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Montana_3079 02-06-2005 04:27 AM

magnesium wheels
anybody have trouble with wheel rims cracking...out montana big sky is one year old and two rims have cracked so far..anyone else have this problem

RVWheels 02-06-2005 08:53 AM

I'm sure someone will come along and discuss the specifics with you soon but I seem to remember someone posting this as a problem.


azstar 02-06-2005 10:19 AM


I too remember someone posting this. They changed out their's and put steel wheels on.

Happy Camping

priceml 02-06-2005 01:39 PM

My wheeles cracked after about 10000 miles.That was in Thanksgiving.I bought my Montana in Nov.of 2002.
I tried to get them replaced but Keystone and the dealer turned me down.I put the chrome steel wheels on.

RC and Samantha 02-06-2005 01:59 PM

Oh my, how awful for you two. We have Aluminum Wheels and have not had any problem with cracking only pitting.

You might do a search in the archives to find the thread that has been mentioned above.


Native Tex 02-06-2005 02:31 PM


quote:Originally posted by charstar

anybody have trouble with wheel rims cracking...out montana big sky is one year old and two rims have cracked so far..anyone else have this problem
charstar that was the main reason why our dealer urged us to not invest in the rims during our recent new rig acquisition. He stated that they had experienced several problems and due to the weight of the 5er to not get this option. Sorry for your problems.[V]

Montana Sky 02-06-2005 07:09 PM

I have the Aluminum Wheels on my 3400RL and have not had any trouble with them. I sure do like the way they look. I would try Keystone anyway and see what they say about your wheels cracking. I would not think this is something they would allow for their customers. Good luck.

palebluedot 02-07-2005 01:56 PM

See if you can determine what the maximum air pressure/weight rating is of those rims. See if they are rated for your circumstances. If they are not rated for your OE tire pressure/load, then you REALLY have a beef. If this checks out, then try dropping a letter to the "Tech Line" section of Trailer Life magazine. It is amazing how high companies will jump if they get a letter from those folks concerning a unhappy customer. Seems they will repeatly ignore your requests for assistance and then miraculously jump through a hoop when their name gets put in the paper. JMHO.

priceml 02-07-2005 02:10 PM

My wheels were rated for 80 PSI and 3100 lbs.

NJ Hillbilly 02-08-2005 01:26 AM

Just to clarify, the wheels are aluminium and not magnesium. Magnesium are only used in applications where weight is a factor such as racing. They are flammable, react violently when burning and water is applied, and did I mention verrrrry expensive. Doubt any mfg installs these on a trailer.


Chester 02-08-2005 04:56 AM

I think Keystone changed the aluminum wheels for 2005. I've ordered them on my new unit so will keep a close eye on them the see if they crack.

palebluedot 02-08-2005 01:59 PM

Where exactly did the rims crack. Just like to know where to check. Thanks.

priceml 02-09-2005 02:02 PM

One of mine cracked out from the valve stem hole,the other one cracked on the same surface about 8 inches from the hole.
The rims were made by a company named DANDY in CHINA.

wtmc007 03-01-2005 05:00 PM

I happen to be a Georgia boy and have just returned from a six week
trip out west. The aluminum wheel on the right back cracked on me in the El Paso area. Thank goodness the tire went down on me in the campground. There was a crack about 2" long with pinhole leak. Never seen this before. When i got to Las Vegas found a Montana dealer(Cal's Boat and RV)and through these good people Keystone replaced this rim. There was not even any charge to mount the tire. Then on my return trip on the 4th day of travel in the Dallas-Fort Worth area this happened again on the opposite side on the back. Again the tire went down while i was at a campground. The damage to this rim was idenical to the first 2" crack pinholes. I now waiting to see if this one will be replaced by Keystone through my dealer.I have a 2004 Big Sky 3670 just over one year old and just love it.

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