Go Back   iRV2 Forums > MOTORHOME FORUMS > Class A Motorhome Discussions
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 11-17-2014, 10:09 AM   #1
Senior Member
 
lllkrob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 1,683
Counterfeit Tires

Just ran across this story on Yahoo.com about counterfeit tires:

https://autos.yahoo.com/news/counter...110000450.html
__________________

__________________
2013 Tiffin Phaeton 40QBH
2016 Chevrolet Equinox LTZ AWD V6
lllkrob is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 11-17-2014, 11:20 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Kitts Hill, OH
Posts: 1,863
You buy tires made in china you know you are getting cheaper made tires,.....seems quite simple to me.
__________________

__________________
(RVM#26) THE U-RV 94 F-700/24 foot U-haul box home built RV
Mekanic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2014, 01:21 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
UncleBilly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 551
Goes too show China will make crappy counterfeit copies of anything, just too make some money 😡
__________________
UncleBilly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2014, 01:52 PM   #4
Community Administrator
 
Route 66's Avatar


 
Newmar Owners Club
Retired Fire Service RVer's
Spartan Chassis
Join Date: May 2000
Location: Newark, DE
Posts: 25,608
I agree with CR 100%. "Don't skimp on tires". Your life may depend on it.
__________________
Adios, Dirk - '84 Real Lite Truck Camper, '86 Wilderness Cimarron TT, previously 4 years as a fulltimer in a '07 DSDP

Route 66 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2014, 02:17 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
bailiff's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 381
Goodyear, Pirelli, and some other brands have been made in China. Timpkin bearings has several plants in China and I have also had very good luck with Sailun tires along with our fabulous iPhones. To blanket Chinese made products as junk is poor thinking period.
__________________
bailiff is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-18-2014, 07:48 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
Koop's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Full Timing
Posts: 745
Timpkin...is that a typo or a Chinese company trying to fool us into thinking we're buying genuine Timkin bearings?
__________________
Mike
2003 Alpine Coach 40MDTS - 400HP Cummins ISL
Can Am Spyder Roadster
Koop is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-18-2014, 08:06 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
Damon Owners Club
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Annapolis,MD
Posts: 1,194
And your phone is assembled in China, but virtually
all the components are made elsewhere.
__________________
macandphyl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-19-2014, 07:21 AM   #8
Senior Member
 
Ramets's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Conway, SC
Posts: 2,364
I had my front bearings replaced, and 7mos. later they started going bad. Had them pulled and were told they were made in China. They said they do quite a few replacements because of the inferior metal used. I made sure the replacements were American made. You'll not see me buying anything made in China.
__________________
2000 Dutch Star Pusher
2009 Saturn Vue Towed
Full timed for 6yrs.
Ramets is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-19-2014, 07:38 AM   #9
Senior Member
 
Brockx's Avatar


 
Fleetwood Owners Club
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Punta Gorda FL.
Posts: 2,631
I managed a couple of factories that received finished products and raw components from Chinese sources. Our corporate people would go in to the China factories, help them get up and running and to the necessary quality level. Then they would leave and the Chinese managers would source what they wanted and revert to their methods. One of the key components was steel and Stainless steel cable. The American sources had been "killed" off by lower prices. The Chinese product was frequently rejected by the truck load for no internal lube and/or inadequate tensile strength.
__________________
2008 Bounder 38P F53 24/30K V10, 2013 Kia Soul Basic 6 speed manual, Ready Brake Elite tow system (previous equipment 1996 Pace Arrow Vision w/Acme Dolly)
Brockx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-19-2014, 07:54 AM   #10
Senior Member
 
T Gibson's Avatar
 
Newmar Owners Club
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Frederick, Maryland
Posts: 233
My DW and I have a very simple practice, we vote with our money! We avoid any products made in China, we don't travel outside the US any more, we don't drink any wine made in France,and we always try and buy produce grown locally! Works for us! The power of the ole buck is and always will be strong! My 0.02
__________________
2 of us + 1 rescue, Sadie (not sure who rescued who)
Toad: 11' 2dr Jeep Wrangler, 2010 Fit Sport
11' Bay Star 3302,11' Alpine 3555RL 40' 5er
T Gibson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-19-2014, 08:31 AM   #11
Senior Member
 
Moonrover's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 1,685
Just to heap on the pile here ... recently I had a Diesel engine rebuilt with all new parts. Anything that moved was tossed out and replaced with "new". I didn't realize how incredibly difficult it is to honor the "nothing from China" policy. My repair shop had to special order parts made in Cleveland, OH and wait a long time for delivery. The alternative would be to take the easy way; pick up the phone and get China made parts out of almost a dozen nearby warehouses the next day.

