.This is a very unusual axle rating. Where did you find it?
I need to take her in and see if the axles are out of allignment or bent. Is this under warrentee if I am still with-in a year of purchase?
What tires would you recommend?


4555 is the dry axle weight which is a meaningless number once the trailer is loaded up for a trip.

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I will go get pics of them right now.

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14" "C" rated tires on a trailer with an approx GVWR of 7000lbs? Are they serious?!!!


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