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Old 11-09-2017, 01:33 PM   #1
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I️ have a 2016 Sanibel 3901 42í fifth wheel. The other day I️ blew a tire and destroyed the rt side of the trailer. The tire exploded(80psi) and the wheel cracked in half. Be very afraid of Goodyear Marathon trailer tires. The manufacturer uses them on trailers that are too heavy for the tire ratings. Forest River does no stand behind the products the use on their trailers. I️ changed all my tires including the spare with Sailun G637s which are as good as Goodyear G614 at 1/3 of the price at $131 at Simpletire.com. GY G614 are $300+. Do yourself a favor and get rid of all your GY Marathons before you destroy your camper. My damage was $2000, the tires had only 1000 miles on them and didnít hit anything.
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Old 11-09-2017, 01:37 PM   #2
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I️ have a 2016 Sanibel 3901 42í fifth wheel. The other day I️ blew a tire and destroyed the rt side of the trailer. The tire exploded(80psi) and the wheel cracked in half. Be very afraid of Goodyear Marathon trailer tires. The manufacturer uses them on trailers that are too heavy for the tire ratings. Forest River does no stand behind the products the use on their trailers. I️ changed all my tires including the spare with Sailun G637s which are as good as Goodyear G614 at 1/3 of the price at $131 at Simpletire.com. GY G614 are $300+. Do yourself a favor and get rid of all your GY Marathons before you destroy your camper. My damage was $2000, the tires had only 1000 miles on them and didnít hit anything.
Most manufacturers tell purchasers that the tires have their own, separate warranty. I had three blow outs with what I later found to be Chinese tires. It's not that all Chinese tires are bad, after all many American companies have their tired built over there. BUT caveat emptor.
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I feel your pain! Lost a GY early this year with 2100 miles. Like you I changed all at that time. Never looked back and tows like a dream.
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Old 11-09-2017, 01:48 PM   #4
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I️ have a 2016 Sanibel 3901 42í fifth wheel. The other day I️ blew a tire and destroyed the rt side of the trailer. The tire exploded(80psi) and the wheel cracked in half. Be very afraid of Goodyear Marathon trailer tires. The manufacturer uses them on trailers that are too heavy for the tire ratings. Forest River does no stand behind the products the use on their trailers. I️ changed all my tires including the spare with Sailun G637s which are as good as Goodyear G614 at 1/3 of the price at $131 at Simpletire.com. GY G614 are $300+. Do yourself a favor and get rid of all your GY Marathons before you destroy your camper. My damage was $2000, the tires had only 1000 miles on them and didnít hit anything.
Wondering... were you using a TPMS?
(tire pressure monitoring system)
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Old 11-09-2017, 02:03 PM   #5
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If the tire is still in a warranty period, ought to have them pay for the damages.
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Old 11-20-2017, 06:41 AM   #6
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Spousal unit took our rig to Discount Tire the day after delivery. For a fee, they will warranty the tires and lifetime rotate/balance. 2 weeks later he found a piece of metal in the rear, inside tire, flatter then road kill, Discount replaced tire N/C. This more then balanced the co$t of coverage.

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Spousal unit took our rig to Discount Tire the day after delivery. For a fee, they will warranty the tires and lifetime rotate/balance. 2 weeks later he found a piece of metal in the rear, inside tire, flatter then road kill, Discount replaced tire N/C. This more then balanced the co$t of coverage.

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Every tire on our two trucks, one car, RV, flatbed trailer and two cargo trailers carry the Discount Tire company "certificate" for free replacement. That's honestly the cheapest insurance on a tire you can ever buy...and I never purchase a tire without that coverage.

I also bought the lifetime rotation/balance on our dually which will be more than covered on our first rotate.
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Old 07-27-2018, 01:47 PM   #8
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You do know this rvís are outfitted with tires early sometimes before the box is in place. Probably out in a lot waiting for buyers. Looking at date of tires on a new rig might surprise some.
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Whether we bought new or used I planned on replacing the tires before our first long trip. Our TT is lighter, so in 2014 I went with Maxxis & they have held-up great for over 10,000 miles of travels...

Maybe a benefit of US/China trade changes will be more tires made within the USA. We live near Akron & have witnessed 1st hand the loss of jobs over the past 3 presidents' poor trade negotiations... Now all we have left are a couple corporate offices & a few blimps to help gloss-over the huge losses...
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I️ have a 2016 Sanibel 3901 42í fifth wheel. The other day I️ blew a tire and destroyed the rt side of the trailer. The tire exploded(80psi) and the wheel cracked in half. Be very afraid of Goodyear Marathon trailer tires. The manufacturer uses them on trailers that are too heavy for the tire ratings. Forest River does no stand behind the products the use on their trailers. I️ changed all my tires including the spare with Sailun G637s which are as good as Goodyear G614 at 1/3 of the price at $131 at Simpletire.com. GY G614 are $300+. Do yourself a favor and get rid of all your GY Marathons before you destroy your camper. My damage was $2000, the tires had only 1000 miles on them and didnít hit anything.
Just some facts a researcher may use.

You have a very low cargo capacity (1462#) for a trailer that large. Ever take it to some scales to see if you're past the 1462#?

The maximum load you can put on your axles without exceeding the trailer's GVWR is 12972#. Your OEM tires provided 13680# of load capacity @ 80 PSI. That's less than 7% in load capacity reserves when fully inflated. Surely a factor with a slightly overloaded axle. Without careful cargo balancing, a trailer your size can easily have a single tire position or axle loaded way above their ratings.
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