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Old 03-18-2015, 06:27 PM   #15
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Personally, I can't stand the Marathon's. I cannot tell you how many times I have been dragging a boat down the road & and have had one of them give out.
Not to be mean, but they are a POS tire. I have had much better luck with Maxxis. I have been saving my shinies for some 16" Michelin's for awhile now.
I have a ways to go, but I will get them sooner or later.

Like nancy Reagan used to say:
"Just say no!" to GYM's!! 'nuf said.
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Old 03-19-2015, 05:56 AM   #16
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On two of the tires I had trouble with I discovered the ply or tread separations during my tire check preformed every day before I pullout. Tire pressure is checked as well as looking at each tire. I noticed the bubble in the surface of the tread on two different occasions, removed the tire and took it to the local Goodyear store. The first one was at six months of use got the standard Goodyear BS of trailer tires have no warranty because trailer tires are so abused. Paid for my new $145.00 made in China tire and left after complaining to the store manager about the tire being made in China. I was told the tires were made in the USA, I pointed out the made in China marking on the tire to the manager and just got an open mouth stare. 3 or 4 months later the same exact thing happened, same story different town Goodyear has lots of stores out there to service there customers. This manager also did not know the tire he was selling was made in China. He was able to show me a recall list for all the major tire brands that showed the Goodyear plant in China had a great ratings, no open mouth stare this time. On my last Goodyear tire issue things were more serious I did my tire check, pressure was at 60 psi on all 4 tires did not see any problems. My wife finished exercising the slot machines in the casino and we pulled out of Lake Charles down I10 to Biloxi. I was driving along just as we started on to the bridge crossing the West Peril river the tire blew out. The blowout sounded like a shotgun going off, the tire tread instantly pealed off it was visible in my mirror. I reduced my speed and made it over the bridge pulled over on the shoulder and changed the tire. I visited the same Goodyear store in Biloxi I was in 6 months ago with the same problem. This time the same line of BS from Goodyear, I left the store mad with no tire and a trailer damaged by the defective tire. At this point I am pissed off and will never buy another Goodyear tire. If Goodyear can not make a quality product they should not make it at all. I do not believe that my tires were abused.

1. Tire pressure checked and adjusted each day on the road.
2. Tire tread looked at each day.
3. Most driving on interstate or highway very few dirt roads.
4. Trailer not overloaded.
5. I do drive fast but check tire temp. when I stop and never noticed the tires being hot.
6. The trailer never sets for more than 6 weeks.
7, I have always replaced the tires between 2 and 3 years

I do not like changing tires or working on my stuff on the side of the road.
just purchased a Carlisle trailer tire for a spare and intend to change the other 4 out when i return home. The Carlisle tire is made in a new plant in the USA. I an looking to have a better product.

On my previous Airstream trailer I had several sets of the Goodyear Marathon tires and never had any problems, other than a few flats from nails and screws. I do not understand how Goodyear could let their standards fall so low. I fear this is an example of a Iconic American brand being run into the ground, charging top dollar for a substandard product made in China.
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Old 03-19-2015, 06:18 AM   #17
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Personally, I can't stand the ________ . I cannot tell you how many times I have been dragging a _______ down the road & and have had one of them give out.
Not to be mean, but they are a POS tire. I have had much better luck with ________.
I have been saving my shinies for some ______ for awhile now.

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Old 03-19-2015, 06:54 AM   #18
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Old 03-19-2015, 07:00 AM   #19
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Blade, how fast were you towing? Is 60 psi the correct pressure? Peace,jom
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Old 03-19-2015, 07:03 AM   #20
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I do not understand how Goodyear could let their standards fall so low. I fear this is an example of a Iconic American brand being run into the ground, charging top dollar for a substandard product made in China.
I have a feeling the marathon is a cash cow. I would be surprised if they are paying more than $20 for a marathon from china.
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Old 03-19-2015, 09:09 AM   #21
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This should make future posts easier.....

Personally, I can't stand the ________ . I cannot tell you how many times I have been dragging a _______ down the road & and have had one of them give out.
Not to be mean, but they are a POS tire. I have had much better luck with ________.
I have been saving my shinies for some ______ for awhile now.

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I will be replacing a set of four year old Carlisle's this year due to rot not wear. We do not tow much but the TT sits on a campsite for long periods as we are camp hosting. The GYM seems like the most popular but they are a major contributor to the air and water pollution in Dalian, China. I have personally seen it. Can anyone tell me about the Michelin and their experience with the lifespan. I would love to get more than four years from a set of tires.
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Old 03-19-2015, 08:55 PM   #23
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I run 65psi checked my tire gauge I have it marked at 65 psi not 60 my mistake.
I pull the trailer at 65 to 70 MPH
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I pull the trailer at 65 to 70 MPH
Maximum speed rating for ST tires is 65 mph.

My sweet spot is 62 mph.

Others feel the sweet spot for fuel economy is 55 - 60 mph.
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We have the 15 Goodyear on our '14 28'. We debated replacing at the factory too the 16 LT but the dealer talked us out of it.
My thought at the time was to run them until needing replacing and then upgrade. We haven't had any issues after 3000 miles, but in reading other's experiences I wonder if we should replace now. I would hate ruining a vacation replacing tires.
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My dealer has no love for the ST's on the bigger Airstreams. He sells other brands of trailers and is quick to point out some of the large 5th wheelers on his lot whose manufacturers are now equipping with 16" LT tires. The good side is there are some great deals on the Internet where you can get the same LT tires and wheels for much less cost than buying them from Airstream. In addition you can sell your 15" wheels to another owner. My cost for tires and wheels alone saved me $400, plus I sold my wheels for $250 on Craigslist.

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