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Old 10-14-2021, 06:40 PM   #1
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New tires!

Well I finally blew a Castle Rock pile of crap tire! Less that three years old, less than 3,000 miles.
Exploded. I run 80 psi, and nitrogen. Checked air Pressure last night.
Went straight to my dealer and put 4 Maxxis tires on.
Thank you forest river for putting such cheap crap on the campers! Never again!
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Old 10-15-2021, 07:43 AM   #2
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Wow, you got three years and 3,000 miles from them, what are you complaining about!
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Old 10-15-2021, 07:50 AM   #3
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You don't hear anything about Maxxis tires here, but my tire guy recommended them over the Goodyears, and am I ever glad he did. And what a difference over the China bombs. I thought my trailer pulled pretty nice before, but just pulls like a dream now. Very happy with these tires.
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You don't hear anything about Maxxis tires here, but my tire guy recommended them over the Goodyears, and am I ever glad he did. And what a difference over the China bombs. I thought my trailer pulled pretty nice before, but just pulls like a dream now. Very happy with these tires.
Attributable to a stiffer sidewall I think.
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Old 10-23-2021, 02:03 AM   #5
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but my tire guy recommended them over the Goodyears,

Im sure this was salesman nonsense trying to push what he wants you to buy and not based on facts.
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Old 10-23-2021, 05:40 AM   #6
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You don't hear anything about Maxxis tires here, but my tire guy recommended them over the Goodyears, and am I ever glad he did. And what a difference over the China bombs. I thought my trailer pulled pretty nice before, but just pulls like a dream now. Very happy with these tires.
Probabaly recommended them because the Goodyears are almost impossible to find in some sizes due to production schedules. I am told that certain sizes will not be available until February 2022..... Maxxis are a good tire, but I am sure the salesman recommended what he could actually sell....
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Old 10-23-2021, 08:03 AM   #7
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Well I finally blew a Castle Rock pile of crap tire! Less that three years old, less than 3,000 miles.
Exploded. I run 80 psi, and nitrogen. Checked air Pressure last night.
Went straight to my dealer and put 4 Maxxis tires on.
Thank you forest river for putting such cheap crap on the campers! Never again!
Youve been a member here 11+ years but youve never noticed the jokes/complaints about Castle Rock tires?
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Bought my current rig in January and had the Castle Rocks replaced first of this month with Hercules H901 12 Ply Load Range F. Think I am going to be very satisfied with this tire.
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Is the max pressure 95 PSI? Make sure you run max pressure as stated on the sidewall.
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Is the max pressure 95 PSI? Make sure you run max pressure as stated on the sidewall.
Herc spec's 94 lbs for max load which is about the exact load per tire if his TT is at max GVWR. Depending on actual size.
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Old 10-24-2021, 10:50 PM   #11
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His trailer should have a GVWR of about 12,000 so he should be running max pressure. I keep seeing 95 psi. Where did you get 94 which seems unusual for a max cold air spec? the Hercules F LR are interesting but who makes them and where?
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The Hercules H901 F rated that I purchased were manufactured in Thailand. That doesn't worry me very much due to the thickness of the sidewalls and the overall heaviness of the tire. The tread design looks like a small tractor trailer tire. Max PSI is 110 but I am running at 80. I doubt the aluminum wheels on my 5vr are rated for 110 PSI. Fully loaded I am towing a little less than 11,000 lbs.
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I have over 4400 miles on my CRs and they aren't even showing wear. They are load range D tires so I never exceed the recommended speed of 65 mph. They don't even get warm. I inspect the tires for bulges and bare spots before each trip. So far so good. I have read so many bad reviews about CR tires, but I really don't see it. I think that driving faster than the tire is rated for in some way contributes to the inevitable blow-out. When guys go around me at 90 mph I just envision a blow-out down the road for them. I'm not in a hurry, so I keep it below 65. (Being retired has its perks)
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Old 10-25-2021, 07:58 PM   #14
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CR tires never wear out. They blow out. You are going to pay sooner or later. Do it before they destroy your trailer or put lives in danger.
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CR tires never wear out. They blow out. You are going to pay sooner or later. Do it before they destroy your trailer or put lives in danger.
X2. You don’t want to be taking the side wall out of your nice trailer.
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Im not sold on the Hercs being that great yet.
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Old 10-31-2021, 08:55 PM   #17
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CR tires never wear out. They blow out. You are going to pay sooner or later. Do it before they destroy your trailer or put lives in danger.
If you wait for any tire to wear out you're just asking for trouble.

I replaced my OE Castle Rocks at 20,000 trouble free miles. They were just over half worn. In the last half of even good tires they're more susceptible to puncture and damage as well as having reduced traction for braking in wet.
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Old 11-02-2021, 05:49 PM   #18
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I replaced my OE Castle Rocks at 20,000 trouble free miles

Why would anyone take this chance with CR tires? You should go to Vegas.
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My Mini Lite came with GY Endurance but the spare was a CR. I even swapped the spare out to GY so I wouldn't add insult to injury if I ever actually needed it!

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