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Old 11-12-2014, 03:56 PM   #1
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Pulled the China Bombs and Replace with Real Tires

I know this is a touchy subject with some folks but after having a few china bombs blow on me in the past, I switched to commercial LT tires and have never had another problem on my trailers.

So, I pulled my less then 200 mile (2 short tow camp trips) Power Towing Trail Express 235/80-16 E load tires off my 2014 V-Cross Platinum 365 VTSB and replaced them 235/85-16 Firestone Transforce HTs this morning.

We have a 4 hour tow this weekend so I wanted to do the deed ASAP

I will put the ST tires up for sale as I know we have some ST tire diehards . They are in like new shape with no known issues, just not my style.

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http://www.tirerack.com/tires/BigPic...omCompare1=yes
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Old 11-12-2014, 05:09 PM   #2
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Can you really sell them with a clear conscious?
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Old 11-12-2014, 05:26 PM   #3
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We sold our less-than-500-miles Trail Express tires with a VERY clear conscience. Sold them to a guy who does lawn care for his trailer. Told him why we pulled them off, and what we pulled them off of, even showed him the RV. Those tires still had the nibs on them. He was VERY pleased to get a set of almost-new tires for $100.00. We just didn't want them stacked somewhere in the back, holding rain water and breeding skeeters.
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Can you really sell them with a clear conscious?
Wouldn't bother me a bit as long as the buyer was going to put them on a lawn tractor trailer. They will last a long time and will probably dry rot rather than blow from overloading or traveling over 65mph.
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Old 11-12-2014, 05:54 PM   #5
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I agree with the others, I put my Duro's on my utility trailer and don't foresee any issues.
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Same as Weezer except I got $250CDN
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Can you really sell them with a clear conscious?
Why not? All the ST tire companies do. Just because I do not like them doesn't mean others do. There are a lot of people that use and like ST tires. I'm not one of them so why not pass on an almost new, zero issue set of tires to someone else and let them save some $.

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Old 11-12-2014, 08:20 PM   #8
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IMHO people with utility trailers are used to flats. It's just part of it. They drag over curbs, run over strange items, and sometimes over load low tires. They get flats a lot. I know I do. That's prolly why they don't care or assume it's normal.


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I could sell mine as the Bead was rotten on 2 tires. Forest River bought them for $300 bucks so I feel good they are destroyed now.
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