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Old 09-07-2015, 09:23 PM   #1
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Tires?

I am curious to know what tires are coming on the knew sandpipers. Looking at getting one in Feb or mar. Am wondering if I should be including different tires in my customization list.
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Old 09-07-2015, 09:38 PM   #2
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Old 09-10-2015, 09:15 PM   #3
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Old 09-10-2015, 09:43 PM   #4
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Thanks, something else for the list.
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Yeh. There's always a list!!
I replaced one on the last 5er with sidewall damage for a Goodyear Marathon. Great tire. We just got the new 5th wheel 3 weeks ago. I might run the tires all of next year and then change out. See how I feel in the spring. Maybe change out cause don't need a problem. The Goodyear was $150 mounted. Range E.
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Old 09-11-2015, 08:27 AM   #6
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And that's why I asked, I had a friend with a cougar that had less than 3k on the tires and he had a blow out coming back from a trip. Did a lot of damage and was extremely lucky he had the exit right in front of him.
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Old 09-11-2015, 08:56 AM   #7
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I and friends have had late model fivers of various brands in the 12,000# plus range. The Goodyear "Marabombs" would not hold up and we all eventually chose alternate tires whether Goodyear G14's or G rated LT tires like Firestone, Uniroyal, or B F Goodrich makes. You can read pages and pages, and pages of "Marabomb" failures on the heavier RV's. Some times Goodyear stepped up and paid for damage due to blow outs and credit towards alternate tire choices. The key to those instances was keep the tire carcass for Goodyear's inspection. Some of us sold our "Marabombs" to farmers as they use them on low speed farm trailers. The "Marabombs" do seem to work with the lighter RV's around 6,000#.
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Old 09-11-2015, 08:59 AM   #8
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I was leaning toward the Lt if nothing else could be found.
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Old 09-11-2015, 09:26 AM   #9
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I thought that I was taking good care of my China Bombs but a couple of weeks ago I found one that was low on air. MMMMmmmmm So, got home and took the tire off and took the soapy water to it. It took a couple of minutes to find it but sure enough right next to the wheel was a very small split in the tire. It didn't appear that there was any kind of road damage so I took it in to the RV dealer to ask him about it. Since we were just over our one year warranty he said " just buy another tire and put it on, the other ones will be just fine". I asked him if upgrading to an E rated tire would be better. " That's just overkill why would you want to do that?" He also mentioned that the C Rated tire that are on our 8289 WS are close to the max limit. MMMmmm Well, I decided to go with the E rated Carlisle radial trail tire from Discount tire and What a difference it made. We made a 1300 mile trip to ND and back and there is no more sway. The stiffer side walls made all the difference on how the truck and RV go down the road. I don't have to fight the wheel any more. I know too that Discount tire is all over the country so I know where to find a replacement should on be needed.
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My new 5er is 13,500 and change dry. By the spring and certainly before we hit the road next summer I will likely change up. Anything to reduce potential for trouble and damage on the road. The tires have gotten a little better since the DOT started to oversee them but not a season goes by without hearing several stories of blowouts.
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