Maybe those China parts are machined to spec ... maybe not. How is one to know? Even the package sometimes is deceptive. It may say "Genuine (fill in the blank) Part" but the item very well could be imported (China, India, Mexico, Brazil, etc.).

Sorry to say, but I believe most of my wardrobe is non-USA stuff, even though my wife tries to shop for American made.

As far as tires ... I did some research on the tire codes (country of origin codes) and found that all of my tires on all vehicles are off shore manufactured.
__________________
Moonrover is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-19-2014, 12:55 PM   #12
Senior Member
 
Brockx's Avatar


 
Fleetwood Owners Club
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Punta Gorda FL.
Posts: 2,631
Quote:
Originally Posted by Moonrover View Post
Just to heap on the pile here ... recently I had a Diesel engine rebuilt with all new parts. Anything that moved was tossed out and replaced with "new". I didn't realize how incredibly difficult it is to honor the "nothing from China" policy.

Try to buy a non-China TV.
__________________
2008 Bounder 38P F53 24/30K V10, 2013 Kia Soul Basic 6 speed manual, Ready Brake Elite tow system (previous equipment 1996 Pace Arrow Vision w/Acme Dolly)
Brockx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-19-2014, 07:58 PM   #13
Senior Member
 
Papa_Jim's Avatar
 
Outdoors RV Owners Club
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Manitoba,Canada
Posts: 2,638
Quote:
Originally Posted by Moonrover View Post
Just to heap on the pile here ... recently I had a Diesel engine rebuilt with all new parts. Anything that moved was tossed out and replaced with "new". I didn't realize how incredibly difficult it is to honor the "nothing from China" policy. My repair shop had to special order parts made in Cleveland, OH and wait a long time for delivery. The alternative would be to take the easy way; pick up the phone and get China made parts out of almost a dozen nearby warehouses the next day.

Maybe those China parts are machined to spec ... maybe not. How is one to know? Even the package sometimes is deceptive. It may say "Genuine (fill in the blank) Part" but the item very well could be imported (China, India, Mexico, Brazil, etc.).

Sorry to say, but I believe most of my wardrobe is non-USA stuff, even though my wife tries to shop for American made.

As far as tires ... I did some research on the tire codes (country of origin codes) and found that all of my tires on all vehicles are off shore manufactured.
I have been a diesel engine mechanic and machinist most of my life. In my later years, I owned a parts warehouse for two major diesel engine parts providers. Point of origin of all parts had to be declared before the parts could be received and inventoried into the warehouse.

There are almost no U.S. manufacturers of engine parts anymore. They are all importing from China, Taiwan, India, etc. Because it's a global marketplace now, China will eventually have to learn that they will have to manufacture their parts to specified standards.

Jim
__________________

__________________
Jim & Kate
2016 Creekside 23RKS
2014 Ram 1500 4X4 Eco Diesel
Canada, eh?
Papa_Jim is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
tires



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
19.5" Truck Wheels and Tires drfife Excel Owner's Forum 26 11-25-2014 04:09 PM
Defective Michelin Tires - Total Disappointment jimws iRV2.com General Discussion 59 09-26-2014 07:49 AM
Trailer tires on a coach 2Bargos Class A Motorhome Discussions 20 08-19-2014 11:26 PM
Time to replace tires dlboarman iRV2.com General Discussion 9 07-04-2014 07:23 PM
Michelin-X XZA tires Gary.Jones Monaco Owner's Forum 27 04-24-2014 09:11 AM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:19 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.