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Old 07-21-2015, 01:34 PM   #1
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Goodyear in The News

So, Goodyear takes it square on the chin!

I wish I knew what tires that MH driver was using.

From today's RV Business breaking news:

Goodyear Loses Appeal in Motorhome Tire Suit | RV Business
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Old 07-21-2015, 04:31 PM   #2
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The downside to this story is the long trail through the legal system. The injured parties have waited for 12 years for justice. One can only hope that they did not have any medical needs that were not met due to lack of funds or coverages. It may not be over if Goodyear is able to continue to appeal.
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Old 07-21-2015, 04:36 PM   #3
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I wish I knew what tires that MH driver was using.
G159 model of tire
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Old 07-22-2015, 02:19 AM   #4
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Goodyear Marathon praise

Well, after a great deal of discussion both verbal and on here, I chose Goodyear Marathon trailer tires. Have a heavy TT...Wildcat T28RKS, weighs 8000lb dry and over 9000 when fully loaded . We are in the middle of a 15000km trip of which 1500km is gravel. We are finished with the gravel portion and NO flats. I'm impressed as gravel roads with random axles are notorious for flats on the trailing axle. Just sayin......like my decision and Woukd recommend Marathons any day.
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Old 07-22-2015, 12:46 PM   #5
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After the damage Goodyear Marathon cause on my Sanibel.. not once but twice I would not touch them if they were free. Just my personal experience, 1st time shame on you the second time was shame on me for not knowing better. I travel much safer and worry free with my Michelin XPS RIBS LT235/85 16R/E. I switched out all 5 tires for peace of mind.
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Thanks for sharing, very unusual case. The fact that Goodyear must automatically produce “must disclose in all future lawsuits how it withheld information from a Tucson family”, in all interrogatories, in any and all civil litigation is more less unprecedented.

As significant, the punitive damages were levied against defense counsel. More than likely independent defense counsel.

IMO, this combination will have a significant impact on future discovery and defense strategy for any civil action(s) brought against Goodyear.
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After the damage Goodyear Marathon cause on my Sanibel.. not once but twice I would not touch them if they were free. Just my personal experience, 1st time shame on you the second time was shame on me for not knowing better. I travel much safer and worry free with my Michelin XPS RIBS LT235/85 16R/E. I switched out all 5 tires for peace of mind.

I did exactly the same. Although thankfully we did not have a blowout. We luckily noticed it just before out trip. One of the tires had separated internally and was bulging. Feel much more confident with the Michelin tires. Jerry


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I have Goodyear Marathons on my Surveyor SV291 and I was expecting to not have any tire related issues. Boy, was I wrong. We went to the lake on July 4, had one go flat, luckily a motorist passed by and told us before it disintegrated. No fun changing a tire on a busy interstate. I put on the spare which was another Marathon, looked new, had good pressure. We went to the beach just this past weekend and on the way back a blowout about 70 miles from home. It did significant damage to the camper in the wheel well. So now, I have to fix that.
Those tires are coming off. I will not go anywhere on them again and am researching what is the best tire to buy.
If blowouts are that common and I have to spend a lot of time on the side of the road risking life and limb, I'll find another hobby. First time Good Sam took care of it, but it took 3 hours and we weren't even in a remote area. Second time my son and I changed it rather than wait.
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I have Goodyear Marathons on my Surveyor SV291 and I was expecting to not have any tire related issues. Boy, was I wrong. We went to the lake on July 4, had one go flat, luckily a motorist passed by and told us before it disintegrated. No fun changing a tire on a busy interstate. I put on the spare which was another Marathon, looked new, had good pressure. We went to the beach just this past weekend and on the way back a blowout about 70 miles from home. It did significant damage to the camper in the wheel well. So now, I have to fix that.
Those tires are coming off. I will not go anywhere on them again and am researching what is the best tire to buy.
If blowouts are that common and I have to spend a lot of time on the side of the road risking life and limb, I'll find another hobby. First time Good Sam took care of it, but it took 3 hours and we weren't even in a remote area. Second time my son and I changed it rather than wait.
IMO, LT's tires are best, if possible. If not, the only ST tire worth owning are Maxxis. I would also move a rating or two higher as the Mfg.'s tends to install tires right at their weight capacity rating.
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My last GY Marathons were on my boat trailer... The number of troubles with those tires made those the LAST GY Marathons I'll ever own.
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