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Old 05-31-2021, 07:13 PM   #1
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Hello,

I have a 2014 28' International Serenity with the....original tires. It has always been kept under cover. There's a good amount of tread left and no sidewall cracking or other issues. I don't want to take unnecessary risks, but seems like a shame to pitch four serviceable tires.

For those recommending replacement, where would you suggest going? I normally get tires from Tire Rack, but I don't think my normal installer can take care of a trailer. Also, I am interested in brand recommendations.

Thanks!
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Old 05-31-2021, 07:20 PM   #2
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15” or 16”?

Goodyear Endurance is a good tire, available in the 15” size. If you have 16” wheels, you could go Michelin.

Trailer tires do die by age: yes, if they’re original, you might have Marathons on there… you want those off of there.

I have a local shop I like than can do TireRack, but I like our Discount Tire, too.
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Old 05-31-2021, 07:29 PM   #3
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Hello,

I have a 2014 28' International Serenity with the....original tires. It has always been kept under cover. There's a good amount of tread left and no sidewall cracking or other issues. I don't want to take unnecessary risks, but seems like a shame to pitch four serviceable tires.

For those recommending replacement, where would you suggest going? I normally get tires from Tire Rack, but I don't think my normal installer can take care of a trailer. Also, I am interested in brand recommendations.

Thanks!
Goodyear Endurance 225/ 75R15. I have about 25k miles on my 4 year old 30' and they run well. Will replace next year with the same.
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Old 05-31-2021, 07:46 PM   #4
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If you are a member of the Airstream Club (airstreamclub.org) you have access to the Michelin Advantage Program.

Otherwise GYE seem to be a good choice.
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Old 05-31-2021, 09:39 PM   #5
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Just an additional point : Also check for cracks between the tread blocks. That’s where the cracking is more likely to start.
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The true age of the tires will be stamped into the tire as a 4 digit code. Week and year. Knowing that date will give you an accurate aging of the tires.

If the tires are old they are no longer serviceable no matter what they look like. I play with classic cars. It does not happen often and I have seen nearly perfect spare tires from the late 1960s still holding air. Never been on the ground and look fantastic!

If you have Marathons now is the time to replace. They were not that good when new. GY Endurance are an excellent replacement. No need to go to a larger diameter rim because the Endurance comes in load ratings great enough to have a good safety margin. (Unlike the previous model)


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