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Old 03-11-2014, 12:53 AM   #1
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Just took delivery of a 2014 Voltage 3895 Toyhauler

Brand new to the 5th wheel toyhauler group, I have towed many bumper pull trailers up to 28 feet and every now and then a friends 38 foot deck over gooseneck.
First question...how worried should I be with the Westlake Super ST235/80R16 tires that came on it?
We will only be using it for one or two weekends a month, 150 plus or minus mile round trips until this summer when we go for a long haul.
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Old 03-11-2014, 01:26 AM   #2
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Congrats in your new trailer. I had asked about them either here or another forum. Not to popular a tire so I did not get many opinions. I am changing mine before bringing the trailer home. I am putting G's on.
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Old 03-11-2014, 04:21 AM   #3
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My 3600 had Westlake's on it also. As soon as I got it home I went down to Discount Tire and had Michelin XPS Rib's put on. Cost me $2100 to swap out brand new Westlake tires but I have absolutely no faith in any trailer tire made in China.
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Old 03-11-2014, 11:02 PM   #4
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I replaced the tires on my 3905. Mine came with the deadly Akuret China Bombs. Although I had never blown one I had heard many horror story's about Chinese tires. So, I replaced with Goodyear G614's. Cost me around $2600. Ouch, but now I feel a little more secure going down the highway. Not 100% secure, but better.
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Old 03-12-2014, 04:45 AM   #5
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Congratulations on your new trailer! We are awaiting the arrival of our 3895 in the next few weeks. We are also going to change our tires and going with the goodyears. I carry prescious cargo ( grandkids) and won't take a chance with cheap tires.
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Congratulations on your new trailer! We are awaiting the arrival of our 3895 in the next few weeks. We are also going to change our tires and going with the goodyears. I carry prescious cargo ( grandkids) and won't take a chance with cheap tires.
It's too bad that we have to pay twice on these rigs for some items. I for one will not buy another trailer if it's got cheaper tires on it. If the manufactures are cheaping out on the tires where else are they cutting costs so they can make an extra buck.
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Old 03-25-2014, 08:34 PM   #7
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X sub sailor, have a question. Assuming you have the LED couch. Have you found out how to turn the switch on for the love seat yet?
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LED couch

I don't have that option, or if I do it wasn't shown to me by the dealer.
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I appreciate the response. Thanks
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You are welcome. Where do you turn on your couch lights?
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In the cup holder. Just notices the LED under the love seat. Time to search
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Oops. Sideways but you get the idea
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Old 03-31-2014, 09:20 PM   #13
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I replaced the tires on my 3905. Mine came with the deadly Akuret China Bombs. Although I had never blown one I had heard many horror story's about Chinese tires. So, I replaced with Goodyear G614's. Cost me around $2600. Ouch, but now I feel a little more secure going down the highway. Not 100% secure, but better.
AS you have three axles those tires shouldn't be a problem. They came OEM on my two axle Teton in 03. Blew ever single one with in five years.
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Old 04-22-2014, 06:26 PM   #14
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Congrats on your new camper!
I too just bought a 2014 Voltage 3895 Epic III
This is the first I'm hearing of the tire issue and would appreciate any info you have. I just looked and my camper came with the "Westlake Super ST ST235/80 R16" I purchased my camper in Cincinnati, Ohio and drove home to North Pole, Alaska. I didn't have any problems with the tires but had several other issues with the camper. Mainly due to the bass box that was NOT secured and bounced all over in my 4,000 mile drive home destroying three of four heating ducts!
So I've put just over 4,000 miles on the tires from China. What kinda tires is everyone replacing them with?
This sure is a pain in the rear we spend $70+ K on a new camper and then we got spend another $2500 to get safe tires! That sucks!
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Congrats on your new camper!
I too just bought a 2014 Voltage 3895 Epic III
This is the first I'm hearing of the tire issue and would appreciate any info you have. I just looked and my camper came with the "Westlake Super ST ST235/80 R16" I purchased my camper in Cincinnati, Ohio and drove home to North Pole, Alaska. I didn't have any problems with the tires but had several other issues with the camper. Mainly due to the bass box that was NOT secured and bounced all over in my 4,000 mile drive home destroying three of four heating ducts!
So I've put just over 4,000 miles on the tires from China. What kinda tires is everyone replacing them with?
This sure is a pain in the rear we spend $70+ K on a new camper and then we got spend another $2500 to get safe tires! That sucks!
Having three axles should help to cut down the weight per axle compared to us that only have 2 axles. A good name brand tire should work for you. As for me I'm switching over to 17.5 rims & tires. Will switch just 2 to start & install on the left side of mine. As my frig, stove & generator which is off set to that side makes it my heavy side. 215/75r-17.5 is just .3 of a inch lower than the stock ones.
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Westlake tires ST235/80R16

Hey all, we have a 2014 Voltage 3600, have driven it south for the last three winters only. Bought new, so these tires have about 13,000km (so that is about 8,000miles), and the spare has never been used, the sticker is still on it.. So sitting here in FL, and guess what we found, thee tires have sidewall bubbles, and the spare has two...manufactured in 2013...now we are changing them out So we can get home...
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Hey all, we have a 2014 Voltage 3600, have driven it south for the last three winters only. Bought new, so these tires have about 13,000km (so that is about 8,000miles), and the spare has never been used, the sticker is still on it.. So sitting here in FL, and guess what we found, thee tires have sidewall bubbles, and the spare has two...manufactured in 2013...now we are changing them out So we can get home...
Sounds about right. RV tires have a life expectancy of 3-5 years... Being exposed to sunlight is a killer on the exposed sidewalls.

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Hey all, we have a 2014 Voltage 3600, have driven it south for the last three winters only. Bought new, so these tires have about 13,000km (so that is about 8,000miles), and the spare has never been used, the sticker is still on it.. So sitting here in FL, and guess what we found, thee tires have sidewall bubbles, and the spare has two...manufactured in 2013...now we are changing them out So we can get home...
You do cover them, right? Always good to give a thorough inspection before heading out. Despite the cost, you can drive easy knowing you got rid of the cheap original tires.
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GO WITH G rated tires!!!!!!... save your self some heart ache and money!


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