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Old 09-08-2015, 08:36 AM   #1
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Castle Rock brand trailer tires?

We have on order a new Flagstaff 8529IKBS. My understanding is it comes with Castle Rock ST tires, load range D. (see attached internet snag of a unit just delivered to a dealer)

My question... does anyone know who makes these tires or have any knowledge of them? An internet search turned up nothing.

PLEASE don't turn this thread into a "all tires that come on a new trailer are junk" or "all new trailer tires are China bombs". I don't want to hear that. Been there and read all of that.

If you know anything about Castle Rock ST tires, pass it along.
Thanks!

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Old 09-08-2015, 08:55 AM   #2
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Weird. I googled up Castle Rock tires and absolutely nothing comes up. Lot of overseas manufacturers will make tires and "brand" them with whatever name the buyer wants. Think Sears selling Michelin tires "branded" with the old Sears Roadmaster name.
Won't say their good or bad, but just beware. FR has a bad habit of allowing the cheapest tires possible on their trailers. First fault would be with the frame/running gear makers.
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Old 09-08-2015, 09:05 AM   #3
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Would you please Post where all the Dealers are located so other Members can find them also when they are Traveling a need a replacement Castle Rock Tire! Youroo!!
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Old 09-08-2015, 09:10 AM   #4
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Just google up the tire "brand name", and more than likely it will bring up a manufacturer or supplier. It will also, probably, bring up outlets that sell them, like Discount Tire or Tire Rack.
In the case of the op's "Castle Rock", couldn't find anything leading to a manufacturer or supplier.
Just kept bringing up Castle Rock, Colorado !!!
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Old 09-08-2015, 09:11 AM   #5
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Youroo if your question about where the dealers are located is directed towards me, I have no clue where there are any Castle Rock dealers. Hence my query.

My reference to a 'dealer' in my post was simply pointing out I had found a photo of a unit sitting on a RV dealer's lot that showed this brand of tire.
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Without a manufacturer's name or where they came from/sold by, you'd have a hard time with a warranty problem or claim.
At least with a brand name tire you at least know where to start.
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Old 09-08-2015, 09:29 AM   #7
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Without a manufacturer's name or where they came from/sold by, you'd have a hard time with a warranty problem or claim.
At least with a brand name tire you at least know where to start.
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Which is EXACTLY why I asked the question!
Just trying to get the ducks in a row before we take delivery.
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Old 09-08-2015, 09:44 AM   #8
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picker, did a bit of digging (web finger walking)
Way to find out who manufactured the tire is on the sidewall.
Find the letters DOT, and next will be a code, 2 letters and then numbers. The 2 letters designate who the manufacturer was and the plant where made.
Take those letters and go to web site, D.O.T. Tire Plant Codes, and then try and follow their prompts.
Best I could find, hope it helps.
When your rig comes in, maybe you could have the dealer swap the tires, if their the "weird" ones, with some quality tires.
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Old 09-08-2015, 10:36 AM   #9
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Thanks Grumpy!

Upon arrival (or if we happen upon a stock unit somewhere) I will take note of the DOT code and see what I can come up with.
Much appreciated!
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Old 09-08-2015, 12:11 PM   #10
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picker, just for the heck of it I took the letters off of my Subi's Yokohama tires, FD, Went to the site and it indicated manufacturer, Yokohama, and country of origin, Japan. So, the site and info does work.
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