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Old 09-22-2015, 09:30 AM   #11
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I'm aware of those Chinese tires, have them on my Crusader. But the more I read these horror posts about blowouts, the more I'm considering going to Discount tire and purchasing 4 new tires.

I only have about 2000 miles on them now, but plan on a 1300 mile trip to FL. this winter and back home in April. Wondering now if I'll make it or not!

Such a shame everyone has to worry about this on a brand new RV. Makes me also wonder why there isn't some Highway Safety organization here in the US that would restrict these junk tires from even being imported!
So, what are you going to do?
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Old 09-22-2015, 09:37 AM   #12
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So, what are you going to do?

Can I assume that only Chinese manufactured tires will blow?
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Old 09-22-2015, 09:45 AM   #13
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what brand tire was it?
Trail Express "Palmer Tomins" ST 225/75R15, load C
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Old 09-22-2015, 11:59 AM   #14
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Can I assume that only Chinese manufactured tires will blow?
Sounds right... never heard of a non-Chinese failing in any way... nope, never, not one, nada... lalalalalalala
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Old 09-22-2015, 12:42 PM   #15
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We have a 2604WS that came with Westlake tires. I was concerned about them so I did a Google search and found most comments were positive. I left them on, and with a TPMS drove 4700 miles through the Canadian Maritime Providences, over some of the worst blacktop roads I have ever seen, and had no problems. Maybe I was just lucky.
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Old 09-22-2015, 12:49 PM   #16
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After my failure which damaged the wire bundle I added a protector made from heavy radiator hose. This is to protect if future failure. I replaced wth Michelin LT range E. No problems.
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Old 09-22-2015, 01:18 PM   #17
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Can I assume that only Chinese manufactured tires will blow?
I'm not aware of any ST tires manufactured in the US anymore. Maybe Carlisle, not sure, but if there is someone please let us know.

Any tire will blowout not just Chinese tires. It seems to happen more often with Chinese ST tires but we only hear about the ones that blow out not the ones that don't.
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Old 09-22-2015, 01:24 PM   #18
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On my 8282 the kitchen slide is on the other side and the bundle is about a foot behind the aft tire and folds toward the back.
Correction - just looked and the kitchen slide wiring bundle starts over 3 feet behind the aft tire - probably a pretty safe range (another reason to like this floor plan). The opposite slide wire bundle starts 1.5 feet behind the tires but it carries only carries non-critical lighting (one 120VAC and one 12VDC) circuits.

Still curious if the 8289 bundle is closer. Brian?
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After my failure which damaged the wire bundle I added a protector made from heavy radiator hose. This is to protect if future failure.
Added a protector around the wiring? I doubt anything not well armored will withstand a tread separation flailing around at 65MPH (and even the armor will probably get pretty beaten up). That's a fairly heavy rubber and steel whip there.
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Added a protector around the wiring? I doubt anything not well armored will withstand a tread separation flailing around at 65MPH (and even the armor will probably get pretty beaten up). That's a fairly heavy rubber and steel whip there.
Yep... you can do what you can to protect but I've seen tires completely destroy complete metal fenders and bracing (on other types of trailers) so I doubt wiring and plastic fender skirts will stand a chance.
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