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Old 08-11-2013, 01:36 AM   #1
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Today I mounted new tires I had ordered to replace my nearly new Akuret factory tires. In an earlier thread I mentioned my Akuret had blown on a lengthy trip. 100 miles from home in rain one tire came apart like a two dollar watch. Well, while taking off the tires I found a second tire had a large bubble on the inside near the rim. A future bomb with the fuse lit. Thank God I found it before it decided to self destruct.
My new tires are Maxxis. I will see if the Thai's can build a better tire than the Chinese. I put nitrogen in them to help with heat and air loss when sitting around.

The new tires has a DOT date of 2213. Let see if they last.
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Today I mounted new tires I had ordered to replace my nearly new Akuret factory tires. In an earlier thread I mentioned my Akuret had blown on a lengthy trip. 100 miles from home in rain one tire came apart like a two dollar watch. Well, while taking off the tires I found a second tire had a large bubble on the inside near the rim. A future bomb with the fuse lit. Thank God I found it before it decided to self destruct.
My new tires are Maxxis. I will see if the Thai's can build a better tire than the Chinese. I put nitrogen in them to help with heat and air loss when sitting around.

The new tires has a DOT date of 2213. Let see if they last.
Did you take your trailer to the tire store or did you take the wheels and tires off yourself and have them replaced? Did they give you anything for the old (almost new) tires?
I'm going to get them replaced on mine within the next week.
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My SIL and I took them off ourselves. He has access to a tire machine, balancer and Nitrogen machine. I am still holding onto the old tires until I hear from DelNat and what they intend to do for me if anything. I am going to call them tomorrow via telephone and advise them of the problem I discovered with the second tire.
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Old 08-12-2013, 08:28 PM   #4
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I got an email from Del-Nat today referring me to Lionshead tire to handle the claim. Of course when I called the person was on the other line or away from their desk. What an overused line for a message.
Anyway I will try to keep you informed as the claim progresses.
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Today I mounted new tires I had ordered to replace my nearly new Akuret factory tires. In an earlier thread I mentioned my Akuret had blown on a lengthy trip. 100 miles from home in rain one tire came apart like a two dollar watch. Well, while taking off the tires I found a second tire had a large bubble on the inside near the rim. A future bomb with the fuse lit. Thank God I found it before it decided to self destruct.
My new tires are Maxxis. I will see if the Thai's can build a better tire than the Chinese. I put nitrogen in them to help with heat and air loss when sitting around.

The new tires has a DOT date of 2213. Let see if they last.
Got my new Maxxis tires today. Date code 2613. Now I'm looking for a tire shop that can change out the Akuret tires and put these Maxxis tires on my wheels and fill with nitrogen.

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When you balanced your new tires, what kind og weights did you go with? stick on , crimp on or what?
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@waytoogood... I went with a combination of stick on and rim weights. The tires were way out of balance over 6 ounces each so the weights were split somewhat.

I posted in another thread the lousy service Lionshead is giving for a tire adjustment. After finally getting ahold of the warranty woman she sent to me via email a claims form. They want everything about the tires with pictures and even cut out the date codes and DOT codes. They also want to know all about the RV they were on including paperwork when it was purchased. I can see this claim never being settled to my satisfaction if at all.
It is a shame they just dont handle it like I had a uniroyal years ago. I sent them the tire, an estimate and pictures. 2 weeks later I had a check.
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@waytoogood... I went with a combination of stick on and rim weights. The tires were way out of balance over 6 ounces each so the weights were split somewhat.

I posted in another thread the lousy service Lionshead is giving for a tire adjustment. After finally getting ahold of the warranty woman she sent to me via email a claims form. They want everything about the tires with pictures and even cut out the date codes and DOT codes. They also want to know all about the RV they were on including paperwork when it was purchased. I can see this claim never being settled to my satisfaction if at all.
It is a shame they just dont handle it like I had a uniroyal years ago. I sent them the tire, an estimate and pictures. 2 weeks later I had a check.
It is a shame that I have to replace new tires (my trailer is 5 months old) with another set of new tires at my expense. You buy a $100k trailer and can't trust to tow it in fear of having a blowout. I hope Lionshead Tire will give us something in return for there junk tires. By the way, the general manager's name is Tim Miller at Lionshead. See if we all call him they will do something about there unsafe tires before someone gets hurt !!
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Let's see, Lionshead has a very lucrative contract with an RV manufacturer to supply the tires. That means many tires shipped to the manufacturer with very little accountability regarding the tire's serviceability. We know there is little accountability because we know there is little to no QC with the manufacturer.

We can probably expect Lionshead to place more emphasis on fulfilling the contracts and less emphasis on adjusting a consumer's claim. We know they can paperwork to us to hell and we will eventually give up and spend some time bad mouthing their product. However, the contract will prevail and we will simply go away eventually.
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Let's see, Lionshead has a very lucrative contract with an RV manufacturer to supply the tires. That means many tires shipped to the manufacturer with very little accountability regarding the tire's serviceability. We know there is little accountability because we know there is little to no QC with the manufacturer.

We can probably expect Lionshead to place more emphasis on fulfilling the contracts and less emphasis on adjusting a consumer's claim. We know they can paperwork to us to hell and we will eventually give up and spend some time bad mouthing their product. However, the contract will prevail and we will simply go away eventually.
Your exactly right. I see this coming already. The paperwork, cutting the tire to remove the codes to send in, the proof of purchase etc. something not right and I will get another email saying i forgot to dot an "I" or cross a "T". On and on it will go. They even want the pictures numbered if it involves multiple tires. On top of that Brenda will not return your calls because she is "away from her desk or assisting another customer" .. how many times have you heard that recording.

I haven't even started good and am fed up with the process.
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Old 09-04-2013, 01:13 AM   #10
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After the third Akuret replacement I replaced mine this past week. I went with Goodyear G614s. I talked to a friend who is in the industry and he told me that the ST tires will not hold up in the south and he suggested I go with the LT tires instead. They are date coded 3013 and hope to get much better service from them than I got from the Akuret's. In all my previous RVs I have never had a problem with a Goodyear tire so I had to go with an American made tire...
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