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Old 05-01-2015, 11:31 AM   #21
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I wouldn't over-react to all of the "china bomb" rhetoric. I've traveled tens of thousands of miles on various Chinese tires with nary a problem. Very tough conditions too. All day tows in 95 degree heat. Rutted, rocky dirt National Forest Service roads. ZERO issues.

If you have 14" tires, the Kumho 857 IS a great tire. D rated and 99 mph rated.

A TPMS system will typically require steel valve stems. That was the biggest "hassle" when I got mine.

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Old 05-01-2015, 11:42 AM   #22
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I like the Firestone Winterforce tires without studs. Nice deep treads to eliminate rocks from getting stuck and great is rain or snow plus aggressive tread and reasonably priced They are in my Roo size 205/75/14


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Old 05-01-2015, 12:14 PM   #23
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I think the Kumho in 195R14 is discontinued; I went with the Hankook RA08 in a 195R14 on my 2703WS; it is a load range D, 8 ply, 99 mph tire, very highly rated; best price and date from the - busdepot.com- $500 shipped to my home, had mounted locally. Sold the 1 year old Westlakes locally on craigs list for 100$
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Old 05-01-2015, 09:35 PM   #24
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... but facts are facts ...
No disrespect intended but it seems difficult to distinguish fact from anecdote, here.



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Old 05-01-2015, 09:45 PM   #25
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Put 4 years and 9000 miles on my 'junk' OEM tires. No issues. With the tire doom and gloom on this board you would think there are trailers on the side of the road on every highway in the country right now. Personally I rarely seen one on the side of the road.


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Old 05-01-2015, 11:42 PM   #26
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Put 4 years and 9000 miles on my 'junk' OEM tires. No issues. With the tire doom and gloom on this board you would think there are trailers on the side of the road on every highway in the country right now. Personally I rarely seen one on the side of the road.
The way I see it is, everyone that has a problem is going to talk about it and how bad the tires are. What you don't hear is the 1,000 other people that didn't have a problem. They have no reason to complain.
I'm at ~1,500 miles on my oem stuff. I check pressure each trip and tow at 65mph, no problems here.
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Old 05-02-2015, 12:36 AM   #27
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My TPMS experience, I have the Tire Minder system which I DO NOT trust. I loose communication with the Monitor example I get an NO S error. I have to stop and remover the sensor and re-install it to regain communication. Sometimes I don't get any error message, but I know a sensor is not communicating, because I'll have a temperature readings that has not went up while driving. Again stop remove and re-install and they start working again. I've had this Tire Minder system since 2012. In the near future I will be going with the TST - 507RV that I've found on this web site for $288.00

TST 507RV 4 Wheel Towed Vehicle System w/ Cap Sens & Repeter for Sale Online - Vulcan Tire Sales

I've contacted Tire Minder and for $200.00 I can trade in my monitor for another. Let say I do this and it doesn't fix my problem. So next step would be to replace the sensors (4) for $180.00 which puts my total up to $380.00 no guarantee, I may still have issues. My final step would be get the signal booster for around $69.00 now everything has been replaced and my total is up to $449.00. add on my original purchase price of $300.00 and I've invested almost $750.00 dollars. Like I mentioned, I will be going with the TST 507 for $288.00 in the near future!
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Old 05-02-2015, 01:00 AM   #28
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Don't want to start the brand wars but these are a great price with the $100 discount.
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I have had great luck with the new carlisle. To each his own.
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Old 05-04-2015, 02:47 PM   #30
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Interesting I have the Westlake (China Bombs) but in the article from USA Today it stated full size van tires were the issue? Has anyone had real trouble with Westlake tires from FR? Mine was just built?


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