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Old 01-25-2016, 09:50 AM   #11
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My 2016 34RL Cedar Creek had 17" Westlake tires and rims instilled from the factory. I had a slight issue with one tire that was losing air not sure if it was the tire, valve stem or rim. At the F.R.O.G. rally this was replaced by a new Westlake tire an rim by Forest River under warranty.


Once this was replaced in Aug, we left on a 5,000 mile trip out west. The tires have preformed flawlessly, I checked them every day and only had to re-inflated them when we where at 6,000 FT. I did have to lower the air pressure again when we returned to 600 FT again in Missouri. As of right now I have no intention of replacing them until they need to be replaced. I will than research what tire I want to install then. I may go with 17.5 inch tires and rims when the time comes.
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Old 01-25-2016, 10:01 AM   #12
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If you are one of the LUCKY who have NOT HAD AN ISSUE, please feel fortunate. When you have $3,300 damage and a unit layed up for 4 months when you are retired and wanting Florida sun, then you might have an opinion change. I too thought I was ok and the odds were with me.
Same as I foolishly thought a BROWN BEAR FRONT CAP FACTORY REBUFF WOULD HOLD UP. It did for 90 days! Now have an oyster matching front cap, courtesy of FR.
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Old 01-25-2016, 03:17 PM   #13
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If you are one of the LUCKY who have NOT HAD AN ISSUE, please feel fortunate. When you have $3,300 damage and a unit layed up for 4 months when you are retired and wanting Florida sun, then you might have an opinion change. I too thought I was ok and the odds were with me.
Same as I foolishly thought a BROWN BEAR FRONT CAP FACTORY REBUFF WOULD HOLD UP. It did for 90 days! Now have an oyster matching front cap, courtesy of FR.
Like Vegas....sometimes a WINNER, but, ALWAYS A LOSER. ��
I been there; done that with a 2010, 318SAB Cougar $3,000 + a new tire in repair cost. the trailer was less than a year old at the time and I had a tire explode on RT80 at 8:00 AM on a Sunday after leaving a campground in Nebraska. The Cougar had Power King tires, ST235/80R/16 on the trailer and I replaced them with Michelins XPS Ribs LT245/75R/16 which would support the load on the Cougar. These were optional tires at the time since in 2010 15" tires were standard on that model of Cougar. I ordered the ST235/80R/16 tires for the trailer in thinking that the over size tire would provided better tire life. Guess what? NO!

From what I could find out on the Westlake tires from an internet search is these tires are some what above average for a Chinese made tire. I am just saying that for me they have worked out so far.
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Old 01-30-2016, 11:14 PM   #14
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Amazing how many guys blow past me at 70 or 75 miles an hour while I plod along between 60-65 to n my 65 mph rated tires only to pass them later when they have a blowout beside the road. Probably didn't have time to check the tire pressure either.
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Old 02-02-2016, 10:57 PM   #15
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After going through the china bomb problems (three sets in 4,000 miles) I followed my tire dealers recommendation and installed the G614. Cannot say enough good about them after almost 20,000 miles. Still look almost new. These are installed on a 14,000+ pound gooseneck horse trailer with living quarters. These units are generally much harder on tires than fifth wheels because of all the movement of the animals while driving. The payload usually runs over 4,000 pounds.

Your price of $1,450 is a really good deal and I doubt you'll find them for less anywhere else.
$271.99 - G614 RST LT235x85R16 tires | Buy G614 RST tires at SimpleTire
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Old 02-03-2016, 09:13 AM   #16
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OK, someone help me with this

I have read all this.........new info to me........and appreciated.....and we're in market for a new Cedar Creek 5'er.

I send some of this to my salesman and I get told this is all wrong, that the whole industry stopped using Goodyear tires, and he sends me a bunch of attachments to read. However, they APPEAR to be only a discussion of stopping using LT type tires, NOT a discussion about stopping using Goodyear.

I told him that the tires in this thread were ST type tires, and so what's wrong with them?

He just gave me Cedar Creek's number and said "Call them, they will explain it to you".

First, I'd be surprised if they'd discuss that with me...........but second, what is going on here? Too many actual satisfied users of these, per this thread (and even such things as Amazon customer reviews) for these to be banned by the manufacturer or some such.

Can someone enlighten me???
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Old 02-03-2016, 09:35 AM   #17
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Hmmmm I think I would get a new salesperson...Still lots of manufactors using both the G-614's and also LT tires from what I saw. My Silverback had ST tires and I refused to take possession until they were changed to LT tires. The Goodyear G-614 fanatics have a lot of people spending a lot more money then necessary. Some of them are like the Honda Genset folks. lol lol....If you have 7000 lb axles and weigh more then 13000 lbs then yes you need G-614's. But if you have 6000 lb axles and weigh less then 13k lbs then LT tires will serve you fine. My past 3 5erss have weighed 12.5k lbs and have had LT tires and have never had a problem. My rigs are traveling rigs and yes I will pass you at 70 mph. Lots of trailers come from the factory with LT tires, including one of my past trailers. I know lots of people with LT tires who also have never had a problem. Just do a search on any of the forums and you will find tons of folks who run LT tires as well as the G-614. If you have the money then buy the 614's, but just so people know there is another choice.
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Looking at CC 34RL........7K axles and more than 13K weight.

But.......these Goodyear tires in THIS discussion, the G614's........they ARE ST right???
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Old 02-03-2016, 09:59 AM   #19
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Nope they are a truck/SUV tire....


Goodyear G614 RST LT235/85R16 Tire Specifications
Even Wear In Demanding Trailer Applications.
  • Shallow tread: Offers even wear and helps reduce running temperatures for casing toughness.
  • Solid, rounded shoulder ribs: Enhance rib stability to promote even wear.
  • Premium casing: Is tough and retreadable.
  • Rib edge sipes and lateral grooves: Help deliver traction.
If you look on Discount Tires site they are listed under Truck/SUV
But they are used on both trucks and trailers...
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I would say call the factory and ask them about the G614. You can not get the Goodyears as a option any more on Cedar Creek, I would tell the factory this that if I could not get the G614 on the camper then I would look at another brand of camper. They were on the 2015 and some are on the 2016, it depends on when they were made. You might be able to work something out with the dealer and he could buy the tires that come on camper. I saw what looked like a good deal on a thread on this forum. My camper came with the 7,000lb axis and the G614.


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