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Old 10-20-2007, 09:10 AM   #1
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Anyone else having trouble with loss of air pressure due to cracks in or bad welds on steel trailer wheels. Have just experienced a second flat due to above listed problems. Trailer is 2003 Arctic Fox 27-5L with 15X6 steel wheels rated at 2600 lbs. Original wheels from when trailer was purchased new from dealer. Tires are wearing even so I'm thinking alignment is not the problem. Any ideas? Would it help to switch to aluminum wheel?

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Old 10-20-2007, 09:10 AM   #2
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Anyone else having trouble with loss of air pressure due to cracks in or bad welds on steel trailer wheels. Have just experienced a second flat due to above listed problems. Trailer is 2003 Arctic Fox 27-5L with 15X6 steel wheels rated at 2600 lbs. Original wheels from when trailer was purchased new from dealer. Tires are wearing even so I'm thinking alignment is not the problem. Any ideas? Would it help to switch to aluminum wheel?

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Old 10-21-2007, 07:10 AM   #3
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I have (5) 15x6 with 6 lug wheels off my holiday ramber , I upgraded to 16" tires and wheels . if your interested email me.

Poor welds and broken / leaking wheels is not normal , infact your the first owner i have heard of with this problem. Have you had any problems with tire blowouts? where the tires ever ballanced?
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Old 10-21-2007, 07:36 AM   #4
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This is the second flat due to cracked wheel or wheel leaking around a weld?

Did you have the first wheel rewelded?

Anyway, RV wheels are not that expensive. If two of them have cracks, I'd just replace the set.

When I got my toyhauler used, it had modular type with the round hole on one side, and two wagon wheel type on the other, one of which had some cracked spokes. I found out their weight rating isn't as high as the modular ones, so I replaced all 4.

Now I've got two spares, and new wheels can really dress up an older trailer...
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Old 10-21-2007, 11:05 AM   #5
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Check with your trailer manufacturer - - have your vin number ready and find out who made the rims on your rig. If your rims are made by Tredit, they (Tredit) have had some major problems and have been supplying new rims at no cost to owners.
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Old 10-21-2007, 12:10 PM   #6
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Jeff & FiverBob

The first failed wheel was discarded and replaced with new wheel from a different manufacture the second failed wheel was from the original trailer purchase.

Got home from our trip late friday night and I'll be calling Northwood tommorrow morning. I'll let you know how we make out.

Tredit rims, do you know where they are made? The wheels that are failing are made in Korea.

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Old 10-21-2007, 12:54 PM   #7
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Ginzo,
I think they are American made, but not sure. If you care to join the Carriage forum there is a lot of information on Tredit replacements on there. You will need a Yahoo ID, put in a request for membership and I will get you in. I just put in a search for Tredit and got all kinds of hits with good info in them. Here is website.

http://autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/Carriage_RV/

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Hey Bob;
Thought you might find this of interest.

http://auto-recalls.justia.com/conte...-FOX-2005.html

Thanks for the tip, it got me searching the web.
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Old 10-21-2007, 01:05 PM   #9
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Bob;

Forgot to mention from the Tredit web site the rims could be made about anywhere in the world.

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Old 10-21-2007, 08:26 PM   #10
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There may be a stamping on the wheel, showing brad/lot number and load rating...
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Old 10-22-2007, 05:25 AM   #11
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I checked the air pressure before we went to Maine and it was at 80 psi and it had been sitting for five months. I got new tires in Jan. due to blowouts. I never had a wear problem as they would just blowout I did have one tire that came on the fiver with 25k on it and it looked as good as the rest. I got a set of Michleans XPS Ribs and have now been from Maine to Florida with NP.
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Old 10-22-2007, 07:42 AM   #12
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The problem is not the tires the air is lost through the failed weld on the steel wheel.Contacted Tredit and they will only replace the one failed wheel because the date on the wheel falls outside the recall period.
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