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Old 10-13-2010, 08:47 PM   #1
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Roadmaster RM170 tires by Cooper

Still pricing tires and now I have found a complete set of 6 new tires, for just over $1,200.00 balanced and installed out the door. 225/70R 19.5 G rating

They are made in China, by Cooper tires, but was told by my Vendor Pete's Road Service that they normally don't recommend these tires, because they had so many problem with China about failures,[not this brand] but after talking to the Rep. for more than a hour and explaining to him that most motorhomes do not drive more that a few thousand miles a year, he changed his mind and went on to say he now think I am correct, and that he now believe that these tires a good value. He said that if they stay inflated property they should easily last the 5 normal years of life on a motorhome.

Has anyone used these times and if so can you please provide me with you personal review?
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Still pricing tires and now I have found a complete set of 6 new tires, for just over $1,200.00 balanced and installed out the door. 225/70R 19.5 G rating

They are made in China, by Cooper tires, but was told by my Vendor Pete's Road Service that they normally don't recommend these tires, because they had so many problem with China about failures,[not this brand] but after talking to the Rep. for more than a hour and explaining to him that most motorhomes do not drive more that a few thousand miles a year, he changed his mind and went on to say he now think I am correct, and that he now believe that these tires a good value. He said that if they stay inflated property they should easily last the 5 normal years of life on a motorhome.

Has anyone used these times and if so can you please provide me with you personal review?
Looks to me like your Vendor "changed his tune" in mid song. I'm thinking he was afraid you were about to take your money else where so he decided to tell you what you wanted to hear to make the sale.

I've got a lot riding on my tires and that is one area I won't skimp on, so I guess I'll just keep buying from the tire company that I know best.
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They are made in China...
'Nuff said. Tires are one area where I refuse to "cheap out". There's too much riding on them, and a failure would wipe out any savings on their purchase price many times over.

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Pete's Road service

I used Pete's Road service for my business, so they have my business regardless, and I have found that they stand behind their product, and yet I tried to get a solid feedback from anyone who has used them to insure I am now not swayed by a cheaper tire, and yet I have not receive it, I have read other motor-home forum post who said that these are good tires, and have served them well. and I still hope to get some feedback from this forum to give me a honest opinion.

I must also admit I am not a tire snob and will use the tire that provides me the best overall value, and still provided me the safety I would want for my family.

I am sure the nasty responses will now come to this statement, I again have to ask why must we spend a fortune on tires, have they proved to be better, safer, or is it all antipodal? Again they are made in a cooper Factory that happen to be in china, and Cooper USA stand behind their tires as they were made in the USA.
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I regret that you feel the responses you have received are not useful and are, in fact, "nasty". What we've tried to convey to you is that general experience with Chinese-made RV tires has been, at best, spotty and, at worst, downright dangerous.

At the end of the day, it's your money, your RV, your family and your choice. You can use the comments you've received in making your decision, or you can ignore them - your choice. I don't believe, however, it's fair on your part to characterize the intent of those of us who responded as trying to be anything other than helpful.

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I appreciate all help rendered when I post a question. I also value all opinions expressed, otherwise I wold not waste my time and or yours by posting the questions.
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Cooper is putting their name on them and (presumably) backing them, so I would not be terribly concerned about where the factory is located. The Roadmaster series is Coopers commercial, big truck tire line, not some "brand x" tire.

So while it is a cheaper tire and maybe not up to the standards of a mainline brand, it may well be suitable for your expected use.
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Cooper is putting their name on them and (presumably) backing them, so I would not be terribly concerned about where the factory is located. The Roadmaster series is Coopers commercial, big truck tire line, not some "brand x" tire.

So while it is a cheaper tire and maybe not up to the standards of a mainline brand, it may well be suitable for your expected use.

Thank you for your input, that was also my opinion on the matter, but I did go so far as direction all of my questions and concerns to Cooper Tires directly, and her is their response:

"Thank you for your inquiry and interest in Cooper tires. About 70% of
Cooper tires are manufactured in the U.S.A.
Cooper Tire & Rubber Company's outsourced products (approximately 30% of
our products) are supported by an American owned company as the
"importer of record" providing full confidence in the product. Cooper
ownership of the producing facilities provides control for supply,
development, and quality standards. All Cooper products are produced
with the same high quality standards associated with all Cooper
products. Cooper chose to produce in regions such as China and Mexico to gain brand recognition in these growing markets.

Carolyn, Consumer Quality Systems
Cooper Tire & Rubber Company"


Now granted I expected them to defend their product, so I am posted it just for reference.
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Still pricing tires and now I have found a complete set of 6 new tires, for just over $1,200.00 balanced and installed out the door. 225/70R 19.5 G rating

They are made in China, by Cooper tires, but was told by my Vendor Pete's Road Service that they normally don't recommend these tires, because they had so many problem with China about failures,[not this brand] but after talking to the Rep. for more than a hour and explaining to him that most motorhomes do not drive more that a few thousand miles a year, he changed his mind and went on to say he now think I am correct, and that he now believe that these tires a good value. He said that if they stay inflated property they should easily last the 5 normal years of life on a motorhome.

Has anyone used these times and if so can you please provide me with you personal review?
I put a set of these on last year, so far so good....coouldn't beat the price. As was said, not a lot of miles go on each year.
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I just installed a set of these on my 2005 32V Southwind. Ride home felt maybe slightly rougher than the old tires but hard to say for sure.

Any updates from you guys that put these on last year, how are they holding up?
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I inherited some on my new to me MH

Rear - Cooper CXMT 340 285/75R24.5 (Load Range G)
Front - Cooper CXMA 354 285/75R24.5 (Load Range H)

They are doing fine for me.

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We only have a 24' MH and I have 31,000 plus on them with no problem, the tire says 80psi and the cab door says 65psi. I dropped down to 70 for a softer ride and we've had no issues.
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We use Pete's for our heavy trucks as well (Victor is the rep) and I will be buying the Roadmasters when the time comes for my Bounder. We get many trouble free miles out of them and I cannot recall a failure with them in many years. We run hay trucks out of Cherry Valley kartvines.
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I have a set of 6 on my mh. 2 years no problems.
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