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Old 12-03-2012, 10:19 AM   #1
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North America made tires

I now have about 14,000 miles on my China bombs, so I plan on replacing them in the spring.

What I get from this forum is that Maxxis tires would be the way to go, but there is no dealer around here. Sure wish there was..

I believed that Carlisle tires were made in US, bout on their site they mentioned: ‘In 1994, Carlisle expanded manufacturing operations into the Asia Pacific region, acquiring a tire factory in Buji, China.’. Now I am wondering…

Do you know of any North America made tires which would cut it.

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Old 12-03-2012, 12:41 PM   #2
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carlie spelling is wrong for reason ok

I had them for 5er new in 1999 all blew apart run run run junk junk junk Bushman
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Old 12-03-2012, 01:09 PM   #3
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Quiroule, As far as I have seen all ST tires are made in Asia. There was some talk that Goodyear was bringing their Marathons back but I think that it was just that "TALK". When I bought my '07 Cougar there was a tire recall on it and the Duro Bias ply tires were replaced with Marathons. Since I had run Marathons on my old 5er I was happy until one started to bubble and show signs of tread separation after only a few thousand miles. When I replaced that tire I found out they were made in China. Next trip I replaced them all with LT tires with higher load ratings have had zero problems since. From what I have read and seen, if I were to go back to ST tires I would consider Maxis. You have the option to order them on-line and shipped to a local garage to be installed. JM2Ę, Hank
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Old 12-03-2012, 01:29 PM   #4
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Thanks Hankpage, I will try to get some Maxxis.

Bushman512000, thanks for the info. I donít get what you mean with your title: 'carlie spelling is wrong for reason ok '
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Old 12-03-2012, 02:51 PM   #5
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Thanks Hankpage, I will try to get some Maxxis.

Bushman512000, thanks for the info. I donít get what you mean with your title: 'carlie spelling is wrong for reason ok '
not wanting to Quote a name may get in a war with company You understand now...You have the name in Your post Bushman
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Old 12-03-2012, 03:35 PM   #6
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Thanks Bushman512000, I am not used to these web subtlety
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Old 12-03-2012, 03:41 PM   #7
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Trivia: My last TT had 15" Goodyear Marathons that were made at a plant in Alabama, tires were dated middle of 2009.
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Old 12-03-2012, 05:21 PM   #8
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Bushman52100 -

I highly doubt that you need to be worried about "getting into a war with company" simply because you have used their name in a post and have spelled it correctly. References to specific brands are made all the time on the forum. Some of them are complimentary - some are not. Why not simply spell the name of the company correctly and avoid the confusion and misunderstanding it causes by trying to disguise it by not spelling it the way it should be spelled?
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If I get 14,000 miles out of my ''china bombs'' I will replace mine with the same '' China Bombs''
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Old 12-03-2012, 08:02 PM   #10
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I use Maxxis with good results.
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Old 12-03-2012, 08:30 PM   #11
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I highly doubt that you need to be worried about "getting into a war with company" simply because you have used their name in a post and have spelled it correctly. References to specific brands are made all the time on the forum. Some of them are complimentary - some are not. Why not simply spell the name of the company correctly and avoid the confusion and misunderstanding it causes by trying to disguise it by not spelling it the way it should be spelled?
I agree. If the company makes china bombs that is categorized as junk tell it like it is. If its a carlisle , maxis or goodyear,,, junk is junk. No need to be shy here everyone calls the tires by name and china bombs
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I highly doubt that you need to be worried about "getting into a war with company" simply because you have used their name in a post and have spelled it correctly. References to specific brands are made all the time on the forum. Some of them are complimentary - some are not. Why not simply spell the name of the company correctly and avoid the confusion and misunderstanding it causes by trying to disguise it by not spelling it the way it should be spelled?
I will spell it My way thank you.Reason said end of story..Bushman
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I will spell it My way thank you.Reason said end of story..Bushman
I think Bushman's emphasis is on the LIE part of his spelling, but then I have been known to be wrong before.
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To get back to the subject.

Are there any tires made in North America, if so, which one?
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I don't think a tire being made in North America necessary signifies anything other than that the tire was made in North America. Maxxis are pretty much a known quantity and seem to be the best (perhaps only) choice for a quality ST tire. As far as there not being a dealer nearby, Discount Tire will have a set of Maxxis to you anywhere in the US in a day or two and at a good price. I don't know if they ship to Canada but surely there is some equivalent vendor.
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Old 12-05-2012, 01:59 AM   #16
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Quiroule:

You might want to check out Hercules Tires. They are made in N . America and have comparable weight ratings to Maxxis.

They have proven to stand up the best to our ERS trailers and we have tried several different brands including UHAUL branded bias tires (these did not last a month ALL 4 !!)
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Quiroule:

You might want to check out Hercules Tires. They are made in N . America and have comparable weight ratings to Maxxis.

They have proven to stand up the best to our ERS trailers and we have tried several different brands including UHAUL branded bias tires (these did not last a month ALL 4 !!)
LittleJoe, Have you actually seen "Made in Canada" or "USA" on their ST tires. The only info I can find on-line is this : Hercules operates on an international basis, in over 90 countries, from warehouses in the USA, Canada,
and China under the name Hercules Tire International. They do not show country of origin on-line. I would be very happy to see that one company has decided to make their ST tires here where it is easier to control quality standards.
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Just trivia:

In addition to date codes, tires have plant codes stamped on the sidewall, on one side or the other, decode here:

http://www.harriger.com/tires.htm
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Little Joe & Hankpage -
I just spoke to Hercules Customer Service and was told that all of their RV trailer and light truck tires are made in China and carry the Hercules name They do make some of their passenger and other vehicle tires in North America but not trailer tires. So........back to square one.
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I will have a look on tires . I was under impression made in USA.
No Matter, though as they have proven to be far superior to any we have used to date.
The tires are 205/75/15 on 16x7 cargo trailers. These trailers see 40-60 K miles per year,and are loaded to the max 100% of the time. The Hercules tires last pretty much 3 times the life of most of the others we have used. Carlisles are mostly bald at 20K if they hold air for that long.
We have to rotate tires as the right rear always wears out first because of many sharp turns in parking lots getting into position beside broken down trucks.
Maxxis tires at our tire store is not a stock/dealer item and are 50% more than the Herc. Until the Herc quality gives a reason to look elsewhere , we are finally happy the quality/life span that they provide.
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