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Old 06-06-2016, 11:02 AM   #1
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Goodyear Marathon vs Carlisle Radial Trail RH

The tire thread sticky was 3 years old and I did a search too, thought I'd just ask.
These are my local choices for replacing my tires after my blowout last week.

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Goodyear Marathon load range D

Carlisle Radial Trail RH load range D

The goodyears are $7 more per tire but that doesn't matter to me, I just want to put the best tire on.

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Old 06-06-2016, 11:16 AM   #2
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The tire thread sticky was 3 years old and I did a search too, thought I'd just ask.
These are my local choices for replacing my tires after my blowout last week.

225/75R15

Goodyear Marathon load range D

Carlisle Radial Trail RH load range D

The goodyears are $7 more per tire but that doesn't matter to me, I just want to put the best tire on.

Thanks.
Do you have pictures of the failed tire? It might help to know the real cause of the failure and sometimes with good enough pictures I can help discover the reason.

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Old 06-06-2016, 11:19 AM   #3
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There's nothing left of the tire, I drove on it for at least half a mile after it blew.

I figured the cause of failure was that the tires were original equipment on a 2012 model trailer, I should have replaced them.
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Old 06-06-2016, 11:21 AM   #4
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This is what I'm talking about

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Im curious too, my local tire shop has them both in stock and I keep kicking around the idea of switching.
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Old 06-06-2016, 11:56 AM   #6
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OK that helps. What you had is not a blowout but a Tread Separation. If the dealer gave you a replacement tire that is the correct action.
I do have to wonder if the dealer is following the regulations and is reporting the failure to NHTSA.
RV owners do not seem to realize that one reason for the poor quality of tires that come on many RVs is IMO due to the failure of anyone to report a majority of tire failures to NHTSA.
The only real requirement is to have the vehicle VIN and the tire DOT serial (complete with date).
If you can capture a few pictures that is good for IF NHTSA needs more information they might ask for pictures so in the original complaint you should tell them you have pictures.


King, in your case you could also say
"I showed a picture of the failure to a tire engineer and he feels the failure is a Tread Separation"

Here is web site you use to file complaint
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Old 06-06-2016, 12:26 PM   #7
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Since I find people on the net hating both the Carlisle and the Goodyear, and also swearing by both, I guess I'll go with the Carlisle if they have 4 with recent dates on them.

I can't put this off forever, I have to get new tires on so I can go and take the trailer in for an estimate. I don't trust these tires on the trailer anymore.
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Since I find people on the net hating both the Carlisle and the Goodyear, and also swearing by both, I guess I'll go with the Carlisle if they have 4 with recent dates on them.

I can't put this off forever, I have to get new tires on so I can go and take the trailer in for an estimate. I don't trust these tires on the trailer anymore.
If it helps, I was going to go with the Carlisles and I think I would go with them again.
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Old 06-06-2016, 12:29 PM   #9
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Although I have not personally used them I would suggest you check out the Sailun S637 tires. I believe you can get them thru Sams Club, but am not sure about that anymore. We have had similar experiences with tires including Carlisle and Goodyear. Of the many reviews I researched on the Sailun tire, they appear to get high reviews from users. And, the price is much less than Goodyear, Michelin and other tires. Worth looking into anyway.....
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Old 06-06-2016, 12:31 PM   #10
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Here is a link for the Sailun tires from Simple Tire:

https://simpletire.com/sailun-st235-...9BcaAkvg8P8HAQ
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