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Old 02-02-2019, 09:54 AM   #15
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You should get Michelin LT tires in E rated. After having very bad experiences with GYM, I invested in 16" wheels and Michelin Defender tires.
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Old 02-02-2019, 09:59 AM   #16
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Another vote for GYE's...ASAP

We have been on GY's since new...one nail, one curb rash 'failure' oop's.🥴
Swapped out last Spring...well pleased!

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Old 02-02-2019, 10:08 AM   #17
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Recently the repair manager at an Airstream facility told us never go by how the tires look and never go five years. Better to spend the money and feel safe than to have a blow out and risk damage to the trailer. It could easily happen especially if traveling some of the roadways of this country in serious need of repair. We had a negative experience in that vein last fall and trust me, it's traumatic. Good luck!
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Old 02-02-2019, 10:08 AM   #18
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A properly inflated 3 year old Marathon, blew on our very light 1949 Curtis Wright Clipper. No weather crazing, lots of tread, reasonable speed. Tore up belly pan, blew off closet door, tore up plumbing.

I donít use them any more. And change any trailer tire by 4 years. No matter tread or miles
This could have been from a road hazard. Which no tiree is immune from. And the older more worn a tire the more suspetable to road hazard damage.



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Old 02-02-2019, 10:17 AM   #19
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When in doubt - change them out. I made "one last trip" on our GYM's last spring before a planed tire change and paid the price. One GYM separated which was bad but we were lucky as the second tire on that side was also noted to be separating when it came off of our unit.

I put on GYE's and the FC spent a month in the shop, after $2,200 of body work we were back on the road.

Another way to describe this problem is "turn around don't drown" or in your case replace and don't repair.
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Old 02-02-2019, 11:20 AM   #20
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Agree with consensus...you don't want a blowout with the GYM's (or any tire)! I chose to stay with 15" wheels and went with the new GY Endurance last summer with only 10K on my original GYM's. No issues but pay close attention to the PSI recommendation on the GYE chart for your AS weight. The installers filled my tires to 70PSI...way too much air and caused loose rivets and door hinge issues inside. Get your AS weighed at the scales and adjust tire pressure according to the chart. For me, ~50 PSI is in the range and recommended...no more issues inside. Also, recommend getting a TPMS set up to help you monitor should something happen. So far I am very happy with GY Endurance tires.
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Old 02-02-2019, 02:23 PM   #21
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You'll love the gye's. I do and have 15-20k or so on them. New this time last year. For me it was a hard decision as i was heading for the nokians. Lots around eugene,main!y on horse and utility trailers. In the end went with the gye's last minute decision as i was POSITIVE they would fit in the spare rack and the nok's were slightly larger dia. I also thought the meatier looking nok's would be better...the gye's looked a bit weanie tread wise. But i now understand that that tread design (gye) runs cooler.

So know the nokians are just another option with pretty much the the same rating spec.
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Old 02-02-2019, 02:48 PM   #22
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GoodYear Endurance here, as well...have tried many tire brands through time, and these have been the best....we are very pleased with them...
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Old 02-02-2019, 06:10 PM   #23
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I am a 4 year replacer. The new endurance tires have been great. Continue with the lable tire pressures. Tire max pressures have increases.
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Old 02-03-2019, 08:00 AM   #24
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You'll love the gye's. I do and have 15-20k or so on them. New this time last year. For me it was a hard decision as i was heading for the nokians. Lots around eugene,main!y on horse and utility trailers. In the end went with the gye's last minute decision as i was POSITIVE they would fit in the spare rack and the nok's were slightly larger dia. I also thought the meatier looking nok's would be better...the gye's looked a bit weanie tread wise. But i now understand that that tread design (gye) runs cooler.

So know the nokians are just another option with pretty much the the same rating spec.
I thought Nokians were winter tires. Which tire are people using?
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Old 02-03-2019, 08:21 AM   #25
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Most motor home users advise replacing tires every 5 years no matter what. I plan on doing the same with my AS.
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Old 02-04-2019, 07:30 AM   #26
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Phil, i'll follow up with the spec when I'm on the laptop

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I will finishing my 6th year on my Michelin 16" LT's this July. I seriously am considering replacement this coming year. I'm trying to contemplate what tire to replace them with. Rebates on the Michelin's got them to $140 each when I bought them. Tires are much more expensive now. One side of me says go Michelin again, but the frugal side asks the questions as to whether it has to be a Michelin. I'll just have to do the shopping and see.

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Old 02-04-2019, 11:29 AM   #28
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Go to Tire Rack, I got my Michelins cheaper than anywhere else. Arrived in 2 days and I got a $70 Visa card.
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