Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-14-2011, 11:08 AM   #1
Gary and Pam
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Ohio
Posts: 40
Chinese tires

I just had to replace all the tires on my 355QBQ. The tires all had air bubbles in the sidewall close to the rim. It happened in July on a hot day and driving around 65 mph. The tires were close to blowing out. I replaced the 5 tires with Goodyear Marathons and metal valve stems which I plan on putting on Pressure/temp sensors.(on order)

My advice is to keep a close eye on the sidewalls on both sides of the tires on hot days (94'). I checked the tires in the middle of the day and all was ok but four hours later they all had bubbles on both inside and outside near the rim.

When I was in the tire store the machanic working on my trailer said he had a blowout the year before with his Keystone 5er and it had chinese tires also.

Have any others had similar problems?
__________________

__________________
Gary & Pam
2010 Sandpiper 355QBQ
2010 F350 CC LB KR 4X4
Nights camped 2010-20 2011-26 2012-22

GSF63 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-14-2011, 11:13 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
Malco's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Central Nova Scotia
Posts: 519
What brand name is on the Chinese tires,or do they just say made in China?
__________________

__________________
Malco is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-14-2011, 02:08 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
jimh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Lake Charles, La.
Posts: 1,531
i have a comment abt the screw on pressure temp sensors; there have been times mine would leak and cause the tire to go flat. was told to use Teflon tape when installing them. believe they have a tendency to loosen with road vibration. it isn't a major problem, but it occasionally happens.
__________________
jimh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-14-2011, 02:27 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
yvesm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Pembroke, NH
Posts: 558
Chinese tires = blow outs
__________________
2013 Prime Time 230 FBS
Days camped in 2013: April to November
Days camped in 2014...about 40
Days camped in 2015...more than 2014!!
yvesm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-14-2011, 02:38 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Manitoba
Posts: 1,283
Better check those Marathons, as they could be made in CHINA!
__________________
crocus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-14-2011, 02:39 PM   #6
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 2
Quote:
Originally Posted by yvesm View Post
Chinese tires = blow outs
has anyone tried cooper tires
__________________
johnnyb1936 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-14-2011, 04:04 PM   #7
Gary and Pam
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Ohio
Posts: 40
The pressure monitor I ordered is a Talon. It has set screws on the sensors to lock them in place.
__________________
Gary & Pam
2010 Sandpiper 355QBQ
2010 F350 CC LB KR 4X4
Nights camped 2010-20 2011-26 2012-22

GSF63 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-14-2011, 05:37 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
Bill_C's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 193
Quote:
Originally Posted by yvesm View Post
Chinese tires = blow outs
Not quite. Anything Chinese = JUNK
__________________
DRINK COFFEE--do stupid things faster and with more energy ! Rockwood 5th wheel, Signature Untralite, 8244S
Tow Vehicle: Ram 3500 6.4 litre Hemi.
Bill_C is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-14-2011, 08:39 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Ontario Canada
Posts: 752
I heard that the marathon are made in china now. Before a while ago they were made in U.S. I had a 1992 trailer with marathon tires and they were made in U.S. On my new rockwood I have triangle tires. It is not marked anything where they are made but after some checks on the internet I found that they are from china. To tell you the truth I dont have any problems with them.
__________________
capucine is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-14-2011, 08:52 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
Bill_C's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 193
I found a posting on another website where someone said Goodyear brought their plant back into the U.S.A. To many complaints and warranty claims on the Chinese quality (what's new). This fellow said he ordered his tires (July 2011) from his dealer with the specification that they be the new ones made in the U.S. He waited two weeks and got the U.S. ones. There are old stock Chinese tires circulating that you do not want.

To my disappointment I checked the tires on my new 2011 Rockwood Signature 5er. DURO tires, Made in China. Crap.
__________________

__________________
DRINK COFFEE--do stupid things faster and with more energy ! Rockwood 5th wheel, Signature Untralite, 8244S
Tow Vehicle: Ram 3500 6.4 litre Hemi.
Bill_C is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:26 PM.