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Old 04-27-2012, 01:05 AM   #1
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Just purchased a new 2011 Crossroads 28.5 Fifth Wheel with Master Track ST 235/80R16 tires-load rangeE and 10 ply, are there any issues with these tires as I have never heard of them. Thanks to allfor any information on the above.
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Old 04-27-2012, 02:13 AM   #2
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I would inspect them yearly for dry cracks or anything unusual and go with it.


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Old 04-27-2012, 02:23 AM   #3
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Thanks Dan, are these good quality tires as we are headed for Alaska and don't want any tire issues.
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Old 04-27-2012, 03:47 AM   #4
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Your tires are made in china, you need to keep them properly inflated & check thepsi, everytime you stop. Buy a good quality TPMS & replace the tires when you are able to.
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Old 04-27-2012, 05:10 AM   #5
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I would do as the others say about keeping them inflated properly and keeping a close eye on them but , I would not replace them until they are 3 or maybe 4 years old.The ones you replace them with (more than Likely) will be made in China too, and may not be any better. So why spend the money untill you need to. I get my TT tiresbalanced, I figure it can't hurt and when you arerolling at 65 mph it's just got to help (in mymind anyway). I don't think most peoplebalance them and they have no more trouble than any one else, so that is just personal preference.


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Old 04-27-2012, 08:22 AM   #6
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My last set of factory installed china tires and they lasted 6 years. Upon my yearly inspection i saw some weather checking(cracking) So i replaced them last fall with exact same. I pump them up in the spring and they hold pressure perfectly. I screw on my tire monitor sensors before leaving for a trip and i can't remember ever having to add air before a trip. Never had a flat or a tire issue. I don't get involved with tire debates or do i concern myself with them. I don't like to loose sleep over tires, Nor do i read into all the hipe on the internet about tires.

My first set came with a "d" rating "power king- tow max)..Ran them at 65psi. They had a sale going up at the local garage and i upped it to the "E" rating "power king-tow max). Run these at 70psi. Over kill for my camper. But i got a deal with the e's .. Good for another 6 years, I hope.. Even the best tire can have an issue. I don't balance them either. Just my opinions.


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Old 05-04-2012, 09:32 AM   #7
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In the other forums there is a lot of negative talk about Master Track tires. Don't see anything bad in here so I assume there are not a lot of problems. A little bit concerned because Master Track are on the 5er I just bought.
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Old 05-04-2012, 10:09 AM   #8
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We had our troubles with the cheap China tires on our trailer on our second trip and got very lucky the two that seperated did not do it running 60+ mph down the highway. I replaced them with BFG Commercials and a TPMS and never looked back. I would never own a set of cheap Chinese tires again and would not pull a trailer to Alaska on them for sure. When we replace this trailer I know the next one will come on cheap tires no matterbrand we buyand the deal will be worked around me replacing them as soon as we leave the lot. The RV manufactures are just being cheap to save a few bucks instead of putting good tires on them at the factory.
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Old 05-04-2012, 11:03 AM   #9
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I have the Master Track "E" rated tires with 17K miles on two of them (other two were replaced along with the axles) and have not had any problems. However...I would side with Hunter11 on this one and definitely replace them before a trip to Alaska. In the lower 48 you are almost always within a reasonable distance from a nationwide tire store and Good Sam is just a phone call away...not so in the distant Northwest. Personally, I would not want to take the chance on cheap tires.
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There has been so much discussion about so called "China bombs". There is a tire expert maintaining a blog about Chinese tires. I believe thereis a link from RV Travel Newsletter. This man claims Chinese tires are built to the same standard as American made tires. His contention is that almost all tire failure is due to overloading, inflation issuesand/or speed. Most people have no idea how much weight they are pulling. How many of us weigh their rigs before a trip? Inflate per manufacturer specs and keep the speed under 65.

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Old 05-05-2012, 01:34 AM   #11
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Although I am a "newbie" and probably shouldn't have much to add to what you have said, I am of the same belief. Now that I own a rig, I notice things I never used to notice before; like people that I pass pulling TT's or 5ers and my normal speed on Interstate's "not" pulling my rig is 65 to 68. If I pass these people then I know they are complying with the manufacturer as far as speed. But, as you said speed, whether or not your WDH is properly set up, and the weight you're carrying is all a factor. I have tire monitor's on my vehicle and I am amazed at how much the pressure goes up when traveling on a highway at high speed. Imagine what it does to those trailer tires. I have seen enough posting from people saying they have had their tires 5-7 years with 1,000's of miles on them that tells me there is something else to this. If someone wants to get nervous and remove brand new tires and they have cash to burn, good for them. I will continue to montor my pressure and keep them at the correct level and drive at an appropriate speed and watch the weight. When we do go full-time I will be purchasing tire monitors just for the added safety, but only because I will be traveling so many miles through so many different extremes. Thanks for you post, it is right on I think...IMHO.


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