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Old 01-11-2016, 09:52 PM   #71
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I have a 2014 320 Crusader. Got rid of the Tow Max April of last year and had 4 new Maxxis tires installed. Headed to Alaska from SW PA in May and returned in early August.

13,000 miles later plus trips to the Ocean and Shenandoah National Park...

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Old 01-11-2016, 10:10 PM   #72
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Hey all,

Thanks for this thread. Guess who's not sleeping tonight? Me. First thing tomorrow I am checking to see brand of tire I have and if I have to call around for a new set.
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Old 01-11-2016, 10:17 PM   #73
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I have a 2015 Nitro 24FQSL TH that has Westlake tires that say China on them (ST225/75r15 Load range D). The max weight of my TH is about 9300 lbs. Most of the time I don't haul the bikes. so I am normally pretty light on weight. Should I replace these tires also? If so what brand of tire should I go with in a 15".
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Old 01-11-2016, 10:43 PM   #74
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I have a 2015 Nitro 24FQSL TH that has Westlake tires that say China on them (ST225/75r15 Load range D). The max weight of my TH is about 9300 lbs. Most of the time I don't haul the bikes. so I am normally pretty light on weight. Should I replace these tires also? If so what brand of tire should I go with in a 15".
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I chose Goodyear Maxxis per my tire guy. Pickins are slim for ST tires. Maxxis are made in Thailand and I think Taiwan. Just put 1,200 miles on them with good results [temp & pressure increases]. Have Hercules as spares. JMHO.
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Old 01-11-2016, 11:35 PM   #75
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I have a 2015 Nitro 24FQSL TH that has Westlake tires that say China on them (ST225/75r15 Load range D). The max weight of my TH is about 9300 lbs. Most of the time I don't haul the bikes. so I am normally pretty light on weight. Should I replace these tires also? If so what brand of tire should I go with in a 15".
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As long as you're looking to replace the Westlake china bombs there are not a lot of choices for American made 15 inch trailer tires. Just today I asked the tire shop I've been exclusively dealing with for the past 20 years about replacement tires for the VailSport (Lionshead china bomb) that came on my Vengeance 25 (similar weight to yours). He said, based on his experience selling probably thousands of trailer tires, to stay away from the Goodyear Marathon. He reported many problems with them, although he did say some customers had good luck. It's just a craps game roll of the dice.

He recommended the Maxxis M8008 and also said it's best to upgrade to the E-load 10 ply series. He said his experience with Maxxis problems is comparable to Michelin problems (he primarily sells the Michelin but special orders the other brands). If your max trailer weight is 9,300 pounds then you'll probably have a max weight on the axles of 8,000 or so pounds. That's a max load of about 2,000 pounds per tire (it will vary slightly depending on the CG of the trailer), which is 830 pounds each below the E-load rating of 2,830. Under the same conditions the D-load tire (2,540 max load) loses 1,160 pounds of total capacity. A search of this forum will show many reports of good luck with the Maxxis tires.

The reason my dealer recommended the E-load is because there will be less sidewall flex at highway speeds (more plys and higher pressure) which results in lower temperatures. The cost difference between D & E tires is less than $20 per tire so I can't see any reason not to do the upgrade. He also said the Maxxis is manufactured in both Taiwan and the USA.
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Old 01-12-2016, 12:00 AM   #76
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I chose Goodyear Maxxis per my tire guy. Pickins are slim for ST tires. Maxxis are made in Thailand and I think Taiwan. Just put 1,200 miles on them with good results [temp & pressure increases]. Have Hercules as spares. JMHO.
Are you sure about your (Goodyear Maxxis) statement? Was there a Merge? Youroo!!
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Old 01-12-2016, 12:46 AM   #77
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I chose Goodyear Maxxis per my tire guy. Pickins are slim for ST tires. Maxxis are made in Thailand and I think Taiwan. Just put 1,200 miles on them with good results [temp & pressure increases]. Have Hercules as spares. JMHO.
Maxxis is just Maxxis.

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IMO, reporting tire failures to NHTSA must have some sort of documented cause for the failure. Over 50% of all RVs (all kinds) have tires overloaded, under inflated or both. NASTA knows those facts they often print the actual percentages per RV type.

Keep the failed tires and any parts that came off them during the failure and let NHTSA know you have them.

I think a good way to look at it is NHTSA assumes the tire is innocent until proven guilty.
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Checked the tires. They are Constancy LY188
ST225/75R15 Load Range C
Max Load of 2100 @ 50psi (yes, 50. Not 80, not 60)
Max speed of 75.

Based on an empty weight of just short of 7,000 and a CCC of about 1,500, four tires at 2100 each minus what is on the hitch would be really cutting it close if I was max loaded (not a chance).

Forum search didn't reveal anything nice about them.

Also, if you had to pick which would you buy first a TPMS or a new set of four tires?
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Checked the tires. They are Constancy LY188
ST225/75R15 Load Range C
Max Load of 2100 @ 50psi (yes, 50. Not 80, not 60)
Max speed of 75.

Based on an empty weight of just short of 7,000 and a CCC of about 1,500, four tires at 2100 each minus what is on the hitch would be really cutting it close if I was max loaded (not a chance).

Forum search didn't reveal anything nice about them.

Also, if you had to pick which would you buy first a TPMS or a new set of four tires?
Get the new tires NOW.
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