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Old 12-22-2013, 05:49 AM   #1
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Another Cracked Rim

I was checking running gear and tire condition yesterday as we get ready to move again the 1st of the year and found another cracked rim on the left side of our Pinnacle. No unusual tire wear on any tires, just the rim cracked in the spokes like the last time we had a cracked rim.
We are out of our Jayco Factory Warranty about a month, do not know if Jayco will cover this second failure.
Both failures were found while sitting parked, we have had no failures on the road, which has been a good thing.
With a second failure, I have lost confidence on the model of rims on our Pinnacle, I am looking at alternative rims that have higher specs than our current rims.
Looking at a HWT Aluminum Series 03 Heavy Duty rim.
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Old 12-22-2013, 06:00 AM   #2
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The way I see it, is you had one failure before your warranty expired. To have a second on the same item suggests a manufacturers issue! I would hope that not only do they cover it, but also look into why they have had 2 rim failures on the same unit!
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Thankfully you were looking for it. Please post a picture if you can.
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Old 12-22-2013, 07:52 AM   #4
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I would contact the rim's mfr and see what their warranty is on the rim. It may be longer than Jayco's 2 year one.
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Old 12-22-2013, 08:00 AM   #5
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I would contact the rim's mfr and see what their warranty is on the rim. It may be longer than Jayco's 2 year one.
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X2 if there is no signs of kissing curbs on the rim then either jayco or the rim manufacture should step up. A cracked rim can be deadly for many if it came apart at highway speeds with alot of traffic. Hope you get it resolved.
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Old 12-22-2013, 09:29 AM   #6
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Maybe you should contact NHTSA about this... they should be told and investigate.
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Old 12-22-2013, 06:18 PM   #7
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I will contact Jayco first this week to see if they will do anything.

Since I have now have had 2 cracked rims and have got away with no damage, I do not want to push my luck.

I am looking at replacing all 4 with stronger / heavy duty rims so I will not have to worry.

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Old 12-22-2013, 07:37 PM   #8
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Apparently those rims don't like side to side forces like when backing at a sharp angle. The type you are looking at is a lot stronger.
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I know I have a different rim than you do Rob, but I did check mine after your first crack showed up. I will do it again later today.

Thanks for the update.
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A little duct tape and you`ll be good to go. Seriously, I hope they give you a new set of rims.
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