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Old 01-25-2017, 08:52 AM   #1
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Question Secure Stance Axles

Hey Folks,

Are the secure stance axles supposed to bounce around a lot independently?

We have had 2 blowouts in the last 7 months. One was driver's side front and the other passenger's side rear. The last one was pretty scary and dangerous - we got stuck on the side of I-75 with heavy traffic flying by and had to be towed out after we sank in the newly plowed dirt!

The tires are original - 3 years old at the first blow-out, and 3 1/2 at the second. We have covered storage so they are out of the sun but not out of the Florida heat and weather. So it could be just the age of the tires.

However, a friend took a video of our ride when we were coming back from the last trip (with the spare on, which is an identical tire). He said that on both sides, the wheels were doing a lot of bouncing around. This concerned us that something could be awry with our axles/suspension/alignment. We don't really know how the wide-stance axles are supposed to perform. Any ideas?

We are obviously going to take it in for repairs. Any ideas as to what we should have someone look at would be appreciated. We need new tires and some body work, of course, but what else can we have checked that might give us some peace of mind.

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Old 01-25-2017, 09:24 AM   #2
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Can we watch the video?
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Check to make sure the axles are in line.
Look at your old tire to see it the tread is wearing evenly.
Put a new dependable set of tires on, and, by all means have the wheels and new set of tires balanced! If you didn't balance the old set, that may have been what all the bouncing was about.
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Old 01-25-2017, 09:27 AM   #4
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When you replace the tires make sure to have them balanced, it will really make a difference. Most original equipment tires are not balanced.
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Thanks, everyone! Hubby is going to try to get the video watchable. It really didn't show much...but while they were taking it they noticed the bouncing.
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Old 01-25-2017, 09:38 AM   #6
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Yes on the balancing . and making sure the wheels are in line. and all shackle bolts are snug, while you are at it ,add a wet bolt kit. The plastic spring bushings are almost definitely worn.
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Previously to owning our CR STR 5er, we owned a Forest River 5th wheel for 14 years. After experiencing what you described during our first four years of ownership, I asked our tire dealer why I had blown all four original tires at different times during the 3rd year of ownership. He said that because the trailer sits for continuously long periods of time in storage, trailer tires start to break down from sitting and not rolling. He suggested replacing trailer tires every three to four years, regardless of the amount of tread still left on the tire. After that conversation, I started replacing my trailer tires every four years and never had another flat. Since my CR STR is a 2013, it's time to think about replacing all four tires, even though they look pretty good at the moment.

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Also if E rated tires came on it, go to F or G rated, where tires are concerned on a rv overkill is a good thing.
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The OP has a --- 2014 Sunset Trail Reserve ST28BH
I think tires like that would be over kill.
If you get to much tire, that also can become an issue.
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Balance tires, replace every 4-5 years and make sure you are not overloaded in weight.
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