View Poll Results: IMPORTANT, before proceeding: See Note 2 in the first post below poll questions.
Has a tire failed on your Airstream in the past 5 years? 3 7.89%
- NO. Please proceed with this poll. 37 97.37%
- YES. Please do NOT complete this poll. See further instructions and links in the first and later posts in this discussion thread. 1 2.63%
My responses in this poll refer to the set of tires: 11 28.95%
- That are currently on my Airstream travel trailer. 25 65.79%
- That were recently replaced (without failures, as per Note 2 in initial post). 13 34.21%
If tires were replaced, indicate reason (please select all responses that apply): 6 15.79%
- Worn out. 0 0%
- Age (good, cosmetically, with sufficient tread; but beyond manufacturer’s recommended replacement age). 13 34.21%
- Weather checking, cracks, splitting, etc. 3 7.89%
- Dissatisfied with performance (poor traction, hard/soft ride, swaying, etc.). 2 5.26%
- Tires installed by previous owner, appeared to be incorrect size, load range, etc., or otherwise unsafe due to wear, age, damage or other reason(s). 2 5.26%
- Frequent tire problems; e.g., pressure leaks, flats, easily damaged by “normal” towing, road hazards, etc. 1 2.63%
- Non-failure related, unreparable damage; e.g., road hazard, overloaded, run flat after puncture, etc. 1 2.63%
- Didn’t trust tire reliability due to brand/model, reported failures or other reasons. 4 10.53%
- Other (ugly, wanted better/different tires/wheels, miscellaneous). 2 5.26%
Ambient/outdoor temperature when Airstream was TOWED (please select all responses that apply): 5 13.16%
- Subfreezing to freezing temperatures. 9 23.68%
- Freezing to 70-degrees Fahrenheit. 19 50.00%
- 70 to 90-degrees Fahrenheit. 20 52.63%
- 90 to 110-degrees Fahrenheit. 11 28.95%
- 110+ degrees Fahrenheit. 2 5.26%
Number of axles on my Airstream (please select only one response): 2 5.26%
- 1 5 13.16%
- 2 30 78.95%
- 3 2 5.26%
Type of tire (please select only one response): 3 7.89%
- P 1 2.63%
- ST 24 63.16%
- LT 8 21.05%
- Other/unknown 2 5.26%
Type of tire construction (please select only one response): 3 7.89%
- Bias 1 2.63%
- Bias, belted 0 0%
- Radial 31 81.58%
Tire sidewall-ply material (please select only one response): 3 7.89%
- Nylon 5 13.16%
- Polyester 9 23.68%
- Rayon 1 2.63%
- Steel 6 15.79%
- Other 0 0%
Number of sidewall plies; i.e., actual number of plies, not ply-rating (please select only one response): 2 5.26%
- 1 0 0%
- 2 9 23.68%
- 3 0 0%
- 4 6 15.79%
- More than 4 3 7.89%
Tire belt material (please select all responses that apply): 3 7.89%
- Nylon 5 13.16%
- Steel 16 42.11%
– Kevlar/Aramid 0 0%
– Combinations of the above (multiple belts) 3 7.89%
- Other 2 5.26%
- None 0 0%
Number of belts on tread (please select only one response): 1 2.63%
- 1 0 0%
- 2 6 15.79%
- 3 3 7.89%
- 4 or more 5 13.16%
Tire size (please select only one response): 2 5.26%
- 215/75 4 10.53%
- 225/75 22 57.89%
- 235/75 3 7.89%
- 7.00 (bias ply) 0 0%
- Other 2 5.26%
Wheel size (please select only one response): 2 5.26%
- 14 inch 4 10.53%
- 15 inch 28 73.68%
- 16 inch 2 5.26%
- Other 0 0%
Load range of tires (please select only one response): 2 5.26%
- C 5 13.16%
- D 23 60.53%
- E 3 7.89%
- Other 0 0%
Normal tire pressure (please select only one response): 1 2.63%
- 36 psi or less 0 0%
- 36-44 psi 3 7.89%
- 50 psi 7 18.42%
- 55-60 psi 6 15.79%
- 65 psi 18 47.37%
- 72 psi 0 0%
- 80 psi 1 2.63%
- Over 80 psi 0 0%
Tire manufacturer (please select only one response): 3 7.89%
- BG Goodrich 0 0%
- Carlisle 2 5.26%
- Goodyear Marathon 22 57.89%
- Goodyear (other than Marathon) 0 0%
- Greenball 0 0%
- Maxxis 3 7.89%
- Michelin 5 13.16%
- Towmax 1 2.63%
- Other 4 10.53%
Country of manufacture (please select all responses that apply): 3 7.89%
- Canada 6 15.79%
- China 14 36.84%
- Europe 0 0%
- Mexico 0 0%
- Other Far Eastern Countries (e.g., Japan, Taiwan, Korea, Malaysia, etc.) 2 5.26%
- USA 8 21.05%
- Other/unknown 2 5.26%
Age of tires at the present time, or at replacement (please select only one response): 5 13.16%
- Less than 1 year 5 13.16%
- 1-2 years 5 13.16%
- 2-3 years 6 15.79%
- 3-4 years 2 5.26%
- 4-5 years 3 7.89%
- 5-6 years 8 21.05%
- 6-7 years 3 7.89%
- More than 7 years 3 7.89%
- Unknown 1 2.63%
Number of miles on the set of tires at the present time, or at replacement (please select only one response): 5 13.16%
- Up to 10,000 miles 16 42.11%
- 10,000-20,000 miles 13 34.21%
- 20,000-30,000 miles 1 2.63%
- 30,000-40,000 miles 1 2.63%
- 40,000-50,000 miles 1 2.63%
- Over 50,000 miles 1 2.63%
- Unknown 3 7.89%
Was this set of tires balanced by the tire installer? 5 13.16%
- YES 30 78.95%
- NO 1 2.63%
- Unknown 6 15.79%
Was a dynamic balancing device (Centramatic or similar) used on the wheels? 4 10.53%
- YES 12 31.58%
- NO 21 55.26%
Parking surface during extended storage; i.e., longer than 30 days (please select only one response): 4 10.53%
- Concrete 11 28.95%
- Asphalt 6 15.79%
- Gravel or dirt 19 50.00%
- Wood 2 5.26%
- Synthetic material (rubber, plastic, etc.) 0 0%
- Other 1 2.63%
During storage (please select all responses that apply): 4 10.53%
- Tires/wheels are raised off the ground or removed. 3 7.89%
- Tires/wheels are protected from UV, weather, etc., by tire covers, plywood, etc. 19 50.00%
When not towing, my Airstream is stored (please select all responses that apply): 5 13.16%
- In a heated garage/storage facility. 0 0%
- In an unheated garage/storage facility. 3 7.89%
- Outdoors, under a carport/RV cover, shade canopy or similar structure. 6 15.79%
- Outdoors, with partial shade/cover; e.g., near a building/structure, trees, etc. 4 10.53%
- Outdoors, with no cover or protection. 26 68.42%
If stored outdoors or under unenclosed cover, ambient temperatures and weather conditions include the following (please select all responses that apply): 5 13.16%
- “Normal” moderate weather with occasional extreme conditions of short duration (a few days). 23 60.53%
- Snow, ice, sleet (season-long). 16 42.11%
- Non-freezing rain (season-long). 9 23.68%
- Intense sun and heat (season-long). 12 31.58%
- Extremely hot/dry conditions; e.g., southwest desert areas (season-long). 6 15.79%
My Airstream is towed on (please select all responses that apply): 8 21.05%
- Interstate and multilane highways. 35 92.11%
- State and other improved two-lane highways, with shoulders. 34 89.47%
- Mostly paved and well-maintained lesser-used “backroads”. 25 65.79%
- Poorly/minimally maintained backroads and offroad. 9 23.68%
Estimated ANNUAL MILEAGE on trailer tires: 4 10.53%
- up to 5,000 miles/year 23 60.53%
- 5,000-10,000 miles/year 9 23.68%
- 10,000-15,000 miles/year 5 13.16%
- 15,000-20,000 miles/year 0 0%
- 20,000-25,000 miles/year 0 0%
- Over 25,000 miles/year 0 0%
Did (or will you) buy the exact same tires again (brand, size, etc.)? 5 13.16%
- YES 22 57.89%
- NO. Please indicate your reason in a separate response in this thread. 11 28.95%
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Old 05-07-2011, 11:15 AM   #1
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Airstream Tire Poll for Travel Trailers with NO Tire Failures

