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Old 12-17-2014, 11:45 PM   #11
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I tried several RV dealers in the area, no one had them. I was referred to a trailer store / shop that only sold the studs. I went back to a automotive parts store, they had the lug nuts, but due to the head size of the nuts, they wouldn't work. They were a 1 1/6 hex, and would hit the rim. Luckily Discount tire had the deep chrome 7/8 hex head. The store were I got the wheel studs in Pharr, Texas the nameof the shop is Camco wheel and axle. I think that if you ordered it from your local dealer, it would be a good idea. I recommend that you also get the lug nuts too. I would stock 4 of each in your unit. Easy to change. You have to remove the brake drum. Drive out the studs. Then drive in the new studs. Use a punch or drift. Just don't over tighten the wheel bearing. Jfyi
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Old 12-19-2014, 09:46 AM   #12
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I also have had trouble with the Marathons. My buddy is full time has been running Samson tires with no problem. Anyone else run these?
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Old 03-08-2015, 01:57 AM   #13
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We I got a estimate for the body damage caused by the tires. Without the cost of tire and rim replacement. The grand total was $2,552.00 plus upgraded tires and rim, plus a extra spare wheel of $2,000.00. The good news is Goodyear stepped up to the plate and are paying for the damage caused by the tires. I'm very pleased with this. I have had some trailer fenders installed on our unit to limit the next tire failure. We installed the Goodyear G614 tires in place of the Marathon tires. I'm hoping that we won't have issues. But an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Safe travels to all.
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Old 03-08-2015, 11:27 AM   #14
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Update ;
We I got a estimate for the body damage caused by the tires. Without the cost of tire and rim replacement. The grand total was $2,552.00 plus upgraded tires and rim, plus a extra spare wheel of $2,000.00. The good news is Goodyear stepped up to the plate and are paying for the damage caused by the tires. I'm very pleased with this. I have had some trailer fenders installed on our unit to limit the next tire failure. We installed the Goodyear G614 tires in place of the Marathon tires. I'm hoping that we won't have issues. But an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Safe travels to all.
Could you post some pics of the fenders you had installed?
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Old 03-09-2015, 10:25 PM   #15
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I sure will. I installed them to the frame and allowed clearance for the slides. I will post pictures as soon as possible.
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Old 03-10-2015, 04:04 PM   #16
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Here are the fenders installed. This is done after tire damage from the Marathon tires. Due to the G614 tires which air pressure is 110psi. Which is 30 psi more than capacity the Marathon tires. This is only an attempt to minimize damage in a event of another tire failure.
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Old 03-14-2015, 08:35 AM   #17
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Jimmy, could you please briefly describe what you had to do or what type of proof/evidence you had to show Goodyear in order for them to step up and assist with the damage? I've read in a number of places to save the old tire and of course take plenty of pictures. Any other suggestions?

I experienced one blowout from an original tire (Chinese brand) on our last trip and just replaced all 4 with Marathons. If I have another incident, I want to make sure I take the proper precautions to save the evidence. Where my blowout occurred, however, was not a real good place or time to worry about trying to save the evidence and all but I do want to at least be aware of what's needed!
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Old 03-14-2015, 09:12 AM   #18
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Here are the fenders installed. This is done after tire damage from the Marathon tires. Due to the G614 tires which air pressure is 110psi. Which is 30 psi more than capacity the Marathon tires. This is only an attempt to minimize damage in a event of another tire failure.
I like that mod! Good job!
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I agree with farmerTex that that is unusual for a tire maker to pay for damage. They are very good at the blame game.

i am glad it worked out for you.

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Old 03-21-2015, 12:52 AM   #20
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They were shipped back to Goodyear, and they decided to cover the cost of repairs. I ALWAYS inspect tire pressure before trip and only cold, also wheel torque, and inspect tires while traveling. When the tires failed. I inspected for foreign objects in the tread/sidewalls and no objects were found. I have talked with RV repair guys and they have seen tire manufacturers reimburse for damage before..... happy trails
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