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    2018 M26 - Should I be worried about the tires?

    I've been reading all over the place trying to find enough info to make up my mind regarding the stock tires on the M26 we just bought a month ago. All of the threads I've read seem to point to issues with older versions of Westlake tires so I'm trying to get opinions on the Super ST, E rated, 10 ply tires that are on my new TT. 1 tires is 1 year old and the other 3 are 6 months old. I'm taking a 200+ mile trip in a couple of weeks and then a cross-country trip (TX to Oregon) at the end of July. The 2nd trip is the one I'm most concerned with. For those of you with these Mallards that have the Westlake Super STs, what has been your experience? I'd rather not go buy another set of tires if I don't have to, but my family's safety comes first. Real world experiences will be greatly appreciated! When it comes to Towmax's and other brands it's pretty clear that they should not be left on, but with these my google-fu has been weak.

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    Re: 2018 M26 - Should I be worried about the tires?

    Hi cmartinez95,

    Welcome to the Heartland Owners Forum and to the family. We have a great bunch of folks here with lots of information and all willing to share their knowledge when needed.

    I don't remember anything being posted about the tires on your unit, but I'll let the tire experts join in.

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    Re: 2018 M26 - Should I be worried about the tires?

    I have the Westlake tires and they have been great tires so far.
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    Re: 2018 M26 - Should I be worried about the tires?

    Quote Originally Posted by Apropdoc View Post
    I have the Westlake tires and they have been great tires so far.
    I JUST ran across a thread on a Forest River forum where others had similar things to say. I think what I may do is just pick on an extra spare so I can have two spares with me for the long trip.

    How long have you had yours (about how many miles have you put on them)?

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    Re: 2018 M26 - Should I be worried about the tires?

    We picked up our 2018 M32 Memorial Day weekend and have put close to 3k miles on it. The majority of these miles were in high heat (90+). I had to buy a new tire pressure gauge as the truck gauges didn't read high enough to check the trailer tire pressures.

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    Re: 2018 M26 - Should I be worried about the tires?

    Quote Originally Posted by cmartinez95 View Post
    I JUST ran across a thread on a Forest River forum where others had similar things to say. I think what I may do is just pick on an extra spare so I can have two spares with me for the long trip.

    How long have you had yours (about how many miles have you put on them)?
    My tires came with the trailer, so far there are around 500 miles on them...have traveled on nice pavement, bad pavement, really bad pavement, and gravel. They hold up really well. The real test will be this years trip down to Phoenix and the high temps on the roads through the AZ deserts.
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    Re: 2018 M26 - Should I be worried about the tires?

    Thank you all for the feedback. I'm feeling better about what's under the M26 now .

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    Re: 2018 M26 - Should I be worried about the tires?

    Quote Originally Posted by klp605 View Post
    We picked up our 2018 M32 Memorial Day weekend and have put close to 3k miles on it. The majority of these miles were in high heat (90+). I had to buy a new tire pressure gauge as the truck gauges didn't read high enough to check the trailer tire pressures.

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    Re: 2018 M26 - Should I be worried about the tires?

    Knock on wood mine have been without issue. I have about 3500 miles from various trips on the tires. They hold air, are round, and no irregular wear.
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    Re: 2018 M26 - Should I be worried about the tires?

    Quote Originally Posted by avvidclif View Post
    What kind of truck gauge did you have? Most go to 120 lb.
    Our gauge's were all 50-60 pounds. Even our neighbor (who has a TT) didn't have a gauge that read high enough. He said he never checks his. Not me, I check tires and fluids on vehicles periodically and always before long travel. My husband thinks I'm over the top with it.

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