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Old 02-13-2011, 05:31 AM   #1
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Hi all , we are proud owners of a 09 ST27RB , however not so proud of the tires that came with it . i know this has been discussed before ,but i would like to here some details good or bad about these tires . did your tires go bad within a few months , did they blow out while driving 65 MPH or less and what is or was the most common problem with them other then being made in China?

because of previous posts , i priced some new tires by Carlyle . ,about $400 for a set . i'm not a frugal person , so the money doesn't matter . i guess i hate getting rid of tires that only have 5000miles on them . there is no signs of cracks in the sidewalls ,no signs of bad treadwear or pulling apart of the treads . i constantly tow at 60 -65MPH and heat buildup is minimal .

our TT is really a nice unit built by Croosroads . it would have been greater with some American rubber underneath it .any thoughts or comments are welcome with sincere thanks
Gary and Carol Nazareth Pa
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Old 02-13-2011, 05:58 AM   #2
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The Missions that came on our trailer did not last 5k miles before two begin to have the belts seperate. Never pulled over 65 mph and the air pressure was always checked before each trip. Having to spend $600 to $700 on a new set of tires after owning the trailer 6 months did not make me happy.
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Old 02-13-2011, 06:10 AM   #3
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Are Carlye made in USA? I ask because I don't think they are.I have a 09 Cruiser with the Mission tires and have done the reading on this site also.My tires have been on for just over 2 years and they took us to Yellowstone and back last June,about 5400 plus miles round trip.I keep 65 psi in them and check them before any trips over 50 miles.They haven't shown any bad wear yet and they may go out tomorrow, but so can any that I could buy.I try not to dewell to much on what problems a few have had even if I know their problems are real. The percentage of tires that we read about on forums are very small and you always hear the bad first but if its normal wear as is expected you don't hear anything about them.I will be taking another 5-6000 mile trip this June and several 100-500 mile trips during the summer.Unless I have a problem with a tire,these will be taking me back toward Yellowstone and if there is a problem with one, I will buy new ones.Other than this I will keep correct pressure in them and check during the season.I'm not sure I can buy a tire that isn't made in China for a camper anymore.This is my thoughts and comments that you ask for.Have a good camping season and enjoy your camper.
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Old 02-13-2011, 06:15 AM   #4
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I put a set of Goodyear Marathons on last year. They are stamped on the side "MADE IN USA"

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Old 02-13-2011, 06:32 AM   #5
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It's cheaper to buy tires than to repair your trailer and still have to buy them. Look at the maxxiss tires.

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Old 02-13-2011, 06:54 AM   #6
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I have three full seasons camping on my original set of Missions. We usually head out in early March for two or more months and then again in September for 6-8 weeks. Several trips have been for 5,000+ miles towing at 60-65 MPH and always maintaing the recommended 50 lbs. pressure. I estimate a total of at least 25,000 miles on these tires. Last fall when 200 miles from home on the return I noticed one of the tires had worn the tread off the inside edge but only half way round the tire. Took the wheel off at the campground using my Traileraide and stopped in at Discount Tire. They said the unusual wear was due to the tread starting to separate. Mounted a new tire (can't remember the Chinese brand, only $65) and continued on home. The other three Missions look very good for the miles and I think I can get another season out of them. Then, I intend to put on a set of Maxxis. I don't load up my trailer, it's probably 6,000 lbs.,and perhaps that's why I've had what appears to be better luck with the Missions than others?

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Old 02-13-2011, 08:24 AM   #7
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I had six full seasons on PowerKing Tow Max about 20,000 plus miles. They still looked good when I changed last summer. I put Goodyear Marathon made in the good ole USA. I hope I have as good luck with them as I did with the PowerKing.
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Old 02-13-2011, 09:35 AM   #8
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We were at an RV show yesterday. Went to a session on the Top 10 maintenance items. One of the points was on tires. Intersting thing we did learn, is all tires have a DOT stamp on them...the LAST 4 numbers are week/year that is made. Many times you may buy a new RV and the tires could already be 2-3 years old.

They did say to stay clear of Mission, has there have been lots of negative reports. To stick with US companies, as the US has a higher standards requirements. Someone did ask about US companies that make them overseas. He said that those should be fine, as they are still required to have them made to US standards.

The person giving the seminar is the RV Doctor.

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Old 02-13-2011, 12:40 PM   #9
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I've got 4 years and about 15-16,000 miles on my Missions.So far so good.No blow outs. However 3 of the 4 are wearing more on the out side edges than the centers. Normally that is an indication of an underinflated tire, but mine have always been inflated to the 65 PSI max. The tires are not overloaded. I know because I've weighed the rig.

Tire manufacturers recommend changing ST trailer tires after 3-5 years regardless of tread remaining. With Missions reputation, I figure I am about due to get some new ones. When I return home from my current trip in the spring I am replacing them with Maxxis load range E's.
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Old 02-13-2011, 02:32 PM   #10
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Our did come with missions also. I had to look up what they were. We were new to RV world and did not really pay attention to the tires.

Ours lasted 2 1/2 years..they were replaced about 1000 miles into a 2000 mile road trip, as we discovered a bulge and then we drove to a Cooper Tires store and had them looked at. We were in the middle of Utah. We only had maybe 3-4,000 on them at that time.

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