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    Westlake tires

    Just picked up a 2020 230RL used only 3 short trip times. I'm a first time RV'r but very mechanically inclined.....I don't like Chinese tires.
    My tires are in great but I want to change them.....I know....I'm anal but it is what it is.
    I am retired military (fighter jets), build dirt stock cars and crew on a team, have built drag cars also......in other words, I know a little.
    These Westlake tires might be ok but I need some assurance or tell me what is popular with you guys.....
    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rgpracer View Post
    Just picked up a 2020 230RL used only 3 short trip times. I'm a first time RV'r but very mechanically inclined.....I don't like Chinese tires.
    My tires are in great but I want to change them.....I know....I'm anal but it is what it is.
    I am retired military (fighter jets), build dirt stock cars and crew on a team, have built drag cars also......in other words, I know a little.
    These Westlake tires might be ok but I need some assurance or tell me what is popular with you guys.....
    Thanks
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    If they are the load range E Westlakes, I would switch them out for Goodyear Endurance. The Westlake LR Es are the ones with the sketchy track record. The load range G Westlakes seem to be an entirely different animal (but only come on some Solitudes and Momentums). As for "Chinese tires," you will be hard-pressed to find any ST tire outside the Goodyears that aren't made in China. The Sailuns (made in China and some other Asian locations) are a highly respected ST tire with a good reputation. Many fleets use Sailun tires, as well. Businesses aren't going to put anything on the ground that costs them time and money...

    Rob

    EDIT/PS - other seasoned RVers on the forum will likely pipe in to say that, regardless of which brand of tire you run, running at the proper inflation pressures, checking them frequently, and installing a TMPS are the best things you can do to avoid tire failures.
    Last edited by Second Chance; 01-30-2021 at 06:24 PM.
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    You had to post this in two places?


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    The G rated Westlakes are good tires. The E rated tires are the ones that stir up controversy and have led to 172 separate threads on the topic.
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    Buddy, I think you need to turn down a notch. Maybe all this quarantine, lockdowns..... is taking it toll. Everyone is entitled to ask questions and have an opinion. OP had a question and Rob followed with great advice. You're entitled to agree or not but to call this forum useless is pushing it a little.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rgpracer View Post
    Just picked up a 2020 230RL used only 3 short trip times. I'm a first time RV'r but very mechanically inclined.....I don't like Chinese tires.
    My tires are in great but I want to change them.....I know....I'm anal but it is what it is.
    I am retired military (fighter jets), build dirt stock cars and crew on a team, have built drag cars also......in other words, I know a little.
    These Westlake tires might be ok but I need some assurance or tell me what is popular with you guys.....
    Thanks

    I merged your 2 posts on the same topic, please don't post duplicate posts across the forum.
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    Don't make mistake I did with Westlake and think you could get a few more months or miles out of tires that look very good. I always check tire pressure before each trip. Had CHINA bomb blow on trip to Florida on busy Interstate 85 just out of Atlanta, thank God for those GA Highway Hero Units and their flashing lights that helped me change tire. When I got to campground changed all tire including spare to Goodyear Endurance made in USA. Pulled over as soon as tire blew and only lost plastic fender skirt and some slight damage to rim. If I had gone only 100 yards more would have destroyed rim.
    Get yourself a TPMS if you don't already own one. I like TireTraker because of lifetime warranty and already had to replace 2 tire sensors under warranty but there are several good TPMS out there.

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    Sorry for the issue you had, but thanks for it also for mine and others sake......that's why i ask....
    Going to get Goodyear Endurances.....I call it, "an ounce of Prevention".
    Last edited by Rgpracer; 01-31-2021 at 06:12 PM. Reason: misspelling

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