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RE: Cracked rim on 2007 2500hd classic

Just to wrap this thread up. I checked another wheel on the truck and it has the stampings on the front and the GM logo stamped on the wheel. I surmise that the wheel I was sold as an original was obviously not an original or GM OEM wheel. It was sold under false pretense and I didn't inspect it closely enough when purchased. Nothing I can do about it now. We got INSANELY lucky that we didn't have a catastrophic failure at speed, either front or back. In this case this was on the back. I share all this with the hope that people pay attention, don't make the same mistake I did and keep an eye on their trucks for signs of issues. The upside is that I no longer feel the need to replace all my wheels.
silverbullet555 08/23/21 07:20am Truck Campers
RE: Cracked rim on 2007 2500hd classic

An original OEM GM PYO aluminum wheel has everything printed under the center cap , no need to pull the wheel just remove the cap . Good to know.
silverbullet555 08/21/21 08:28am Truck Campers
RE: Cracked rim on 2007 2500hd classic

No! The OP here, me, had a wheel crack. The wheels on the truck are factory original the best of my knowledge. However, I DID buy an extra wheel that was supposed to be a factory GM wheel. It is entirely possible I was sold an inferior product and that is what is cracked. I'll find out this weekend when I pull another wheel off the truck and when I check my second set of wheels in storage. I hope the others are good so you only have to buy one replacement. Me too
silverbullet555 08/21/21 08:27am Truck Campers
RE: Cracked rim on 2007 2500hd classic

If you have the name and model number you should be able to check the load rating. Don't assume they are suitable because they came off a 1 ton truck. The OP here also had them on an HD pickup. Plenty of people buy wheels and tires they like without any regard to load ratings. No! The OP here, me, had a wheel crack. The wheels on the truck are factory original the best of my knowledge. However, I DID buy an extra wheel that was supposed to be a factory GM wheel. It is entirely possible I was sold an inferior product and that is what is cracked. I'll find out this weekend when I pull another wheel off the truck and when I check my second set of wheels in storage.
silverbullet555 08/20/21 08:49pm Truck Campers
RE: Cracked rim on 2007 2500hd classic

On my 03 2500hd there is no weight rating stamped in the wheels . I have not seen a GM wheel yet that showed a weight rating , only a part number . I wonder if that is a knockoff or OEM . I'll climb under this weekend and take a look. I'll also look at the complete other set of wheels I have with snow tires on as I am really curious. It is possible, the wheel I bought was a knockoff sold as a factory original. If that is the case, I'll feel much better and less like I need to buy new wheels all the way around.
silverbullet555 08/20/21 05:42am Truck Campers
RE: Cracked rim on 2007 2500hd classic

Didn't we have a recent thread where the OP bought some spiffy looking wheels and thought they were OK because they had a Chevy Logo? Maybe that OP should do some more research. Nay, why bother. Maybe, because the wheels on it were factory original and maybe the the 5th rim was purchased using the PYO part number versus just buying a wheel by looks. Could I have gotten a knock off? yes, and that's a fair point. But, being an ass about it isn't beneficial or needed.
silverbullet555 08/20/21 05:40am Truck Campers
RE: Cracked rim on 2007 2500hd classic

I’m glad you found the crack. If you aren’t the original owner, that could be your answer. They could have switch rims because they like they way they looked, or because the 1500 rims were in great shape. I’m guessing they are probably 1500 rims since that weight would be about right for a 1500. Also, are you sure the tires are rated for more? I am the second owner. Being an 8 lug rim, I never considered it being a 1500 rim. I know at one point, they made a 1500HD so I guess it is possible. I also bought a single rim that should've been the same as the others. I'm not sure which one cracked. The extra I bought or the original 4. I'll need to take a look at the other rims to see if their ratings are different. And yes, I am sure about the tires. They are BFG AT TA 10 Ply E rated tires. If memory serves, 3750lbs per tire though I'd have to double check to be certain. We certainly were blessed to find this prior to failure at speed or away from home.
silverbullet555 08/19/21 09:55pm Truck Campers
Cracked rim on 2007 2500hd classic

Just sharing. During pre-trip inspection my son and I found this cracked rim on my truck. It was a surprise and was even more surprised to see the weight rating on the back of the rim. This is off a 2007 Chevrolet 2500hd classic. Camper is a Lance 845. I had no known impacts that would cause it. Of course something did cause it. What really surprised me was the weight rating on a factory 3/4 ton wheel. At 2200 lbs each, the wheels are not rated to even handle the rear axle rating. (edited to add that perhaps the extra wheel I purchased was a knockoff that was sold as a factory original) I'll be getting new wheels, but thought I would share. Perhaps this thread helps someone else to see a potential risk or avoid a potential issue. I feel blessed we found it at home and there was no catastrophic event. https://i.imgur.com/aSsJMS1l.jpg https://i.imgur.com/GLlzypBl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/mlXX5hBl.jpg
silverbullet555 08/19/21 09:13pm Truck Campers
RE: How fast do you drive with camper on? .

