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Old 01-22-2016, 10:21 PM   #1
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Castle Rock Tires, Anyone ever hear of these??

So after reading on here about the "China Bomb" tires, I decided to ask the salesman I have been talking to about the tires on the Vibe we are looking to order. He said they are Castle Rock ST 225/75 R15's. Anyone have any experience with these? I'm wondering if I will want to replace the tires as soon as I take possession of it.
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Old 01-23-2016, 09:21 PM   #2
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I too am picking up a new trailer next Tuesday these tires are on mine also I am going to replace them with either maxies or Goodyear marathon I had the marathons on a 2004 travel supreme fifth wheel and did not have any problems can't wait to pick up the new 3029 Windjammer I called Forest River and they said they try to buy the best China tires that has the best quality
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Old 01-23-2016, 09:37 PM   #3
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Congrats on the new trailer!! We just ordered ours today, so it will be 6-8 weeks, but I guess its good that we cant use it right now anyway.


Sorry Forest River, China and quality seldom go hand in hand in my book.
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Old 01-23-2016, 10:09 PM   #4
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Our new Flagstaff came with Castle Rocks. We took delivery in October. I started a thread about them then. They look to be the typical inexpensive import tire.
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5Picker, How are they holding up? Does the TPMS give you any piece of mind?
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Old 01-23-2016, 10:26 PM   #6
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We put about 1000 miles on them before having to park for the winter so no real data.
I don't like how the contact patch of the tread looks.
Aired up to max pressures it almost appears they look half flat and curved up in the center but in defense, they handled and rode very well.
The TPMS is worth every penny especially when dealing with the unknowns from the tires.
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Old 01-24-2016, 03:49 PM   #7
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Not sure what this means. Forest River said they try to buy the best China tires that has the best quality. Keyword "try"
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Old 01-24-2016, 04:29 PM   #8
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The definition of the word "try" is usually "an unsuccessful attempt". You either do something or try to do something.
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Old 01-24-2016, 05:09 PM   #9
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China Bomb....AGAIN!

I personally would NEVER accept another RV with any Chinese tires. Been down this road and paid out many $ for repair of damage caused by exploding tires, They were all Chinese and all low mileage [TowMax, Trail Express and Akuret]. Just MY personal experience.
Right now I am riding on LRE Maxxis, but haven't put enough miles on them to evaluate them. I'm at approximately 2,600 miles and no problems. I went from LRCs to LREs.
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Blackhat.Where are maxxis tires made
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