Originally Posted by h4kintosh
I have had a ton of experience dealing with these tires made from China. I drive mobile/modular homes up the east coast with the lippert frames and so forth.....the key to not having so many flats is to lower your speed and check air pressure randomly when on your trip!!! The tires heat up and expand very quickly (specially in the summer) and can cause headaches.
I fully agree with h4k esp. when pulling those huge loads over hill-and-dale.
Slow down and also check often. Get a tire whacker if need be and get used
to listening to the timber of the "thud" to quickly tell if any of your tires are
getting close to an explosion. Esp. on the front tires! Or, always keep an eye on your tpms and make sure they are accurate!! Digi gauges are usually fairly sensitive and accurate too and a good investment! In any case...do something all the time, esp when it's 85 degrees or warmer on that macadam.
Just got off a blog re my Michelin tires (which I used to run at 120 mph when I was young and very foolish back in the day...stationed in Germany in the early 70's and just "had" to try out our BMW's on the Autobahn where it was
allowed. Anyway those tires were like glue and the only thing faster on those roads were the big, WHITE, Mercedes...but ALL WERE ON the French-made[pre-China] Mich's). At least Michelin has printed on the sidewall where they are made (57 different plants scattered around the world now, and climbing...and yes they just opened up a huge one in Sangyang(sp?). Anyway, after learning that
I immediately trotted down to my garage to check my Sam's Club bought Michelin Primacy's which are on the Outback and started searching while holding my breath! MADE IN...ROMANIA...so I lucked out. Wait...WHAT!? Doesn't that country border Ukraine, Moldova, Budapest, Bulgaria, Serbia, etc? Oh well...guess that's much better than China! So,
at least if you are into Mich's for your MH you'll KNOW where they have been
made. If you are nervous re the China production Mich's...then refuse them!
Check that air pressure all the time and equalize those tires...makes sense.
If not, slow down a bit as most of you are not professional driver's and are not capable of reacting correctly in those lumbering beasts if you blow a front tire. Hey, while I'm at it...keep your darned distance too, LOL! Be safe, have fun, enjoy those grandkids and embrace the slow life...
PS: you all KNOW the cancer warnings on all Chinese-made items, of course, re the toxicity on anything made with their petroleum products.
The manu's always cover themselves in the instruction sheets, every other
page by literally begging you to wash your hands after touching their products(esp. power cords!) so what does that
tell you about
what they make over there compared to the good ol' USofA? You could just imagine the mortality rate of their plant workers insofar as cancer rates from touching\breathing the same? AND...they are a major world polluter in most of their industrial cities at this point...so anything coming from their tells me that they just don't give a damn about us, or their citizens! Hmmmmm...