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Old 11-19-2014, 09:58 PM   #1
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Just curios to see if someone can answer a question about my new tires on my 2015 Cedar Creek. I ordered the 7000 lb axles with the 8 lug wheels and assumed (yeah I know what assumed means) I would get the G Goodyear LT tires. I looked at the tires about the time we were pulling off the dealer lot and saw they were West Lake tires made in China. I know their is a lot of discussion about the China Tires but I am not really sure what to think. The tires are 14 ply G rated as the Goodyear 614 tires were so just going by ratings I guess they should be the same.
We were in the general area of the Cedar Creek factory after picking up the Coach so stooped by for the tour. We ran into one of the factory reps and I asked what was up with the China tires on my 7000 lb axles. Her response was the Goodyear G tires have been d rated from 3750 per tire to 3480 per tire and for liability reasons they would not put them on a 7000 lb Axle any more. 3480 + 3480 = 6960. The West Lake tires were rated at around 4200 each so no problem on 7000 lb Axle.
I still see the Goodyear 614 LT tires being offered on the Cedar Creek web site and also other sites. My question is can anyone confirm what the Rep told me was correct or was I just lucky to get the China Tires??
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Old 11-19-2014, 11:17 PM   #2
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There will be plenty of comments coming at cha! Most tires are made outside of US. If you feel uncomfortable with what you have, and cannot swap for whatever reason, then use them for 2 years and replace them. Do your homework and buy yourself a tire pressure monitoring system AND USE IT!
Make sure your pressure is correct before going on a trip. Once set, a monitoring system will keep you from breaking your knees and back by showing stats.
Everyone has a tire quality and preference position. Once load capacity and sidewall strength are confirmed, meets your rig requirements, good to go!!


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Old 11-20-2014, 12:28 AM   #3
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I am more curious as to why Goodyear would lower the rating on the tire? You don't hear of problems with this series. That could cost them a lot of business. The Goodyear web site still lists them as G rated and 3750 lbs each. Wonder if maybe the only thing that got lowered was what the cost was for CC to buy tires!
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Old 11-20-2014, 07:07 AM   #4
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G614 Goodyear is the only thing holding up on heavy trailers 2 friends have had several blowout's with even the Good year Marathons made in China insurance company's are getting tired of expensive trailer repair from blowouts
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Old 11-20-2014, 08:46 AM   #5
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Prudent folks with 7K axles are changing to 17.5 inch tires and wheels. True trailer tires with over 4000 pounds capacity each makes them the better solution.
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Old 11-20-2014, 08:55 AM   #6
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FWIW: I don't like the China tires nor the fact that they are allowed to be imported or the lowered specs required on ST tires. However, I have heard good things about the Westlake G rated tires. I would just keep an eye on them and boogie on down the road.
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Old 11-20-2014, 12:51 PM   #7
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Thanks for the reply's.
I just got a response from Goodyear and it appears the G614LT is still at 3750 lbs. Not sure what is going on but I know what I was told by the factory rep and the factory mgr.
I guess I will just settle for the old (miss communication thing) and hope that Cedar Creek wasn't just trying to cheap out on my tires.
Thanks everyone.......
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Old 11-20-2014, 01:25 PM   #8
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Well here's an article that will not make you feel any better about West Lake Tires.

4 Tire Companies to Avoid - CarsDirect
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Old 11-20-2014, 03:55 PM   #9
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Whoa! That's a pretty damning article for WesLake tires. I'm glad my 2013 CC has G614LTs. I run them at 110 psi and have no problems at all with them yet - 15,000 or so miles. I use the TST monitoring system on them and keep a close eye on the temps. I also hold my hand against them every time I stop and check the treads frequently. The treads are beginning to show some wear, but should be good for at least another season - maybe more. When the time comes, assuming they continue to give me good service, I will replace them with the same tire (unless GY starts having them made in China).
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Old 11-20-2014, 07:58 PM   #10
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Well here's an article that will not make you feel any better about West Lake Tires.

4 Tire Companies to Avoid - CarsDirect
rvgwen should forward this link to Cedar Creek along with a not so thank you note!
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