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Old 09-23-2018, 11:19 PM   #11
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We took delivery of our Avenger in June of this year...


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Old 09-24-2018, 08:47 AM   #12
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No matter which tires you have on your rig... the best insurance is checking the tire pressure, wiggle the tire stems and listen for hissing sounds, inspect the tire for cracks and lumps and then stay with the rated speed for that tire when traveling. I can't tell you how many times I have had people fly by me on the highway only to see them on the side of the road with a flat later. My tires are rated for 65mph.
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Old 09-24-2018, 09:51 AM   #13
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I am also of the "No Chinabombs" crowd. I swapped out my BlowMaxes for Michelin XPS LT's as soon as the trailer hit the door. Steel belted tread, steel belted sidewalls. I sold the Blowmaxes for a hundred bucks on Craigslist. The damage tread separation can do far outweigh the cost of the tire swap, and the time spent on the side of a raging Interstate make your desire to save a buck, not worth it.
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Old 09-24-2018, 10:12 AM   #14
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I find it absolutely amazing that RV dealerships DO NOT EVER offer a tire upgrade!

Shame on them!

Thought they were in the business to make money on upgrades!

They will walk you around their RV store to get you to buy all of the junk they think you'll need out there camping, but not offer an upgrade on tires?

What's up with that

Anyway, I had just dropped $4000 on my two year old TT with under 5000 miles on it for a complete suspension upgrade, which also required new wheels and tires, and one week to the day after the repair I traded it in for my current 5'ver, which had the same size and load range ('D') BlowMax tires on it.

I had them swap out the tires from the TT to the 5'ver as they only had 80 miles on them.

I believe they charged me $112 for the tire swap, even though they didn't actually do it themselves.

Those were HiRun tires and I got around 4000 miles on them, but changed them out for Hercules SP2 'E' range tires earlier this spring...

Have roughly 5000 miles on those...so far so good!
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Old 09-24-2018, 02:02 PM   #15
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Exclamation Tires-not listening to advise from others

Prior to vacation this summer, late August beginning of Sept, I pondered the advise of many on this forums regarding China bomb tires and decided that with less than 1000 Kilometers(600 miles) I would delay the replacement of my tires until next year. Was that ever a mistake. Had a blow out on the highway which caused significant damage to my underside as well as the exterior trim. Tire completely shredded and yes I did check tire pressures prior to departure and never go over 100Km. (60 miles per hour) while towing. Tires were Carlisle load range C 6 ply.

My advise to all, Get rid of your made in China tires (China bombs) or negotiate with your seller to have them replaced with an other reputable brand. I replaced all tires(5) with Goodyear Endurance Load range E 10 ply.

Luckily no injuries other than not listening to my instinct and Changing my tires prior to vacatioon
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Old 09-24-2018, 02:30 PM   #16
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Prior to vacation this summer, late August beginning of Sept, I pondered the advise of many on this forums regarding China bomb tires and decided that with less than 1000 Kilometers(600 miles) I would delay the replacement of my tires until next year. Was that ever a mistake. Had a blow out on the highway which caused significant damage to my underside as well as the exterior trim. Tire completely shredded and yes I did check tire pressures prior to departure and never go over 100Km. (60 miles per hour) while towing. Tires were Carlisle load range C 6 ply.

My advise to all, Get rid of your made in China tires (China bombs) or negotiate with your seller to have them replaced with an other reputable brand. I replaced all tires(5) with Goodyear Endurance Load range E 10 ply.

Luckily no injuries other than not listening to my instinct and Changing my tires prior to vacatioon
Carlisle's are hardly china bombs . lol in fact there a top tier tire , as good if not better then the endurance . going from a load range of C a 50 psi tire with a weight of about 1760 lbs to an E rated is a big and worthwhile up-grade . my guess is your tires were more then maxed out . the problem was not the tire but the load .
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Old 09-24-2018, 03:19 PM   #17
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Tires

Mr M., My load is well under the rated capacity for my unit. Most of my gear is at my brothers where I was headed. Only added weight was food and clothing and a new barbecue.

I do believe that Carlisle is the brand name but I will check and make sure. Fore sure made in China though.
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Old 09-24-2018, 03:27 PM   #18
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Not all China made tires are bad...

Just as not all US of A made tires are good...

One day we'll get those jobs back...once we are considered 'cheap labor'.
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Mr M., My load is well under the rated capacity for my unit. Most of my gear is at my brothers where I was headed. Only added weight was food and clothing and a new barbecue.

I do believe that Carlisle is the brand name but I will check and make sure. Fore sure made in China though.
My guess is the c tire that was on your unit was barely enough for the load of your tt what ever it is . my unit has a max of 9800 lbs came with d rated which maxed out the tire from the get go . seems the same for all rv use the bear minimum load tire and axles .
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Is there a thread about folks who regret switching to LT's?
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