Originally Posted by Laura June
Lately I have read about some bad things about the tires that FR has been putting on their travel trailers. Being the new owners of a Rockwood A122, we were wandering if there was a certain brand of tire that was the problem, and if so, what brand is it? We were thinking about putting some better tires on before we go any long distance with the trailer. We would like to know what other owners have experienced?
Laura - before I brought a 2012 Silverback 29 rk and started reading this forum, I never gave much thought about RV tires and much less what brand of tires my FW came with from FR.
After reading about the so called "china bombs" RV tires I checked the tires on my RV. They are the Trail Express ST 235/80R16 brand made by Tri-Ace Tire Company in Hong Kong.
We have pulled our FW a total of 5496 miles to date and with the exception of a leak in one of them caused by a screw, we have not had any problem (s) with the 4 of them.
I will add the following: 1) I always keep the pressure at 80 PSI cold and check the pressure at the start of each travel day, 2) I drive a max of 60 MPH, 3) I brought a Porter Cable C1010 portable air compressor forthe purpose of being able to top them off if necessary and had to top two of them one morning because they were reading 75 PSI cold.
I cannot explain the cause of some of the problems others have had with their FR supplied tires, but this has been our expereince so far.
As others have stated here, keeping them properly inflated (as is also necessary for any tire), and staying within the load and speed limits as specified is always a good practice.