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Old 08-01-2016, 07:52 AM   #1
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Westlake tires

I was curious about the overall quality and success of the stock tires ( Westlake) that came on my 29HFS. I read reviews that said the China tire is a discount tire missing some common tire components used commonly in the US. I am not near my camper to write down the model, but some Westlake's have been recalled. Does anyone know if they were the ones installed stock on the XLR?
I hear too many times when a tire blows it damage the camper fenders. Any comments with their experience with the Westlake tire is appreciated.

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Old 08-01-2016, 08:15 AM   #2
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To my knowledge all Westlake tires are made in China. The Westlake brand is their top of the line tire so it is better I suppose than the others. This is a small company with a warehouse in the USA type of operation. Not sure what components of the tire may be missing.

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Old 08-01-2016, 08:16 AM   #3
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You must be a Fast reader if you read ALL the Tire reviews! There is days/months of Tire Posts! Youroo!!
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Old 08-01-2016, 08:19 AM   #4
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No matter where your tires are manufactured, start with:
1. Get a TPMS
2. Regularly check tire pressure
3. Regularly visually inspect all sides of all tires
4. Cover your tires to prevent uv damage when stored
These will give you the best chance of preventing blowouts and the resulting damage they cause.
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Old 08-01-2016, 08:27 AM   #5
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My Westlakes are 3 yrs old with 15,000 miles and still going strong.

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Old 08-01-2016, 08:37 AM   #6
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Some of the tires reviews were via google, I went back into FR and found others. Plenty comments to read. It was not all doom and gloom. Tire pressure appears to be key.
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Old 08-01-2016, 03:46 PM   #7
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West lake tires are doing good for the past 3 years on my XLR
Please post the recall information.

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Old 08-01-2016, 04:03 PM   #8
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Another reason to drive UNDER the tires' speed six Westlakes are actually WEARING. No blow-outs in 15K.
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Old 08-01-2016, 06:30 PM   #9
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We have had no issues with ours. Inspection, proper inflation, and driving within the speed rating are my key factors.
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Old 08-01-2016, 07:00 PM   #10
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Our Westlakes on our trailer are going on 4 years old no issues to date.

Westlake also makes or did make car tires. Son had a set of those.



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