Originally Posted by Oaklevel
China Bomb tires are those that blow out. Are all tires made in China.. Bombs? No...... Is there a particular brand.... No. Some of us have had tires made in China on trailers for years & never had an issue but you rarely hear that. But many feel better if they upgrade their tire to Maxxis or Goodyears etc........
Our OEM Goodyear Marathons and the replacement Goodyear Marathons were both made in China.
But other than 1 of the OEMs being "buffed" by the factory sobad that they wouldn't even balance, both have been good sets of tires. I replaced the originals at 6 years old.
As a number member stated, running the tires near the maximum weight rating, over the speed rating, and not inflating the tires to maximum pressure could all contribute to problems. I have around a 500 lb. reserve weight on each of my tires, travel at 65 mph or under (with the occasional burst to 70 mph to get back into a lane), and keep the tires inflated to 50 lbs.
Another thing to consider is whether a tire actually blows out, or if it looses air and goes flat. By the time you recognize a flat on a trailer, that puppy looks like it blew out.......the tire shredded, with resulting damage to the trailer. That is where a TPMS could really be beneficial. Unless someone actually hears the "pow", the tire might have just gone flat. And the "pow" noise could have come from a flat tire shredding and take out a fender well. While traveling with my daughter and SIL and another couple, the couple in the rear saw my daughter's trailer start to lean. They pulled up beside of the trailer, saw the tire going flat, and notified the convoy via CB radio. By the time my SIL pulled over , the tire was shredded.....it did not blow out, but went flat. If someone had not actually witnessed the tire going down, then we would all presumed "blowout".
I am going to move this thread to "Tires", as it applies to all trailers, not just Coachman.