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craigandsue

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Posted: 05/16/13 10:37am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have read many posts about the poor quality of tires RV manufacturers are putting on new RV's. Well these tires (the infamous Tow Max Power King) blew on my 5er causing damage. I always check for proper inflation before traveling as I did this time. These tires were 2 years old with less than 2000 miles and were only exposed to the elements when at the dealer. I was driving 65 mph when it blew. I put on the spare and drove another 60 miles to my destination. I called the nearest Discount Tire and made arrangements for a new set of Michelin XPS Ribs to be installed prior to our trip home. On my way to the tire shop another bomb blew. When I finally made it to the tire shop, the tire folks inspected the remaining bombs and every one of them were separated except the spare. All would have blown on the trip home. I knew these were cheap tires but had no idea they were this bad. How do they allow tires like these to be on our roads. The manufacturers need to wake up and start putting decent tires on their new units.


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Posted: 05/16/13 10:52am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

File a complaint here: https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/ivoq/online.cfm


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Posted: 05/16/13 10:56am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Weight?

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Posted: 05/16/13 11:00am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Ouch,

There's a lot of RV tire failures happening.
We had our turn a while back, our tires were older however.

I agree about the tire makers needing to stand up to increase safety and quality.





LostinAZ

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Posted: 05/16/13 11:27am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Thats_Ok wrote:

Ouch,

There's a lot of RV tire failures happening.
We had our turn a while back, our tires were older however.

I agree about the tire makers needing to stand up to increase safety and quality.


As long as we RV buyers continue to buy RV's wth these cheap tires on them the RV manufacturers have no reason to change.

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Posted: 05/16/13 11:36am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

What type of valve stems? Plastic, steel, rubber???


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powderman426

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Posted: 05/16/13 11:44am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If I were purchasing a new unit, decent tires with ample ability to carry the weight would have to be part of the deal. And the n before it ever left the lot a TPMS would get installed.


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workhardplayharder

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Posted: 05/16/13 11:48am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Good tires aren't cheap and cheap aren't good.

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I had 3 blow outs on the tires that were on my camper when I bought it I saved the 2 that did not blow and have pieces of the blown tires. I am considering legal action.


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chugalong

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Man that was the same thing I just gone threw a few weeks ago. Same tires same age and just about the same mileage. Took the blown tire and the other 3 (not a round one in the bunch) over to Discount Tire and went with the Maxxis tires ST235/80R16. I have a Sundance by Hartland so it looks like that must be their preferred tire. It’s a total shame you pay so much for something nice and right a way you have to put money on something that is still so new and not counting the damage it causes.


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