Care and maintenance of tires (proper inflation mostly) is a much better indicator of tire life than brand. I know a lot of Made In China stuff is cheap, but FYI almost all trailers tires come from there... including Maxxis, which many folks seem to recommend over "China bombs" perhaps not realizing Maxxis are Chinese too?
Anyway I would not dump a set of OEM tires just because they are Freestar or any other brand. Even stuff made in China still has to meet certain safety/quality guidelines before being imported into the U.S.... especially vehicle-related items that are governed by NHTSA, although that may not apply to trailers.
Scott, wife, 3 boys... and the dog
- 2008 Forest River Wildwood 32BHDS
- 1995 Chevrolet Suburban C2500 tow vehicle
- 1994 Thor Residency motorhome... owned 2007-2012