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Old 03-11-2018, 07:00 PM   #1
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Tire blow out

Well after two years and probably less than 5000 miles one of my Westlake Super ST 185/80 R13 blew out while traveling on I10 on our way to Yogi Bearís Jellystone Park.

Wife freaked out and kids were clueless on there electronics!

Anyway, looking for some advise on purchasing good reliable tires.
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Old 03-11-2018, 07:39 PM   #2
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Most of the advice you'll see here is for the Goodyear Endurance, as it's a US-made ST tire. Maxxis is the other ST tire manufacturer that receives consistently good reviews. Others will advise you to use LT tires as an alternative. Volumes and volumes have been written here and other places.

I would opt to stay with ST tires and go with Goodyear Endurance -- which is what I'll do in Year 3.

Good luck
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Most of the advice you'll see here is for the Goodyear Marathon, as it's a US-made ST tire. Others will advise you to use LT tires as an alternative. Volumes and volumes have been written here and other places.

I would opt to stay with ST tires and go with Goodyear Marathon -- which is what I'll do in Year 3.

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Old 03-11-2018, 07:44 PM   #4
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Sorry. Meant Endurance. Marathon was the previous generation of Goodyear ST tire. I'll correct my post above. Good catch.

As a way to make up for that, here is a link to the Goodyear Endurance page.
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Old 03-11-2018, 07:53 PM   #5
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I'm certainly not a Goodyear expert but I don't think Endurance tires are available in that wheel size. If thats certain, then I would recommend Carlisle Trail HDs.

And like 67L48 said, there's a ton of threads on this to keep you entertained for weeks.

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Old 03-12-2018, 06:44 AM   #6
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Tires

I am seriously looking at either Goodyear or Carlisle to replace my original tires with less than 1000 miles. My Viking 17fq has only 1 axle, and I don't want to take a chance on blowing a tire at speed. Of course, I would also increase load rating from C to D, the highest for 14" tires, and increase speed rating even though I won't use/need it. Anything for a stronger tire, including maybe a small size increase from 205 to 215.
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We've got over 3,000 miles on our Goodyear Endurance tires (purchased the day after we took delivery of our Cardinal) and it's been so great having that peace of mind. I always check and make sure we are at 80 PSI before each trip (even an overnight stay) because you never know when you might pick up a nail or screw.

They have a very smooth ride, hold the road nicely in wind and are strongly recommended.

On our previous fifth wheel I had the Carlisle Radial Trail HD tires and they're a close second in my opinion. With Endurance, I love the "Made in USA" factor.
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did you have tire monitors?
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Most of the advice you'll see here is for the Goodyear Endurance, as it's a US-made ST tire. Maxxis is the other ST tire manufacturer that receives consistently good reviews. Others will advise you to use LT tires as an alternative. Volumes and volumes have been written here and other places.

I would opt to stay with ST tires and go with Goodyear Endurance -- which is what I'll do in Year 3.

Good luck


Thanks for the ďadvice!Ē
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did you have tire monitors?


No, however I did make sure I was at the max PSI 65.
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