Originally Posted by Oaklevel
The question also is how many have not had blowouts ?????????
I have never had a blowout on factory camper tires or other China made trailer tires on my other trailers.
I know that I am not the only one.
You never hear about those that are trouble free........ (I know know such thing)
And how many supposed blowouts are actually from running over something, or lack of maintenance??
One in the last 15 years of ST tires. It was on my 06 Surveyor that I bought used in '11 and I ran it til it popped in the spring of '13...seven years old.
If it hasn't been for buying used the tires would've been ran near bald before the 4th year.
I don't Overload or even come close
PSI is checked regularly while traveling
Inspected for damage every stop
I don't bounce them off curbs and avoid potholes
I don't scrub them sideways hopelessly trying to back up or turning sharp going forward. (It causes stress between the tread and casing)
Something like this tire I found damaged could've been missed easily and blamed on Chinese inferior products
Damage happens and goes unnoticed. This one held its pressure but for how much longer?
In 25 years of driving semis I can tell you the majority of tire failures were on my trailers. Front tires kick up the debris and the trailer catches it.
You ought to see what a wide base 445 tire can tear up.
Light weight trailers are better for the tires I guess.