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Old 11-25-2014, 01:35 PM   #1
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Westlake Tires

I purchased a 2014 Rockwood Minilite that has Westlake Super ST tires. Are these the ''China Bombs" that I have been hearing about?
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Old 11-25-2014, 01:51 PM   #2
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Some people say they are fine.

Have a look:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hangzhou_Zhongce_Rubber_Company[/URL]

I'm commenting on the tires.
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Old 11-25-2014, 01:57 PM   #3
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There is a pretty long thread running right now on these things. Personally there is no way in heck I would put ST tires on anything but a utility trailer
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Old 11-25-2014, 03:18 PM   #4
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I also have the Westlake tires on a Rockwood 2703WS. 1,150 miles since September and no problems yet. I think a lot of the problems are under inflation and running over curbs when we cut that corner too close. I was looking for a better tire on Tire Rack.com but not many choices for 14" rims. Why can't the RV manufacturers offer a optional tire upgrade?


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Old 11-25-2014, 07:47 PM   #5
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About 6000 miles so far and no problems. For me, ST means 65 mph max, max inflation, and change them out 3 or years or sooner .
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Old 11-25-2014, 07:58 PM   #6
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Bombs...... I don't trust any of the ST tires except the Goodyear G614 but they are over 300 each.
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Bombs...... I don't trust any of the ST tires except the Goodyear G614 but they are over 300 each.
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Old 11-26-2014, 12:20 AM   #8
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G614 is a light truck tire, not ST.
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Old 12-05-2014, 09:33 AM   #9
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I have about 1500 miles on mine since March and they seem to be holding up fine. I will likely change them out in the Spring before we do our big trip. But for the shorty trips we have been doing (all under 300 miles) I have not worried about them. Keep them aired up to max PSI, keep the speed at or below 65 and protect them from the sun when in storage and they should last a good while.

As for replacements, I will be going to the Maxxis M8008 ST tire. I have had them on two previous trailers and they were great. If I had 16" rims, I might consider going to an LT tire.
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We have over 3500 miles on our 36QBOK ( Westlakes ) and haven't had any issues at all. Very cautious about being at 80psi and staying off the curbs. I have inspected the inner walls as well as outer walls and kept the covers on them while not on the road. I have no reason to think they shouldn't stay on for our cross country jaunt this summer. I do run two spares at all times going over the road...just in case there we encounter road hazards.
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