Just because they are made in China does NOT make them bad. It is who they make them FOR that makes them bad.
For example, Goodyear (or BF Goodrich or Michelin, or other Quality company) has plants in china as well as the USA (and many other countries). I would have NO FEAR of putting one on my car or camper. Why? Because they must pass TWO quality assurance processes to be sold in the USA. One from the DOT and the other from the name brand company who stakes their reputation on that tire.
Abracadabra Tires only has to send a few tires to the DOT and get them to pass the MINIMUM acceptable standard to get sold here. Who checks the production run? Who do you go to when you tire falls apart due to a manufacturing defect?
Even if they honor the warranty (good luck finding a tire young enough - though "new" to even be covered by a warranty), they will replace it with a tire just as bad. When C******e offered to "work with me" on the blow out on my 13 month old camper, (OBTW not help with the damage to the wheel well) they were going to give me a reduced price on an identical crappy C rated tire; PROVIDED I shipped them the bad tires (there were 3 on the camper by that time) at my cost; AND IF
they decided it was their fault.
Well just pucker up buddy and plant it right here.
My next stop was the Goodyear dealer.
This was also the first time I realized my local dealer's back shop sucked. They told me to look through my paperwork for the phone number to C******e's warranty person; I would have to deal directly with them. Also so much for the VERY expensive "Extended Warranty" I was sold by that dealership too. Did not cover tire(s) or tire damage to the camper (small print).
Did they mention a second year warranty by FR? NO, THEY DID NOT.
God, I am ticked off all over again...