Originally Posted by Mistye
We can absolutely guarantee the Goodyear Marathon tire sounds like a bomb when it explodes and does extensive damage. August 8, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. The first tire exploded northbound hwy5 Central CA at Sullivan Rd. It damaged the hydraulic line and the wheel well and entire lower left side back to the rear. Temporary patched the hydraulic line and changed out tire with spare. On the road, Approx 20-30 miles at Fink Rd. Second tire blew. We thought must have been damaged by the first. Eppler towing sent someone out with two new tires, changed out and on the road. Made it to Lake Tahoe.
9/15/16 On the way home at Kern Co line another tire blew this time on the right. We had Castro tire replace both tires so we could get home. We did not want to take a chance on the fourth tire.
The three tires that blew all had a build date of 4713 the 4th is 0614. We have the tires or what's left of them in our garage. Monday morning we are contacting Goodyear and Forest River.
Before we left home alltires were checked and had proper inflation. I'm the daughter of a mechanic and I always check before we go anywhere!
We have a Cardinal 2015 3850rl.
We want to upgrade to G rated tires. I will never feel comfortable traveling again with the size tires on it now. Roadside service had RoadKing and the other had Freedom. We had to take what was available. Even though these tires are new I don't trust them.
What is the best 14 ply tire for max GVW 1680 and do you know if these wheels are rated for the 235 85r16. If the Goodyear G 614 a good tire?
Your Cardinal should have come with the Tredit T09 rim. If it did then you're good to go for putting a set of G614's on. The G614 is now an option that can be ordered on the Cardinal trailers.
Here is a picture of the T09 wheel.
Feel free to PM if you have any questions. I did this same upgrade last year.