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Old 04-09-2017, 12:40 PM   #43
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The 235/55r x 18 Goodyear Assurances are a curious tire. They are standard load but rated to carry 50 PSI.

The GVWR does not change from the 3500 it was previously because the GAWR is 3150. They assume at least 350 on the Ball.

The axle itself is a 3500 pound axle. If you did have some unusual loading requirement I'm certain the 235's would never be a problem at that weight.

If you did want the larger tires I'm sure there is room now. The reduced rolling resistance of the 235's might make up for the additional height.

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Thanks for the clarification Andy. I noticed and was curious about the 51psi too.

To me, it seems a slippery slope to anchor the tightrope they're trying to walk.

Let's hope no one ever has to test it...
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Old 04-10-2017, 02:53 PM   #44
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I think we're going to contact Airstream directly - between the unrepaired leak and the axle recall - I'm losing patience, especially since our dealer is not giving us a timeline of when repairs will be complete. They blame it on Airstream and they may be right. But this is ridiculous. It's spent way more time at the dealer than with us and we overwhelmingly fit requirements for invoking the TX Lemon Law. If the leak/axle problems are a design flaw which cannot be adequately repaired, then it's time for a full refund or a new model.
If anyone has had any luck calling Airstream, I'd appreciate a response. So bummed.
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Old 04-10-2017, 03:01 PM   #45
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We've now talked to Airstream and our truly nice repair person. Airstream told him he can release our Basecamp as long as we check for tire wear and if we notice any, to stop towing it immediately. That's a fairly crappy solution and I may be cynical, but I suspect it may have something to do with TX Lemon Law which states we have a claim if the unit has been in for repairs 30 days or longer within a 24 month period. We're at 26 days now since we received it in February. We are not done talking to Airstream about this.
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Old 04-10-2017, 04:01 PM   #46
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The 50 PSI capacity on the Assurance is due to the 149 MPH speed rating.

Usually getting that kind of speed rating means it is a well made tire that will stay in balance and dissipate heat nicely. At a lower speed rating it could be an Extra Load tire. As it is a much better tire than a Marathon.

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Old 04-10-2017, 06:22 PM   #47
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https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/rcl/201...731.1489927164
Thought this may be of interest...
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Old 04-10-2017, 07:42 PM   #48
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Thank you for this document. I wonder why it says: 'Transport Canada Recall Number 2017-151'. Has anyone gotten a letter from Airstream yet? Searching it and I found it under Transport Canada. I can not pull it up on the NHTSA website for the US.
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Old 04-10-2017, 08:46 PM   #49
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https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/rcl/201...731.1489927164
One more doc just sharing with the group....
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Old 04-11-2017, 10:01 PM   #50
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It's unbelievable they are allowing only 1.75 hours for this repair... That looks like a 3-4 hour job, minimum. Cutting of gas lines, gas pressure tests, tire mount and balance. Geeze, there asking for problems.

The clearance between the gas line and that bolt in the picture looks problematic to me without any protection for the gas line. I see that bolt rubbing on that gas line causing a leak in the near future.
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Old 04-12-2017, 09:03 AM   #51
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It's unbelievable they are allowing only 1.75 hours for this repair... That looks like a 3-4 hour job, minimum. Cutting of gas lines, gas pressure tests, tire mount and balance. Geeze, there asking for problems.

The clearance between the gas line and that bolt in the picture looks problematic to me without any protection for the gas line. I see that bolt rubbing on that gas line causing a leak in the near future.
I also wondered about that bolt being so close to the copper gas line, but it could be a camera angle. Something to look at before leaving the dealership after the axle replacement.
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Old 04-17-2017, 03:45 PM   #52
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Got my recall letter today Woo hoo !
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Old 04-17-2017, 04:03 PM   #53
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Recall letter

I got my recall letter today also. I called the number and got voice mail :-(
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Old 04-17-2017, 04:19 PM   #54
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I got the voice mail too, so I called my dealer instead ...
Hope that works, saw them this morning when I dropped Luna Sea off for two unrelated issues ,(non axle). May we all be blessed with quick resolutions.
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Old 04-17-2017, 04:54 PM   #55
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According to my dealer, Southland (Ga), the new axles have been approved and will be shipped soon; I will get a new axle, 3 tires; it will raise height of trailer 2 " and tire is smaller; a 4 hr fix when axles arrive; Dealer has concerns about the large vents behind gas tank- as potential water problem- looking at the roof, a lot of rain can pour down that front wall in the middle where the vent is; so will see what happens. RV of the Year...
The vents behind gas tanks do in FACT let water pour in! Woke up this morning, HOURS away from any dealer with an inch or more water on the floor! Not happy! Among 2 other leaks, really starting to question the quality I thought I was getting for forty thousand dollars!
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Got my recall letter today Woo hoo !
Still haven't received mine! Is this recall for all 2017 BC?! I ave # 28 so fairly early model
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