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Old 04-04-2013, 09:30 PM   #11
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They can't even spell accurate correctly.
I thought Columbus factory design team were RV ers
Shame on them
They didn't design or name the tires........

If they would all put G614 tires on these rigs, then everyone would bitch about the prices.
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Old 04-05-2013, 12:32 PM   #12
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The Akurat ST tires are made by Del-Nat tire corp of Memphis, TN. This is what it says abiut there tires. "Our private brand tires are built by major manufacturers both here in the US and overseas. Delta Tires sell for less while offering the same quality, performance and reliability as major brands."

If you go to Tire Defects - Private Label and Private Brand Tires it says that the Akurat tires are made by Yokohama.

Food for thought do you like anything with a Rat in it Akurat Tire.
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Old 04-05-2013, 12:38 PM   #13
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More info for tires. All the D.O.T. Tire Plant Codes
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Old 04-05-2013, 12:51 PM   #14
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Wow, good detective work!

If the tires are made by Yokohama, I'd be less concerned. The can make good tires.
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Old 04-05-2013, 02:05 PM   #15
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Some of them (Akuret) are stamped by Yokahama, their Passenger & High Performance tires, but
they don't list their ST trailer tries.
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Old 04-05-2013, 03:23 PM   #16
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Tpms

We just sold our Bristol Bay 3450TS and pick up our new Columbus 325RL next week. I took the TPMS off the Bristol Bay and will install on the new unit. DW asked when I would get G614s for the new unit and my reply was when we get back home in Florida. We had two Chinese tires fail a couple of years ago on the same day, damaging the camper. Put on the Good Year G614s and TPMS and never looked back. Cheap life insurance as I see it. Rudy
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Old 04-05-2013, 06:30 PM   #17
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You are going to pay for decent tires . It's just a matter of when so why pay 2x. Is the possibility of tearing out side of the trailer worth the small savings? Not in MHO
At least RV manufacturers could add it as an option
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Old 04-05-2013, 07:00 PM   #18
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Got akurets on my vcross. Hope I get a season out of them. Have a tpms so hopefully won't tear anything up.
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I really do not understand why some of you are confusing tire quality and a TPMS. A TPMS offerers no protection, an NO WARNING of tire failure due to quality! A TPMS warns you when the pressure is low, or the temp is high - which is caused by low pressure. Period. Yes, if you are unobsrvant enough not to realize you've had a blow out, they will tell you.

Poor tire quality most commonly leads to tread separation. This is typically a 'catastrophic' incident, meaning it happens all at once. These type of events typically give no warning.

The purpose of a TPMS - and the reason cars now must have them - is to insure proper inflation, for reasons of fuel economy, and to warn of low pressure that can lead to tire failure. Again, neither of these has anything to do with tire quality.

And those of you incorrectly relying on them, the confidence you have is false. Hopefully you don't learn that the hard way.
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They didn't design or name the tires........

If they would all put G614 tires on these rigs, then everyone would bitch about the prices.
Not if the dealers informed the customer that the factory tires are garbage.
Personally, I would have paid extra to have decent tires, a real frame, and actual plywood in the floor. But I guess most people just want a cheap camper, even if it means getting a cheap product. And FR produces what the majority of people want.
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