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Old 08-02-2016, 08:51 AM   #11
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My Westies are doing fine. All small trailer tires are made in the far east; these by one of the big companies, Chin Sheng I think. Not sure of spelling. I wont be swapping them out for other China tires, GY and Maxxis included. I would only consider swapping for 10 ply and might stay with Westies. These tires are not being recalled.
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Old 08-02-2016, 05:35 PM   #12
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My tires look extremely good for 3 years on them.
How old are your tires ?


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Old 08-03-2016, 09:48 AM   #13
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10th 11th week of 2014 as I recall for me. WW
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Old 11-08-2016, 02:34 PM   #14
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I must recant my previous post about not having any issues with the factory Westlake tires. This past weekend I had a failure. Luckily I was in town at slow speeds (so no damage), only 3 miles from the house. I guess I'll be replacing those tires in the spring and her winter nap. Click image for larger version

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Old 11-08-2016, 02:37 PM   #15
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I must recant my previous post about not having any issues with the factory Westlake tires. This past weekend I had a failure. Luckily I was in town at slow speeds (so no damage), only 3 miles from the house. I guess I'll be replacing those tires in the spring and her winter nap. Attachment 124928


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Do you know what went wrong? Just glancing at the pic, it appears to have been driven on flat. Did you find a puncture hole (or perhaps a nail) in the tread area? if so, that is hardly a tire failure per se.
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Old 11-08-2016, 02:40 PM   #16
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Westlake tires

Those of us that have switched over to LT tires are sometimes considered trouble-makers... but none of us have tire problems.

I replaced my tires with LT's the day I brought my new camper home... and never worry about them. I make sure they are at max pressure -- of regular air -- and go on my way. I haven't had to add air yet (no leaks).

No TPMS
No 65 mph limit (think mine are 88 mph)
No stopping to take temps
No tire covers

I'm living on the edge! LOL.
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Old 11-08-2016, 03:43 PM   #17
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No problems yet with my WestLake tires. I do use the 507 tire monitor system and keep them properly inflated. The tires have approx 15,000 miles on them and still look good.

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Old 11-08-2016, 04:01 PM   #18
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tire pressure looks low on the other and the spare?
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Old 11-08-2016, 04:22 PM   #19
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Westlakes are okay tires. Prefer Maxxis. The Westlakes that were recalled were car or truck tires, not trailer tires. Biggest problem with OEM is that they choose tires too close to the maximum GVW and there isn't enough reserve capacity. Tires lose capacity as they age, so it doesn't take long to be over the tire rating pretty quickly.

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Old 11-11-2016, 06:35 PM   #20
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I have pulled lots of trailers and I have never seen a tire roll when turning like the west lakes on my 340 did. Being only a tandem, (if the 340 would have been a tri axle I probably would have used them for awhile) I upgraded right away to the Goodyear g614. No regrets, a lot less role, and peace of mind. I also got $200 out of my westlakes trading them in. I feel all tandem axle toy haulers pushing 40' should at least come with g range tires standard.
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