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Old 10-24-2007, 07:22 AM   #197
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Hi, aluminauts. That tire is wasted. At first, I would say don't be so wasteful, just replace the one bad tire. But my second thought was, are those your original 2003 model tires? If so replace all six. [or seven] As for changeing brands, I'm personally not convinced that they are any better. Time and mileage will tell.
Is there anyone on this forum that has, let's say, five years and fifty thousand miles on an Airstream trailer with tires other than Goodyear Marathons? We would like to hear from you. Or is it too soon for anyone to give us a first hand report on your experience with other brand trailer tires?
Not exactly the criterion but here's a start.
12 years old
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never covered
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2 tires developed slow leaks because of alum rim corrosion , other than that look to be in exellent condition ,tread and sidewall.
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Old 10-24-2007, 07:54 AM   #198
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Like tiki2, I have the BF Goodrich Commercial T/A'a. Mine now have about 35,000 miles on them and they are doing fantastic. There is still about 90% of tread depth remaining and the wear is very even. It looks like I should get at least 100,000 miles of use out of them. I have had issues with nails, having picked up 3 so far, but the holes were easily plugged. Great and reliable tires. I give them my full endorsement!
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Old 10-24-2007, 08:58 AM   #199
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I had contacted Goodyear recentently for comments on our discussion
This is the lastest responce after I had offered him a chance to read this post.

Don't know if this will cause Goodyear to improve thier product but some may get relief.

I bought 4 Michelins the day after this came in.



I kind of got the drift of that.

If anyone you know has issues with tires or not being treated properly by a Goodyear dealer, please have them call our Consumer
Relations Call Center at 1-800-321-2136. They will make sure that the dealer administers the warranty properly or they will find one
that will.

Sorry for any problems you may have experienced. I hope that some day we will regain your confidence.

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Old 10-24-2007, 10:41 AM   #200
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I had contacted Goodyear recentently for comments on our discussion
This is the lastest responce after I had offered him a chance to read this post.

Don't know if this will cause Goodyear to improve thier product but some may get relief.

I bought 4 Michelins the day after this came in.



I kind of got the drift of that.

If anyone you know has issues with tires or not being treated properly by a Goodyear dealer, please have them call our Consumer
Relations Call Center at 1-800-321-2136. They will make sure that the dealer administers the warranty properly or they will find one
that will.

Sorry for any problems you may have experienced. I hope that some day we will regain your confidence.

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Well, unfortuately it's not a dealer problem or warranty issue. What we are looking for is a product that won't fly apart after a few years or less of use.

I'll get my Maxxis tires delivered on Monday.

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Old 10-24-2007, 11:31 AM   #201
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I wonder about Load range C LT tires for my 63 Overlander. My axle weight on 4 tires is 4700lbs. Axle rating is 6000lbs between the two.
That's 1500lbs per axle, when and if loaded to the max.
That's 1175lbs per tire as it is, travel ready, with 1/2 tank of water.
Seems that XL rating is all that's available in the 225 size, unless I go to a 235/75/R15.

On another note, perhaps those that had tire failures should share here:
Goodyear Marathon Radial
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Old 10-24-2007, 11:43 AM   #202
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I wonder about Load range C LT tires for my 63 Overlander. My axle weight on 4 tires is 4700lbs. Axle rating is 6000lbs between the two.
That's 1500lbs per axle, when and if loaded to the max.
That's 1175lbs per tire as it is, travel ready, with 1/2 tank of water.
Seems that XL rating is all that's available in the 225 size, unless I go to a 235/75/R15.
If you look at the inflation chart
http://www.goodyear.com/truck/pdf/LoadInflLTMetric.pdf
you will see the 235 75 15 will carry 1395 lbs. per tire at 35 pounds air pressure.

Please don't comment on the fact i used the Goodyear chart. That is only because Michelin has taken thier chart of the net, but it still printed in thier spec booklets. By Federal Reg tires of a given spec carry the same inflation requirements per load so it's OK to use the chart just don't use the tires.
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Like tiki2, I have the BF Goodrich Commercial T/A'a. Mine now have about 35,000 miles on them and they are doing fantastic. There is still about 90% of tread depth remaining and the wear is very even. It looks like I should get at least 100,000 miles of use out of them. I have had issues with nails, having picked up 3 so far, but the holes were easily plugged. Great and reliable tires. I give them my full endorsement!
NEVER, NEVER, NEVER, plug a radial tire! the process cuts the metal cords and will cause a failure of the tire.
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Old 10-24-2007, 12:03 PM   #204
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NEVER, NEVER, NEVER, plug a radial tire! the process cuts the metal cords and will cause a failure of the tire.
Huh. I have never heard that and have had quite a few radial tires plugged over the years. Never had any sort of other failure on any of them, and I wore them all down to the treadbars before replacing them. But these were on driving vehicles and flatbed trailers and not an RV trailer.

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Old 10-24-2007, 12:29 PM   #205
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if you listen to the probe going into the tire you can hear the noise. i used to plug tires that way myself. after seeing all the dismounted tires with cord shift, and plugs in the tire, i stopped doing it and only patch tires. it may not be the whole equation but it is enough for me.
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Old 10-24-2007, 12:33 PM   #206
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[quote=HowieE]If you look at the inflation chart
http://www.goodyear.com/truck/pdf/LoadInflLTMetric.pdf
you will see the 235 75 15 will carry 1395 lbs. per tire at 35 pounds air pressure.

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The specs for the BFG 235/75/15 XL is 1985# @ 41 psi
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Old 10-24-2007, 12:36 PM   #207
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Huh. I have never heard that and have had quite a few radial tires plugged over the years. Never had any sort of other failure on any of them, and I wore them all down to the treadbars before replacing them. But these were on driving vehicles and flatbed trailers and not an RV trailer.

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Many people do and have good luck , but it is not the right way . Tire should be removed from wheel and patched from the inside .
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NEVER, NEVER, NEVER, plug a radial tire! the process cuts the metal cords and will cause a failure of the tire.
Ooops...I have been plugging tires for years. Nails, screws, even a spark plug once.
I even plugged a tire on my brand new Suburban the night I brought it home. All of the tires have merrily lasted through their normal life cycle. Just sayin'....
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If you look at the inflation chart
http://www.goodyear.com/truck/pdf/LoadInflLTMetric.pdf
you will see the 235 75 15 will carry 1395 lbs. per tire at 35 pounds air pressure.

[/quote

The specs for the BFG 235/75/15 XL is 1985# @ 41 psi
I like running about 50lbs in my trailer tires. Was looking for LRC minimum. I figure I can get about 2000lbs capacity per tire that way? Maybe a little less, acording to your table. That should be plenty, as long as I have all 4 wheels on teh ground...
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Old 10-24-2007, 02:29 PM   #210
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Looks like the I nformation I was given and thus posted here is wrong.

Looks like the ratings per a given size tire are not the same from manufacture to manufacture.

The Michelin chart shows 1530 lbs. at 35 psi, 1680 lbs. at 40 psi, 1825 lbs. at 45 lbs. and 1985 lbs at 50 lbs. for the LT235 75 15 for a the C rated tire.
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