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Old 09-13-2016, 03:17 PM   #51
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Wnt to find out the place of manufacture of your tires?

Go to https://vpic.nhtsa.dot.gov/mid/

On the right side of the screen choose tires for equipment type.

Enter the first two characters of the DOT number on the sidewall and click the search button. This will give you the manufacturer name, plant name and plant location.
Or;................ All the D.O.T. Tire Plant Codes
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Old 10-08-2016, 03:10 PM   #52
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the manufacturer for Castle Rock is JUHANGZHOU ZHONGCE RUBBER CO., LTD.HANGZHOU ZHEJIANG CHINA. The tires shoulld come with a warranty, though.
Also, WholesaleWarranties dot om is a wholesale broker that specializes in Extended RV Warranties. If you mention rvreviews dotnet they give you a $50. discount.
They have a tire package rider that's $495 for 7 years.

We are negotiating to buy a 2017 FR Ultrlight 2906ws and it has those Castle Rock tires, too. They were made July 2016. I'm wondering if they've been on the TT that long, just sitting in the sun????.
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Old 10-08-2016, 05:24 PM   #53
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I keep mine well armour-all'd with a good UV protestant and I will replace them at 4 years, regardless of wear.
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Old 10-25-2016, 11:15 PM   #54
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My new 2016 Heritage Glen 276RLIS 5'er came with Castle Rock tires. Just returned from 2nd trip. About 200 miles total on the rig, which is 3 weeks old now. Front port-side tire is coming apart. Front starboard tire is suspect, as its tread seems to be widening.
Getting tire changed tomorrow, then headed to Goodyear for a full set of G614RST tires.
Question: How do I determine whether or not I need stronger rims? The GY tires inflate to 110 lbs.
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Old 10-26-2016, 06:21 AM   #55
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Take this for what it's worth, but I contacted Lions Head Tire and Wheel and asked them the same thing, My Toy Hauler has the 16" 8 lugs rims and they informed me that they would support an 110psi tire if I made sure they had installed metal valve stems.
I have searched to no avail on the inside and outside of the rims to see if a psi statement was stamped on them and can find none.
Not sure if that helps you but that is what I found out.
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Old 10-26-2016, 06:28 AM   #56
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Dang! We just passed 1000 miles on our tires and they still look like new. I'll be watching them closest though, for signs of premature failure just in case.
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Old 10-26-2016, 06:48 AM   #57
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I have a couple thousand on mine. Always check them before each trip and inflate to the max. Tires scare me as it seems we are always reading about blowouts and damage.
best advise is use a tire pressure system and I also have one of the temperature guns I use when we take a break.
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Old 10-26-2016, 09:01 AM   #58
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I read about a lot of blow outs on trailers. Every time I go any where I'm always passed by someone with a trailer and I'm doing the limit or 5 over.
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My new 2016 Heritage Glen 276RLIS 5'er came with Castle Rock tires. Just returned from 2nd trip. About 200 miles total on the rig, which is 3 weeks old now. Front port-side tire is coming apart. Front starboard tire is suspect, as its tread seems to be widening.
Getting tire changed tomorrow, then headed to Goodyear for a full set of G614RST tires.
Question: How do I determine whether or not I need stronger rims? The GY tires inflate to 110 lbs.
Be sure to collect the full DOT S/N from each tire and get pictures of the failure (at 2' away not 10' away). Then file complaint with NHTSA. Your dealer should offer some compensation on the failed tires. If not then include the dealer's name with the complaint to NHTSA.

Complaint should be filed with NHTSA as I have low expectation that a competitor dealer will make the effort.

What is the load rating of your rims and what size tires came OE on the rims?
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I have a couple thousand on mine. Always check them before each trip and inflate to the max. Tires scare me as it seems we are always reading about blowouts and damage.
best advise is use a tire pressure system and I also have one of the temperature guns I use when we take a break.
Good for you running TPMS.
I wouldn't be too concerned about using the IR temp gun on the tires as the readings really are not sufficiently accurate (not measuring the hot spot) to be meaningful for tire performance while pressure is a much better indicator.

Running tire sidewall max on trailer application, bolt in metal valves and TPMS along with close inspection is the best combination of almost completely eliminating the surprise of tire failure.
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