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Old 10-01-2018, 07:07 PM   #41
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Knowing what I now know I would insist on new 10 ply tires of my choice and new trailer whees before taking delivery. I have had one tire shred, two others with big bubbles and the weld on two wheels crack. This is a 28 ft Shockwave toy hauler.
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Old 10-01-2018, 07:50 PM   #42
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I did not ask my dealer to change them, but 3000 miles later and 600 from home all 4 were bald I upgraded all four to load range D and went from a 14 inch 75 series to a 15 inch 70 series. It is a towed better and they wear like iron.

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Old 10-01-2018, 08:39 PM   #43
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We had two blowouts in one day (within two hours of each other). The 2-ply (China Bombs) tires just blew up and caused some damage to the underbelly of our 2715VS Rockwood V-nose last May. When we reached our first destination we changed all the trailer tires to Good Year tires. They didn't have the E-tires in Wichita so we installed D-tires. Thankfully we were able to continue our 14,000 mile trip through the Rockies to Alaska and back through Canada to Michigan and home in north Georgia with not one other problem. We shudder to think what would have happened if the tires had lasted until we hit the rough roads later on in the trip. We carried two spares for the trailer and one for the truck. Thankful that we had those when the blowouts happened.
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Old 10-01-2018, 09:32 PM   #44
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both the tires and wheels are inferior quality IMHO. I have much more confidence after replacing the entire sets. Before this experience I have never had the weld on wheels crack. As I recall they are made in China.

Also for piece of mind I added TPMS just in case of any additional problems.
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I did not ask my dealer to change them, but 3000 miles later and 600 from home all 4 were bald I upgraded all four to load range D and went from a 14 inch 75 series to a 15 inch 70 series. It is a towed better and they wear like iron.

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Can I ask what brand and exact size you went with? Could you post a pic please?

I'm interested to see if they are the Continental Vanco's?
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4. Did not ask

I knew our dealer wouldn't do it, so I didn't even ask. Our new 5th wheel was at least equipped with E rated tires. I put a handful of short trips on the stock tires. They ran great and had no abnormal wear. They were Castle Rock's, and I just felt a lot better changing them out to Goodyear Endurance for piece of mind.
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Old 10-02-2018, 10:58 AM   #47
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My 2017 Cardinal 3950 5er came with E tires. I had the dealer upgrade to Goodyear G614s (4 tires) which he threw into the deal. I also upgraded the small gallon water heater to an on-demand system which was also thrown into the deal. My dealer was more than willing to work with me. They even held the unit on their lot while I located the specific tow vehicle I wanted (there were 3 in the country)
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Old 10-02-2018, 11:41 AM   #48
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PGANDA,


I was similarly impressed that our new ROO had tires that could carry about ~7000 (over the 6109 trailer max weight), were D rated, with a 75mph max speed, giving a comfortable cushion overall.


Until I realized the axles were rated for 3000 each.



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New RV tire changeover.

Jan 2017 I bought a new 2016 Voyager, I didn't know about the China bomb tires. So never asked the dealer about tires. I always checked the tire pressure, looked at my tires. We live in Nebraska, took the RV to Texas, Michigan, home, Texas, Cal, back to Texas, then Home, that was 2017-2018. Had at least 20,000 on them, still looked new. This past August went to Montana, coming home the right rear tire blew, did $12000 damage to the Rv, insurance is paying. I will get it back in a couple of weeks. I need to know the name of a good replacement tire, as they are all being replaced.
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Jan 2017 I bought a new 2016 Voyager, I didn't know about the China bomb tires. So never asked the dealer about tires. I always checked the tire pressure, looked at my tires. We live in Nebraska, took the RV to Texas, Michigan, home, Texas, Cal, back to Texas, then Home, that was 2017-2018. Had at least 20,000 on them, still looked new. This past August went to Montana, coming home the right rear tire blew, did $12000 damage to the Rv, insurance is paying. I will get it back in a couple of weeks. I need to know the name of a good replacement tire, as they are all being replaced.

