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Old 08-07-2012, 03:55 PM   #26 (permalink)
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did Carson ever do anything for you about it ??
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Old 08-07-2012, 03:55 PM   #27 (permalink)
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but they should last more than less than 1000 miles
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Old 08-07-2012, 03:56 PM   #28 (permalink)
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I agree that they should last only 3-5000 miles, but under 1000 worn out, that's just wrong
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Old 08-07-2012, 04:02 PM   #29 (permalink)
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the whole story

we bought this trailer for our club TDS to haul the Sweepstakes Jeep, we figured we would sell this trailer after we gave the Jeep away and recoup the monies.

Anyway we bought the trailer just over 3 months ago, used it for about 1000 miles hauling the jeep around, we checked the wheel bearing grease and filled them up, when we checked we found that the rear tires were almost bald, like one to the wear bars and the other not far from it. But the fronts were normal.

So I took it back to Carson and the checked it out and are claiming that it is within their tolerances and that the tire pressure was 8-10 pounds low. We never checked the pressure due to it being a new trailer and that it should have the proper pressure from the factory.

I had our club front end man check it out and he thinks that the spindles on the axle are a degree or two out and it is dragging the tires sideways down the road.

Anyway Carson is trying to get out of their warranty by saying the tires were low so that is what caused the wear.

I spoke with Allied, who supplies the wheels & tires to them and they say they are nuts, that no way could 10 lbs. cause the tires to wear that much in 1000 miles. And all it would do is lower the carrying capacity 100 lbs per tire, not wear them out.

That is where we are currently, also the wiring is messed up from the factory, when you put the brakes on the clearance lights come on, but they don't come on when the tail light are on.

So I don't think much of Carson at this point.
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Old 08-07-2012, 04:05 PM   #30 (permalink)
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it suppose to have a full 1 year warranty, but it seems that they spend more time trying to get out of it rather than fixing the problem
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Old 08-07-2012, 08:53 PM   #31 (permalink)
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welp.... my carson trailer came with bias ply tires.
part of the low price...
they don't last long.
the screw, imho.
get some good quality radials.
Couldn't agree more, I would burn through bias tires every year (probably around 1000 miles, maybe a bit more) especially the rears. After some head scratching and looking at my other, heavier trailer that was going 3+ years on the original tires (pj that came with radials), I switched to radials. 3 years later, I'm about to replace them.
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Old 08-08-2012, 12:08 AM   #32 (permalink)
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Friend bought a trailer and didn't notice for a few weeks that the rims were different on the front and rear axle. They won't do anything about it. Nor did it come with a spare yet it has a spare mount.
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we bought this trailer for our club tds to haul the sweepstakes jeep, we figured we would sell this trailer after we gave the jeep away and recoup the monies.

Anyway we bought the trailer just over 3 months ago, used it for about 1000 miles hauling the jeep around, we checked the wheel bearing grease and filled them up, when we checked we found that the rear tires were almost bald, like one to the wear bars and the other not far from it. But the fronts were normal.

So i took it back to carson and the checked it out and are claiming that it is within their tolerances and that the tire pressure was 8-10 pounds low. we never checked the pressure due to it being a new trailer and that it should have the proper pressure from the factory.

i had our club front end man check it out and he thinks that the spindles on the axle are a degree or two out and it is dragging the tires sideways down the road.

Anyway carson is trying to get out of their warranty by saying the tires were low so that is what caused the wear.

I spoke with allied, who supplies the wheels & tires to them and they say they are nuts, that no way could 10 lbs. Cause the tires to wear that much in 1000 miles. And all it would do is lower the carrying capacity 100 lbs per tire, not wear them out.

That is where we are currently, also the wiring is messed up from the factory, when you put the brakes on the clearance lights come on, but they don't come on when the tail light are on.

So i don't think much of carson at this point.


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Stupid thread is stupid
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Seriously? You had to make that many threads about this?
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Old 08-10-2012, 01:57 AM   #36 (permalink)
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Gotta stay up on pressures and watch your equipment. When I was hauling at or near capacity, I would check my tire pressure on a daily basis, always 75 PSI Max on the bias ply tires. I had a lot of flats from hauling out to the dumps, and Les Schwab treated me like royalty since I swapped out for their tires as the originals wore out. I don't know about their auto haulers, but their dump trailer was better than any of the others on the market with the exception of Big Tex, and maybe one or two others.

I shopped and researched like crazy prior to buying the trailer, and roofers and landscapers swear by the Carson box dump trailers. Then again, you probably didn't spend almost $7000 on those autohaulers, did you? The dump trailer alone was 3600 lbs empty and built for serious abuse, and it never gave out, even when abused.



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Trailers come with cheap tires, especially cheap trailers. Besides that, even the big 3 auto manufactures refer you to the tire company for warranty issues there.

Maybe if you spent as much time researching and preventive maintenance as you did on these threads you wouldn't be in the situation you are in now. "We never checked the pressure due to it being a new trailer and that it should have the proper pressure from the factory. " is about the stupidest thing I have read here in a long time.. What the gvw of the trailer and what does it actually weigh with the Jeep and all the ancillaries included? Actual weight, not "I think" it weighs.

Is this really fatdan460 trolling again?
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