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Old 08-25-2017, 11:57 PM   #1
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China bomb fail #1

Leaving for our weekend trip today and this happens 7 miles in. Needless to say all 4 tires will be replaced tomorrow! It's lovely that this trailer only has 2700 miles on it(plus however many miles to had during delivery from factory)
Tires: Castle Rock E rated 10 ply
Towing speed 68 mph
Air pressure 78 psi(cold) 82 (hot)
Tire temp 110 degrees
90 degrees outside temp
Trailer: loaded fairly lightly with just under 1/3 water in tank
So what tires do I get? Looking at the Goodyear Endurance or the maxxis. Any suggestions?Click image for larger version

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Old 08-26-2017, 09:01 AM   #2
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Sorry to hear that. Looks like damage may be minimal. I know you are sick about it. I went with Maxxis 8008's. Very happy with them. Sailun would be on top of my list too, maybe a little less expensive.
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So I ended up going to the sailun S637 14 ply tires. It is SHOCKING at the weight difference between the tires. The castle bomb is half the weight of the sailun tire.
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Old 08-26-2017, 03:51 PM   #4
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I had the China bombs and two blowouts with less than 1000 miles. I went from load range D to E. Carlisle trail HD. Very happy with them so far. For the first time since our first TT in 2012 we have completed 5 consecutive trips with no issues.
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Old 08-26-2017, 04:29 PM   #5
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I had the China bombs and two blowouts with less than 1000 miles. I went from load range D to E. Carlisle trail HD. Very happy with them so far. For the first time since our first TT in 2012 we have completed 5 consecutive trips with no issues.


The castle rock tires I had from factory were a load range E, the new tires I picked up today are a load range G. The castle rock tire totally separated and is violently unreliable at this point. So for piece of mind I went total overkill on the tires needed for this fifth wheel.
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So I ended up going to the sailun S637 14 ply tires. It is SHOCKING at the weight difference between the tires. The castle bomb is half the weight of the sailun tire.
Good choice. You won't regret it.
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Old 08-27-2017, 01:57 PM   #7
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I replaced my brand new Castle Rock tires on my Rockwood 2720WS with Goodyear Endurance. Like the fact that they are made in the USA.
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Old 08-27-2017, 03:12 PM   #8
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China Bombs

My first one went at 1,200 miles at about 40 mph, 8 miles from home. It cost about $7,000 to repair everything (insurance payed). Needless to say, I visited my Firestone Dealer soon as I could, and replaced them with the same U. S. made rubber he had on his fifth wheel.
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Old 08-27-2017, 03:22 PM   #9
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Replacement tires

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It appears you have 16" rims and with that you should have no trouble finding a Light Truck tire for your replacements. You will find many who will disagree, but consider this before you decide. On all ST tires, it clearly states on the sidewall of the tire that they can only be used in trailer applications. Light truck tires may be used obviously in any application, car / truck / RV, it does not matter! Why? It is all about construction and testing. Manufacturers who make tires must put ANY tire set to go on a passenger car / truck through rigorous testing to make sure they can handle most any abuse that they will face. So when comparing, there is no comparison to how tough a Light Truck, or even a Passenger car tire is compared to an ST tire. LT tires will give you longevity, safety, and most importantly peace of mind as you go down the road. Do some research yourself and send a message to trailer tire manufacturers that RV owners will no longer buy junk and jump through the hoops (constantly checking pressures) that they have set up for us to continue to buy (set after set before they are worn out) whatever they sell with no responsibility. These are the facts, check them out yourself. Don't believe that all the gadgets, i.e. TPMS's, will make you much better, because in the end you still have ST's. Check out Nokian Tires from Discount Tire as a suggestion. The Goodyear Endurance may be different, but why chance it when TRIED AND TRUE are there for the taking at roughly the same cost !?

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The castle rock tires I had from factory were a load range E, the new tires I picked up today are a load range G. The castle rock tire totally separated and is violently unreliable at this point. So for piece of mind I went total overkill on the tires needed for this fifth wheel.
I had a Goodyear Marathon blow not long after we purchased our camper used. I replaced them all with Maxxis 8008s. So far so good, But when it is time to replace we are going with load range Gs as well. The extra capacity is a measure of safety we do not wish to be without.

Im assuming based on the numbers you gave i your OP that you have a TPMS system? No indications prior to the failure of impending problems?
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