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Old 09-28-2014, 12:41 PM   #1
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Briway Tires

I'm looking for new tires and in my search have found Briway brand tires on the internet. They are from China like all the others, and today is the first day I've haerd of them. I'm wondering if anyone has some personal experience with Briway .
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Old 09-28-2014, 02:09 PM   #2
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Is this the tire you are looking at:
Briwaytire

FWIW: If you travel more than a few miles from home, realize that there will be no warranty service available for a new to the market, off brand tire.

It would have to be very, very, inviting $$$ wise to get me to steer away from a known brand.
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Old 09-28-2014, 04:47 PM   #3
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We have a 2 month old Scamp 13 and it came with Briway Steel Belted Radials size ST175/80 R13. We only have about 1,400 miles on them, but so far no problems. I never heard of them before. Keeping my fingers crossed.

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Old 09-29-2014, 10:07 AM   #4
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Is this the tire you are looking at:
Briwaytire

FWIW: If you travel more than a few miles from home, realize that there will be no warranty service available for a new to the market, off brand tire.

It would have to be very, very, inviting $$$ wise to get me to steer away from a known brand.
Yes, that's the one, and I'm skeptical myself. As far as warranty service on any tire made in China and purchased on line from a business in Wisconsin, I'm thinking any warranty is moot at best. I doubt I have much of a warranty even close to home anyway. The online distributor is sales@recstuff.com . I know Chinese tires have some failure issues but all tires sold in the US must meet DOT specifications. The only tire that I know of that is not an "off brand" is Goodyear. I've also heard Maxxis are good. Briway is new to the market, but that by itself does not make them bad. Heck, 5 years from now they might be considered the best or they might be out of business. The prices are very attractive. I'm hoping to get some feedback from people with first hand experience good or bad. Buying them does have some risk.
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Old 09-29-2014, 12:01 PM   #5
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Well Yah.... But with them being new there won't be anyone with much experience, especially the age factor. It does sound like SCAMP put their toe in the water, but, as always, tires on a new RV will be covered by the tire mfg, not the RV builder.

And while tire have to meet DOT specifications most of the problems with Chinese tires seem to occur even years later when the testing is long gone and the factory managers are cutting costs.

Depending on where you live, there are some tire sources with fairly wide geographic coverage, WalMart, COSTCO etc...... if you travel a lot at least you can get warranty service if needed.
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Maybe they'll become more popular or at least more widely known now that Scamp is using them? I'm not worried about warranty when I'm on a trip. If they fail, I just want to get a replacement and worry about the warranty when I get home. I did have to fill out the standard CIMS all brand tire registration. My understanding is that form lets the tire industry know how to get a hold of you in case of a recall.

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Old 09-29-2014, 04:58 PM   #7
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Checking these out on line, it appears to me that the Chinese have copied a Goodyear Marathon trailer tire.

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Old 07-29-2016, 10:34 AM   #8
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marethon tires

Marathon's had their problems-
Goodyear Replaced Tires in 'Silent Recall,' Critics Allege - latimes

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Nov 7, 2000 - Some RV owners said it was only after they had experienced tread separation on their Marathon tires several times that they learned Goodyear .....The person i bought my trailer off of had to replace 2 of his Marathons that were on a 2007 28ft Bigfoot
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Old 07-29-2016, 10:42 AM   #9
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I put these on my wife's Boler
Briway, Radial Trailer Tire Mounted on White Spoke Steel Rim - Costco


www.costco.ca › Automotive & Tires › Trailers


A radial trailer tire mounted on a white spoke rim for multi-purpose trailers. Features: Radial tire; White Spoke steel rim. Specifications: Size: ST175/80R13. delivered(free shipping) $130 each, inc all fees and taxes
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Checking these out on line, it appears to me that the Chinese have copied a Goodyear Marathon trailer tire.
Copying a poor design is not a good plan. Marathons have the worst reputation of any tire I know of.

Nobody should be running "trailer" tires in my opinion. Get truck tires or even standard load car tires if your rig is light.

The 13" size could be a problem with finding truck tires, I don't know, but for those with 15" wheels you can go up to 16" and get a wide variety of excellent truck tires that are easy to find and will hold up for a long time. Much better solution.
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Old 07-29-2016, 01:05 PM   #11
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Marathons have the worst reputation of any tire I know of.

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Marathons were for years the go to tire for many RV owners and they performed well..... that was until something changed... lots of tire failures in recent years. To the point my tire dealer as well as many others do not carry or recommend them anymore.

Following various RV forums on the topic the tire that is currently most favoured by former Marathon owners is the Maxxis ST Radial. Which is what many of the local tire shops are now recommending as well.

Replaced the Marathons on my trailer with Maxxis ST's earlier this year and have only put about 1500 miles on them so far, so to early to say if they perform as well as their reputation.
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Gosh, it's been almost 2 years since I posted asking for information on Briway tires. I bought 3 shortly after I posted and so far, they have been fine. No long trips to give them a good test yet, but I hope to go on an extended trip mid Sepermber. When I made the purchase, Costco did not sell them.
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Gosh, it's been almost 2 years since I posted asking for information on Briway tires. I bought 3 shortly after I posted and so far, they have been fine. No long trips to give them a good test yet, but I hope to go on an extended trip mid Sepermber. When I made the purchase, Costco did not sell them.
LOL just think of it this way... now you have some more things to ponder in 2 years when its time to replace what you bought
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So when did Goodyear Marathon tires start having problems? Our 2013 Casita has them, originals, and they look fine. Don't know how many miles the PO put on them, but the tread and sidewalls look fine. Spare was never used. I have asked about rotating them, but was told (here or on the Casita Forum) not to bother. I'm hoping to get another couple of years out of them, anyway.

What's the difference between light-truck and trailer tires? They're all radial nowadays, right? But the Marathons on our Casita (15", LR D) have maximum tire pressure of 60 PSI, much more than the Goodyear Wranglers I've run on my trucks.

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