Go Back   iRV2 Forums > TRAVEL TRAILER, 5th WHEEL & TRUCK CAMPER FORUMS > 5th Wheel Discussion
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 07-15-2011, 06:45 PM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 3
Another tire question......SORRY!

new tire time.225/75R 15
can get maxxis 8 ply rating or gladiator 10 ply rating for 146.00 less.I never heard of gladiator line and maxxis seems to be in the forms quite often with O.K results......any thoughts?
thanks everyone!
__________________

__________________
nieforth 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 07-15-2011, 07:06 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
jwomack's Avatar


 
Texas Boomers Club
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Katy, TX
Posts: 653
Buy tires based on load rating and quality not on price. Your first blowout on the road will eat up any savings you might realize from a cheaper quality tire or a lower load rating.
__________________

__________________
Jimmy & Tre
Katy, TX
2014 Allegro Red 38QRA
& 2014 Jeep Sahara Unlimited Toad
"Get It While You Can"
jwomack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2011, 07:43 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
nosticks's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Hiawassee, Ga.
Posts: 630
No to any tire made in China.
__________________
2017 Thor Freedom Elite 29fe
nosticks is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2011, 09:06 AM   #4
Moderator Emeritus
 
TXiceman's Avatar


 
Vintage RV Owners Club
Texas Boomers Club
Oklahoma Boomers Club
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Full Time, TX Home Base
Posts: 17,150
Blog Entries: 21
Buy a tire with enough rating plus some reserve that fits the trailer weight. Like noted, all it takes is one blow out and you will be out several thousand dollars in trailer repair.

Tires and brakes are two places to not cut corners.

Ken
__________________
Amateur Radio Operator (KE5DFR)|Full-Time! - 2012 6.7L Ford Crew Cab Dually -2013 HitchHiker Champagne 38RLRSB - Travel with one Standard Schnauzer and one small Timneh African Gray Parrot
TXiceman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2011, 10:02 AM   #5
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 3
it seems impossible to find any tire made in America,at least Maxxis is from Taiwan.....??.even real name brands are imports.
__________________
nieforth is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2011, 11:04 AM   #6
Senior Member
 
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 367
A couple of years ago I needed trailer tires so after a lot of research I found Maxxis to be the best tires for the application. One of their advantages is having a fiberglass band which helps to prevent them coming apart if you do have a failure.
__________________
Stillwater is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2011, 11:17 AM   #7
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 250
If you really want to buy American,then check into Cooper Tires. they are still made in OHIO. Might have something to fit your needs.

Safe and Happy Trails....
__________________
Airtool is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2011, 12:17 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
Cat320's Avatar
 
Fleetwood Owners Club
American Coach Owners Club
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 4,761
Quote:
Originally Posted by nosticks View Post
No to any tire made in China.
That's for sure!

I went from a Chinese ST235/80R16 to a Bridgestone LT235/85R16. The Bridgestone had a lower capacity (but still enough for my 5th wheel) and was a much better tire...translation...NO problems.
__________________
2014 American Eagle 45T
DD 500
Pulling a Honda CRV
Cat320 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2011, 12:37 AM   #9
Senior Member
 
FastEagle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 819
OOPS, Wrong info, I'll have to come back later.

FastEagle
__________________

FastEagle is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


« Short Bed? | slides »

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
New Tire Question davsal Travel Trailer Discussion 5 06-22-2011 08:44 PM
tire pressure question dbeck Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 2 06-14-2011 04:43 PM
Michelin Tire Question Sacramento Bob MH-General Discussions & Problems 8 09-14-2010 09:09 AM
Tire Question teofff Monaco Owner's Forum 15 03-17-2010 10:13 PM
Spare Tire Age Question Jackm MH-General Discussions & Problems 13 06-04-2009 07:36 AM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:02 AM.


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