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Old 03-01-2012, 11:29 PM   #1
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Quality & Brand of Tires on 2012 V-Lites

Does anyone know the brand of tires that comes on the new 2012 Flagstaff V-Lites? Are they a good and durable tire?
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Does anyone know the brand of tires that comes on the new 2012 Flagstaff V-Lites? Are they a good and durable tire?


Duro brand from China. They will last if you watch the tire pressure often. May feel they are bad tires but I have themon my 5th wheel 205/75R15 and maintain them at 55psi cold and so far I have over 12,200 miles on mine and I have had my trailer since July 2010. I figure if they show any wear I wlll replace them. I also counted the trip from Elkhart to Phoenix when it was delivered. I have another 5,000 between now and the end of July 2012.
I'm sure others will give you some suggestions but use your V-Lite and check the pressures before, during and after your trip (COLD) and they will last a long time.
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Iggy,
They are not Duro's this year, some other made in China brand (Roadstar or something) but I cannot rememberfor sure. Was at an RV show last nite looking at the new ones.

Also I agree with Iggy, we have Duro's on our trailer and it has made a 6000km trip to Ontario 2 years ago and last year we went from Saskatchewan through, Montana, wyoming, South Dakota and North Dakota. I have a temp gun and check the tire at every gas stop and even in 100+ temps they all stayed within a couple degrees. I also check pressures once a day as well. The tires are still perfect although we are thinking of replacing them before we head out to Indiana this summer.
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Old 03-02-2012, 08:06 AM   #4
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Does anyone know the brand of tires that comes on the new 2012 Flagstaff V-Lites? Are they a good and durable tire?
My 2012 V-Lite left the factory in early Nov 2011 and came with "Trail Express Power Towing" tires. All I've done so far is towed it home and winterized so I don't have an answer for your second question.
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That is not too encouraging to hear. I have heard nothing but terrible things about the Trail Express tires. Anyone else have comments about the Trail Express? Anyone out there have pros or cons on these tires? Are they something I will want to replace ASAP for fear of blowout, therefore trailer damage.
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I ran the factory tire on-----------

I ran the factory tire on my 8285WS until I has just 3000 miles on them. They are "C" rated tires, I felt the "C" rated tires were not heavy duty enough for the RV. I replaced the Chinese tires with GOOD YEAR MARATHONS "D" rated tires. Do I fell better with the GOOD YEAR TIRES that are also made in China, Yes I do! I feel they are made to the GOOD YEAR SPECS and have a warranty I can deal with.
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Part of the deal was, I want 5 Goodyear tires and I got them. Trying to deal with Duro was, well that is the reason this RV is on Goodyear's.
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That is not too encouraging to hear. I have heard nothing but terrible things about the Trail Express tires. Anyone else have comments about the Trail Express? Anyone out there have pros or cons on these tires? Are they something I will want to replace ASAP for fear of blowout, therefore trailer damage.
pbrackney - just my two cents here - my 2012 29rk was delivered with Trail Express ST 235/80R16 tires - Load Range E and with almost 2000 miles on them are looking good. They were Nitrogen filled from the factory (but don't get me started on that subject). Ditto on checking for proper tire pressure.
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B-47- that is good to hear. Sounds like the Trail Express tires are holding up okay as long as you keep your eye on the pressure. How often have you had to fill with air? Do you see any difference with Nitrogen compared to air?
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B-47- that is good to hear. Sounds like the Trail Express tires are holding up okay as long as you keep your eye on the pressure. How often have you had to fill with air? Do you see any difference with Nitrogen compared to air?
P - remember that I do not have that many miles on them yet. We plan on going on a round trip to Upstate NY from Fort Worth later this month and I figure that should be a true test of their quality - I will let you know my experience if you contact ne when we get back.

I had a flat on one and have not yet had to add air to it. The other three needed a top off of about 5-10 lbs.

As far as Nitrogen filled versus non Nitrogen filled - there is a thread started by me on here that you should read when deciding if the Nitrogen thing is worthwhile or just a gimmick. A lot of good posts about this from various people.
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