Cheap China rubber - Mountain Buzz
 



Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 06-18-2018   #1
 
Salt Lake City, Utah
Paddling Since: 2008
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 491
Cheap China rubber

I recently read a thread about 5 year old Maxxon tubes springing leaks. There have been many threads about cheap pvc imports. Many people weight the cost vs life expectancy vs days on the water.

As with any new(er) company, I rely on the “time will tell” motto regarding their products. Does anybody out there have good or bad reports about these very tempting rafts? I know some of the companies brag about how their China pvc is diffferent, or what makes them tougher, however I’m curious about real field results over time. Are there any older cheap ones that have proven themselves?

Sounds like 5 years on some cat tubes is really short, let alone really sketchy for long trips where everyone in the group relies on the boats to deliver. Do I need to be concerned that I may have to haul out double the dunnage and people when somebody shows up with a 6 year old China-cheap boat in my group and it fails?

What are others objective opinions on this subject?

tanderson is online now   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 06-18-2018   #2
 
Central Point, Oregon
Join Date: Dec 2013
Posts: 434
Sounds like a great recipe for an unplanned pregnancy. You don’t save money if you have to buy it more than once!
Whitewater Worthy Equip is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2018   #3
 
Denver, Colorado
Join Date: Aug 2015
Posts: 507
How about when somebody shows up with a 1987 Campways that has to get topped off every morning and evening?
markhusbands is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Topic Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Best Glue for Rubber on Rubber acetomato Kayaking | Gear Talk 2 05-14-2008 10:19 AM
Paddlin' in Southwestern China twinn Whitewater Kayaking 0 02-28-2004 04:14 AM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:49 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.