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Old 10-10-2010, 06:14 AM   #1
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If anyone lives near the Coastal Bend area of TX (halfway between Corpus Christi and Galveston) I thought you might be able to help me. I need to find an honest, reliable place to get my axles/springs/tires

replaced. I have about 50k miles on my 2007 CF30SK now, and I am tired

of replacing blown tires. I had already upgraded the 15" load range D

tires to 15" load range E tires, but now I am going to upgrade the

axles/springs, and go with 16" load range G's. I just returned from a 2 month, 3500 mile trip to NC, and went through another 4 tires, so I think it's time to bite the bullet and upgrade.
Thanks for any information you can give me.
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Old 10-10-2010, 07:33 AM   #2
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Cliff,



If you don't mind me asking, how fast do you go when towing? What about the weight?
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Old 10-10-2010, 07:54 AM   #3
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I usually keep it at 65 or lower.
The weights were OK when I got it...I'm going to haul it to the scales tomorrow or Tuesday and check to see if the weight has creeped up over the years.
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Old 10-10-2010, 09:21 AM   #4
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If you are keeping the trailer for the long haul, check into these suspension upgrades



http://www.morryde.com/php/products/suspensions/towables/index.php



2or 3 years from now our new Cruiser is going to get one of the systems. I would do it in the spring, but I need some parts for the truck. Going to put a little larger turbocharger on it and a full dual exhaust. I live in a county here in Ohio that requires EPA inspections, so I have to keep the catalytic converter functional. I am going to dual cats.



The independent suspension looks like it would really be the best way to go.It is fully adjustable for alignment and ride height.



The companymakes a lot ofgood stuff.



http://www.morryde.com/index.php



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Old 10-19-2010, 02:07 AM   #5
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OK...after doing some more research, It appears that I should just go from the China junk tires to GY or Michelin, change from 15" to16", and from ST to LT. I can do this with only about 1" increase in diameter. However, that 1" makes the clearance close between the top of the tire and the wheel well.
Have any of you raised your camper? If so, any hints/tips?
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Old 10-19-2010, 02:09 AM   #6
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Oh yeah, I forgot...I took it to the scales and am well within the weight limits (both for the axles and tires.
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Old 10-19-2010, 02:16 AM   #7
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Cliff

Have you had your axles aligned? There are a few alignment centers for large trucks that will also do camper axles. We went through three tires on a 31" Heatland - both axles were out of alignment, they were mechanically adjusted (rebent to the correct curve) that fixed it. Not only did the tires stay on and in place but the trailer pulled straight.

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Old 10-19-2010, 02:21 AM   #8
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Byron,
Thanks for the reply...No, I haven't been able to find anyone around here that does that. I do plan to have it done as soon as I can find someone to do it.
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Cliff - I accidently discovered it when I talked with a State/county construction supervisor. I asked who did the repairs on thier gravel trucks/heavy trucks. He gave me three names of companies in the Minneapolis area. You may try either the city or county - good luck.



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Old 10-19-2010, 02:50 AM   #10
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Gotta say thumbs up on the move to LT tires. When I changed tires I had one tire with the inside tread about gone while the rest still looked new. 2 years ago I changed to LT tires and so far everything looks good with the treadwear. I'm eventually going to change my axles for the simple fact that I will never own anything again that has Alko Kober parts on it.
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