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Posted: 07/13/12 05:36am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I`m interested to see the pics of the tires!


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panamacamper1 wrote:

I will try to post pictures today of the tires. The middle of the tire is perfect. The inside tread is bald and the outside tread are bubbled up.
They are H118ST tires, never heard of them before.


If the inside edge is bald, especially on all four tires, it sure sounds like the axles are overloaded. You say the outside is bubbled....that sounds like a heat issue, which could likely go along with the idea of overloaded.

There have been other threads on this forum where cruiser and the axle supplier have stepped up to the plate and installed a higher load rated axle. If I were you, I would approach them in a reasonable way and see if you can get some relief from them.

I would take the rig to the CAT scale and get the weights so that you can show them you are in fact within the limits of the trailer GVWR.

The tire you refer to ( H118ST ) is apparently one of what I will call "generic chinese produced tires". It is what came as a spare on my funfinder, yet the four tires on the ground that came on it were "Freestar".
As a side note, so far these Freestars are okay. My plan is to replace them soon with LT tires, but as I said, so far they have been okay. I've got about 5K miles on them and they have only used up about 1/32" of tread. All of which means nothing in comparison to your situation, because my trailer only weighs 3800 pounds, so it's only running at a bit more than 50% of it's tire load capacity.

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panamacamper1 wrote:

snip... The inside tread is bald and the outside tread are bubbled up.

Gee, that sounds familiar. Mine only cost me $420 to get it aligned. Only! Let me guess, you've had a boatload of people insist your running the tires under inflated? I'd check the axle location measurements before I'd get too far down the road on anything else. Leaf or torsion axle?


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We just picked up 2013 shadow cruiser 280 qbs. After 1500 km had major issue with one tire. Completely bald on one right side back tire, but only on the outside, called the dealership and cruiser rv, they offered me $90.00 to replace the tire, I don't think he has shopped much for rv tires... Anyways neither has been any help at all and decided to fix this on my own and hopefully get home ok... I have heard of some major issues with the axle's, so if you are considering this unit maybe wait a few years so they can sort it out.

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Same exact wear on my shadow cruiser, we had about 1500 of our own miles plus what ever miles to ship it out to Colorado. We were just under our 1 year warranty so I took it to the dealer. Lippert replaced the axles and the tires. I paid the difference and went with Maxxis tires.

I would take it into the dealer ASAP and have it checked out, several of these lippert axles have been replaced under warranty.

I am measuring tread wear after each trip now to see if the problem is corrected. I think there is an alignment issue as well since my rears wore more than leads. At the first sign of uneven tread wear I am hitting the alignment shop.

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The H188ST are produced for WD (World Distributors) the primary distributor in the US is tredit tire. From what I could find out they are a package rim/tire combo sold to mass markets like RV and boats trailer manuf's. There is not much more info on the brand.

When the dealer replaced my axles they found the bearings were nearly dry also, I am hoping new axles and repacked bearing solves the issue but only time will tell.

* This post was last edited 07/31/12 11:35am by SilnJohn *   View edit history


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UPDATE:
Currently working with Leos Vacation Center where I purchased my 280 Shadow Cruiser. They are help me with Cruiser RV and Lippert on getting my issue resolved. Looks like they will cover the axles and tires. I will keep you posted. I also recommend Keos to anyone in the market for a new unit.

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Thanks SilnJohn, I plan in doing that ASAP ... Other than that we love the TT, just too bad when your on the road away from major centers there isn't much you can do. I will update when issue is solved

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WOW! I have probably close to 8,000 miles on my 2008 Jayco that have Goodyears on it and they still look brand new, like the day I brought the trailer home.

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panamacamper1 wrote:

UPDATE:
Currently working with Leos Vacation Center where I purchased my 280 Shadow Cruiser. They are help me with Cruiser RV and Lippert on getting my issue resolved. Looks like they will cover the axles and tires. I will keep you posted. I also recommend Keos to anyone in the market for a new unit.


Thanks for the update.

If they install new axles that are "next size up", do remember to ask them about replacing the leaf spring packs as well. If axle goes "next size up", then its leaf springs may need "next size up" as well.

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The dealer told me that Lippert was sending new axles that still had 3500 on the label but were really 5200. I questioned why something would say 3500 from the factory when they really are 5200.
I will be able to see if there is a difference. What do you guys recommend for a 205/75/14 D LOAD tire.

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