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Old 11-18-2013, 06:58 PM   #11
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In my one catastrophic event, none of the above apply. Pressure checked 20 miles prior, never curbed, 50 mph and no road hazard involved, the tire just disintegrated.
You selectively quoted his message and left out the part that manufacturing defects do, in fact, happen. You're one experience doesn't mean it will happen to everyone. I'm fairly certain I've read of other folks on here who have had the exact opposite experience- many happy years on their OEM tires. Neither proves anything in all cases.

In fact, I'd be willing to bet forums are a skewed view of the population and the majority of users go about their RV'ing lives happily in blissful ignorance that some have issues with the OEM tires.
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Old 11-18-2013, 07:06 PM   #12
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You selectively quoted his message and left out the part that manufacturing defects do, in fact, happen. You're one experience doesn't mean it will happen to everyone. I'm fairly certain I've read of other folks on here who have had the exact opposite experience- many happy years on their OEM tires. Neither proves anything in all cases.

In fact, I'd be willing to bet forums are a skewed view of the population and the majority of users go about their RV'ing lives happily in blissful ignorance that some have issues with the OEM tires.
I believe it pointed out the fact it was a manufacturing defect. I challenge you to find a majority of folks getting a lot of miles on anything but major manufactured brands of tires.
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Old 11-18-2013, 07:12 PM   #13
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The unknown part is when the unit is being towed from the manufacturer to the dealer. Did the tires hit a lot of pot holes, did the driver strike a curb, and did the driver keep the speeds below 65mph? Also when the unit left the manufacture facility were the tires at the proper pressure? The main cause of tire failure is not keeping your tires covered when not being towed. The sun can and will dry out the tires and cause weather cracks.
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Old 11-18-2013, 07:13 PM   #14
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I believe it pointed out the fact it was a manufacturing defect. I challenge you to find a majority of folks getting a lot of miles on anything but major manufactured brands of tires.
It pointed out one case of a manufacturing defect but one doesn't make a trend. I think you're definitely over exaggerating to the point of fear mongering saying people are lucky to get a year out of OEM tires. As I said, I can go find the post where someone here got a good 30k miles out of his. If one makes a trend - then we can safely assume all OEM tires are fine.

As for finding many people who are content- people don't complain when things are good. There's just not much to talk about. Heck, I didn't post word one about my tires until I had issues (one man-made issue and one manufacturing defect).
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OP ask for advice, I gave mine based on my personal experiences.
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Old 11-19-2013, 09:18 PM   #16
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I just took my 2013 grey wolf 28bh tt in due to a defect tire. The warranty rep told me he is replacing all 5 tires with radials due to uneven wear and defects of the FR factory tires. He also said these tires tire begin to wear unevenly a after 1k miles but mine showed wear only after about 250. This problem began to surface with the grey wolf tt about 4 mos ago. FYI
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Old 12-18-2013, 08:23 PM   #17
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Counting our blessings.......
I went out this morning to check my tire pressure as we are about to mosey on down the road in a couple of days. I discovered a bubble on one of the tires so I went to change the tire and put the spare on. When I got the bad tire off I discovered that there was also a bubble on the inside side wall. Wow, what luck to have found that. Now I decided to take another tire off and check that one. Low and behold, a nice big open gap. Another bad tire. That's it, now I am going to replace all 4 tires. When I took the other 2 off they too had bubbles and cracks.
How lucky can we be. All 4 tires having major defects all at the same time and we managed not to have a blow out.
Oh ya, those tires are the original tires that came on our 2013 Columbus. They have only been used for 14 months.
I just want to let other Columbus owners aware of this before someone gets hurt by a blowout.
Off to the tire dealer in the morning to buy 5 new tires. (replacing the spare too)
And I guess tomorrow afternoon we be used up by having to argue with the dealer and/or manufacture.
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Old 12-18-2013, 08:29 PM   #18
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The original tires that came on my toy hauler were the same way. So bad I thought I had axle problems. But the tires were just junk. I now have maxxis m8008 and no wear problems now.
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Counting our blessings.......
I went out this morning to check my tire pressure as we are about to mosey on down the road in a couple of days. I discovered a bubble on one of the tires so I went to change the tire and put the spare on. When I got the bad tire off I discovered that there was also a bubble on the inside side wall. Wow, what luck to have found that. Now I decided to take another tire off and check that one. Low and behold, a nice big open gap. Another bad tire. That's it, now I am going to replace all 4 tires. When I took the other 2 off they too had bubbles and cracks.
How lucky can we be. All 4 tires having major defects all at the same time and we managed not to have a blow out.
Oh ya, those tires are the original tires that came on our 2013 Columbus. They have only been used for 14 months.
I just want to let other Columbus owners aware of this before someone gets hurt by a blowout.
Off to the tire dealer in the morning to buy 5 new tires. (replacing the spare too)
And I guess tomorrow afternoon we be used up by having to argue with the dealer and/or manufacture.

So what brand?
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