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Old 12-04-2014, 09:33 AM   #1
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I often read the threads about "China Bombs" and wonder how many of us on this forum are running tires made in China and have never had any problems, my tires are still the original tow max and I check the pressure religiously.
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Old 12-04-2014, 10:31 AM   #2
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This is a problem with any website that offers reviews of anything. Typically folks will post problems but seldom "good news". So frequently you have a very small percentage of folks who are having problems but based only a few replies it seems to be greater than it really is.

I suspect there are thousands of folks running thousands of "Chinese" tires that have no problems. You can find "bad news" about Michelin tires if you wanted to.
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Old 12-04-2014, 11:22 AM   #3
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China bombs apparently work very well on smaller lighter trailers. The problems appear when used on larger heavier trailers, and peoples preclevity to exceed the tires speed limit of 65 MPH
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Old 12-04-2014, 11:35 AM   #4
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I have not had any problem with my Towmax tires as of yet, but friend who camps with us had one blow and it tore the fender off his fifth wheel. It did spook him to the point he replaced them all with something else. I did have a tire(not Chinese made) blow several years ago on my old Fleetwood but I did not even notice it was gone I until I got home. I had a dually crewcab long box with a large topper at the time and I never noticed ANYTHING that was going on behind me! Very blissful...
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Old 12-04-2014, 11:51 AM   #5
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I still have the Towmax on my 5er and have had no problems. But I keep the weight down and tow at @62mph. I also run a TST tire monitor to keep a continuous eye on the temp and pressures. That said, I will be upgrading tires at some point in the future as funds are available. From everything I have read, tires rarely just "blow" for no reason. Usually overloaded, over speed, or under inflated. Hopefully the TST will alert me to any under inflation issues before I get a chance to upgrade.


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