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Old 10-13-2016, 07:42 PM   #1
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Westlake Tires

My wife and I recently purchased a 2015 Cedar Creek 5th wheel that has Westlake tires (235/85R16). They look to be in very good condition, but they were made in China. I am considering replacing them and wondering if anyone has had either a good or bad experience with these tires.

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Old 10-13-2016, 09:08 PM   #2
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The Westlakes are a very popular OEM tire delivered on new travel trailers and fifth wheel trailers.

Upon delivery to my home campground, I replaced my Westlakes with Bridgestone Duravis R250 (LT/E) ribbed tires. Although the Westlakes carried a 500 pound higher weight capability, they were in no way comparable to the Bridgestones.

If you monitor 3-4 RV forums, you're going to find out that tires are a subject close to any RVer's heart. And you're going to read about someone every day having tire failures. The problem is that RV's don't have fenders, and it's common for $3K to $4K in damage to occur with any tire failure.

But safety is the most important issue. And I promise you that having a tire problem is not enjoyable towing at 65 mph.

I put my Westlakes on Craigslist and had them sold within a week. My net cost of switching the tires was $600--after selling the Westlakes for $200.
And I can now sleep very well whenever I travel from place to place.

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Old 10-13-2016, 09:18 PM   #3
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Welcome to the forum.

Doubtful anyone will brag on their Westlake tires, possible though.
Opinions will vary greatly on this topic. I don't particularly care for LT tires on trailers. That being said for my 2 cents. We've had good experiences with these two products with no flats or rapid decompressions. Naturally you'll need to exercise continual pressure maint. UV protection, and replace any tire as they time out in the 5-7 yr. range. Avoid all tire sidewall trauma (curbs, holes, over-speed, over-weight etc.) YMMV. For 16" 14ply G Load Rating for your listed weight.

Better: LT235/85R16 LRG 14 Ply Goodyear G614 RST Unisteel

*Value conscience: LT235/85R16 LRG 14 Ply Sailun S637 Radial Trailer Tire

If money is no object: Upgrade to the 17.5" wheels and,
17.5" Radial Tires
*Best: Michelin XTA 215/75R17.5 Load Range J

We're currently running these,
Value: Goodyear G114 215/75R17.5 Load Range H

Be well.
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Old 10-16-2016, 08:59 PM   #4
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I purchased a 2016 Cedar Creek 34RL, in May of last year. The trailer came with Westlake tires on the trailer. So far I have put close to 10,000 miles on these tires with no iusses. I check the air pressure daily when traveling and keep the speed to 65MPH, even though they are rated for 75MPH. I plan on replacing them sometime next year but they are holding up well now.
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Check this thread out for probably more than you care to read
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Old 10-16-2016, 09:26 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by tomb10 View Post
My wife and I recently purchased a 2015 Cedar Creek 5th wheel that has Westlake tires (235/85R16). They look to be in very good condition, but they were made in China. I am considering replacing them and wondering if anyone has had either a good or bad experience with these tires.
Hi Tom,
Can't speak for Westlake tires specifically, but here is one of the best explanations of why tires fail I've heard. Take a read of this post from another member and very knowledgeable RVer: Why tires fail
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If you want really good tires go for G rated Goodyear or Michelin.

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