Originally Posted by DR M
Other than the Goodyear Marathon tires is there any others that are really good. I have had Michelins in the past and had problems with them. The first one blew out when I have 60% tread life left and the second blew out when I had 50% tread life left. I'll never own another set of Michelins do the poor quality in my opinion.
What was the age of the tires? "Tread life" as in the measured amount of tread only relates to distance. Tires start to decompose from the moment they are manufactured. Thus anything beyond 5 years from the date code is begging for failure. I had 8 year old Michelins fail (blowout) on a LandYacht motor-home; on my trailer I had GYM ST tires fail in under 2 years from the date of manufacture.
There is an extensive thread on this forum concerning ST tires and their being prone to failure (I had 2 tread separations and one blow out with tires less than 2 years from the date of manufacture).
Right now I'm running 16-inch wheels with Michelin LTX225/75R16(E) tires. I tow about 15,000 miles per year.