It would help us provide an informed answer if we knew:
1. Original size including LR
2. Placard inflation
3. Actual scale weight on each tire position
4. Your normal "Cold Inflation"
5. Do you always run a TPMS
6. Do you have any pictures of the tire failure so we might learn the cause for the failure which would help advise what to do to avoid a reoccurance
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Old 10-03-2018, 04:48 AM   #51
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Wondering about the experiences folks have had when they purchase a new RV.


It would help my study if you could reply to these questions:
1. Did you ask/request the tires be changed?
2. If yes, did you change brand or size or both?
3. About how much were you charged?
4. If you asked, did any dealer you were shopping at refuse to do a changeover?

Thanks in advance for your reply.
1. yes but the dealership we purchased from was not capable and the other dealer that we narrowed to the final two trailers we were looking at had trailers with GY Endurance on them from the factory -I didn't ask them.

2. I had them changed about ~500 miles after buying the trailer. I changed brand to GY Endurance from Castle pops and went up one weight rating.

3. 0 from the dealer obviously.

4. yes.
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New RV tire changeover.

The RV isn't at my place, it's being repaired, I will try and send some pics. Here are some specs for the RV. Tires: 225/75 R15D, Tire Pressure: 60 lbs, Dry weight: 5,721 lbs, I do not know the name of the tire. When I get the trailer back I'll know more.
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Our trailer came with some chinese tires that I don't recall the name. We had axle alignment problems, got that straightened out and replaced tires with GY Endurance E rated tires. The trailer will hit the 12K rating quite often and these GY tires have only lasted about 7000 miles.

SO, I am going to try a set of Provider ST235/80R16 Radial Trailer Tire - Load Range G. They are Chinese but the revues are very good. We will see.
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Our trailer came with some chinese tires that I don't recall the name. We had axle alignment problems, got that straightened out and replaced tires with GY Endurance E rated tires. The trailer will hit the 12K rating quite often and these GY tires have only lasted about 7000 miles.

SO, I am going to try a set of Provider ST235/80R16 Radial Trailer Tire - Load Range G. They are Chinese but the revues are very good. We will see.
Just curious when you say that the GY have only lasted 7000 miles what do you mean tread wear or other issues??

and.... how do you know how many miles that your trailer has on it??


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Just curious when you say that the GY have only lasted 7000 miles what do you mean tread wear or other issues??

and.... how do you know how many miles that your trailer has on it??


We put these tires on in July of last year, they were fresh tires made in 17. The tread wear hasn't been good. We keep a spreadsheet of our travels with the trailer so we know how many miles have been put on it. That was started due to the axles being installed wrong so we felt we had to keep a log of the miles to track tire wear.
The axles were repositioned and alignment checked by a field repairman from LCI. Later I had alignment checked by an independent shop, both say it is fine.
I believe the axles are too light for the size of the trailer, that may be the next change. We will run these new tires when they get here and see if they help, if they don't the next step will be heavier axles.
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Thanks I was just curious as so many think that the GYs are so great.

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Interesting. I have over 5k on my GY Endurance tires and they look brand new. Iíll keep a close eye on them.
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You might Hercules tires. I have them on my truck and trailer (9000lbs). Both e rated. After a 5000 mile trip the wear was barely measurable. Never had a problem with and never saw over 125 degree tire temp.
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You might Hercules tires. I have them on my truck and trailer (9000lbs). Both e rated. After a 5000 mile trip the wear was barely measurable. Never had a problem with and never saw over 125 degree tire temp.
Your suggestion is a little late, I ordered them earlier today.

I think the GY's are a good tire, just the wrong size for the trailer FR put the size on. So I thought maybe heavier ply rating might do the job. Time will tell.

I checked the spreadsheet and we did get almost 9K out of this set of Endurance, still too short of distance for trailer tires!
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