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Old 03-20-2011, 03:29 PM   #29
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Originally Posted by RustyJC View Post
You're certainly free, as I've said numerous times, to make your own decisions on this matter, but so am I and the other forum participants as well.
I'm not making any decisions, the OP is trying to.


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Old 03-27-2011, 11:06 AM   #30
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Originally Posted by mhbell View Post
Other than being patriotic, Why do you say not to use tires made in China?
I believe the problem is that China is a rapidly developing country with very low labor costs. The quality control is just not what it should be. Remember how bad Japanese made products were to begin with? Now they have the reputation of being the best. I am seeing way too many problems with Chinese made inverters & batteries, as well as tires. My fifth wheel, after problems with Goodyear, Cooper & Yokohama now has US made BF Goodrich (2 years & counting). Our boondocking life is a bit hard on trailer tires. I'm not too sure that anything will hold up well when loaded to over 90% of it's rating when pushed & twisted over all kinds of terrain. So far, so good. We'll see. The truck has US made Nokian Vativa and they are outlasting the previous Firestone, Toyo & Kumho by a good margin. How is that for a secret? The tire guy that recommended them to me didn't even know what country they were made in.

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Old 05-07-2014, 02:33 PM   #31
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Carlisle ST bias-ply tires are U.S. made. Want to know where your tires were made? http://www.tirelitigation.com/html/tirecodelist.html
My Carlisles were made in China so go figure. Stamped on the tire.
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I have to agree with Rusty and Joe on this, having had problems with both Goodyear Marathon and G614's, I made the switch to 17.5's on my present 5er, with the exception that I went with Roadmaster tires, I have had excellent experience with this brand for years on my 10 wheelers, I have nothing against Michelin's, just chose the Roadmasters because that is what my dealer carries and they are over half the price. So far about 5k miles and very happy with them. My unit is loaded right at the 16,400 GVWR also, so the extra insurance in the weight ratings is nice.
Oh, and stamped right on the side wall is Made in China - Engineered by Cooper Tire
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I myself went to LRG Sailun's this year. Installed bolt in valve stems and run them at 100 psi (The max my wheels are rated for) and so far have been pleased.

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