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Old 06-15-2014, 08:27 PM   #11
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Just had a tread separation on an Akuret tire this past Friday returning from the Frio River. Checked them before we left campground no signs of defects and had proper inflation. Was pulling around 65mph and stopped for fuel 2 hours into trip. Did a walk around as I usually do when getting fuel and noticed one low on air. Inspected the tire and found it to be leaking at the split where the tread was separating. Luckly I caught it before it blew out. I think I'm going with maxxis as well. Date code was 4711 on a 2012 Sabre manufactured in Jan- 2012. I made a complaint about Akuret HF 188's on the NHTSA website.
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Old 06-15-2014, 08:40 PM   #12
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Have said it before, I wouldn't pull a camper off a dealer's lot with the factory tires on it unless they were Goodyear or equivalent. If you do, it's not a matter of if you're going to have trouble, it's just a matter of when.
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Old 06-15-2014, 09:25 PM   #13
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Picked up the camper this weekend to make some modifications to the upper bunk. Extended it from a single to a double bunk. Before taking it back to storage, inspected the tires and all four are showing sidewall cracking. Have a trip planned for Destin in two weeks, so I will be replacing all four with Goodyear.
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Old 06-15-2014, 09:30 PM   #14
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Replaced all tires on CC36RE with Goodyear "G" rated tires after losing two of the China junks that came on it and not had a problem with any of them.
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We're heading out to Destin in about 4 weeks. Glad The tire decided to go on the return of a short trip instead of our Destin trip. With the new tires hopefully we wont have any issues.
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Old 06-16-2014, 08:06 AM   #16
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While having my Maxxis installed, I looked some Goodyear Marathons in their shop. Still made in China.
If you must have Goodyears, hope they're the G614's
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Old 06-17-2014, 03:33 PM   #17
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I have decided to upgrade my 15" Akuret tires to 16" wheels with LT tires. I have 6 lug wheels. I think I have a 6x5.5" lug pattern. Can anyone confirm. This is on a 2014 Puma 259rbss 5th wheel.

Sorry can't look right now. Trailer is in storage. Sorry for the derail on the thread too.
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While having my Maxxis installed, I looked some Goodyear Marathons in their shop. Still made in China.
If you must have Goodyears, hope they're the G614's
All ST tires are made in the far east. Maxxis included.
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Excellent geography lesson, though there is a BIG difference between China made ST tires and Maxxis ST tires made in Thailand.
Bottom line, as long as an ST tire is made in China, it's junk.
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Excellent geography lesson, though there is a BIG difference between China made ST tires and Maxxis ST tires made in Thailand.
Bottom line, as long as an ST tire is made in China, it's junk.
Kinda like comparing corn grown in Iowa and corn grown in Arkansas. It's good if it's from Arkansas and junk if it's from Iowa. Total hogwash!
It all depends on the company and nothing to do with the country.
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