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Old 11-15-2010, 03:08 PM   #1
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Anybody heard of Samson GL83 tires

245/70R19.5 truck tire 16 ply GL83 GL283 24570195 A/P - eBay (item 190463689184 end time Dec-02-10 03:04:48 PST)

Found these on ebay, 245/70/19.5. $169 plus shipping, which is close enough that I could just pick them up and save on shipping costs. That would be just over $1000 for a set of 6. Samson / Advance GL83. Looks similar to the goodyear 670 Rv that I have on my RV now. I don't plan on running out and buying a set of off brands, just curious. Anybody running this tire? How sweet it would be if they were as good as the name brands. Anyone got these, and if so, how many miles? Thanks for any input.
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You will not find me putting a Chinese tire on a motor home. Have the Chinese complied with any of our safety standards in toys or paint or anything else.

Try these:
Samson tires
Motorhome Magazine Open Roads Forum: Fifth-Wheels: Sampson tires -- any info?
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I agree with Mike.
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Old 11-15-2010, 07:50 PM   #4
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It would be nice to get six new tires for about $1,000 but I too agree with Mike. So far about everything I've seen from China can stay there.
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It's all about our budgets these days and what we can afford. That being said, your also talking about the lives of those on board if a blow out occurs. if you have to get the less expensive tires to keep camping, then just beware that if a blow out occurs, as always you'll need to think quick and keep things under control.

Drive safe at 55mph and less chance of having to deal with factors going 65 or more. Just be careful, get what you can afford in these tough times, but realize the issues if you do. We're not all made of money, but we enjoy the outdoors.

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Many talk about safety standards not being applied to Chinese made tires. What honest safety standards are being followed or applied to anything made in USA ?

If there are safety standards in this county why are virtually all class A motor homes close to or overweight when they leave the factory ?

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It's all about our budgets these days and what we can afford. That being said, your also talking about the lives of those on board if a blow out occurs. if you have to get the less expensive tires to keep camping, then just beware that if a blow out occurs, as always you'll need to think quick and keep things under control.

Drive safe at 55mph and less chance of having to deal with factors going 65 or more. Just be careful, get what you can afford in these tough times, but realize the issues if you do. We're not all made of money, but we enjoy the outdoors.

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Nicely put, and my opinion is similar to what you guys are saying on this subject. I am guilty of quanity or quality sometimes and tires is probably not a good place for that, but with that said, I am not sure the difference in quality is that great anymore. I have nothing to really base that comment on, just thinking along with what 'HENZEN9' posted , so I turn to you guys to see what anyone has experienced. I read about name brand tires having issues also. Are most of the tire issues caused by lack of maintenance and abuse?
Maintaining some sort of control and nobody getting hurt in a blow out is number 1 and thinking about all the body damage that can be done from a tread seperation could make me sick.
My Goodyear 670's only have 16,000 miles on them and they show no visible signs of cracking, but they are 10 years old and I know I am really pushing it. Thanks,

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Nicely put, and my opinion is similar to what you guys are saying on this subject. I am guilty of quanity or quality sometimes and tires is probably not a good place for that, but with that said, I am not sure the difference in quality is that great anymore. I have nothing to really base that comment on, just thinking along with what 'HENZEN9' posted , so I turn to you guys to see what anyone has experienced. I read about name brand tires having issues also. Are most of the tire issues caused by lack of maintenance and abuse?
Maintaining some sort of control and nobody getting hurt in a blow out is number 1 and thinking about all the body damage that can be done from a tread seperation could make me sick.
My Goodyear 670's only have 16,000 miles on them and they show no visible signs of cracking, but they are 10 years old and I know I am really pushing it. Thanks,

Bill
I should add that preventing a blow out with good tires and maintenance in the first place is most important.
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From what found, its an Israeli tire, not Chinese.

AW SAMSON TIRE & RUBBER COMPANY, LTD. TEL AVIV ISRAEL
http://www.harriger.com/tire4.htm
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