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Ultratravler

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Posted: 11/14/12 07:52pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Has anyone run Samson tires on their motorhome? I am looking at buying 6 new 295/80/22.5 tires and the local dealer is trying to sell me Samson's. I have never heard of them. Thanks for any help.

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Posted: 11/14/12 08:19pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Thi tires. Not GOOD. Do a GOGGLE


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Posted: 11/14/12 08:29pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I never heard of them either...and went looking for 2 cheap take offs for my toad...found Sampson Stampedes at a tire shop that were about 70% worn, put them on the car and they are quiet and smooth...about 5 years old too..


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Posted: 11/14/12 08:32pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

IMHO my life rides on Michelin's.


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My friend owns a tow company and runs them on his trucks all the time due to the cost. When I needed six new 22.5s last year (ouch) I bought the Sampsons.

My $0.2. I am not worried about durability since he runs them hundreds of thousands of miles. The first thing I noticed though is they tend to wander at speed down the highway, even after they have some miles on them, compared to the Michelins that were on there. I would think twice about putting them on the front next time around. it is not a dangerous wander, just more noticable.

I would consider putting them on the rear 4, and running Michelins or something else up front to help defer the overall cost. Personally, I am not worried about rotating front to rear because I will never accumulate the miles to wear them down before the DOT dates are too old and I would replace them anyway. We probably only accumulate about 3000 miles per year on the pusher.


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Posted: 11/15/12 05:27am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Latest sale advertisement I got from CW list Samson tires for my MH at over $170 less than Goodyears.


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Posted: 11/15/12 07:57am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

These are Chinese tires.

Samson Tire brand has been around for a while. I once saw an advertisement from the 1920s. Like many established brands, it was bought by the Chinese.

Some people like them, but until the quality for Chinese stuff improves, I'd rather not take the chance.


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I made a mistake..mine are Sigma

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No trying to hijack the thread, but, Have any of You folks looked at how many Chinese and Other Foreign Brands of Tires there are available. It Boggles the mind!


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robatthelake wrote:

No trying to hijack the thread, but, Have any of You folks looked at how many Chinese and Other Foreign Brands of Tires there are available. It Boggles the mind!


Makes sense as tire manufacturing is very labor intensive, very low tech, and the technology is pretty old hat so thay can be made anywhere that has an inxpensive labor force.

Even the engineering is very mature and there is very little new innovations. Raw materials, while fairly expensive, are easy to come by, and again, low tech.

Once you've been in a few plants you can pretty much just change the sign on the door and in the molds andd Viola your're someone else.

The biggest differance is in the QA and process engineering specs.

For example, a Firestone plant that meets Bridgstone standards can produce Bridgstone tires on the same equipment and with the same materials as a Firestone tire. Just a differant mold.

Almost all the manufactures produce tires under a differnat label so you really don't know who makes some of these private label tires. Could be Cooper, Firestone, Yokohama, or ???


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