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Old 06-05-2019, 12:26 PM   #81
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I have Endurance but don't see a speed rating. I see 65 P.S.I. but no speed rating
For my size (ST225/75R15), it's got a 112N, with N indicating 87 mph (not 85 mph like I thought). It is also listed here once you select your size: https://www.goodyear.com/en-US/tires...e-trailer-tire
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Old 06-05-2019, 07:00 PM   #82
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I just bought 4 GoodYear Endurance tires for my trailer max PSI is 80 w speed rating 117N
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Finally happened to me, blown Castle Rock tire

Wonder why no one is using Hercules H-901 tires. They were only available on commercial trailers for years. Now available for RVs. We have Had them on for 2 years and 6000 miles. Long story. Ran one almost flat twice in a row. . First was cracked rim then guy who changed it did not check valve stem on steel spare rim and mounted tire on it and it went flat again 3 hours later. (What a nightmare). My TPMS saved us both times and the tire held up great for me to get off road both times. I use this tire as a spare now and bought a new one cause the tire was scuffed up some. So anyways this tire seems to have passed the test. Itís 14 ply load rang G. Just wanted to put this out there for when people are looking for a good tire. They are Manufactured in Thailand. Also the Hercules disb in Ohio is great for tech questions and help.they are expensive though. But worth the piece of mind.
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Wonder why no one is using Hercules H-901 tires. They were only available on commercial trailers for years. Now available for RVs. We have Had them on for 2 years and 6000 miles. Long story. Ran one almost flat twice in a row. . First was cracked rim then guy who changed it did not check valve stem on steel spare rim and mounted tire on it and it went flat again 3 hours later. (What a nightmare). My TPMS saved us both times and the tire held up great for me to get off road both times. I use this tire as a spare now and bought a new one cause the tire was scuffed up some. So anyways this tire seems to have passed the test. Itís 14 ply load rang G. Just wanted to put this out there for when people are looking for a good tire. They are Manufactured in Thailand. Also the Hercules disb in Ohio is great for tech questions and help.they are expensive though. But worth the piece of mind.
The Hercules ST tires I had on a trailer developed large bubbles in all 4 tires during year 4. They were made in China. Not sure what the model number was. Never again.
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Old 06-07-2019, 11:31 AM   #85
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Nobody has a problem with China bombs. Until you do. Then it rips the side of your camper, dump valves, wiring, a hydraulic hose and costs you $1,000ís of dollars.

Did you compare the load capacity of your OE ST tires to the LT tire you put on? or did you just get the same "size"?



What is your actual tire load (scale reading side to side)/


How often do you do a "Free-Spin" inspection?


Do you run a TPMS?
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Old 06-07-2019, 01:35 PM   #86
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The Hercules ST tires I had on a trailer developed large bubbles in all 4 tires during year 4. They were made in China. Not sure what the model number was. Never again.


Sorry to hear that. Hope I have better tires. As I said mine were made in Thailand. I did a lot of research and most rubber comes from many other countries.
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Old 06-07-2019, 04:31 PM   #87
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Fascinating. Some folks have blow outs after blow out while others have no problems. Makes you wonder. I think it's like an iceberg. A lot more below the surface.
Quality control is all about minimizing product deviation from the design or manufacturing spec. Based on my friends' experiences in manufacturing and importing from China, quality control at a Chinese factory will typically meet the requirements imposed (and supervised/tested) by the importer. No more/no less.

Interesting when it comes to trailer tires - West Lake has a better anecdotal reputation than Castle Rock which has a slightly better anecdotal reputation than Towmax (all 3 importers of Chinese tires used on FR trailers). The new Carlisle (ST tires also made in China) have a very good reputation.

The new (since 2018?) RV standards regarding tires rated to 110% of GVW seem to have had a positive effect, as well. My 2019 3,350 GVW A-frame (usual tow weight of 3,100 or less) has OEM 14" Castle Rocks rated at 2,040 lbs each. That's a nice cushion, which reduces (not eliminates) the chances of catastrophic failure due to poor workmanship/materials. So far about 2,700 miles. I did have the tires balanced, and repacked the bearings myself a couple of weeks ago. The bearings were packed very nicely from the factory, the hubs were not filled, and the EZ Lube zerks had never been used (and won't be used by me).

Despite the outward dirt as delivered from factory to dealer, and the mangling of the interior "wood" finish at the factory, the overall quality of the unit is far better than my 2014 A-frame. The only downgrade I saw was Castle Rocks instead of West Lakes. But the 2014 West Lake tires were starting to have belt separation after 4 years.

