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Old 01-23-2014, 07:13 PM   #1
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Question Westlake tires

We signed the papers to purchase our new Crossroads trailer today and it had Westlake tires from China on it. How good are these tires?? I has Goodyear tires on my old camper and had no problems.
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Old 01-24-2014, 06:08 AM   #2
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alot of rv companies have china tires. Time will tell, china bombs?
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Old 01-24-2014, 09:30 AM   #3
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We had china tires on our pontoon boat. They only lasted a little over a month. It's hard to get american made tires for rv's and boats. So far, we've had good luck with the new boat tires but they are china made too.
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Gary, you will find a definite slant against Chinese made tires due to bad experiences with them. You will find many of us recommend tires such as Goodyear, BF Goodrich, Firestone, etc. Personnaly, we have BFG Commercial TA's on our Cruiser without any issues in almost four years.
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Old 01-24-2014, 02:10 PM   #5
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I got rid of the made in china tires and went with Maxxis brand tires made in Taiwan. Very good reviews and hold up well. They've never left me on the side of the road. I ordered them from Discount Tires Online.
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Old 01-25-2014, 08:08 AM   #6
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If money is no problem, replace them now. Or you can run them until they bubble, blow, or crack. That could be from a month to 3 years or so.

A lot of China RV tires are a problem and a lot seem to last fairly well. As with most China products there seems to be little or no consistency.
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I am assuming I have a warranty for a year on these tires, but what price do I put on our safety?? I also was not thrilled the camper did not come with a spare tire, TV, or TV wall bracket. Beware of RV camper show prices that seem too good to be true.
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I have purchased tires through tire rack, and they do not even carry Westlake.
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I am assuming I have a warranty for a year on these tires, but what price do I put on our safety?? I also was not thrilled the camper did not come with a spare tire, TV, or TV wall bracket. Beware of RV camper show prices that seem too good to be true.
They may come with a warranty, but dealing with the dealer, RV manufacture and tire manufacture becomes very tiresome (no pun intended)... I had Duro's on a previous trailer and it was PITA... Finally, the RV manufacture settled with giving me $90 per tire to get something else. Duro basically said tough luck...

Can you take the tires off your old unit and swap them for these? The dealer should do it for free as it will add value to the trade for having "NEW Tires"... If of course they fit.
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Great idea on the switch.....but the old camper was a light single axle Trailmanor with 225/75 R15 and the new Crossroads Rezerve has dual axles with 205/75 R15.
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