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Old 07-29-2016, 03:11 PM   #21
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Well, I'm glad you picked out the comments you liked...
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Old 07-29-2016, 03:59 PM   #22
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+2...as long as speed is kept at or below max rated speed of the tires.

Many, if not most, "China bomb" incidents are caused by improper inflation or exceeding max speed or both...not because of where they are made.
Gotta disagree. I've been following the Chinese tire debacle for years and many folks have reported diligently checking pressure and not exceeding 65mph, and still having the blowouts.
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Old 07-29-2016, 04:09 PM   #23
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Gotta disagree. I've been following the Chinese tire debacle for years and many folks have reported diligently checking pressure and not exceeding 65mph, and still having the blowouts.

Not to mention that there are several reports of the spare tire exploding while sitting on the spare tire rack..
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Old 07-29-2016, 04:39 PM   #24
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Not to mention that there are several reports of the spare tire exploding while sitting on the spare tire rack..
LOL!! I had not heard that one but it doesn't surprise me. We had just picked up a new rig (checked the psi before we left), drove 2 hours and stopped at a truck stop for lunch. AFTER lunch (about an hour) we were walking back to the rig when one of our brand new china bombs exploded while just sitting in the parking lot. Several of our camping group weren't as lucky and had much more damage with practically new tires made in china over the past several years. So no more tires from China for us.
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Old 08-03-2016, 02:56 PM   #25
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Although I have been diligent with keeping the tires inflated properly and covered when not in use, I was highly suspect of the China Bombs that came on my 2014 Flagstaff. I replaced them a few weeks back with Maxxis ST tires. I went from load range C to E. Might be my imagination but I think the trailer tows better with the new tires. I'm going to order a set of TPMS monitors for added piece of mind.
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LOL!! I had not heard that one but it doesn't surprise me. We had just picked up a new rig (checked the psi before we left), drove 2 hours and stopped at a truck stop for lunch. AFTER lunch (about an hour) we were walking back to the rig when one of our brand new china bombs exploded while just sitting in the parking lot. Several of our camping group weren't as lucky and had much more damage with practically new tires made in china over the past several years. So no more tires from China for us.
They could have been damaged before you got them. Delivery driver, Dealer movements and just setting around the dealer lot not properly maintained.

There are no checks & balances for any of that activity.

A common inflation error on the trailer manufacturer's part is not ensuring the tires are properly inflated when they leave the factory, especially if the tire/wheel assemblies were provided by an OEM provider. Proper assembly for them is 40 PSI.
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Old 08-03-2016, 07:21 PM   #27
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Many, if not most, "China bomb" incidents are caused by improper inflation or exceeding max speed or both...not because of where they are made.
Now that statement is the joke of the day......

I have had two of my original (china) 'tires' go south (boom) and neither had anything to do with psi or speed......
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As a tire engineer I am alsway amused by the posts of many who claim to know why their tire failed (The tire plant was painted blue not green) but they do not offer information on how many years they trained as a tire forensic specialist. For too many tire engineering is akin to "Black Magic".

Maybe some of you "experts could educate the rest of us on why and how this tire failed.


Or maybe they can point to the evidence in this tire that supports their conclusion.


Even the tires that fail when not even on the road have a scientific reason


Please share your wisdom and knowledge so the rest may learn.
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Nope, Tireman9...way too easy to yell "CHINA BOMB" than to consider forensics...or take responsibility for poor maintenance/prevention...
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[QUOTE=Tireman9;1286997]As a tire engineer I am alsway amused by the posts of many who claim to know why their tire failed (when not even on the road have a scientific reason.............

I wouldn't ever consider I know more about tires than a tire engineer. However, based on anecdotal evidence from hundreds of tire posts, and from my own experience, it appears that many Chinese branded tires fail prematurely, even when users are diligent about PSI, not going over the speed rating and avoiding road hazards when possible.

I believe most RV mfgrs. put the cheapest tires on their units, and sometimes they don't even last 5,000 miles, and that's wrong IMHO. Interestingly, I've not seen a single report about a failure on the Sailun G637, which is also Chinese, and to which many folks are upgrading. Perhaps that's because there are far fewer on the road, so time may tell a different story.
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