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Old 10-28-2009, 07:43 PM   #1
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Angry Duro Tires

Here is my tale of woe....

We picked up our new Wildwood 292FKDS last Friday. Spent four hours at the dealer going over everything including checking tire pressure as we were looking at a 600 mile trip back home. We got 20 miles from the dealership and the right rear tire blew. All that is left is two inches of rubber by the bead. We now have $800 of damages and we promptly purchased new American made tires to replace the Chinese tires, another $800 expense, and are waiting for repair parts to arrive at our local dealer.

Duro only wants to give us more junk tires and our dealer said that our insurance should cover damages.

Sad tale to tell about a brand new trailer....
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Old 10-28-2009, 08:43 PM   #2
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What brand of tires did you buy, and how do you know they were made in America? Read the fine print on the sidewall and report back please.
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Old 10-29-2009, 05:21 AM   #3
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Here is my tale of woe....

We picked up our new Wildwood 292FKDS last Friday. Spent four hours at the dealer going over everything including checking tire pressure as we were looking at a 600 mile trip back home. We got 20 miles from the dealership and the right rear tire blew. All that is left is two inches of rubber by the bead. We now have $800 of damages and we promptly purchased new American made tires to replace the Chinese tires, another $800 expense, and are waiting for repair parts to arrive at our local dealer.

Duro only wants to give us more junk tires and our dealer said that our insurance should cover damages.

Sad tale to tell about a brand new trailer....

to the Forum. Sorry to hear about your bad luck with your new camper. With a new camper right off of the lot one would think that the tires should be covered under warranty and the damage done by the tires as well. I would seek some kind of action under these circumstances. good luck, I hope you prevail. Please keep us informed
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Old 11-02-2009, 08:53 PM   #4
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I purchased Goodyear Marathons. The DOT code shows that they were American made tires and only a couple months old.

I hope no one has to go through this with a new trailer. If your new trailer has Chinese tires on them refuse to buy the trailer unless the dealer gives you a good set of American made tires.
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Old 11-02-2009, 09:32 PM   #5
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I'm curious what load range the original tires were on that unit. I have seen a few comments on this and another forum about load range C tires on very large rigs that should have had D or E from day one. Once adding all personal items and if towing wet they are under rated from the start. It's something everyone should check into on their unit. The lower rated will ride softer but in many cases they will not last long. For some reason manufacturers get the wrong tires on some units when they ship them. We have seen reports of wrong load rated tires and even wrong sizes coming from the factory. Be safe... check them before next season starts.
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Old 11-04-2009, 12:05 AM   #6
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The original Duro tires were load range D tires.
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Old 08-11-2010, 07:35 PM   #7
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How common are Duro tires on FR products? I read a lot about them on other "general" RV forums, but very little about them here on the FRF.
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Michael, sorry to hear of the troubles so soon. Hopefully this means you got it out of the way early and nothing else bad will ever happen again.

When we took delivery of our brand new Georgetown 2 years ago the driver that drove it out from Indiana had hit a concrete pole at a toll booth. We had a brand new rig with the right front hub cap that was bashed in and damage to the fiberglass in front of that tire and some scratches on the passenger mirror and low on a compartment door. This guy was an ex semi driver!

Their insurance paid for it and you can't tell it ever happened but it's not a great way to start out with a new rig. I fell for ya. Good to know you and your family are ok though as things could have been much worse.

Hang in there. Oh and welcome to the forum.
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Old 08-11-2010, 07:54 PM   #9
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Our 8280WS was built February this year and came with Duro 225/75/15 load range C. No issues (yet). Our previous Rockwood had Carlisle tires...one of them went flat while we were camping due to a few pinhole leaks in the sidewall.

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How common are Duro tires on FR products? I read a lot about them on other "general" RV forums, but very little about them here on the FRF.
my 2010 8281SS had them ... Load range C, happily removed them two months after I purchased it and went to Maxxis LR D's
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