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Old 04-11-2015, 07:59 PM   #1
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new rv china bomb tires

I have a new salem, Hemisphere on order, and am concerned about what tires I will get, if they are borderline weight rating and 65 mpg rating, what should I do? Can I possibly trade them in at a tire dealer on better tires, or bite the bullet and just buy a new set right away? The new rv weight is 8450lb empty, what have some of u done? thanks Tom
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Old 04-11-2015, 08:32 PM   #2
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All trailer tires are made off shore, maybe some better than others. The manufacturers tends to equip the camper with tires that just exceed the axle ratings.

I'd suggest a decent TPMS like TST, Tire Minder, keep them aired to max inflation pressure, max 65 mph and not too much bouncing off curbs and they will probably serve you well.

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Old 04-11-2015, 11:07 PM   #3
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The pathetic irony is that FR gives tire upgrade options to higher load range tires on some models but for those that don't they void the new warranty of the frame, axles, wheels if you put other than the same size and load range that came installed. They fear you will exceed the gross on the axles and frame by increasing load capacity of the tires which is hypocritical because they already practice this by offering upgrades as an option on some brands.....go figure....but choose wisely while you have warranty...Trail Exploders are junk!
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Old 04-12-2015, 07:09 PM   #4
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I was pleasantly surprised, to see on an 2015 Salem,Hemisphere 286RL.It had 225/75/15D rated tires and the trailer weighs 8450 pounds empty!!!!! D rated, that sounds correct to me.
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Old 04-12-2015, 10:09 PM   #5
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That would be correct. By the time you allow loading you are over the capacity of a C.
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Old 04-13-2015, 01:20 PM   #6
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Carlisle Tires

Carlisle tires are made here in the USA and are one of the best trailer tire you can buy. They came standard on my Flagstaff 8528 BHSS.
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Old 04-13-2015, 01:28 PM   #7
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The pathetic irony is that FR gives tire upgrade options to higher load range tires on some models but for those that don't they void the new warranty of the frame, axles, wheels if you put other than the same size and load range that came installed. They fear you will exceed the gross on the axles and frame by increasing load capacity of the tires which is hypocritical because they already practice this by offering upgrades as an option on some brands.....go figure....but choose wisely while you have warranty...Trail Exploders are junk!
I have never heard of a warranty be void due to a different load range of Tire being used.
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Carlisle tires are made here in the USA ...
Not necessarily according to their statement. The Carlstar Group
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Hate to burst your bubble but Carlisle doesn't make any ST tires in the USA. No 'made in USA' ST tires to be had anymore. Not saying anything bad about Carlisle, just that their travel travel tires are not made in the USA. Maybe if you have some old ones they say USA, but not new ones.


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I just purchased 4 Goodyear Marathons ST Tires and they are marked 'Made In China' on the sidewall. I have (2) 12 year old Goodyear Marathons on my boat trailer that are marked 'Made In Canada'. Who makes ST tires in the US?
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