Originally Posted by Roving Ron
Unfortunately RV manufacturers have no skin in the game. The tires only need to last long enough to get off the dealers lot.
Not exactly true - they warranty them, so they need something that will hold up that long (most of the time). Proving a failure is a warranty issue may be another story...
However, we bought the 2nd year FR warranty and a month after the 1 year warranty on the rims & tires ran out through Lions Head, we had a tread separation around all 360 degrees of the tire with no signs of any road hazard. Fortunately it didn't damage the trailer. The dealer sent pictures to FR and they replaced it under warranty. Then the valve stems on all 4 remaining tires cracked. FR also warrantied those.
I too wish they would just put better quality tires on to start with. Can't wait to get these replaced with Marathons or Maxxis tires in the spring, along with a TPMS.
I did see that in the Wildcat brochure Maxxis tires are now an option. Glad to see they offer that. I would glady pay the extra $$. If they want to leave the cheap ones on there for the people shopping only on price that's understandable, but glad to see they at least have an option for decent tires right off the lot.