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Old 01-24-2016, 11:05 AM   #1
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Goodyear Unisteel G614

If you have these tires or checked them out or can speak from EXPERIENCE, please see my new thread under Cedar Creek with details and please respond.
I am looking for REAL experience for FIFTH WHEELS using these before dropping $1500 for 4 tires. ( That's, balanced and installed).
Your input is appreciated. PLEASE IGNORE WITH "OPINIONS". I am ready to buy and need EXPERIENCED responses.

Not saying opinions are not good. Please understand this is a major change and I want to know ANY PLUSSES or NEGATIVES on these tires on a FIFTH WHEEL.

Thanks in advance: SilverbackMel
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Presently: excellent but cheap Chinese Double King tires.
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Old 01-24-2016, 12:03 PM   #2
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All Goodyear Unisteel tires have a 4 year warranty package. Any other Goodyear warranty will have a Unisteel disclaimer.

https://www.goodyeartrucktires.com/p...l_warranty.pdf

All LT235/85R16G unisteel tires have a single minimum rim width, 6 & 1/2".
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Old 01-24-2016, 12:06 PM   #3
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If you have these tires or checked them out or can speak from EXPERIENCE, please see my new thread under Cedar Creek with details and please respond.
I am looking for REAL experience for FIFTH WHEELS using these before dropping $1500 for 4 tires. ( That's, balanced and installed).
Your input is appreciated. PLEASE IGNORE WITH "OPINIONS". I am ready to buy and need EXPERIENCED responses.

Not saying opinions are not good. Please understand this is a major change and I want to know ANY PLUSSES or NEGATIVES on these tires on a FIFTH WHEEL.

Thanks in advance: SilverbackMel
2015 Silverback 33rl
36 ft; triple slide
Presently: excellent but cheap Chinese Double King tires.

Mel,

We had 1 blowout on the factory Marathons last August. I was meticulous about proper air pressure on EVERY trip & still had major blowout (complete tread separation). DW knew how I worried and also watched my speed (never over 65 MPH)! Still at 55 MPH it blew out.
So, she said "I'm not going any further on these tires"! After some assistance from Good Sam Roadside Assistance we got to our campsite. Next day we got 4 new GY G614's and have never looked back. I didn't feel any difference in handling & they hold air pressure consistantly. I was always adjusting the air pressures on the Marathons every few weeks. Since August, I have only had to add air once (probably because the weather had cooled off for fall/winter).
I did purchase a TPM system for added piece of mind though but, I'm much more comfortable now and worry less about the tires whle traveling.
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Old 01-24-2016, 04:15 PM   #4
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Put G-614s on my 2007 Cardinal fifth-wheel then when I ordered my 2016 3850L I made sure that it came with the 614s.
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Old 01-26-2016, 08:43 PM   #5
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All LT235/85R16G unisteel tires have a single minimum rim width, 6 & 1/2".
No matter how many times you post this, it's still wrong every time. 6.5" is the recommended rim width. Not the minimum width.
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Old 01-26-2016, 08:46 PM   #6
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If you have these tires or checked them out or can speak from EXPERIENCE, please see my new thread under Cedar Creek with details and please respond.
I am looking for REAL experience for FIFTH WHEELS using these before dropping $1500 for 4 tires. ( That's, balanced and installed).
Your input is appreciated. PLEASE IGNORE WITH "OPINIONS". I am ready to buy and need EXPERIENCED responses.

Not saying opinions are not good. Please understand this is a major change and I want to know ANY PLUSSES or NEGATIVES on these tires on a FIFTH WHEEL.

Thanks in advance: SilverbackMel
2015 Silverback 33rl
36 ft; triple slide
Presently: excellent but cheap Chinese Double King tires.

I can give you first hand experience. I had them on my past toy hauler for over 10k miles. They looked like new the day I sold it. On my current hauler, I've had them for just under 10k miles. Same deal. These are the best 16" trailer tires on the market. Period. And they have the best warranty. Not only do they warranty the tire but they cover your RV if one does fail and causes damage.

Bottom line. Buy them, and forget it. Tire worries will be a thing of the past.
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Old 01-27-2016, 07:46 AM   #7
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I am SOLD on the G614's. For the doubters, IF YOU HAVE NOT HAD A PROBLEM, ie, tred separation and shredding your RV at 62 mph, after daily checking for bubbles, correct pressure, etc, then MY EXPERIENCE AND CONCERNS NEED NOT APPLY TO YOU. I want piece of mind at age 70+ and wish to cruise the next few years NOT THINKING ABOUT TIRES. G614's appear to settle my concerns.
This 2015 33rl Silverback is our LAST RV. It WILL serve our needs. We still have to return to Topeka, IN., area for a NEW ENTIRE ROOF!
An unnamed, factory referred overflow shop, inadvertantly RIPPED MY ROOF while installing a defective Dometic AC. It has Eternabond over the split, however, that dog won't hunt on resale. We are planning a trip up through that area once it gets warmer to have it repaired and enjoy the beauty of outlying Amish country again.
Both wife and I have BIG cruiser motorcycles and are ending that exciting time after riding well over 150,000 miles over 20 years for her and 55 years for me. WE KNOW THE DANGER OF A FAILED TIRE. We lost a close friend on I 95 years ago due to a sudden blow out.
Thanks again to those with the G 614's for their input.
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I am SOLD on the G614's. For the doubters, IF YOU HAVE NOT HAD A PROBLEM, ie, tred separation and shredding your RV at 62 mph, after daily checking for bubbles, correct pressure, etc, then MY EXPERIENCE AND CONCERNS NEED NOT APPLY TO YOU. I want piece of mind at age 70+ and wish to cruise the next few years NOT THINKING ABOUT TIRES. G614's appear to settle my concerns.
This 2015 33rl Silverback is our LAST RV. It WILL serve our needs. We still have to return to Topeka, IN., area for a NEW ENTIRE ROOF!
An unnamed, factory referred overflow shop, inadvertantly RIPPED MY ROOF while installing a defective Dometic AC. It has Eternabond over the split, however, that dog won't hunt on resale. We are planning a trip up through that area once it gets warmer to have it repaired and enjoy the beauty of outlying Amish country again.
Both wife and I have BIG cruiser motorcycles and are ending that exciting time after riding well over 150,000 miles over 20 years for her and 55 years for me. WE KNOW THE DANGER OF A FAILED TIRE. We lost a close friend on I 95 years ago due to a sudden blow out.
Thanks again to those with the G 614's for their input.

Gee......I wonder if Mel is gonna buy the G614's.....???
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I have the G614 on my Cedar Creek 32RL, great tires


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No matter how many times you post this, it's still wrong every time. 6.5" is the recommended rim width. Not the minimum width.

All of the steel cased 235/85R16G tires, ST or LT, have a single rim width, 6.5". It's not a measuring size, it's the only size. Here is a picture of a ST235/85R16G.

http://www.irv2.com/photopost/showfull.php?photo=29709
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