I was curious as we just came home from a 11 day, 2500 mile jaunt with our new to us Lance camper. Many of the freeways had 80mph speed limits. The truck runs fine at that speed and the fuel mileage drops a lot. It feels very stable and safe at that speed. On the way home today, we had heavy rain as well. I was curious if it is asking too much of a truck camper, specifically the area with a window, to repel that kind of wind and rain. I'm willing to give up the fuel mileage. What I don't want to do is cause the camper to leak more as a result of doing 80mph on a freeway.
silverbullet555 08/18/21 11:18pm Truck Campers
RE: How fast do you drive with camper on? .

I’m not sure where you are where their aren’t speed limits. . I was just removing that from the equation because it obviously sets an upper limit, but it varies.
silverbullet555 08/18/21 07:43pm Truck Campers
How fast do you drive with camper on? .

Curious how fast y'all drive with camper on. No speed limits. Smooth freeway. No safety concerns. Dry? Rain? I'm mostly interested in how speed impacts the longevity of the camper and rain water intrusion at speed.
silverbullet555 08/18/21 07:02pm Truck Campers
RE: Quality of older Lance TC vs New

Though I have no real experience, I'd say the sweet spot is likely a few years after they went full aluminum frame after they had some experience in their bonding processes. As always, condition and maintenance is key.
silverbullet555 08/08/21 10:24pm Truck Campers
RE: MTI 35-742 combo detector lights

Thanks all. I looked at the directions, but wasn't sure. Some of the pics in the web showed both lights green.
silverbullet555 08/08/21 09:12pm Truck Campers
MTI 35-742 combo detector lights

I have an email in to the mfg, but thought I would check here as I work on things I need to get done. Installed a new 35-742 combo LP/CO detector. I have a green light on the CO and no light on the LP. My belief is that I should have a green light on both of them if all is good. Can anyone confirm that?
silverbullet555 08/08/21 05:33pm Truck Campers
RE: Reseal questions on or near roof

Dicor would work for al your questions. On the membrane cracks I would probably use Dicor over them. Eternabond would work too. But be careful and let it lay without tension. Don't pull it tight around the corner or it will loosen up over time and leak. Thanks for the tips on Eternabond. I was a at a shop yesterday and they had a thinner eternabond, but the lady at the counter couldn't tell me the difference. I have a roll of the 1" or 2" emergency tape in the camper which is a little thicker. I'll have a tube of dicor open so I might as well use it.
silverbullet555 08/08/21 08:23am Truck Campers
RE: Why SRW off road?

It all depends on how off the beaten path you want to be. I don't have a dually, but I do take our camper of the beaten path some. Some of those roads get sketchy with ruts, rocks, etc. Downed trees that are pushed aside make it a tight fit sometimes. Conversely, there are places that I go that the forest service road is wide enough for cars to pass each other easily. They are more traveled and generally maintained 1 to 2 times per year.
silverbullet555 08/08/21 08:22am Truck Campers
RE: Reseal questions on or near roof

I see the pic's alright just clean those spots up and reseal what you see needs it. Was that the dealer who missed those spots you could pull the screws on the gutters and put decor on them and just snug them up. No it was an independent shop. I actually only paid them to reseal the front vent, R&R the front window. and do the seam between the roof and the aluminum and those were done well. The service writer said the tech said the tracks don't need it. I'm not sure that's the case. And, there were a few spots where they missed little bits when they did self leveling. I'm honestly not sure if they missed some or I am anal or both. I want to keep the water out, so I'll seal up the last pieces and know I am good. On the cracking roof membrane, is that better with dicor or eternabond being such a small section with a bend.
silverbullet555 08/07/21 05:44am Truck Campers
RE: Reseal questions on or near roof

None of your photos showed up. Dicor will work great on all except the Thule racks. I would need to see a photo to help you on that. Got the imgur link to work in internet explorer. Pics posted. Should the screws along the gutter be bedded or left dry?
silverbullet555 08/06/21 09:24pm Truck Campers
RE: Reseal questions on or near roof

That's weird. I can see them. I'll have to try another way. I couldn't get the Rv.net photo posting link to work.
silverbullet555 08/06/21 09:20pm Truck Campers
Reseal questions on or near roof

Local shop resealed most of my roof, but I have a couple more things I want to do. It's fine, because I didn't pay for a full reseal. I'm curious about best ways to handle a couple things. Pics attached and hopefully I can embed them in order. First up are the gutter screws. Quite a few have loosened over time. I'll go and snug them up. In boats, we would bed those in 3m 4200 to seal it. Should they be bedded here, and if so, with what? Or keep them dry? The gutter down spot has a hole in it so I need to repair or replace it at some point, but I don't have the part here. Along the same lines are the tops of the gutters. It looks like they could use a bead of dicor non sagging. Would that be correct? https://i.imgur.com/bt8baUPl.jpg Next up is the where the roof meets the gutter on the other side of the corner. I don't like that gap there. I'm thinking dicor non sagging to fill and seal that area? https://i.imgur.com/ZhYyyEFl.jpg Next up is where the membrane is just starting to show some cracking. Eternabond or dicor non sagging? Would eternabond make that corner and stay adhered? https://i.imgur.com/5qLItPwl.jpg Last up are the tracks for the thule racks. I'm afraid if I top off the dicor that is there, it'll make it impossible to move the sliding nuts inside which things mount to. Maybe that is a non issue as there are other ways to get them out. https://i.imgur.com/961UbgMl.jpg Experience or thoughts on the best way to seal the racks?
silverbullet555 08/06/21 08:36pm Truck Campers
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