Be careful to research the axle weights of Crossroad's axles. We own a 2011 Sunset Trail 31KS. This camper has a 6,000 lb dry weight with two 3500# axles. We have less than 500 miles on this camper and already had an axle failure. We are now changing out both axles for 6,000 lb Dexter axles. Please beware!!! This is a serious danger. I do love my camper, but these axles are just not enough. If I had this to do again, I would ask them to be upgraded before I even purchase.
I think whats happening with these axles, is they might be rating them differently then they use to.
I agree that what the OPs axles are rated for should be sufficient.
But, they probably aren't rating them to what the pounding is they get when bouncing down our wonderful roads.
It just seems like the tubes are getting thinner sidewalls all the time.
2008 Cruiser CF26RK
135 Watt Solar Panel
2013 Ford Eco-Boost
Heavy duty payload - Max tow
Many,many instances of the crappy Lippert axles not being able to handle their rating. 2 3500# axles should be adequate for that unit, unfortunately the inferior quality of these axles doesn't make it so. I replaced mine with another set of 3500# axles and haven't had a problem since.
Seems funny that all new 26 -31f'ters have 4400# axles now. mine came with 3500 and had them swapped for 4400# after they failed in 2 weeks.And not overloaded.
It was a rainy few days at Algonquin Prov park...tarps kept us dry.
Wayne --Belle River (Windsor), Ontario
2013 Sunset Trail Reserve 25RB..(just sold it)
2015 White Chev Silverado 2500HD 4x4 (6.0 l gasser)
2003 Mountain Star 890SBRX Truck Camper
All I really know is that I had less than 500 miles on the axles and one failed and the other looks to be tweaked now. As for the message, it was truly in direct relation to the stock Lippert axles being unsafe.