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Old 06-17-2014, 06:08 PM   #21
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Akuret ST 225-75-R15

I got around 4200 total miles

I just pulled a 3550 mile trip on a set of four not one single problem, take care it could happen to you.
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Old 06-17-2014, 06:13 PM   #22
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Akuret ST 225-75-R15. I got around 4200 total miles. I just pulled a 3550 mile trip on a set of four not one single problem, take care it could happen to you.
Based on other folks experiences, I would say you have just about reached the life of your tires.
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Based on other folks experiences, I would say you have just about reached the life of your tires.
That might be.

But then the bumper stayed attached to the trailer to, DAMN A double wammy commin down......
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That might be. But then the bumper stayed attached to the trailer to, DAMN A double wammy commin down......
But we'll never know.
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But we'll never know.
I am sure one or more of the ST's will fail at some point, just like one or more of the LT Coopers on the PU will.

At that point I shall replace them and move on to the next page.
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Old 06-17-2014, 07:45 PM   #26
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Goodyear and Carlisle, brand name tires, make their ST tires in China. Both failure rates are too high; follow the numerous RV forums to verify this. Until they implement a better quality control program and manufacturing processes, they'll remain China bombs. Tell me, what China ST tire is of equal or higher quality than Maxxis or Kumho?
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We went 1 year on the factory tires. Did not have any failures, but one of the tires had an obvious weaker side wall and did bulge. One thing to remember, many tires are installed very close to the maximum load rating. Increasing the load rating of factory tires would make a big difference in the stories we hear about failures. My wife wasn't too impressed that I was installing new tires this year, but she did come around after hearing my reasoning. The higher load rating for the new tires certainly give me that extra bit of security.

PS When posters mention higher failure rates for certain brands, where is this information coming from? Are there published properly conducted surveys or charts on various brands of tires? All tires will fail if improperly maintained and not run according to specs.
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Doeing, to answer your question, click here:
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We went 1 year on the factory tires. Did not have any failures, but one of the tires had an obvious weaker side wall and did bulge. One thing to remember, many tires are installed very close to the maximum load rating. Increasing the load rating of factory tires would make a big difference in the stories we hear about failures. My wife wasn't too impressed that I was installing new tires this year, but she did come around after hearing my reasoning. The higher load rating for the new tires certainly give me that extra bit of security.

PS When posters mention higher failure rates for certain brands, where is this information coming from? Are there published properly conducted surveys or charts on various brands of tires? All tires will fail if improperly maintained and not run according to specs.
Let me know if you need back up with your wife…mine will be happy to talk to her. Two blow outs with those Akuret beauties, on a span of three trips. The tires were properly inflated and trailer underweight. Repair costs to my Columbus over $2,000 and loss of use over 4 months, waiting on parts from the factory.
Not a matter of if, a matter of when.
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