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Old 07-09-2014, 11:37 PM   #1
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So much for new tires!

Heading out today to Michigan from Chicago and had two new Goodyear Marathon ST trailer tires blow out on me. Purchased them last July at a Walmart in Arkansas. Couldn't have more than 1,200 miles on them. It's a shame they're made in China. The whole tread just peeled off.
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Old 07-09-2014, 11:52 PM   #2
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Heading out today to Michigan from Chicago and had two new Goodyear Marathon ST trailer tires blow out on me. Purchased them last July at a Walmart in Arkansas. Couldn't have more than 1,200 miles on them. It's a shame they're made in China. The whole tread just peeled off.
I bought 4 just before our trip to Destin. I just put 1900 miles on them and inspected them at every fillup. No sign of issue so far. I also purchased the warranty on them if I see any sign of issues they will be returned.
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Old 07-10-2014, 12:01 AM   #3
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I didn't get any hazzard warranty on them when purchased at Walmart. I inspected them this afternoon and checked air pressure. All was good.

I had read on here in the past that others were having trouble with them. There really is no other choice that I'm aware of. Well there is, but it's some obscure brand.

Kept the old tires. I'm going to try and talk to Goodyear or Walmart to let them know. Don't think they're going to do anything for me, but you never know.
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Old 07-10-2014, 07:33 AM   #4
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I decided against the Goodyears after reading so much about them. I purchased Carlisle Radial Trail RH's from Discount Tire for my camper from brand new. This is the second trailer with them and I have to say I am very satisfied with them. The Carlisle website said the RH's were redesigned recently and my guy at Discount tire agreed that the new tires were significantly better than the old design. Be sure to check the manufacture date on your new tires as well. I have close to 3000 miles on them since April and they look excellent so far. I hope this may give you another option.

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Where are you headed in Michigan?

Its also nice to see a fellow vanner on here as well! Cheers!
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Old 07-10-2014, 07:42 AM   #5
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Thousands of miles on our Marathons and still going strong.
These tires will "age out" before they wear out (provided I don't hit something).

Will get new ones when these are done.

Sorry to hear about your tread separation.
Were they under inflated for the actual load?
Who installed them and what pressure was used?
When was the camper last weighed?
Where were they installed?
I assume you bought 4 new ones; were both on same axle or on same side?

Did you hit something in the road? Curb strike?

Lots of missing info here.
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Old 07-10-2014, 07:44 AM   #6
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In my humble opinion ST tires are like buying import fireworks, at some point in time they are all going to blow up.

However with fireworks if they fail to blow up they are referred to as a "Dud", and with the tires, if they fail to blow up they are called recommended. But in the end I will refer you back to my opening sentence of this post.
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I sure wish those Goodyear tires were made like they used to be. I bought a used trailer back around `95 (a Layton 2250), and put new Marathons on it immediately.

Now I know it wasn`t that heavy a trailer (3700 dry), but it got towed a lot. Numerous trips to the Black Hills and ND badlands (maybe 11 times), all through western Canada, Montana, Minnesota. etc.

Never had an issue, never had a flat, never put the spare on.

They were still on the trailer when I delivered it to its new owners last Friday.
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Sorry to hear that. Just put lrD marathons on mine. Never had a problem with em in the past. Tried to buy road Hazard wty at Walmart. They will not sell it on ST tires. My date is 1614. Glad about that.
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Sorry to hear that. Just put lrD marathons on mine. Never had a problem with em in the past. Tried to buy road Hazard wty at Walmart. They will not sell it on ST tires. My date is 1614. Glad about that.
Trailer tires do get abused especially by infrequent users who sometimes "forget" the camper is back there and turn short pulling out onto roads.

Most places won't sell you road hazard on LT tires either, if being installed on a trailer.
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Discount Tire sold me full road hazard on my Carlisles. I was glad for that.
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