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Old 03-21-2015, 12:55 AM   #21
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You have to keep your defective tire. Discount tire handle it after a phone call to Goodyear to get the ball rolling.
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Old 03-21-2015, 01:17 AM   #22
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My local tire dealer says that they have a lot more problems with Goodyear Marathons & that he absolutely does not recommend them.
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Old 03-21-2015, 01:08 PM   #23
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I believe you Papa, I truly believe that these are over rated for what they can actually handle load wise. How can a J load range can carry 350 lbs more than their marathon tire? Really?
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Old 03-21-2015, 01:49 PM   #24
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My local tire dealer says that they have a lot more problems with Goodyear Marathons & that he absolutely does not recommend them.
What does the dealer sell? GY will stand behind there tires and any damage that they would cause if it was the tire. I just asked OC about how many miles he had on his bearing before he changed them, he said 25000. And I know he runs Marathons and have the same mileage on them. Out of all the forums members on here you here very little about them being bad. Any tire will give you a problem by not being inflated correctly, curbing them or hitting road objects. I have had them on two 5ers now but bought the correct tire for the load it was to carry.....
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Old 03-21-2015, 02:16 PM   #25
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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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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!
Have your dealer contact Forest River they may give you a rebate on the OEM failures.
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Old 03-21-2015, 02:16 PM   #26
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My local tire dealer says that they have a lot more problems with Goodyear Marathons & that he absolutely does not recommend them.
How are people using these tire? Near weight limit or towing about rated speed?
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Old 03-21-2015, 02:22 PM   #27
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My local tire dealer says that they have a lot more problems with Goodyear Marathons & that he absolutely does not recommend them.
And probably if the truth were known, the dealer makes more on another brand.
Until I have a problem with a GY Marathon which I haven't in over 40 yrs, I'll stick with them.
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Old 03-21-2015, 07:52 PM   #28
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I removed the Goodyear marathon tires from our Sanibel after 800 miles installed a new St tire and could not give the marathons away because of a bad reputation they have on the Internet.
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Old 03-22-2015, 03:42 PM   #29
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Three blowouts in Marathons made in Canada. OEM time on my previous rig. Covered when not moving, speed under recommended 65 MPH. I took care of those tires but they failed me. Good that meiosis on here have had success with them but I frequent several RV forums and they have a bad reputable on them RV.NET is a good forum for info and probably the largest forum about multiple topics.
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