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Old 11-15-2015, 11:12 PM   #1
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tire and wheel information

Taking 4 to 6 trips a year and not being full timers we wanted the best RV we could get for that purpose. The 31SL model Redwood appeared to suit that need. It's 34'8" length is built with the same undercarriage as the larger models so we thought it was "overbuilt." After two years of travel and about 7,000 miles we had two tires fail (on two different trips). So we upgraded to g rated tires all around. This past summer, on a trip to Jasper Park, Canada. We had a wheel fail (developed an internal hole so the tire would not hold air). Using the spare in order to get to Calgary, Canada the tire dealer there discovered one of the other wheels had cracked all the way through the spoke. We purchased two steel wheels and continued home to San Diego.

I phoned Redwood customer service and talked to someone for advise on what to do. I felt I had just woken that person from his nap and when asking for advise he said he'd never heard anything like my story and could offer NO advise.

Purpose of this dialog is just to advise. Chinese made tires and aluminum wheels on Redwood are not the greatest and Redwood customer service is terrible.
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Old 11-15-2015, 11:59 PM   #2
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Wheels

I upgraded to the G614 about 1 1/2 years ago. I was told to upgraded to a heavier wheel at same time to support the 110 psi tire pressure. I did this at the cost of $1800 for new wheels and new Goodyear G614 tires. I have 10000+ miles with no problems. I don't see a lot of tire wear when I inspect them periodically. I have confidence in these tires and wheels. I have hit a few places in our great USA road system that should have blown them all out at once but we made it home safely.

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Old 11-16-2015, 12:02 AM   #3
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We've never had an alumunim wheel failure; however, had three blowouts with "E" rated tires on a cross country trip. Upgraded to "G" rated tires and have had no issues in over 10K miles. I believe all newer models come with "G" load rating tires.

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Old 11-16-2015, 12:21 AM   #4
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Bruce, I don't think that wheel failure is that common. I've only heard of it once before on the forum. Tire failure of the ST tires is common as mud.

Do you know which wheel you had?
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Old 11-16-2015, 12:40 AM   #5
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As soon as we took delivery and reading this forum for days....off came the "E's" and on went the Goodyear G rated tires. Ours came with the heavier 110psi rims so we were good there but still hard to spend another $1,500 after you just purchased a new RW. Many more upgrade along the way as we learn.

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Old 11-16-2015, 01:16 AM   #6
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We actually had a Bad Rim on our MB when we picked it up. Bypassed Lazydays and RW and got a Warranty replacement direct from the Wheel Distributor. Once the tire was removed from the defective rim, you could see where they had tried to patch it at the Factory in China, but didn't make it.
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Old 11-16-2015, 01:43 AM   #7
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We had 3 Rims Crack (made by Sendel in China) on our Previous SOB 5th Wheel.
They reimbursed me for purchase of what I thought was better rims from High Spec Wheel.
Failed one of the new High Spec Brand rims west of Phoenix, supplier shipped a new rim to us with an return label.
Did not have any more failures after that prior to trading for our Redwood.
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Old 11-16-2015, 03:00 AM   #8
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Bruce, is it possible that you installed G rated tires on rims that were not rated for 110 psi. Rims separating like that sounds like the rims were not rated for that much psi. The rating is stamped on the rim. As far as customer service, they have always been supportive and very helpful.
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Old 11-16-2015, 04:18 AM   #9
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I upgraded to the g tires and heavier duty rims a few years ago. I have around 20k on them and no issues.

What tires/rims do you have on your 31sl?
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I upgraded to the g tires and heavier duty rims a few years ago. I have around 20k on them and no issues.

What tires/rims do you have on your 31sl?
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