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Old 08-29-2018, 10:53 PM   #21
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Ron,

Here you go"

Curb side front - 3500
Curb side rear - 3050
Driver side front - 2900
Driver side rear - 4950

Both front total -- 6400 on 8k axles
Both rear total - 8000 on 8K axles

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Don you have a serious issue if those numbers are correct. I donít buy it! You have 3Ē risers so there is no way one tire right next to the other can weigh that much different.

Without my 3Ē risers my rear axle weighed a lot more but not any longer since getting the 3Ē risers installed.
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Old 08-29-2018, 11:01 PM   #22
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Don I would go to a CAT scale and weigh all 4 tires to confirm or deny those weights. If they come back the same I would contact Rob at MORryde. I am willing to bet you have a bad sheer spring.
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Old 08-30-2018, 12:20 AM   #23
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I doubt this is the problem but maybe worth a check. The springs have two sets of mounting holes (to adjust the trailer up/down about an inch) for height adjustment. I would make sure all springs are using the same sets of holes. Other than that, I'm with Ron, maybe a soft/torn spring or an incorrect higher load rating spring installed in one position.
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Old 08-30-2018, 02:17 AM   #24
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Never have had the individual wheels weighed, but that discrepancy sure seems extreme.
Will be sure that I get mine weighed when I get to Livingston at the Escapees.
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Old 08-30-2018, 02:28 AM   #25
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Wing, are you going to Indiana specifically for trailer repairs? Can you not get that accomplished here in Tejas.
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Old 08-30-2018, 02:34 AM   #26
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Don you have a serious issue if those numbers are correct. I donít buy it! You have 3Ē risers so there is no way one tire right next to the other can weigh that much different.

Without my 3Ē risers my rear axle weighed a lot more but not any longer since getting the 3Ē risers installed.
I agree completely that something is not right. And it is not the tires.
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Old 08-30-2018, 02:48 AM   #27
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clev,
On extended trip to west coast, central US, and finally Maine. Was going thru the Indiana RV center of the universe and am making use of the experience around here. Morryde work mostly not done anywhere else; fridge reset not something to trust to CW??; and the jack replacement at LCI. The fridge I could have done before we went FT, just didn't get around to it--now, not enough tools/space/time for me to mess it up...
I am wondering if DRV ever uses a level on the fridges, but gee whiz, even a one-eyed sailor could spot the leanout--their QC 'missed' a bunch of these.
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Old 08-30-2018, 02:30 PM   #28
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Thanks, wing, and good morning. I've seen other posts from members that are doing the same as you by having repairs done at MorRyde, DRV. Are their rates comparable to other RV repair centers, higher, cheaper??
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Old 08-30-2018, 02:34 PM   #29
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Good morning, cummins. With 3" risers, how tall is your coach at it's highest point? I have 2" risers and mine is ~13' 4"-5" and I would be overly concerned if it were any taller.
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Old 08-30-2018, 04:36 PM   #30
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Good morning, cummins. With 3" risers, how tall is your coach at it's highest point? I have 2" risers and mine is ~13' 4"-5" and I would be overly concerned if it were any taller.

It's 13'-5" measured at MORryde with the 3" risers.
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Old 08-30-2018, 04:41 PM   #31
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My axle weights when RV had little "STUFF" in it. F 6,360# R 8.020# 14,380#

After full timing and adding much more "STUFF". F 8.720# R 8,820# 17,540#
This is with the 3" risers added.
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Old 08-30-2018, 04:44 PM   #32
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We bought a trucker’s atlas and every time we leave the interstate, we check overpass clearances.
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Old 08-30-2018, 05:49 PM   #33
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Checked with Rob @ Mor Ryde

I did check with Rob at Mor Ryde and he concurs that they have seen some "drastic" changes -- as he put it -- on tire weights especially on the side with the appliances.
However, when I get the opportunity I will get it re-weighed.

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Don I would go to a CAT scale and weigh all 4 tires to confirm or deny those weights. If they come back the same I would contact Rob at MORryde. I am willing to bet you have a bad sheer spring.
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Old 08-30-2018, 05:52 PM   #34
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Height 13.5"

With our 3" risers -- Mor Ryde measured ours at 13.5"

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It's 13'-5" measured at MORryde with the 3" risers.
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Old 08-31-2018, 02:07 AM   #35
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We laid a long 2x4 across our highest point and dropped a tape line beside of it at its bottom. 13’ 4-5”; it was a little difficult to narrow it down any closer. Yes, my wife did it, but I helped.
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Old 08-31-2018, 02:17 AM   #36
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clev,
Not sure that the rates are any better/worse in the Elkhart area than anywhere else--no way to compare--except, I believe CW in Fort Worth is $140/hr, Cross RV is $110/hr.
Morryde--they don't have many service centers, just authorized centers that MIGHT can do work needed. For my money, the IS is hard to beat and wanted the plant to do any work needed.
LCI/Lippert--they have said they will replace the front jacks on my trailer due to dropping legs if I would bring it to the plant--thus my appt there this coming Tuesday. Would not/could not trust this to anyone else to replace---rebuilds are different, many hydraulic shops can rebuild but won't remove them for repairs.

This is my third visit up this way--once to Doubletree factory for some adjustments on my '05 and to LCI to replace the hydraulic pump on same trailer. This was before Doubletree became DRV and pre-Thor--different world back then. Once went to Cross on fellow Doubletree owner recommendation--he changed the peninsula to an island on my '05, couldn't tell it was ever the other way. There isn't much he can't get done on a Doubletree/DRV unit, if you have the time to make the trip up to LaGrange, IN.
As an added plus, a lot of the shops have some spaces to stay w/elec the night before the work is scheduled.
As far a local work, I never really had enough work done in the DFW area to find a good shop, unless you were to need fiberglass work--if you ever do, there is a terrific shop in Burleson, TX, that I would recommend for any RV bodywork.
Just one more appt and then on to Niagara....only gone about 10500 miles so far since Apr 1.
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Old 08-31-2018, 02:38 AM   #37
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Thank you, wing, that was a good report. I absolutely hate taking my RV, or any vehicle, to a dealer. I always do my own repairs; well I and my wife, unless itís really technical and we canít. But, Iíll keep the Indiana companies, factory reps, in mind. Whatís the name of the Burleson body repair?
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Thanks, wing.
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Old 09-08-2018, 10:02 PM   #40
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We would be changing because of the weight rating on the current 17.5 wheels. There is no sense, IMHO, to put a stiffer tire with a 6005 lb. rating onto a wheel rated at 4805. You need to upgrade the wheels a well to be safe in carrying the maximum designed load.

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Dont forget to check your axle rating also, same reason you checked the wheels!
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