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Old 03-26-2004, 06:43 PM   #15
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Here's some information I just got. As for the tires themselves, I just got back from Goodyear and was told;

1) the E series is discontinued. I told them that the chat line says different, but he is sticking with his story.

2) that no matter what they say, there AREN'T 6 plys, but only 6 ply rating. Again I said that the chat line says different.

3) his price was $105 for the tire only.

Oh well.

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Old 03-26-2004, 07:03 PM   #16
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Here is the Goodyear web site link for Marthon's

http://www.goodyear.com/rv/products/..._marathon.html

The other link for a diff GY tire is here.

http://www.goodyear.com/rv/products/...t_g614rst.html

No load range "E" till you get to a 16" rim in tires. Ply rating and actual plys is a "who cares" issue. It's the load rating that is the important. (Based on max fill cold) If it does the job, fits the wheel opening, looks OK I say put it on.

Actual plys vs ratings changed when manufactures could develop tires that had the same strength with less plys. Less plys less heat. And heat kills tires. If one could make a one ply tire with the load capacity of 2000 #'s per tire they would do it. And it would be easier and cheaper to build. (The material may be more $)

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Thanks Action, I used the goodyear link and it didn't give the store I went to so maybe that means something. Thanks for the info. Bruce
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Old 06-24-2004, 09:59 AM   #18
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...No load range "E" till you get to a 16" rim in tires. Ply rating and actual plys is a "who cares" issue. It's the load rating that is the important. (Based on max fill cold) If it does the job, fits the wheel opening, looks OK I say put it on.

Actual plys vs ratings changed when manufactures could develop tires that had the same strength with less plys. Less plys less heat. And heat kills tires. If one could make a one ply tire with the load capacity of 2000 #'s per tire they would do it. And it would be easier and cheaper to build. (The material may be more $)
I find the boldfaced statement very believable.

Does anyone care to differ and/or have thoughts on the ply count? Should I be concerned about the ply count?

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Old 06-24-2004, 10:29 AM   #19
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New technology

Like a lot of things, it' not how it's built the question is will it do the job? If the tire is rated for 2000# it better do the job, no matter how many plys.

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Makes sense to me. Would you rather have 4 plies of nylon, or 6 plies of polyester? Or 5 plies of rayon or 7 plies of nomex or 10 plies of hemp?
I think if you do a little research on the web to make sure a particular manufacturer doesn't have a recall or quality issue you should be ok; the rating is what's important. I only buy well known brand from dealers who stand behind their product.
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700x15 load range E tires still made

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I find the boldfaced statement very believable.

Does anyone care to differ and/or have thoughts on the ply count? Should I be concerned about the ply count?

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I saw a post stating no load range e tires till you get to 16 inch which is not correct. You can still purchase 700x15 ten ply rated load range E tires They are available at Tucker Tire for 85 dollars a pair which has a ebay store. Tuckertire.com
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TCWilliams,

Agree with one or two qualifiers; (1) only put an LT (light truck) or an ST (special trailer), never a passenger tire. The const. of a passenger is not as strong and in an overload or more likely underinflated situation, the ST or LT may survive a nail, etc. until you check your tires.
(2) Manufacturers could make a one ply but, two ply is a safety factor in const.
(3) I personally never load a tire to more than 75-80% for my own additional safety factor.
(4) Underinflating a load range D significantly to soften ride will probably wear the outside edges because you are changing the design shape at load.
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