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Old 06-09-2016, 07:03 AM   #11
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Like others I never tow faster then 61 (on my gps) regardless of the speed limit. easier on everything and I get my best fuel milage. I do need to add a tpms system.

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Old 06-09-2016, 12:46 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by k4lp View Post
The main reason things are made in China is it cheaper even when you add 12000 miles in a shipping container. The rubber is bargain basement and the steel belts start to rust as soon as the tire leaves the mold. The average 16 inch ST tire costs about $30.00 when it hits the dock in Long Beach. Now that is real quality.
Again that's not the case for all china products Saam as not allrpoducts made in USA are good or Mexico . I run Hercules brand on my truck and trailer and in 10yrs and over 80,000 miles not one issue . will buy again and again

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Old 06-09-2016, 06:46 PM   #13
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Originally Posted by Dinostop View Post
This past weekend one of my Castle Rock tires exploded and another started bulging. This was on my 2016 Heritage Glen with less than 3000 miles on them. Speed limits where I was driving ranged between 60 and 70 so I was driving between 60 and 75 on the 500 mile trip. Also did around $1,000 of damage to the trailer from the blowout.Attachment 110439Attachment 110440

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1. Looks like a Tread Separation so I would classify as a factory issue not due to low inflation leak
2. A complaint should be filed with NHTSA
3. Tire should be replaced
4. Damage should be paid for by tire company/RV company as they made the tire and selected the tire supplier.
5. You should not have to file insurance claim that would probably affect your future rates.
6. You should not have to pay any deductible. let the dealer file complaint with their insurance company for selling a defective product.
7. Can you post the DOT serial so we can learn which tire company actually made the tire?

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