Originally Posted by Darrell Root
To forgive is devine , my marathon was properly inflated and not overloaded and new when the side wall blew. Darrell
i don't doubt that your failure was a defective tire.
please tell goodyear about it.
that is the most important message
beginner has tried to convey over and over,
even providing the link.
you experienced 1 tire failure? or many?
wasn't that an older production tire?
see that is part of what adds to the confusion...
i recall reading what 5-6-7+ posts regarding your tire issue.
naturally we post about important issues multiple times
and i'm not suggesting you or anyone stop retelling a single event, or mulitple events...
reads like harryw has had 2.
as humans reading these posts,
do we remember the reports as several reports of failure
or a single tire failure reported several times?
so when we think about it later or pass it on...
how many tires failed?
the most useful thing anyone can do is file a formal report as beginner suggests...
and get some new tires!
most of us are 'trained' to expect the factory tires
on our cars/trucks....and by assoication trailers
to be 'cheapo' entry level tires...
usually i upgrade my passenger tires as soon as i can afford it..
you know i DID have a michelin rv tire fail in 1991...
inner of curb side duallies....
those tires were 7-9 years old and had 30-40k miles on them...
replaced the one with a bridgestone...all the shop had.
and got 6 fresh michelins...later that month.
what a pain in the butt that whole experience was.....
oh, wait sorry for the rubber flashback...
i love the maxxis ads...with the airstream
and i love my tubeless mnt bike tires....
of course i did have a 60$ bike tire
blow a sidewall last week
in the driveway no less, not on a trail...
and it only had 200 miles on it!
and it ruined a 500$ bike wheel!
did i buy more of this model?
no because the dealer was out!
but i'll be first in line for the next batch!
so i'm hoping you and others
will put some on
and tell us how they perform...
i may need 6/7 new ones
in another 2 years or
another 20-30,000 miles of towing....
and of course i do forgive you....