Originally Posted by HowieE
Your comment is interesting and if someone were able to over a long enough time period to collect the data it would be useful. Since that data is not available I take the easy approach and never buy a tire made in China. The complete lack of dedication to quality on the national level is not worth the risk.
Howie, While I agree it would be best to have maybe a 1,000 reports I am not willing to let "Good" get in the way of 'Best".
In any month there seems to be maybe a dozen posts of tire failure. I would like to do two things. Have a picture posted so we can learn which failures are the result of air loss, i.e. "Blowouts" and which are the result of older tire technology and possibly poorer quality. If we ended up with a half dozen tread separations all from the same plant then we have a good reason to be suspicious of tires from that plant.
There are dozens of tire plants in China I doubt that all are making tires that fail in the first year simply because the builders speak Mandarin. It is much more likely that one plant is the "low price leader" and that plant is the primary supplier of sub-par tires to the RV industry. Maybe it would make tire purchasing decisions easier if we knew which plant to avoid.