Originally Posted by Chitown AirStreamers
So MARATHONs are a no go........... WHat are good AS Tires? What does AS install on their trailers now?
Marathons had a problem a long time ago.
Some owners , cause the problems, even today.
Under inflated, over inflated, unbalanced are huge factors tossed in that "ARE" owners problems, not Goodyear.
But human nature says, NAH, it's never my problem, can't be, so I must blame somebody else. Hello Goodyear.
Got to put the blame on SOMEBODY,
but "NEVER" ourselves.
Why so many gripes. Because all the trailers came with them for, at this point, for many years.
If Airstream used Firestone or whoever, then you would hear the same thing aboiut that manufacturer.
Airstream still uses Goodyear Marathons.
If you want to change to something else, that certainly is your choice. But if you do, you will not have any "REAL" source of reliability, except from a very small number of owners.
Then it becomes opinions of a short nature, instead of long term facts.
Any brand of tires "MISUSED"
the way the Marathons have been misused, will like wise indicate that that brand has problems as well.
Anytime, that a product is put into the hands of the general public, misuse is never their falut, it's always the manufacturer.
And so it is.