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Old 08-11-2014, 03:18 PM   #1
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Original Trail Express tire leaking through sidewall

Returned home from the Goshen Rally on Saturday afternoon. Sunday morning I noticed the left rear tire was low. Took it off, took it to tire dealer and they reported it was leaking on the inner sidewall in three places. I took a picture of the bubbles and sent them to my RV dealer service dept so he could forward them to FR to see what they would do since the tires are less than a year old. I ordered a set of Maxxis LRD's. I was planning on replacing my tires next spring, but was forced into doing it sooner.
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Old 08-11-2014, 03:28 PM   #2
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Darn the bad luck!
Glad you made it home tho!

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Old 08-11-2014, 06:39 PM   #3
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Get rid of those TrailExpress as soon as possible. I got about 3000 miles out of mine before I had a triple blowout.
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Get rid of those TrailExpress as soon as possible. I got about 3000 miles out of mine before I had a triple blowout.
Yep, Maxxis LRD's on order to replace the LRC's I have maybe 4K miles on the original tires and less than 1 year old.
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Old 08-11-2014, 06:57 PM   #5
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Get rid of those TrailExpress as soon as possible. I got about 3000 miles out of mine before I had a triple blowout.
Just left a new Trail Express at the GY dealer Sat. It was 2 yrs old and had never touched the ground. It went in the dump after I inserted a knife in the sidewall and cut it about an inch. GY tech looked at me like I had the measles and just shook his head.
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Old 08-11-2014, 10:00 PM   #6
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Makes me feel better about ordering a set of LR-D Marathons for a trailer that hasn't even been built yet.

Just hoping it'll make the 100 miles home from the dealer without the cheap OEM tires damaging our new TT before I can get them swapped out.
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Yep, Maxxis LRD's on order to replace the LRC's I have maybe 4K miles on the original tires and less than 1 year old.
Well my new Maxxis tires arrived, but I'm not happy. The date code is 2913, thrid week of July 2013. That puts them over a year old and according to the dealer, he does no gave access to Maxxis tires manufactured in 2014. Now I have to decide if I want to accept the Maxxis or over pay for Marathons manfactured in 2014. The dealer will forgo return shipping on the Maxxis if I pay the same price for the Marathons. He has my deposit so I am somewhat at his mercy, not a lot of bargining power on my part; Decisions Decisions.
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Well my new Maxxis tires arrived, but I'm not happy. The date code is 2913, thrid week of July 2013. That puts them over a year old and according to the dealer, he does no gave access to Maxxis tires manufactured in 2014. Now I have to decide if I want to accept the Maxxis or over pay for Marathons manfactured in 2014. The dealer will forgo return shipping on the Maxxis if I pay the same price for the Marathons. He has my deposit so I am somewhat at his mercy, not a lot of bargining power on my part; Decisions Decisions.
Just received an 'official' response from Maxxis on my submitted question about fresh tires. July 2013 is the last manufactured date on the tires I want. Maxxis is not looking so favorable any more !
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Not sure if you saw my post here but you can get GY Marathon 225/75-15 Load Range D tires from Discounttiredirect on eBay for $312.00 shipped. You must use the eBay coupon to take $100 off the price shown during checkout.

At the time I ordered there was also a $60 mail in rebate from GY that I believe has since expired. The one's I received were date codes 1414, 1414, 1514 and 2014
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