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Old 06-18-2015, 10:04 PM   #1
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I know this subject has been rode to death, but I have a 2014 Sandpiper 376BHOK. It came with Master Craft 10ply tires and in the past 6 months I have had 3 tires with bubbles/knots in the sidewall. My dealer replaced the first one under warranty now the warranty company Loins Head (I think) is saying the other two tire are outside the 1 year warranty and won't do anything about. I knew the tires were cheap China bombs and replaced them with Goodyear G614's. Ok my question is how many other people have had the problem with the tire having bubbles/knots in them?
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Old 06-18-2015, 10:09 PM   #2
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Wow! I've never seen that happen. I'm replacing my West lakes on Saturday and getting Goodyear Marathons. Glad it didn't blow while you were driving!
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Old 06-18-2015, 10:20 PM   #3
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I know this subject has been rode to death, but I have a 2014 Sandpiper 376BHOK. It came with Master Craft 10ply tires and in the past 6 months I have had 3 tires with bubbles/knots in the sidewall. My dealer replaced the first one under warranty now the warranty company Loins Head (I think) is saying the other two tire are outside the 1 year warranty and won't do anything about. I knew the tires were cheap China bombs and replaced them with Goodyear G614's. Ok my question is how many other people have had the problem with the tire having bubbles/knots in them?
The company that FR, Inc and some other RV manufacturers use is Lionshead.

Lionshead Tire and Wheel | Digital Hill

You actually have a MasterTrack pictured, not to be confused with MasterCraft tires, which are Cooper Tires associate brand. I know it may seem like splitting hairs, but worth noting.
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Old 06-18-2015, 10:21 PM   #4
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That's on the INSIDE too. Harder to spot. I haven't been diligent about checking the inside...now I will!


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Old 06-18-2015, 11:23 PM   #5
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Yea I meant MasterTrack, I apologize, I've been reading about tires so much it's all running together!
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Old 06-19-2015, 12:33 AM   #6
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Check out Carlisle Tires. They make an "E" and an "F" rated trailer tire in their new Radial Trail RH. I have been running Carlisles in every imaginable application and they're a tremendous tire IMO. The whole "China bomb anxiety" thing is terrible when you're dealing with all the other variables while towing.
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Old 06-19-2015, 03:43 AM   #7
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I'm picking up my new 2016 376bhok on Monday. I hope they have updated to better tires, but I doubt it.
It's a shame that we pay these kind of prices for these campers, then have to spend another $600 or more for good tires.
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Old 06-19-2015, 07:17 AM   #8
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I'm picking up my new 2016 376bhok on Monday. I hope they have updated to better tires, but I doubt it.
It's a shame that we pay these kind of prices for these campers, then have to spend another $600 or more for good tires.
Yup your right, you might try to talk your dealer into upgrading the tires on your trailer before your pick it up. I read alot of reviews and went with the Goodyear G614 LT235/85R16, It's a 14 ply commercial tire rated for 110PSI. At $350 a tire they're not cheap!

My dealer rep told me that Lionhead only would warranty the tires for around $65 per tire, if they would of covered them. That's is alot of money and alot of trailer to riding on $65 tires! Think about that next time your towing down the highway.
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We had a Carlisle tire do that on us a few years back on the popup...stopped for breakfast on the way home from camping (a very rare happening) and watched some folks pull in with horse trailers, park near ours, guy gets out looking under our camper and comes in and tells us about the bulge on our tire!
Saved us from getting on the interstate for an hour plus drive.....
Strange part......They live about 6 miles down the road from us and see them every now and then......
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Old 06-19-2015, 07:46 AM   #10
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I've had that happen to three different semi trailer tires, tires were the wide single tires not duals, not really sure why, the guy who owns my trailer just changed them out and never really says anything about it, when they let the air out of them it seems like the sidewall cords just separate, that's a first seeing that on a smaller camper tire, definitely something for everyone to watch. For wondering minds the trailer tires that it happened to were all Michelin Xte x one wide singles


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