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Old 07-10-2014, 10:04 PM   #31
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Good luck with your new GY tires. But they're not called China bombs without good reason.
Next time you need tires, go with either Maxxis or Kumho ST tires. They're the only ST tires not made in China. Be sure to have your new tires balanced and install steel valve stems.
Don't get your hopes up, they are all made just down the road from China. All ST tires are made in Asia.
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Old 07-10-2014, 11:07 PM   #32
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All ST tires are made in Asia.
Yes, but not all ST tires are created equal. BIG difference.
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Old 07-11-2014, 12:01 AM   #33
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Yes, but not all ST tires are created equal. BIG difference.
Don't think anyone implied that they were. Nor are all Chinese made tires junk, depends on the manufacturer. What makes the difference if they are made in Taiwan or China as long as the mfgr has control like GY vs Maxis?
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Old 07-11-2014, 12:31 AM   #34
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It's sounds like some have had good luck with the Marathons. Maybe it was just a fluke that I lost both of mine.

It very well could be that I did run something over. I didn't see any debris on the road, but you never know.

I believe Walmart sells trailer tires and wheels already mounted and balanced. I'm going to purchase one and put it in the campers storage. I'd feel better with two spares.
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Old 07-11-2014, 01:40 AM   #35
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Did the tires exceed 60 mph.....under normal towing? Do you think a TPMS would have alerted you before ?
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I do not have a TPMS system on this camper. Didn't know you could purchase one. Either way I always check tire pressure and did so right before heading out.

I do not exceed 60-65 mph when towing. Usually the cruise is locked in right at 62mph. Steady as she goes and I'll get there when I get there.
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Old 07-11-2014, 07:54 AM   #37
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So if my math is right, you sold a trailer with 19 year old tires on it?

Wow. Rule of thumb is no more than 7 years. You almost tripled that.
Yes, I am embarrassed to admit that...but I told them how old they were..
Now, the trailer was stored indoors continuously, on a cement floor. If it wasn't being used, it was inside.

No sign of sidewall cracks, and lots of tread left.

Now on my horse trailer, it's a continual rotation. There always seems to be one that needs replacing. I think I have every make discussed on it somewhere. With 3 horses inside it is over 8000 lbs.
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Kumho 857... They are the only tires that last well on our and mini vans.
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I use the tire minder system on trailer and truck.....it reads out continuous pressure/temperature....and can be set to alarm at pressure and temp you want....so will alarm if increase or decrease.....even though truck has own system I like knowing the temp and not having to put a gauge on the tire.....this old back does not like to bend down if it does not have to....good luck with your new tires.....I drive 56-58 mph..if you are going 62 might be worth it to back down 4 more miles per hour...when I travel the interstates almost all RV s pass me three times on a 4 hour stretch....and I stop at every rest area.....so figure out that math if you can.....
People with TV at limit have to reduce pin or hitch weight that will put more weight on your tires.....ST tires should carry 80% of the max allowable at max pressure if possible.....would not hurt to get a CCAT readout on each axle and each side of trailer
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People with TV at limit have to reduce pin or hitch weight that will put more weight on your tires.....
I'm trying to understand this statement. Confused.
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