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Old 03-24-2016, 12:10 AM   #11
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Something not mentioned: I returned from Connecticut to Illinois a couple weeks ago. Lots of RV's being hauled out of Elkhart going to dealers. Many of them going over 65 mph. So while YOU may have kept the speed down on your China bombs, they may have already been over-taxed by the RV deliverer. It's only a couple hundred miles from Elkhart to Illinois, but what if that TT got delivered to Florida, or Texas, or...." Could be quite a few miles on those China bombs at > 65 mph before you ever even bought it.
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Old 03-24-2016, 12:11 AM   #12
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I have 6 company trailer in various lengths and weights. ST tires last about 2 years (regardless of mileage) before tread starts to separate and if not replaced will blow out. These trailers are "in town" trailers and don't exceed speed ratings. China tires are still junk.Not just an opinion...

...if you're going to drive 65 in a 75, please stay to the right
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Old 03-24-2016, 12:54 AM   #13
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I have 6 company trailer in various lengths and weights. ST tires last about 2 years (regardless of mileage) before tread starts to separate and if not replaced will blow out. These trailers are "in town" trailers and don't exceed speed ratings. China tires are still junk.Not just an opinion...

...if you're going to drive 65 in a 75, please stay to the right
Do you have any photos of the problem, so we will know what to look out for?

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Old 03-24-2016, 01:08 AM   #14
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No pictures. All you have to do is jack up the wheel and spin the tire. If the tread wobbles, it's coming loose. We buy all of our tires from Discount Tire and buy "road hazard replacement certificates" with them.That will warranty the tire for 3 years if you hit a rock, puncture the sidewall or anything else.
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Old 03-24-2016, 06:57 AM   #15
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My speed on the highway is 62 MPH. This is a relaxing speed and allows 18 wheelers to pass easily. I'm not interested in saving a few minutes but would rather be safe. Going from Florida to Central New York in mid April on my first long trip. Just got a new TV.
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Old 03-24-2016, 08:43 AM   #16
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I have hauled rv's steady for the past 11 years. Never travel over 65. I have hauled well over 1000 trailers from Millersburg to just outside Winnipeg. 2 flats....that's it!
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Old 03-24-2016, 08:51 AM   #17
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I have 6 company trailer in various lengths and weights. ST tires last about 2 years (regardless of mileage) before tread starts to separate and if not replaced will blow out. These trailers are "in town" trailers and don't exceed speed ratings. China tires are still junk.Not just an opinion...

...if you're going to drive 65 in a 75, please stay to the right
I drive in the right unless the truckers have torn it up and the state is too cheap to fix it. If you think I'm gonna stay right and pound my equipment with rough roads for hours on end you've got another thing coming.
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Dustman, I agree. We travel around the beautiful state of Louisiana, and it seems that every four lane highway has had the crap beat out of the right hand lane. The heavy 18 wheelers are the cause. Those big trucks pay big $ to the state because of this, but the dollars just dont seem to find its way back to road maintenance. To much political backscratching I suppose. Be that as it may, I will stay to the right when towing, unless the right lane is rough, wash boarded, and having potholes. In that case, I'll move to the left lane. Yep, I occasionally get the one fingered salute...I just smile and wave....they will forget all about me as soon as they catch up with the next driver observing the speed limit. And life goes on...lol
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The "China Bombs" are good till they aren't. We had a total of 5 separate blowouts in two trips and never got above 63 mph or hit any potholes or curbs. TPMS checked constantly. All tires inflated to max pressure at the start of trip AND unit weighed on CAT scales showed unit was 1,800 lbs under max.
I changed to Maxxis tire from Thailand and haven't had a problem since.
If the China Bombs were "good tire", none of those blowouts would have happened, much less 5 blowouts.
AMEN brother!!!!!!!!!
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