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Old 07-10-2019, 03:13 PM   #1
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Mastertrack tires

We are about to purchase tires for our 38 Ft Outback.
What are your experience with Mastertrack 10 ply tires?
Two tire stores recommended them but we donít want blow-outs on our trip.
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Old 07-10-2019, 03:23 PM   #2
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Ask for the manufacturer code on them and see where they are made to start. They may wind up being a renamed Trailer King in disguise.
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Old 07-10-2019, 03:26 PM   #3
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I have none; don't know if anyone else does or not, but, I do know they aren't the more popular, reliable tire brands that I've heard of. Another concern to me, unlike Carlisle, Maxxis, Sailun, or Goodyear, you cannot pull up a thing about Mastertrack tire company. Even the importer, Unicorn Tire sales does/will not speak to the manufacturer that I could find - a bad sign to me.

http://unicorntire.com/index.php?id_...urer&id_lang=1

You might note the names of the tires these guys import....I've never heard of any of them.
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Old 07-10-2019, 06:23 PM   #4
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From the Tires Warehouse webpage, "Mastertrack is distributed by Unicorn Tire, a U.S.-based tire company specializing in the import and wholesale of a wide range of Chinese tires."


A buddy of mine just bought mastertrack tires for his 3/4 ton. He was told they are made by Hercules tires. I can not confirm or deny this however.
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Old 07-10-2019, 07:43 PM   #5
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The best advice with regards to modern day ST tires is to stay with reputable brands. In addition, keeping a nice "healthy" reserve load capacity will help mitigate premature failures. Of course, proper in service tire maintenance should always be performed (max inflation pressures and speed limitations).

As others have mentioned, ST brands that are recognized in 2019 include Carlisle (Radisl Trail HD), Maxxis (m8008), Goodyear (Endurance, not Marathon), and Sailun's.
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Old 07-11-2019, 02:59 AM   #6
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There you have it, Judy. Good advice from years of experience. I'll add our many years to simply reiterate the same four brands. Either believe people in the know with nothing to gain or those who stand to gain by the sale. Your choice.
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Old 07-11-2019, 06:39 AM   #7
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Another "twist on opinions":

There are 3 "historically reliable" ST tire brands. Maxxis, Carlisle and now Sailun (for heavier trailers, not available for smaller trailers).

Goodyear is "breaking into that "historically reliable" group with their new ST Endurance brand. It's been on the market for about 2-3 years and seems (so far) to be building a good reputation among users. In a few more years, if Goodyear doesn't degrade the product, it may become the "FOURTH GREAT ST TIRE".... Right now, it's the "new kid on the block"....
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Old 07-11-2019, 09:26 PM   #8
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You might also add the Goodyear G614 as a reliable trailer tire for heavier rigs. Even though it says LT, it is strictly designed and intended to be a trailer tire. We've had excellent service with them since 2013.
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You might also add the Goodyear G614 as a reliable trailer tire for heavier rigs. Even though it says LT, it is strictly designed and intended to be a trailer tire. We've had excellent service with them since 2013.
They have a great reputation, but price is significantly higher than a comparable Sailun tire. I think, for many people, when shopping, once they see the pricing on the G614's, they gently set the brochure back on the table and move on to a competitive tire brand.....
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They have a great reputation, but price is significantly higher than a comparable Sailun tire. I think, for many people, when shopping, once they see the pricing on the G614's, they gently set the brochure back on the table and move on to a competitive tire brand.....


And Sailun have a better reputation.
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We are about to purchase tires for our 38 Ft Outback.
What are your experience with Mastertrack 10 ply tires?
Two tire stores recommended them but we donít want blow-outs on our trip.
Is your Outback a travel trailer toy hauler?

The newer ones are fitted with ST225/75R15 LRE tires.

The China tire industry is very competitive. Price fluctuations need to be scrutinized closely. The slightly higher priced ones may have Nylon overlays in their construction. That feature alone, increases the tiresí durability dramatically, especially in higher operating temperatures.

Strength and durability are the two key features to look for when searching for your RV trailer tires. Of course usage plays a part in your selection. If you only make a few short trips a year you may just want an economically priced tire you can afford to replace every year or two. For those long trips, strength and durability should top your list of things to consider for your new tires.

The whole ST tire industry is evolving rapidly. There are now some 15Ē steel cased tires on the market. The ST225/75R15 with a LRF is one of them. I donít know the tire size you are looking for so thatís just a guess.
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