Airstream Tire Poll for Travel Trailers with NO Tire Failures

The following questions are specifically directed towards those that responded NO to the question, “Has a tire failed on your Airstream in the past 5 years”, in the related Airstream Tire Failure Poll.

If your Airstream had a tire failure in the previous 5 years, please DO NOT participate in this poll. Instead, click the appropriate link(s) below and enter your responses in the other Airstream Tire Failure Polls, as applicable, if you have not already done so:

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f438...tml#post988146


Notes:

1. Another poll on failures of different tires, AFTER replacing those described in the original Airstream Tire Failure Poll, is currently in work and should be posted soon.

2. For the purposes of THIS poll, flats, blowouts and other tire problems caused by a spike strip, arrow/knife/bullet and other miscellaneous puncture, defective or bent rim or other “accidental cause”, which are not specifically attributable to tire design or manufacturing defect are NOT considered a “tire failure”, and a NO response should be entered for the first question in the poll.

Thanks, in advance, for your participation.
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Old 05-07-2011, 12:51 PM   #2
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Phoenix, this could go on forever, poll after poll after poll…

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Gene, I've just got one more to go, then that's enough for me (too much work). Need to have one for failures AFTER the OEM Marathons were replaced, which should show failures on other brands. Any suggestions for questions are welcomed, from everybody...

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regarding last item on survey: I did not replace the 12 year old GYM's with new GYM's due to all the negative comments on this forum.
I made my choice to replace with TowMax based on:
1. recommended by my tire dealer I have known for 30+ years
2. wanted E load rated tire in lieu of D
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4. local availability
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In regards to last item. My next set of tires will be D or possibly even E rated. I didn't know enough when I bought the C rated tires.
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I would most likely not install goodyear marathons back on my trailer due to many complaints of blow outs and there made in China

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