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Old 07-15-2019, 06:28 AM   #1
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Just got back from a short 135 mile weekend outing. Our rig left the shed with Castle Rocks on the ground and came home with all new Good Year Endurance. Travelling at 67 mph the right side front tire blew. Got pulled into a weigh station and got the spare on. 1/2 hour later we were getting all new Good Year Endurance. I have posted in the past that I thought our Castle Rocks were doing ok but no more. The Rocks were D rated 8 ply with a speed rating of 75 mph. The new Endurance are E rated 10 ply with a speed rating of 87 mph. Have never gone that fast with our 2017 Rockwood 8289WS fifth wheel. I did notice that the tail wag was gone after we had the Good Years put on. I asked the tech about the blown tire and he told me that in his opinion the belt had let loose. Only minor cosmetic damage to the unit just behind our steps so we lucked out there. I did notice that the new tires are filled to 80psi versus the 65psi on the old ones. I asked the Tech if our rims were ok with the added psi and he assured me they were fine. Just hoping he is correct.
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Old 07-15-2019, 03:33 PM   #2
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I'm one of the lucky ones. We got 18000 miles from our Castle Rocks! After our last winter trip the Rocks were shot. I replaced them with GY Endurance and could not be happier. We noticed a big difference with the new tires.
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Old 07-19-2019, 04:03 PM   #3
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Why wouldn't the rims be okay with a low pressure of 80 psi? I'm going on a 2k mile trip and I hope the stock tires last.
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Old 07-19-2019, 04:25 PM   #4
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Start your tires at 65 psi cold (or whatever is recommended for your camper). Keep your speeds reasonable.
We use a TPMS, so we can monitor the tires all the time.
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Old 07-19-2019, 04:27 PM   #5
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2017 Rockwood 8289WS fifth wheel.

This is interesting to me, we had the exact same 5er, year and model but ours came with Load Range C Castle Rocks. I replaced those the week after we brought it home. They must have made a change after ours was built knowing they were under rated for the weight of the rig. Keep an eye on the pressures in your Endurance, if they used rubber valve stems mine leaked at 80psi, I had to change them over to metal stems to stop the leaks.
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Old 07-19-2019, 04:38 PM   #6
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Our Rockwood came with Castle Rocks Load Range D and as I said lasted for 18K. I feel lucky after reading all the posts about these tires. We usually travel the back roads and avoid the Interstates. In other words we are in no hurry. I went with the GY Endurance Load Range E after reading all the bad stuff about CRs. We use a TPMS and it gives us some peace-of-mind while traveling.
Another observation is we only hear the bad stuff about anything as folks having no problems tend not to post.
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Old 07-27-2019, 07:59 AM   #7
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Thanks for the replies. Since my original post I have only been able to pull the rig a few times due to my mom passing last week after a tough couple weeks for her. Besides the new Good years on the rig we have replaced our 09 power stroke for a 2016 Ram 2500 with the gas 6.4. Anxious to make a longer trip with the new to us truck but at least we have one less thing to stress over with the new tires on the fifth wheel. Will keep a diligent eye on the valve stems.
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Sorry to hear about your lose. My condolences.

We went with MAXXIS 8008 E rated 10 ply tires almost immediately on our í18 2703WS. They look great after 11,000 miles.

Unfortunately, the OEM tires on our í17 RAM 2500 are starting to look bad after only 19,000 milesÖ
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friends of ours have a 40' 5th wheel and on getting different tires he went with LT tires load range g anyone else heard of using LT tires or have used them?
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friends of ours have a 40' 5th wheel and on getting different tires he went with LT tires load range g anyone else heard of using LT tires or have used them?
Goodyear G614 RST are G rated LT tires that are designed for trailer use. I have them on my 41' fiver, and after around 12,000 miles there is no appreciable wear. These are 110 PSI tires so you need the right wheels and stems. They are rather pricey, but piece of mind is priceless.
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