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Old 06-13-2019, 08:03 PM   #88
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Salun 235 80/16's and Rim Size?

Can I use the Salun 235/80R16's with 6" factory aluminum rims that came on my 2015 Silverback 33IK. I see where some guys run them at a lower pressure such as 90 psi. Thanks
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Rockwood 8324BS, 10k lb Dry weight with castle rocks.

Been to quite a few camp sites locally in MI, round trips to Myrtle Beach Twice and Disney once. 1000s of miles on them and knock on wood they have been fine. I keep them at 65 psi and run 65-70mph easy on the highway. I also have the bearings serviced every spring to make sure no extra heat is generated.
The Chinese tires are fine till theyíre not....

I also drove on mine for 1000s of miles till a catastrophic blowout caused $1700 damage to my 2016 Salem Hemisphere. Donít wait! Change them before it happens to you
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The Chinese tires are fine till theyíre not....

I also drove on mine for 1000s of miles till a catastrophic blowout caused $1700 damage to my 2016 Salem Hemisphere. Donít wait! Change them before it happens to you
Some have to learn this lesson the hard way, sorry
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I will stay with my Rocks for 2 years if they let me. I agree with 5picker and Titan there is a lot of info on the net and some how I have never seen a post on a blown Goodyear endurance on here yet but a lot of Rocks blown up. Good point about proper load range on trailer sent from factory, did they figure it out?? My 2019 Rockwood came with LRE and that is what it needs. I worry most about the heat here in Florida, they get hot just on our 1-2 hr trips, with the heat here I will probably change any trailer tires I buy every 2 years. Thanks Frank
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My new Outdoors RV Creekside came standard with Goodyear Endurance load range E. Apparently Some manufacturers are figuring out how much RV’ers dislike China Bombs......
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My new Outdoors RV Creekside came standard with Goodyear Endurance load range E. Apparently Some manufacturers are figuring out how much RVíers dislike China Bombs......
Thereís some good news right there!
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Thereís some good news right there!
I did a Florida and Texas winter on the Castle Rocks but after that I went to 14 ply Sailun's and really like them , all year this first year there was only about a 5 lb loss of air , a trip to Florida for the winter and a very long trip coming home.
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We had a blow out last year and were literally 80 miles - in any direction from any town. The tires were the original tires and were 3 years old. We managed to change to the spare and walking to the opposite side noticed another tire with exposed metal belts. Gave up and called roadside assistance. The process was smooth- expensive but smooth... cost us around 630.00 for two tires. At the time, we were just glad to be on the road and accepted the high cost of being stranded with no options.... until last week.

Since the blowout, we have not driven more than 600 - 700 miles and most was just getting home. Last week we noticed one of the new tires was flat. Looking for a reason I discovered the tire was coming apart, not punctured. So I took it to the shop we use and that is when I was told the tires were unlikely to be covered by any warrenty, including the 3 year road hazard warrenty we bought on the tires!

They were too old! And that is when I learned trailer tires have a recommended life, recommended BY the DOT. The tires we were brought and bought in 2018 were manufactured in February 2014. The DOT recommends changing trailer tires every 3 - 7 years. 3 seems to be more standard. So - we were taken advantage of, over charged and sold a warrenty that was useless. Yes - I am doing something about that.

To determine the age and potential life left of your trailer tires, look for the DOT Code on the sidewalk of your tires.

You can go to this website, enter your code, ant it will tell you the manufactured date of your tires:
https://recstuff.com/how-old-are-my-...-and-find-out/
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I have asked many campers and they say replace every 2 years .... any suggestions ???
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We had a blow out last year and were literally 80 miles - in any direction from any town. The tires were the original tires and were 3 years old. We managed to change to the spare and walking to the opposite side noticed another tire with exposed metal belts. Gave up and called roadside assistance. The process was smooth- expensive but smooth... cost us around 630.00 for two tires. At the time, we were just glad to be on the road and accepted the high cost of being stranded with no options.... until last week.

Since the blowout, we have not driven more than 600 - 700 miles and most was just getting home. Last week we noticed one of the new tires was flat. Looking for a reason I discovered the tire was coming apart, not punctured. So I took it to the shop we use and that is when I was told the tires were unlikely to be covered by any warrenty, including the 3 year road hazard warrenty we bought on the tires!

They were too old! And that is when I learned trailer tires have a recommended life, recommended BY the DOT. The tires we were brought and bought in 2018 were manufactured in February 2014. The DOT recommends changing trailer tires every 3 - 7 years. 3 seems to be more standard. So - we were taken advantage of, over charged and sold a warrenty that was useless. