Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-01-2010, 09:49 AM   #11
Moderator Emeritus
 
MtnGuy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Shenandoah Valley
Posts: 9,274
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fort Kent Dad View Post
Just upgraded to Goodyear Marathons from the 'made in China' tires that came with my 09 Rockwood 8319SS.
The Marathons on my 2008 Surveyor were made in China. I understand that Goodyear has moved some production back to the USA, but it is no guarantee that what you have was manufactured here. Check the DOT code to see where they are made.

The 1st 2 digits after DOT indicate where they are made:

http://www.tire-information-world.com/dot-location.html
__________________

__________________

Chap , DW Joy, and Fur Baby Sango
2017 F350 Lariat CCSB, SRW, 4x4, 6.7 PS
2017 Grand Design Reflection 337RLS
MtnGuy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2010, 10:48 AM   #12
Member
 
Sagebrush's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Pharr,TX, on the road all summer tho
Posts: 42
What is the DOT date on your Duro tires,and do you have a guestimate on miles driven? Trying to see if I can get two years out of my original equipment.
Thank you
__________________

__________________
Sagebrush & Special K
2011 Rockwood 8285WS
2008 Chevy Silverado 2500HD
Sagebrush is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2010, 11:04 AM   #13
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Saskatchewan
Posts: 149
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sagebrush View Post
What is the DOT date on your Duro tires,and do you have a guestimate on miles driven? Trying to see if I can get two years out of my original equipment.
Thank you
If you are referring to my post, mine were made in sept 09 i believe. Reason I took them off was that when I picked up the trailer...all of them were underinflated, and one had a slow leak...which turned out to be a staple, that I assume was picked up at the factory. So who knows, the unit could have been transported to canada with low tires, which i think would have stressed them. I think they are under rated for my trailer, and I don't trust generic 'china-bombs' as everyone calls them. For me the near $500 for an upgrade is worth it for piece of mind, and reduced risk of blowing out and causing thousands of dollars in damage. As they say 'your mileage may vary'
__________________


2010 Rockwood 8281SS Signature Ultra Light
2009 Dodge Ram 2500 w/6.7 Cummins
bobsquarepants is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2010, 11:17 AM   #14
Senior Member
 
Mr. Black's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: South Hill, Wa
Posts: 265
I have known more people personally that have had tire failures on American tires then foreign tires.

Just saying, take it fwiw.

To remove perfectly good tires that show no signs of defects seams a little ridiculous to me.

The most improtant thing in the end, is to do whatever makes you trust your equipment.
__________________
Steve
1999 Ford Superduty F250 PSD CC SB 6spd 4x4.
B&W goosneck/companion hitch, Airlift 5000 airbags.
2006 Sierra F28 Rear Kitchen 5th Wheel, 31' = 10k pounds.
Nights camped in 09-14, 2010-23
Mr. Black is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2010, 12:16 PM   #15
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Saskatchewan
Posts: 149
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr. Black View Post
I have known more people personally that have had tire failures on American tires then foreign tires.

Just saying, take it fwiw.

To remove perfectly good tires that show no signs of defects seams a little ridiculous to me.

The most improtant thing in the end, is to do whatever makes you trust your equipment.
I totally agree with this... nothing to say that the ones I put one couldn't fail. If I felt better about their history, I would have left them on for at least a couple of seasons regardless of their pedigree. Also if we had someone locally that handled Duro's and associated warranty work if needed would have been a factor to consider.

My previous TT had Duro's on them and I noticed the sidewalls had major cracks on them. I noticed this the day after I picked it up from the dealer... yes I did a PDI, but didn't check the condition of the tires, as one would expect they would be fine on a new TT. The dealer had no problem exchanging them (probably threw them on another TT, to some unsuspecting customer)...but if the dealer would have said I was out of luck and had to go to Duro...it would have been a major pain to ship them back to the U.S. as there is no Canadian dealer / rep for them (as far as I could find) for warranty replacement.

Problem is that in my 'real job' it is my job to identify points of failure and reduce the risk of failures... so yes I do look under my bed every night
__________________


2010 Rockwood 8281SS Signature Ultra Light
2009 Dodge Ram 2500 w/6.7 Cummins
bobsquarepants is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2010, 02:16 PM   #16
Senior Member
 
Iggy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Desert SW - Arizona
Posts: 6,360
I plan on watching my Duro Tires over the next year or so. They have a build date of Sep 2009. I will maintain 50 psi and watch fo rany iseeus. At that point I will decide.
I do plan a few 600 mile trips before my 6,000 mile trip in spring 2011.


Oh did you know that Duro tires have a speed rating code N.
That is 87 mph max.


Email from Duro
John,
The speed rating for our ST trailer radial tires is "N" or 87 mph. But please always remember - you are pulling a trailer and are heavy so use additional caution - especially with your speed.

Best regards,
Carey Bryan
Duro Tire and Wheel
__________________
2012 Georgetown XL - 378TS 60,000 miles
Life is a journey, not a destination !

Iggy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2010, 01:29 AM   #17
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 29
I have one Duro tire on my trailer that has a bulge on the sidewall. Waiting for what my dealer plans on doing for me. This is on a 2010 model.
__________________
swayze is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2010, 11:23 AM   #18
Senior Member
 
Iggy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Desert SW - Arizona
Posts: 6,360
Quote:
Originally Posted by swayze View Post
I have one Duro tire on my trailer that has a bulge on the sidewall. Waiting for what my dealer plans on doing for me. This is on a 2010 model.
How many miles do you have on the tires?
Are all the other tires still Duro's?
__________________
2012 Georgetown XL - 378TS 60,000 miles
Life is a journey, not a destination !

Iggy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-16-2010, 11:44 PM   #19
Member
 
Pourme's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Western N.C.
Posts: 32
The date codes on my Goodyear Marathons range from late '01 to mid '02. Since my TT is a 2003 model I assume they are original tires. I'm a month away from a 1600 mile trip. I plan to replace them before I go on this trip, as I read the tires have a max lifetime of 5 years.
I think I will probably go with Marathon ST tires again. Thought about LT tires because STs carry a max speed of 65 mph.
Any thoughts....anyone?
Thanks!
__________________
The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else.

2003 Nash 19B
2000 F-150
Days camped so far in 2010... 20
Pourme is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2010, 01:08 AM   #20
Senior Member
 
Iggy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Desert SW - Arizona
Posts: 6,360
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pourme View Post
The date codes on my Goodyear Marathons range from late '01 to mid '02. Since my TT is a 2003 model I assume they are original tires. I'm a month away from a 1600 mile trip. I plan to replace them before I go on this trip, as I read the tires have a max lifetime of 5 years.
I think I will probably go with Marathon ST tires again. Thought about LT tires because STs carry a max speed of 65 mph.
Any thoughts....anyone?
Thanks!
Sounds like a good plan to me. I must agree that a 5 year old trailer tire is normal life expectancy. Many think it is like a car tire . If the tread is still deep enough it is still good. Not so with trailer tires as they have harder rubber and actually never wear out the tread.
That's what the experts say and I would agree as a consumer.
__________________

__________________
2012 Georgetown XL - 378TS 60,000 miles
Life is a journey, not a destination !

Iggy is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
rockwood

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:55 PM.