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Old 05-28-2014, 02:44 PM   #1
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Goodyear Marathon Blow out

I had an blowout on 05-27-14 with Goodyear Marathon with only about 9,000 miles and about 4 1/2 years old, cover when parked. I am looking in to replacing all Goodyear tires with Carlisle. Just Google Goodyear Marathon blowout and you will not believe how many you find. I always checked tire pressure before driving, always set at 65 psi per the book. Trailer is about 2000 under weight. The temp was about 99f driving 65 mph, what the problem?????
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Old 05-28-2014, 02:46 PM   #2
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Goodyear recalls 41,000 Wrangler Silent Armor tires | Reuters
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Feb 25, 2012 ... (Reuters) - Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co said Saturday it would recall about
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condition or have suffered impact damage," Goodyear said in a statement.
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Old 05-28-2014, 03:47 PM   #3
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I had an blowout on 05-27-14 with Goodyear Marathon with only about 9,000 miles and about 4 1/2 years old, cover when parked. I am looking in to replacing all Goodyear tires with Carlisle. Just Google Goodyear Marathon blowout and you will not believe how many you find. I always checked tire pressure before driving, always set at 65 psi per the book. Trailer is about 2000 under weight. The temp was about 99f driving 65 mph, what the problem?????
Did you Google Carlisle trailer tire blowouts? There are lots of those too. I ran Carlisles on my boat trailer and they were good for about 2 seasons then they'd separate. I sold that boat and the new one came with Marathons. I had the originals on there about 10 years, no problems, then one blew and the other didn't look too good so I replaced it. I'm on season 3 with those. My used AS came with 5 2-year old Marathons. They all seem to be in good shape and I keep them properly inflated, don't let them sit long in one spot, don't overload them or exceed their rating of 65 mph. Time will tell.

I think trailer tires of any brand will have problems. People tend to park them for long periods, run them under inflated (causing them to overheat), run faster than their ratings, overload them, etc. etc. But I have to say, having 3 blowouts on the same trip... wow! That would certainly cause me to doubt that brand too. I will certainly monitor all the tires at each stop, looking for any unusual signs of fatigue.
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Old 05-28-2014, 05:07 PM   #4
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I had an blowout on 05-27-14 with Goodyear Marathon with only about 9,000 miles and about 4 1/2 years old, cover when parked. I am looking in to replacing all Goodyear tires with Carlisle. Just Google Goodyear Marathon blowout and you will not believe how many you find. I always checked tire pressure before driving, always set at 65 psi per the book. Trailer is about 2000 under weight. The temp was about 99f driving 65 mph, what the problem?????
What is the date code on your GYM's? 4-5 years seems to be when you should be replacing tires.

This article from Goodyear points out several risk factors for tire aging that you seem to have. i.e. Low mileage, and hot weather.
http://www.goodyearrvtires.com/tire-...uidelines.aspx
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I'm not trying to sound snarky here, but replacing one junky ST tire with yet another junky ST tire from a different company does not sound logical to me.
But then, this is just "opinion" from me, so take it for what it's worth.
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Today I have read so much on tires, I did not know that ST (special Trailer) tires had a max speed limit to them. It would be nice and a lot safer if trailer and tire sellmen, would take the time to inform the buyer that trailer tires are NOT to go over 65 mph. I wonder how many RV's know that ST trailer have a max speed? WOW I have had my eyes open today. Also spoke with a Highway Policeman about highway temps, in AZ 105f standing temp the black top pavement can be 160f. No wonder we see what is left of tires all over the highway. Yes, it looks like one tire is as good as the other one. Good tire manitenance. 1. Check pressure before moving. 2. Keep at or below max speed for your set of tires. 3. Replace ever 3 to 4 1/2 years. 4. Keep sun off. 5 Never over load trailer. 6. Weight each trailer tire after loading.
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Today I have read so much on tires, I did not know that ST (special Trailer) tires had a max speed limit to them. It would be nice and a lot safer if trailer and tire sellmen, would take the time to inform the buyer that trailer tires are NOT to go over 65 mph. I wonder how many RV's know that ST trailer have a max speed? WOW I have had my eyes open today. Also spoke with a Highway Policeman about highway temps, in AZ 105f standing temp the black top pavement can be 160f. No wonder we see what is left of tires all over the highway. Yes, it looks like one tire is as good as the other one. Good tire manitenance. 1. Check pressure before moving. 2. Keep at or below max speed for your set of tires. 3. Replace ever 3 to 4 1/2 years. 4. Keep sun off. 5 Never over load trailer. 6. Weight each trailer tire after loading.
I agree with you say there....except, "one tire is as good as another one".

I don't agree with that. At all.
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There is such a thing as going from bad to worse. I think the GYM are probably much better than most of the other ST tires out there. Keep an open mind and explore all your options. One tire is not as good as another. Diligence will not always protect against a defective tire.
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I used Hercules power STR in the 15" e load size. Wore them out completely! No blowouts with them. Made in Tiawan.
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Suggested reading for those experiencing their first tire failure:

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f438...ml#post1186770

Also, if you recently replaced the tires on your Airstream (or are doing it now), and have not completed the "Tire Failure Poll", your input would be appreciated:

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f438...oll-76867.html

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I started reading the Airstream forum months before I picked up our first trailer (2013 25FB International Serenity) and read all the negative press on the GoodYear ST tires that are installed by Airstream. When I got to the storage unit, I switched to the 15" Michelin LTX (P) 235/75R15 XL tires along with Centramatic wheel balancers.

As soon as the new trailer (2014 Classic model 30) got off the dealer's lot, I switched out the GoodYear tires and wheels for the 16" Michelin LT225/75R16/E LTX M/S2 tires and SenDel wheels. I also installed Centramatic wheel balancers and a six channel Dill TPMS system.

The tire issues became a much lower concern with Michelin tires. I have used Michelin tires on all my vehicles for over 48 years. Never had a blowout in all these years.
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If they are 15 inch tires put on Michelin 235/75-XL15 car/SUV tires. If you are running 16" tires then you can run light truck tires. Many of us have been using the 235/75-15 tires and I have not heard anything bad about them. I actually run the BF Goodrich version of them.

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Goodyear Marathon Blow out

Switz,

I have a 2011 31' CL and have strongly considered the Michelin 235/75/15 based on what Andy has mentioned on several occasions. At this point I'm torn between the 15 and 16 inch Mich, how are your 15 in Michelins performing on your 30' CL.
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i had carlisles and had a trailer damaging blow out with less than 10,000 mi and just a month over 2 yrs (2 yr warranty!) i went with the 15" Michelin LTX 235/75R15 XL's and would again. or an LT. anything but a ST.
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