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Old 08-21-2010, 06:58 AM   #15
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I found a separation in one of my '07 Marathons yesterday. I tracked down a Goodyear dealer and they had me on a new one in short order. List price was $140, but I only paid $60 mounted and balanced after the adjustment. New one is made in USA in May 2010.
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Old 08-21-2010, 12:48 PM   #16
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My bill for 5, Made in USA, GY Marathons was $818 in July, including tax and 4X disposal fee. Included mounting and balance with new all metal stems on 4 wheels. I didn't have the spare mounted since I still don't have a spare wheel.
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Old 08-28-2010, 11:59 AM   #17
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Just put on a set of 4 GYM's on our 78 Ambassador. They are size ST225/75R-15 load range D and made in the US of A.
Total cost was $551.52
Hoping for long life out of them.
I don't think they will be as good as the Goodyear 7-15 load range D Workhorse bias-plys I just pulled off.
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Old 09-08-2010, 04:47 PM   #18
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I am getting ready to buy new tires for my 25 ft FB. I have been happy with my Marathons and planning on buying 4 new ones. My tire guy said there where very few left at his suppliers that were made in the U.S. and that they were ,from now on going to be made in China. It sounds like this might not be true! He told me of a BF Goodrich tire that he thought was a great tire,( Green Dot or Label ) I think is what he told me. Help Please
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Old 09-08-2010, 04:53 PM   #19
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Skip your tire guy's answer, I just bought 4 USA made Marathons from these guys:
Goodyear Marathon Radial

Look under the "specs" tab and see the country of origin

Arrived at my door in two days and were mounted on the third.
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Old 09-13-2010, 09:30 AM   #20
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I think your guy was working off of old information, they were quite scarce but now that production has returned to the USA (some are still made in China so you have to specify), they aren't so hard to find. I am VERY pleased with the prices, quick service and quality American-made products I got from Tire Rack.com, they have earned my future business and the tires have been great. No China-bombs for me!
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Old 09-13-2010, 10:58 AM   #21
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When I bought my new Casita in 2008 I heard so many stories about GYMs that I bought new tires within the first month, Maxxis.
Lo and behold, I picked up my new 2010 Airstream April 1st in Irvine CA and it had Chinese GYMs. Had I not paid for the trailer before I even saw it, I would not have accepted it with GYMs. And now the rest of the story.
We just completed a 10,500 mile trip from S. Texas to Alaska. I am a tire nut, and was paranoid about these GYMs. I checked the air pressure before we left, in Fairbanks, and did not abuse those tires.
Stopped for an oil change at a Tire shop in Kansas coming home and as an afterthought ask the guy to check the air in the trailer tires with his gauge after I hooked it back up. He said, "You gotta look at this." Three of my GYMs looked almost new. One was distorted and worn in only one spot like I'd driven it down the road skidding for a mile. He said, "This tire is separating."
I don't care if Goodyear now makes the tires in the USA, or in heaven. I'm not buying anymore Goodyear tires for any reason.
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new tires?????

It's time to put new tires on my second home. I went to my tire dealer and told him I wanted to order 4 Maratonn tires, but wanted to make sure they were U. S. made. He said they were no longer made is the U.S. I asked him to reserch it because I felt sure they were again being made in the U.S. , he came back and told me that they were not being made here and that I might want to consider a brand called Green Ball Tow Masters. Any help would be appreciated.
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