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Old 03-12-2019, 11:32 AM   #1
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When we purchased our 2015 Voltage 3970 last year, I instantly replaced the tires. It was a bit PRICEY but with us being full-time I wanted no tire issues. We purchased Goodyear Endurance Tires. I am so happy with them. The tire pressures have rarely fluctuated more than a pound or two PSI.

This winter we house sat for my in-laws while we finish our last year of teaching before hitting the road REALLY FULL-TIME. We are moving back into the Fifth wheel and ready to take it on our first road trip of the spring. I just went out to check the tires and fill them before the trip. GUESS WHAT? After a horrendously cold winter, sitting outside in 60 below temps, ALL 6 tires were within a couple of pounds of where I set them.

NO CHINA BOMBS for me.

In my bumper pull, I never invested in great tires until I had 3 blow outs on two separate trips. I STRONGLY ADVISE PAYING THE EXTRA CASH FOR GOOD TIRES!
We are pumped and ready to hit the road again.
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Old 03-12-2019, 01:39 PM   #2
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It's a great tire only because it didn't loose air while sitting? Take some long trips and let us know in a few years if they are still great tires. To me, my Michelin XPS ribs are a great tire because they also don't loose air and I haven't had a single tire issue in 5 years of long distance trips and they're wearing well.
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Old 03-12-2019, 02:35 PM   #3
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Come on! That is Not the ONLY reason. But, it is a great sign. I have taken multiple long distant trips through out the past 12 months I have had them and they have been reliable. The CHINA BOMBS I had were very inconsistent in air loss. It was a constant battle to keep them at the proper air pressure. I just think that is a good sign. This is a second set I have owned, although it is the first set on this unit. I have a great history of several thousand miles on Goodyear Endurance tires.
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Old 03-12-2019, 03:45 PM   #4
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Old 03-13-2019, 10:05 AM   #5
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I had Westlake's on my 3990 for 3 years, towing 15,000 miles. Rarely added air (checked regularly). When I sold it last year, tires looked great with even tire wear (hardly any). While certainly not defending Westlakes or "China Bombs", I firmly believe that many tire failures are due to improper inflation, suspension/alignment issues, improper load, and lastly, towing way too fast. Case in point, at a rest area complimenting another brand new toyhauler on his way to Florida. I pulled out a couple of minutes ahead of him, travelling at my usual 65 mph. A few miles down the road he blows by me doing at least 75. Minutes later, I pass him while he's on the shoulder with 2 blowouts! Bottom line, most disasters are usually a combination of several small issues, not a single failure. For what it's worth, my new RV has Goodyear's. Just my opinion.
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I had Westlake's on my 3990 for 3 years, towing 15,000 miles. Rarely added air (checked regularly). When I sold it last year, tires looked great with even tire wear (hardly any). While certainly not defending Westlakes or "China Bombs", I firmly believe that many tire failures are due to improper inflation, suspension/alignment issues, improper load, and lastly, towing way too fast. Case in point, at a rest area complimenting another brand new toyhauler on his way to Florida. I pulled out a couple of minutes ahead of him, travelling at my usual 65 mph. A few miles down the road he blows by me doing at least 75. Minutes later, I pass him while he's on the shoulder with 2 blowouts! Bottom line, most disasters are usually a combination of several small issues, not a single failure. For what it's worth, my new RV has Goodyear's. Just my opinion.
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Mine blew out at 45 heading north when the hurricane was coming. I maintain tires well and there was no reason other than junk tires. it was my second blowout. If you read that article I posted, the last thing they said was change the tires! For a few hundred bucks, why take the chance?
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Old 03-13-2019, 01:18 PM   #7
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I maintained my "China Bombs" religiously. I never travel about 65mph. It made no difference. I agree many people do not even check the air in their tires and that may be the causes of catastrophic failure. I also do the same things with my tow vehicle. I have too much riding on my tires to not try to prevent or at least reduce the chance of failures.
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I maintained my "China Bombs" religiously. I never travel about 65mph. It made no difference. I agree many people do not even check the air in their tires and that may be the causes of catastrophic failure. I also do the same things with my tow vehicle. I have too much riding on my tires to not try to prevent or at least reduce the chance of failures.
after the failure, I took a close look at the tires that were on the RV. I found that the sidewalls are very thin and that is where they blew out. Fortunately, I was going slow enough both times that the tire didn't damage anything underneath the RV.
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Goodyear endurance

I concur...why take a chance?
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Not disagreeing, just saying a lot of these failures are not caused by the tires themselves. We all have to do what makes us comfortable.
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