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Old 06-26-2007, 08:14 PM   #29
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I seem to remember the recent short lived thread by anholman, "Chinese Airstreams??". When you are done checking your tire's origin check other 'accessories' too. Then look to be sure where your coach was built.

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Old 06-27-2007, 06:32 PM   #30
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Can't find that thread?

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Old 06-27-2007, 06:58 PM   #31
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Hi,

Well, the tire that had that nice chunk of rubber missing was a Carlisle, bought just a year ago..we recently replaced them with new tires: Transmasters..I went online and found that Transmasters were distributed through Greenball as is the TowMasters..apparently Towmasters make tires for ATV's..what's most interesting now, after reading about tires/recalls..both tire brands are made in Asia..so now, we'll see just how long they last..I did not see this brand on the Recall list.
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Wherever products are outsourced, shouldn't the quality control be one of the most important factors in producing a product that would ensure safety??
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Old 06-27-2007, 08:13 PM   #33
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Wherever products are outsourced, shouldn't the quality control be one of the most important factors in producing a product that would ensure safety??
Yup it should be. 4 years ago, the company I ran had the choice of loosing our core business or competiting with a group that was importing the product from China. We elected to match the price, keep the business but the only way was to- you guessed it- outsource. I traveled to the privately owned facility in China who we partnered with, did a full QC audit and implemented USA methods and approved subsupliers. A personal understanding with the owner was also forged. The quality was as good or better than ours, but we did have a full time employee (that speaks Chinese) on site. We lost quite a bit of margin, our customer saved the mandated $$$. We passed on several cheaper companies that were only there to make American $.
Then I got new owners and, well, I'm happly employed elsewhere.
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