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Old 12-30-2015, 10:58 AM   #1
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Westlake tires - good or bad?

Hi all. I have a 2014 Palomino Puma 253-FBS fifth wheel (27' & 7,000# dry) that have Westlake ST225/75R15 tires on it. Load Range D 8PR. Are these tires reliable or should I think about upgrading?
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Old 12-30-2015, 11:20 AM   #2
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Ask yourself this . Have you ever heard ,read of or seen this brand before. Bombs! . Maxxis is a reliable brand of trl tire at a reasonable price. My friend has 20,000 on his no problem. They do advertise in Rv mags. There are other good brands out there also.
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Old 12-30-2015, 11:49 AM   #3
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I have a 2012 Puma 253-FBS. Two of my Westlake tires went bad in the first year. I replaced all four with load range E tires, and have had no problems since. I'm afraid that I can't recall the brand.

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I don't believe they're as bad as the tow max / power king tires out there and I've found some decent reviews on them. I've noticed that some of the higher end units have used these standard for a few model years. Open Range uses them. My 2015 Cedar Creek came with them as well.

I had just replaced Trailer King tires on a keystone with Maxxis tires -- same size as yours. At 225/75R15 I'd go with Maxxis again.
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Not sure how dependable this review is, but not good for Westlake...

4 Tire Companies to Avoid - CarsDirect

and another...

http://www.rvtravel.com/blog/rvsinth...ese-tires.html
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Friend that replaced westlake on his open range with Maxxis. He was lucky one side wall zippered in rv pk . Another went to hell without damage. Dump em !!!
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If your sidewall says Made In China, get rid of those tires. If you never heard of the brand name, get rid of those tires.

And for 15" tires, Maxxis M8008's are the tire to get.

If you had 16" tires, there are a number of non-Chinese LT/E tires and LT/G tires that are very good quality.
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I actually think there are some good tires coming out of China at this time--Cooper Roadmaster and Sailuns come to mind. I had the Cooper RM160s on my fiver and they made a trip to Alaska and many more miles til I ran them out of alignment. I replaced them with Sailun S637s and will see how they work out--already have about 6000 on them.
I also just put 2 Sailun S737s on the front of my 450, and will see how they last. So far, running fine, but not many miles on them. If they hold up well, will replace the rear Contis also with them.
The trailer tires (17.5") cost $170 delivered to the house; the truck tires (19.5") cost $175 delivered.
May prove to be a mistake over time, but going to Alaska again this summer will test everything.
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Not sure how dependable this review is, but not good for Westlake...

4 Tire Companies to Avoid - CarsDirect

and another...

RVs in the News: Danger warning on cheap Chinese tires

Sooner or later all tire manufacturers have errors that cause large recalls.

Michelin/BFG.

Voluntary Safety Recall : Commercial T/A A/S LRE | BFGoodrich Tires
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