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Old 08-05-2016, 09:35 AM   #1
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Just put Michelin Ribs on CC 34RLSA

Well in less than a year I blew out all 4 Goodyear Marathons on my 2013. At the end of last year I blew 2 and did $5000 of damage to my rig and last week it blew the other 2 but with negligible damage that I fixed myself already. I had to leave the trailer on 71 in Austin because I only had one spare (I now have 2) and go and get 2 tires. These tires were 3 years old, I had a tire monitor but it didn't warn me of anything until after I took the tires off and drove to Discount Tire 30 minutes later. I don't care about the ST or LT debate I just want tires that work, are reliable and will last more than 3 years. (I know i can always hit something that can rupture a tire.) Yes my trailer is under weight, I travel at 62 mph, I always check air pressure and check tire condition. So I am hoping these new Michelins will fit the bill. My rant is over, sorry.
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Curious about what tire monitor system you had, and if you still have it?
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Curious about what tire monitor system you had, and if you still have it?
It was by Tire Minder, I don't know the model but I bought it in 2013 right after I bought the trailer.
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It was by Tire Minder, I don't know the model but I bought it in 2013 right after I bought the trailer.
Yes I do still have it but just because I haven't thrown it in the trash yet
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I hope you have good luck with the Michelins. I put on new Maxxis 8008's last year and so far no problems. I bought them due to the good reviews on this forum.
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I hope you have good luck with the Michelins. I put on new Maxxis 8008's last year and so far no problems. I bought them due to the good reviews on this forum.
I was tossing the Maxxis and Michelin's around trying to debate the best route to go and ultimately decided on the on Michelin's because 1. I have had really good experience with Michelins on my other vehicles 2. The near bulletproof reputation( I know nothing is perfect) 3. I figure I would try a LT tire this time. 4. I would no longer be limited to 65 mph (these are rated for 75) not that I will drive that fast towing. 5. The overall construction of the tire. If I didn't get the ribs I would have gotten the Maxxis. Now I am trying to determine what tpms I am going to use, its a toss between TST and the Hawkshead Talon.
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It was by Tire Minder, I don't know the model but I bought it in 2013 right after I bought the trailer.
Thanks for the response!! Scratching tire minders from the list of possibilities
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Your problem wasn't a slow loss of pressure. The Marathon's in my experience, separate then blow. I had on the back bumper as a spare and the hard cover that was over it wouldn't come off when I wanted to check the tire pressure. When I got it off the tire looked like a pretzel. I think you made a wise decision to go LT.
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Thanks for the response!! Scratching tire minders from the list of possibilities
No problem. I am not saying all tire minder products are bad just that it didn't work for me.
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Your problem wasn't a slow loss of pressure. The Marathon's in my experience, separate then blow. I had on the back bumper as a spare and the hard cover that was over it wouldn't come off when I wanted to check the tire pressure. When I got it off the tire looked like a pretzel. I think you made a wise decision to go LT.
Anything is possible because my tire minder tpms wasn't working properly. I think I will be happy with my LTs too, thanks.
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