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Old 06-20-2014, 08:32 PM   #1
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It could have been so much worse

We're headed to Door County Wisconsin with the camper for an art fair. Stopped for dinner, and as I bent down to tie my shoe I happened to glance at the tire of the camper right next to me. Huge crack in the sidewall! DH said it would be fine. Me? Yeah, not in my book! ( in his defense he's a diehard optimist married to a major pessimist!) Went to eat and came back and the tire was almost completely flat (divine intervention?) So he put the spare on and away we go. The tire has a lot of weather checking, which I didn't see only a few weeks ago. It was our plan to get new tires this year. Guess it will just be next week instead of next month. Thank goodness I glanced at the tire. I can only imagine what would have happened if it failed at 65 mph.
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Old 06-20-2014, 08:38 PM   #2
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How old and what brand?

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tirete...140621003747:s
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Old 06-20-2014, 08:45 PM   #3
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Glad you caught it.

I firmly believe "there are no coincidences". You didn't feel your guardian angel tuggin' on your shoe laces did ya.
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Old 06-21-2014, 05:07 AM   #4
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Them guardian angels are everywhere. I'm very glad that this happened.
Now to really stir the pot-what tires are ya' gonna put on?
I'm getting my popcorn ready...
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Old 06-21-2014, 07:35 AM   #5
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Them guardian angels are everywhere. I'm very glad that this happened.
Now to really stir the pot-what tires are ya' gonna put on?
I'm getting my popcorn ready...


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Old 06-21-2014, 07:38 AM   #6
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Must have been one that caused me to check my side view mirror just as my left rear bearing failed. Not a big believer in angels, but I am glad whoever tapped my shoulder did when they did...
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Old 06-21-2014, 08:45 AM   #7
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I wasn't so lucky yesterday.going 65 and blew out a tire on a major highway damaged the trailer and it wasn't fun
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Old 06-23-2014, 08:14 PM   #8
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Okay. Drum roll please.....
Our tires, the original tires that came with the camper, are Duro. They were manufactured in 2010. So I think we did pretty darn good with tire life.

We have decided to replace them with Goodyear Marathon ST tires and we're going from a C load rating to a D load rating.

Now all we have to do is find someone to put them on, and we're good to go.

Please, let all the discussion/critique/opinions/facts/non-truths, etc. start.
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Old 06-23-2014, 08:18 PM   #9
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Okay. Drum roll please.....
Our tires, the original tires that came with the camper, are Duro. They were manufactured in 2010. So I think we did pretty darn good with tire life.

We have decided to replace them with Goodyear Marathon ST tires and we're going from a C load rating to a D load rating.

Now all we have to do is find someone to put them on, and we're good to go.

Please, let all the discussion/critique/opinions/facts/non-truths, etc. start.
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Old 06-23-2014, 10:00 PM   #10
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Not sure you're far enough west for Les Schwab. If you are, pay them a visit. When we bought our Class A we got a full set of six for 19.5 wheels, including CRES valve stems for about $2300, four years ago.The tires were less than 6 weeks from their mold date.
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