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Old 10-13-2018, 01:39 PM   #1
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Greenball Transmaster tires

Note I didn't say Tourmax. The Transmaster line is at Sams and their 15" E rated tire is under $70. A person asked about these tires a year ago and didn't get a response. Can't figure out why as they are sold at Sam's, Walmart and Costco where lots of folks buy tires. Not much in the way of reviews on these tires either. When funds allow, my Carlisle 15" E rated tires will be replaced as they are 2015 vintage. They look OK but the constant chatter about tires ageing out has made me more aware that new rubber is a good idea. I will probably go with Carlisle tires again (Discount Tire sells them) or have them order in Maxxis tires. New rims/16" tires would be too much expense for me and I am not sure if there would be issues increasing tire size. Anyone with Transmaster experience?
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Old 10-13-2018, 05:24 PM   #2
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George, you got good service out of your Carlisle tires and they are running about $68.00 at Walmart. Any reason you have given thought to changing over to some brand nobody ever heard of before?
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Old 10-13-2018, 07:39 PM   #3
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Id buy the Maxxis over the others all day long.
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Old 10-13-2018, 09:07 PM   #4
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Hear is a link to Greenball. They provide the Transmaster ST brand.

If you travel regularly with your RV don't use bias ply tires. RVIA does not recommend their use on any RV trailers with 14" or larger tires.

http://www.greenball.com/brands/tran...transmaster-st


NOTE: For those of you that read my tire posts you will see that the Transmaster is one of the brands that certifies their ST235/80R16 LRE at 3500# @ 80 PSI.
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Old 10-14-2018, 05:03 AM   #5
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We ran a set of Discount Tire Greenballs on our TT about 9-10 years ago. Don't remember if they where Transmasters or not. We got pertnear 5 years and close to 10,000 miles of use out of em. So I guess they was a good tire. FWIW... that TT came with Duro's. Then we put on the Greenball's. In fact, all of the tires we've run on our RV's, dating back to our 1991 Dutchman, except the set we're running now (Maxxis) have been different sets of China Bombs. Knock on wood ... not a single boom yet!

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Old 10-14-2018, 08:42 AM   #6
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Second post today I read and the poster said the tires looked Okay. Read up on tires. Looks of a tire or how much tread is on them is NO way to determine if the tire is good or failing.
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Old 10-14-2018, 02:29 PM   #7
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Second post today I read and the poster said the tires looked Okay. Read up on tires. Looks of a tire or how much tread is on them is NO way to determine if the tire is good or failing.

Uh, Ken/Claudia, You might actually read my post and note I have been reading about tires and sure as heck don't need you to tell me what to do. I will also point out, my current tires are about three years old and show no signs of damage or nor have had any issues and are a reliable brand. I said I was THINKING about replacement (at this time) due to aging as the most common popular wisdom on this site is to do this at three years. If you had any point, other than trying to be condescending or insulting, I am not seeing it.
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Old 10-14-2018, 03:11 PM   #8
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George, I could be wrong but I dont think this was pointed at you but at the point the looks of a tire come up twice. The biggest mistake and a common error just prior to a tire letting is "they looked good and still had lots of thread." Rookies need lots of training on this. I think you read it wrong. JM2C.
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Old 10-15-2018, 10:25 AM   #9
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Just pointing out your the one who said "They look OK." Not condescending in my book. Here is a question to you; Is looking at a tire a fair and correct way to determine if it's good or bad?
I cannot recall how many times dealing with someone with a flat tire or more and they say "the tire(s) looked good, it had lots of tread. I do not know why it blew."
Sorry you felt the way you did.
Not long along another member on here reported flats or blowouts and made a statement he suspected it was due to being exposed to sunlight as I recall. I suggested that the age might be the or a cause. He checked and found them way over due for replacement by age. I also think he said the tires had lots of tread.
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Think of the tire tread as the component that protects the carcass and provides the surface the vehicle rides on. In measuring a tire's strength the tread area contributes ZERO to the tire's ability to carry it's load. Basically it's just glued/bonded to the carcass.


Almost all the materials that provide a tire's strength - ability to carry it's designed load capacity - are hidden beneath the tire tread area. The first place to look for clues to a tire's well beaning are it's sidewalls, both inner and outer. They will crack and sometimes grow small bubbles. Another more visible clue will be when a tire's running temperature starts to increase higher than the others. Pretty soon it will start to grow taller. A telltale of tread separation.
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