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Old 08-23-2014, 06:51 AM   #1
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After a failed trade attempt I drove back to pick up the trailer and my wife for relocation to NM. We loaded up and I checked the tire pressure as its been some time since its been on the road and all of the pressures were down so if filled them close to the specs on the tire. We hit the road and after 50 miles heading towards kingman boom! Lost the right rear tire. Approximately 2750 to 3000 miles on the tires. The good news is the spare worked until we got to discount tire in kingman. Bad news is it trashed the skirting and messed up the hydraulic fitting for the automatic landing gear which now leaks fluid. DT was out of GY tires so I ended up with Carlisle F rated tires at a larger size on the factory rims. Anyone know where to get the flashing replaced or repaired? I'll post pics when able.
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Old 08-23-2014, 12:21 PM   #2
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Can't help with fenders but wanted to say sorry about your problem!
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wow! At what point will Dutchmen be held responsible for the crap they assembled and sold to us. How do we figure out if what we have will implode if we dare to use it? That sucks!
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Old 08-23-2014, 02:47 PM   #4
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I drove straight from PDI to Les Schwab for G rated Gladiators... 4k in 2 months, awesome 14 ply tires.
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Old 08-23-2014, 03:53 PM   #5
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I had to replace my fender. Heres where I got it. You'll have to trim to fit.
Hydraulic line can be made also if need be. Going through the dealer could be a slow process. Good luck.
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Old 08-23-2014, 06:47 PM   #6
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wow! At what point will Dutchmen be held responsible for the crap they assembled and sold to us. How do we figure out if what we have will implode if we dare to use it? That sucks!
Speaking of crap, as soon as I remember to pick up a card reader I'll post a few pix I took at a dealer in Tulsa yesterday.

One in particular is a rusty screw holding on a Shiitek track. Not a bid deal to us, we're used to crap but this happened to be on a 2014 Class A Itasca.. Justify a rusy screw on a $300k diesel pusher.
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Old 08-23-2014, 07:23 PM   #7
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I drove straight from PDI to Les Schwab for G rated Gladiators... 4k in 2 months, awesome 14 ply tires.
Yes they are and they are Chinese tires to boot.

They have a lot of commercial delivery guys using their tires, any that I have talked with have nothing bad to say about Gladiator tires.
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They sell Voltage (and other Dutchmen/Keystone) parts here:

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