Originally Posted by wbdavey
My previous 5th wheel (KZ Stoneridge 41CKS) offered Goodyears instead of the "china bombs" so I ordered the option - $700 for 7 tires. When I got it home I realized the Goodyear Marathons were made in CHINA!
You still got a much better tire - its not as much where they are made, but how they are designed & produced. If you check out any of the online tire sites, look at the shipping weight of a cheap tire vs a Marathon or a Maxxis (made in Taiwan). The better brands weigh 20-30% more because they have more plies and are thicker than the cheap OEM tires.
Would be nice if there was a USA made choice (even Carlisle only makes 1 ST in the US), but a higher quality tire made overseas is still an upgrade over the cheapo's the factories use.