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Old 06-15-2019, 01:33 PM   #1
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China bombs

I see people talk about China bomb tires.

Is this any one brand or is there many brands of China bombs out there.
How do I find out if my couchman has China bombs ?
I will upgrade to a 80 mph tire one day when needed just for security.
What are options for a good replacement tire brands.
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Old 06-15-2019, 03:59 PM   #2
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I see people talk about China bomb tires.



Is this any one brand or is there many brands of China bombs out there.

How do I find out if my couchman has China bombs ?

I will upgrade to a 80 mph tire one day when needed just for security.

What are options for a good replacement tire brands.
Frence Bombs also!
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Old 06-15-2019, 05:51 PM   #3
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China bomb is generic for poor quality tires made in China. They are made under many brand names. For my money, the best ST tires on the market are Maxxis and Sailun, with Good Year Endurance probably added to that list. The Good Year tire has only been on the market for two years, so there isn't much data on it.
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French Bombs also!
I don't think they fixed their problem!
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Many people point their fingers unjustly at Chinese tires in general, for poor quality. Yes, they do produce a significant number for the world market, but so do every other other country out there. I have had fantastic luck with Hankook Tires, while others I know wouldn't run one on a bet! Many people swear by the Goodyear tires (but never check to see if they are the Endurance models, or another one of many G series they make. I believe that poor maintenance, poor tire pressure, over speed, overloading, and picking crappy roads contributes a lot to tire failures. If you really want to swear by a tire, I suggest that you learn to read tire manufacturing plant codes, so you know where they are really coming from. Below is just an example of the Goodyear Endurance plants in the USA.

Goodyear USA Tire Plant Codes
M6 – Lawton, Oklahoma.
MB – Akron, Ohio.
MC – Danville, Virginia.
MD – Gadsden, Alabama.
MJ – Topeka, Kansas.
MK – Union City, Tennessee.
MM, PJ – Fayetteville, North Carolina.
MN – Freeport, Illinois.
MP, PL – Tyler, Texas.
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Been running China made tires for years and currently have 16 never had one explode or go flat yet.

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Many people point their fingers unjustly at Chinese tires in general, for poor quality. Yes, they do produce a significant number for the world market, but so do every other other country out there. I have had fantastic luck with Hankook Tires, while others I know wouldn't run one on a bet! Many people swear by the Goodyear tires (but never check to see if they are the Endurance models, or another one of many G series they make. I believe that poor maintenance, poor tire pressure, over speed, overloading, and picking crappy roads contributes a lot to tire failures. If you really want to swear by a tire, I suggest that you learn to read tire manufacturing plant codes, so you know where they are really coming from. Below is just an example of the Goodyear Endurance plants in the USA.

Goodyear USA Tire Plant Codes
M6 – Lawton, Oklahoma.
MB – Akron, Ohio.
MC – Danville, Virginia.
MD – Gadsden, Alabama.
MJ – Topeka, Kansas.
MK – Union City, Tennessee.
MM, PJ – Fayetteville, North Carolina.
MN – Freeport, Illinois.
MP, PL – Tyler, Texas.

Thanks for the codes. I have been in the Danville VA Goodyear plant more times that I would have liked to............. They make mostly big truck tires and aircraft tires...........
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[QUOTE=Blank;2119177 I believe that poor maintenance, poor tire pressure, over speed, overloading, and picking crappy roads contributes a lot to tire failures.[/QUOTE]
And folks who continually state this, have never experienced the "China Bomb" syndrome, or they would admit there are some tires, usually made in China, that are just bad.
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Exactly. Take care and you probably won't. In my previous career before retirement, I probably averaged between 30-50K miles per year for work. I have had every make of tire imaginable, and I bet I haven't had 10 flats in 40 years. Rotate at proper interval, inspect and maintain depth of tread, keep the pressures right and they go on rolling forever.
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I see people talk about China bomb tires.

Is this any one brand or is there many brands of China bombs out there.
How do I find out if my couchman has China bombs ?
I will upgrade to a 80 mph tire one day when needed just for security.
What are options for a good replacement tire brands.

To my way of thinking, changing to an 80 mph tire and not upgrading the load rating won't buy you anything.



If your tires are rated for 15% or more above the loaded weight of your trailer, you will probably be fine. If not, get tires with a higher load rating.



In any case, physics says that the faster you go, the more your trailer will try to sway.



YMMV.
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