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Old 09-21-2021, 03:04 AM   #1
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We were heading home , from Virginia, and had a blowout. Tried to find the
g-614's GoodYear tires and nobody had them, so we went to Fleet Tires and they put Trailer King tires on, 16 ply E rated. then we proceed to head home and looked , and the tires were almost touching. The leaf spring broke on the passenger side. man,,, can't get a brake. so we are in Meredian Mississippi, looking for a rv center to put the leaf spring on, or really i would like to put something else on, any suggestions?
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We were heading home , from Virginia, and had a blowout. Tried to find the
g-614's GoodYear tires and nobody had them, so we went to Fleet Tires and they put Trailer King tires on, 16 ply E rated. then we proceed to head home and looked , and the tires were almost touching. The leaf spring broke on the passenger side. man,,, can't get a brake. so we are in Meredian Mississippi, looking for a rv center to put the leaf spring on, or really i would like to put something else on, any suggestions?
I responded to your tire post also!
Find a local trailer repair or spring shop.
Also E rated tires, especially Trailer Kings, are not your best choice for your RW, G rated should be minimum & NOT TKs.
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ok, and Thanks,, so $900 later,, well we will probably have to change them soon. i really respect all of the reply, from all of our RW owners. Thanks again.
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ok, and Thanks,, so $900 later,, well we will probably have to change them soon. i really respect all of the reply, from all of our RW owners. Thanks again.
Kinda like a kick in the guts!
Just keep a very close eye on them. Keep them inflated to the max printed on the sidewalls. You may be lucky & get by with them for a while.
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Trailer Kings were some of the original China Bombs on the Montana Forum. Folks there didn't even make it home with their new Montana before having a blowout, and Montana's are lighter than RWs.
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We were heading home , from Virginia, and had a blowout. Tried to find the
g-614's GoodYear tires and nobody had them, so we went to Fleet Tires and they put Trailer King tires on, 16 ply E rated. then we proceed to head home and looked , and the tires were almost touching. The leaf spring broke on the passenger side. man,,, can't get a brake. so we are in Meredian Mississippi, looking for a rv center to put the leaf spring on, or really i would like to put something else on, any suggestions?
2018 3881 ES. I had 2 spring failures in 6 months. Have your axle alignment checked. They are double end leafs and there is no alignment adjustment, but we found both our axles were bent from delivery. This resulted in extreme wear on the inside tread, half way around the tire. After MUCH research, I installed Sailun S637 in 245/70/R17.5. Using the air pressure charts from Sailun, I am running a much lower pressure than the Westlakes original.These are 18 ply tires, but I am at nearly 18k pounds. They are also balanced.
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2018 3881 ES. I had 2 spring failures in 6 months. Have your axle alignment checked. They are double end leafs and there is no alignment adjustment, but we found both our axles were bent from delivery. This resulted in extreme wear on the inside tread, half way around the tire. After MUCH research, I installed Sailun S637 in 245/70/R17.5. Using the air pressure charts from Sailun, I am running a much lower pressure than the Westlakes original.These are 18 ply tires, but I am at nearly 18k pounds. They are also balanced.
An alignment is accomplished by bending the axles, nothing to do with the springs.
We had ours aligned after about 5k miles & 1 tire worn out in that time by a shop in Elkhart while attending one of the RW rallies, had normal wear on all 4 tires in the next 50-60k miles at which time replaced with the 17.5" tires & wheels.
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