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Old 06-28-2013, 04:12 PM   #11
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Would be nice if we could remember to log any pot holes, etc we hit and see how long it takes for a problem to present itself. Have thought about it several times, but never do it.
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Old 06-28-2013, 06:18 PM   #12
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Funny thing is while traveling down the interstates are normal speeds, you don't notice how big the cracks/holes in the concrete/pavement are until you get slowed or stopped. Some of them are huge.
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Old 07-01-2013, 02:18 AM   #13
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I have one trip lasting three days on my new 2014 Wildwood and on the road coming home, one of my trailer tires lost the sidewall. There was a loud bang but didn't feel anything wrong.

I have two boats, one trailer has regular car tires and the other trailer tires. Two spare trailer tires are about three years old and the sidewalls are already cracking (brand new and never used). My local tire dealer said that all trailer tires are now made in China.

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Lots of RVers are having this problem but no one is listening. Makes me think that the insurance industry would be on our side as well, but to them it's probably not worth fighting.
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The fact that it was a 235-80-16 tells me everything I need to know. CHINA...
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Never had a problem with a Chinese tire in 50,000 miles of towing. Carlisle, Goodyear Marathon. Nearly every RV ST tire is made in China, so guess it is logical that any problem would be with a Chinese tire. How do you know you didn't hit a road hazard and run the tire low on air to the point it failed?
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None of the st trailer tires are built in the US, they are all made in either China or a Far East country so everyone should just quit bitching about them. None of the manufacturers are going to change mfg locations.
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Tire size

What size tires are most of you running? The sticker on the corner of my TT shows 22575R15 as the tire size. After a recent blowout I realized that it came from the factory with 20575R15's. I was wondering why they diverted from the required size?
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Never had a problem with a Chinese tire in 50,000 miles of towing. Carlisle, Goodyear Marathon. Nearly every RV ST tire is made in China, so guess it is logical that any problem would be with a Chinese tire. How do you know you didn't hit a road hazard and run the tire low on air to the point it failed?
Because I heard it blow.
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What size tires are most of you running? The sticker on the corner of my TT shows 22575R15 as the tire size. After a recent blowout I realized that it came from the factory with 20575R15's. I was wondering why they diverted from the required size?
I think most campers, 10,000 lbs or more come with under sized or low quality tires. Marathon Goodyear is good example. I am changing all of mine to a 10 ply Michelin truck tire. Really shame on Forest River for installing cheap tires.
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