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Old 08-16-2017, 09:52 PM   #11
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Just received call today from service manager at the dealer we bought from and he said that Prime time is approving 1 wheel and 1 center cap.
We r going to fight for all 4 to b replaced because that is a failed cast and they could have had a bad batch.

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Old 08-16-2017, 10:01 PM   #12
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I also would not keep those other wheels--Are you up on the relationship of gross weight/pin weight/weight on both axles? You should get those figures now for sure--perhaps you unknowingly have more weight on the axles than the wheels are designed for.
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Old 08-17-2017, 09:14 AM   #13
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No I am not, will have to look more into it. Do u have a quick description or a good place to give me the info? Then I can research my trailer. If I can't find anything on my (I'm sure made in China) wheels what do i do?
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Well, the weight info will come from getting your setup weighed--you need the truck weight as loaded for towing, the trailer weight as loaded for towing and the pin weight that is transferred to the truck. Can't get that any where but going to a scales. But, for grins, use the Gross Weight of your trailer times 0.80--that will give you an estimate of the pin weight. The pin weight IS ON THE TRUCK, not on the trailer axles.
Gross Weight less Pin Weight = weight on axles. Divide this by 4 to get an estimate of trailer weight on each wheel. Then compare this to the capacity of the wheel. These are only a ballpark estimate without getting the weights I mentioned earlier.
I still lean toward a casting defect.
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Old 08-22-2017, 03:04 PM   #15
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Maybe your toys are too heavy?

You should find some scales and find out.

Because the tire didn't fail first i'd suspect a defective wheel.

The axle manufacturer's load capacities are not always what limits the axle loads. It's what the vehicle manufacturer lists as GAWR on the vehicle certification label. The ultimate limiting factor is the trailers GVWR, also listed on the certification label. The certification label can be found on the LH, forward , external section of the trailer.
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