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Old 03-23-2016, 09:23 PM   #1
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On Our first trip of the season to st Augustine fla we took route 26 to I95 and I must say I do not agree with the China bomb tire debate . First off while heading down to sunny fla I always keep my rig at 65 mph regardless of how much power I may have ,the posted speed on my tire rating says 65. With that being said we were passed by many fellow campers exceeding well over 75 mph . When we merged on to I95 in South Carolina I was shocked how terrible the road was, the pounding my tow viechal and trailer were taking was nerve racking to say the least and it wasn't just in South Carolina. We did pass one trailer that had blown by us with two flats and what appeared to be pretty bad side wall damage. I am sure that they will blame the China bomb tires and not their careless driving. On the way home it wasn't much different same scenario but with a 27 mph wind blowing everyone sideways and yet we were passed again by fellow campers just hammering with out any regards to safety ,all for the sake of saving a few minuets. So when I read on here why is my camper falling apart or my axels and bearings are shot or my tires blew cause their made in China I might know why. We made it home with out any issues any I firmly believe it's because of towing with inn my trailers recommend limits .


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Old 03-23-2016, 09:33 PM   #2
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I must say I have to totally agree with Timothy. I'm rolling into year 2 with the China Bombs that my trailer came with and have had no problems yet. Of course I don't put the kind of travel miles on that some do, but I also keep the speed well within the suggested limits, usually not more than 60 MPH. I'm always amazed at how fast some of these guys go by me towing their giant rigs at 80 or 90 mph. I never have any open cabinets or messes on the floor. Low and slow, just like my weber smoker. Isn't worth the trouble or danger to get somewhere an hour or two earlier.
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Old 03-23-2016, 09:41 PM   #3
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Glad to hear I an not the only one I did pass a couple of fellow campers doing 60 as well witch was good to see. Happy camping and safe travles


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Old 03-23-2016, 09:45 PM   #4
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And it seems the bigger the "toys," the faster they go!

I guess if you've got it, flaunt it!
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Old 03-23-2016, 10:04 PM   #5
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I agree that it is always easy to blame something other than your own actions when it all hits the fan. We are a society that in the past 50 years has been trained to BLAME SOMEONE ELSE and CALL THE LAWYER SPONSORING THIS AD.

When I tow my trailer with the SUV or tow my SUV behind the motorhome, I am almost always going below the speed limit. More weight and less handling needs respect.

It's not that I don't like speed. For that, I use another vehicle...........


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On Our first trip of the season to st Augustine fla we took route 26 to I95 and I must say I do not agree with the China bomb tire debate . First off while heading down to sunny fla I always keep my rig at 65 mph regardless of how much power I may have ,the posted speed on my tire rating says 65. With that being said we were passed by many fellow campers exceeding well over 75 mph . When we merged on to I95 in South Carolina I was shocked how terrible the road was, the pounding my tow viechal and trailer were taking was nerve racking to say the least and it wasn't just in South Carolina. We did pass one trailer that had blown by us with two flats and what appeared to be pretty bad side wall damage. I am sure that they will blame the China bomb tires and not their careless driving. On the way home it wasn't much different same scenario but with a 27 mph wind blowing everyone sideways and yet we were passed again by fellow campers just hammering with out any regards to safety ,all for the sake of saving a few minuets. So when I read on here why is my camper falling apart or my axels and bearings are shot or my tires blew cause they are made in China I might know why. We made it home with out any issues any I firmly believe it's because of towing with inn my trailers recommend limits .


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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.
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I have 22,500 trouble free miles on my two sets of China tires, the first a Duro 2100 radial and the 2nd Hercules Power STR. Some people are just unlucky. The whole China bomb thing on this forum is way overblown IMO.




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Not just overblown on this forum, some RV forums are much worse than this about ST vs LT.
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The speed does not save much. Traveling to our hunting property we started out driving 75-80 to get there as quick as possible. We would have to stop before we got there and fuel up again and it would take about 5.5 hours to get there. We backed down to about 65-67 (seems to be the sweet spot for the diesels) and we get there in 5.75 hours and I can go al the way there and half way back home on a tank of fuel. 15 minutes was not worth the price of the extra fuel, especially when it was $4 a gallon when we started making that trip. When towing the 5er I keep it at 63. Doesn't downshift on hills and just feels smooth and safe.


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I have 22,500 trouble free miles on my two sets of China tires, the first a Duro 2100 radial and the 2nd Hercules Power STR. Some people are just unlucky. The whole China bomb thing on this forum is way overblown IMO.




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I guess I've just been unlucky......5 times. It seems that the only people that have complained about China Bombs are those folks that have had bad personal experiences with them. Never had a problem with any American made tires that were on any of my past units. Never in 40 years of RVing did I ever have a blowout till the unit I have now that came with Tow Max tires. Every one of the tires have blown out plus one Akuret replacement tire.
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