Goodyear Marathon Separation
The 225/75-15 LRD Marathons on my Excella were purchased by the previous owner in April 2004. They have about 10,000 miles on them.
I've had a pesky leak in one of my tire since I bought the trailer. Since new valve stems didn't cure the problem I removed the offending tire & wheel and took it to my local Les Schwab to have it fixed. Since I found a nail in the center of the tread I thought it was a "no-brainer".
When I returned 3 hours later to pick up my tire they told me that it was seperating and did not repair it. They marked the section of the tire with chaulk and it's very obvious.
I called a local Goodyear dealer and asked about getting the tire replaced under warranty. What the dealer told me is that it has to be done during the week so that he could call Goodyear in Akron, OH and get an OK to replace the tire.
Depending on what happens on Monday I may ask the Goodyear dealer to inspect and possible replace my other 3 Marathons. I did a quick inspection of the sidewalls and found bulges similar to the affected area on the bad tire.
I'll report back next week with the outcome.
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1997 30' Excella (SOLD)