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Old 07-26-2015, 04:54 PM   #15
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Good to know that the vast majority of US RV owners consider Chinese manufactured tyres are good value.
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Old 07-27-2015, 12:20 PM   #16
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"Vast majority" ??? Where is the data to support that?
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Wow, sorry!

At least read the OP and get your facts correct, before you go off on a RANT!

I had 2,000 miles on my "Motor home" tires, when I bought it. 18,000 total on tires.

I don't even have a trailer. I do have a NEW dolly.
Don't think to much of it. Some people are read and ranters. Some are just ranters. I bought my Winnebago a few months ago. The seller says the tires are new. They look new. But I think I'll just go check a few date codes.
just out of curiosity of course.
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Why pay more for a name? I'll take my extra couple of grand and buy myself something nice
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Old 07-28-2015, 08:56 PM   #19
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I purchased my used Class C form a dealer and it had new tires on the front and not so new on the back. This information was offered by the dealer and they showed me the invoice. They were american made tires. What they did not say was the tires had been warehoused for several years. I was lucky to have my left front tire go bad within 3 months of the purchase of the RV. I lost a lot of paint from the wheel well as the tire turned into a wire brush while I was at a cruising speed of 70 for many hours. Had it not been for the change in steering control I would not have pulled over, which may have saved the lives of my passengers.

Tire manufactures constantly over produce tires so they do not have to lay off people, then store them for sometimes up to 9 years according to a news report aired sometime near 2000. These tires actually become defective while they are in storage. The industry is aware of this practice and tend to self control itself, but not all persons are willing to destroy stock they paid good money for, and the tires continue to degrade while they wait for an unsuspecting customer.

I learned the hard way to look at the tires and their manufacture date. New is pretty, but it can also be deadly.
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Old 07-28-2015, 09:05 PM   #20
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A lot of RV tires are rated for a max of 65 mph and people don't realize that. Even LT's are sometimes that way yet they run them at 70 or even higher, then complain when they blow up.
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