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Old 06-04-2015, 02:27 PM   #11
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Maaxis gets my vote!

I recently bought a 2004 Coachmen Spirit of America 248TBG - I knew it needed tires when I bought it.

I took it into the tire shop and bought Towmax STR's, but the Maxxis 8008's that were on it were 10 years old, probably original.

Very little cracking in the Maxxis, but evident none the less. Towed it about 60 miles home on interstate with them until I later found out just how old they were. Date codes ended in 03 or 04.
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Old 06-04-2015, 03:34 PM   #12
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We had problems with our 2014 Rockwood tires. They were dated Dec 13 and in Nov 14 had cracks in two of the tires and stretch marks on the other two. Rockwood authorized $75 per tires, as that is what the tires are worth, to replace them. Replaced them with better tires and made up the diff.
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Old 06-04-2015, 08:23 PM   #13
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We had those tires w/bulges on the inside. One blew out and some how made it home. Got rid of the China stuff and went with LT Goodyear tires. So when we traded for a new 5W, we had CW change out the factory tires for our Goodyears - NP now for over 5K miles.
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Old 06-08-2015, 12:29 AM   #14
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All tires will have indentations, some worse then others. It is where the cord plies are joined when manufactured. Protrusions or bulges are not normal especially if you have a tire that has had a leak or low air pressure in it when you check it. Do not put air in that tire with an unusual bulge or it may blow apart on you.
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Old 06-08-2015, 08:38 AM   #15
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Even sitting for the summer here at Lake Georgetown in central Texas, I'm keeping my eyes of them....got em covered and on wood to help.
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Old 06-18-2015, 04:11 PM   #16
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I was actually thinking it was his spare tire that may have had the undulation, from the way the OP has it worded in one sentence. I guess it's possible he changed it for the spare.....then aired up the leaking tire to see the bulges (or indentions) in it. Maybe he can clarify if it's two tires being discussed or just one.

I was not offering any advice on the leaking tire, as there are too many unknowns as to the cause...... which could very well be a bad tire or even a bad wheel.


I swapped the spare in for the bad tire and then inflated. I mixed soap and water and wet the tire after inflation but could not find a leak. I put it aside and over a few days it lost air. I am taking it to a tire place tonight to have them inspect it to see if it is the tire. If it is not the tire I am open to the possibility of it being the rim.
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Old 06-18-2015, 04:42 PM   #17
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Stan,,,did you soap up the valve and valvestem?
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Old 06-18-2015, 04:52 PM   #18
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Stan,,,did you soap up the valve and valvestem?
yep. Started with the stem.
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