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Old 09-30-2014, 11:08 AM   #11
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15,000 miles is great for rv tires.
As ST tires go, you had a great run. A lot of other members here would be ecstatic to get even 2/3 that many miles!
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Old 09-30-2014, 09:35 PM   #12
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Really?? I was very disappointed as the tread wasn't even half gone!!

Next set will be LT's for sure.

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Old 09-30-2014, 09:55 PM   #13
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Really?? I was very disappointed as the tread wasn't even half gone!!

Next set will be LT's for sure.

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You really can't think about "tread" when you're talking about ST tires. You will almost never wear out the tread on an ST tire as you will a P or LT tire. Those tires have to deal with the forces of acceleration, turning, braking, and load. That's why you wear the tread down on a P or LT tire. ST tires only deal with load and some braking. The tire will almost always break down physically from age and UV exposure before you wear the tread off it. You gotta get out of that mindset when shopping for trailer tires.
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Old 10-01-2014, 08:37 AM   #14
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I don't run ST tires. I've seen way to many people on the side of the road with blowouts, to include 3 personal friends of mine who take meticulous care of their trailers. One of them had 3 blowouts on his 2 week vacation..... Crap as far as I'm concerned.

I replace with commercial LT tires and I've never had an issue on any of my trailers.

If you want to stick with ST tires then do "new every 2" regardless of how good they look. I have one racing buddy that does this and he gets by well but to me that seems more expensive then just buying good LT tires.
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Old 10-02-2014, 04:40 AM   #15
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I changed out the Goodyear "E" load rated Marathons for "F" load rated tires. The "E" load rated Marathon tires do not have the weight rating needed for the Sanibel's 7,000 lbs axles. All ST tires have there true max weight rating on the side wall. LT tires are required to have a minimum 20% safety margin built into the weight rating of the tire. The Sanibel 3500 and 3600 are delivered with tires that are at their weight limit with the coach empty. You need to upgrade all 5 of your tires.
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Old 10-02-2014, 06:40 AM   #16
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every time someone post a tire blow out pic, people want to place blame on something being run over, and not a tire failure. How come the tow vehicle tires never blow out? Running in the same tracks. If something was in the line of travel, the tow vehicle would almost always hit it first. You don't see those that make the switch to LT tires every post anything about blow outs
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Old 12-02-2014, 04:52 PM   #17
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I am replacing and upgrading to the Goodyear G614 tires that are a J load 110 psi tire. I am replacing the Marathon tires. I think that they are over rated. I ha e been a automotive mechanic for over 38 years. I was looking into the Michelin Rib tire. They are same load range of the Marathon tire and twice the weight. And don't even rate the single load rating was 2860 for the Michelin Rib. We're the Marathon was rated for 3000 lbs. And the G614 is rated 750lbs more. I think they were over zealous in this specific rate of load. Also the G614 is
speed rated for 75 mph. The dealer said 85 mph
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Old 12-02-2014, 09:32 PM   #18
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Tire Failures

Our two year old Crusader 270RET has the same size wheels and tires, and yes, at 7K miles, the right rear tire lost its tread for no apparent reason other than a piece of the slide out on that side poled a hole in the tire, then it lost the tread. The same axle and tire location blew its tread off some 4K miles later. Stopped in Calgary and had a complete new set of 16" tires installed. Drove another 2800 miles home to Georgia with no problems with the tires.

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My Sanibel 3500 recently had a tire blowout where it appeared the failure occurred at the inner sidewall. Tires on my unit have approximately 7,000 miles on them, have a manufactured date 5111, have been maintained at proper pressure (80 psi), and inspected prior to each trip. I am concerned about the other three tires on the unit and investigating options such as changing to another brand or upgrading to a higher load range. Looking for input from other, as to their experience with these GY Marathon tires for reliability, issues, and actions taken to increase safety.
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Old 12-02-2014, 10:13 PM   #19
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My Sanibel 3500 recently had a tire blowout where it appeared the failure occurred at the inner sidewall. Tires on my unit have approximately 7,000 miles on them, have a manufactured date 5111, have been maintained at proper pressure (80 psi), and inspected prior to each trip. I am concerned about the other three tires on the unit and investigating options such as changing to another brand or upgrading to a higher load range. Looking for input from other, as to their experience with these GY Marathon tires for reliability, issues, and actions taken to increase safety.
For clarification, your axles are 7K, correct? The Goodyear Marathon 235/80R16 LR E are only rated at 3420# or does PT reduce the GVWR of the camper so that the tire rating isn't exceeded?

As LT tires, 235/85R16 LR E are rated lower (3042#), you'd need to go to a G rated tire like Goodyear G614's to have sufficient load capacity.

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Old 12-04-2014, 11:54 PM   #20
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65 mph is way to fast when you are towing. I see u guys with blowouts on the side of the hwy. Wonder why.
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