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Old 07-31-2014, 12:46 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by KyDan View Post
You're kidding right?!?!? Just google maxxis tire failure
At some point every brand of tire has failed somewhere.
None are immune.

Maxxis seem to be prone to fewer that some others but that is my purely
un-scientific opinion

MY tires combined sidewall stamped weight rating is over 7000 LBS while
my actual on the CAT scales axle weight is right at 4000.
This is a reasonable safety margin IMO.

Lots of trailers- especially heavier trailers have tire weight ratings
perilously close to the actual axle weights. THAT is more important
than where the tire was made.

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X2, the load being to close to the rating is exactly why I replace all my tires after just one camping trip and observing how the load felt and the tire squerm I experienced. My thought at the time had nothing to do with geography and everything to do with TT weight vs Tire rating od the 'C' tires.

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Old 08-07-2014, 07:27 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by Tireman9 View Post

Quality is a function of corporate philosophy not geography. Having worked as both a trainer and quality auditor in the tire industry, I can say from personal observation that I have never seen a situation where the poor quality in a product or process could have the root cause traced to the geographic location. I have also done detailed examination of tires made by a smaller manufacturer in China and found that they met all the performance requirements required for sale in the USA.

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Old 08-07-2014, 07:42 PM   #13
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After reading the "Chinese tire" complaints here (and other forums) for over a year, here is my and worth every penny of it;

All RV manufacturers, not just FR, install "adequate" grade/load range tires for each RV as it rolls out of the factory. These "adequate" grade tires do not allow for those who over load their RVs, or those who are not vigilant with checking tire pressures before and during trips, those who aren't careful to avoid curb checks, and those who run down interstates like bats out of hades.

Am I saying that if every RV owner was vigilant about the issues listed above there'd be NO "china bombs"? absolutely NOT. I do believe there'd be far fewer "china bomb" stories.

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Old 08-07-2014, 08:18 PM   #14
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About as good as Chinese dog treats.....Deadly!
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Old 08-07-2014, 08:31 PM   #15
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My 5 seem to just fine, can't say anything about about the million+ others.

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Old 08-07-2014, 08:45 PM   #16
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About as good as Chinese dog treats.....Deadly!
No thanks I prefer their drywall mixed with baby formula, breakfast of champions...
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Old 08-07-2014, 09:23 PM   #17
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Trailer tires are rated for a maximum of 65 mph. So why do I see trailers passing me at 75

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Old 08-07-2014, 09:25 PM   #18
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I was told at a recent RV plant tour that almost all the ST tires are made in China. The Maxxis is not made in China but is not American made and is a preferred premium option for my unit. I was told that my 5er should be running with a load range E tire (10 ply) to stay out of trouble.
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I had a heavy Montana 5er, me and a lot of other owners switched over to LT tires for safety.

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Old 08-07-2014, 09:57 PM   #20
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My two cents...

Not an expert on tires, but I do know about tools...power and otherwise. Take a good look at the products offered by Harbor Freight...all made in China, and all complete garbage. So, let us extrapolate...


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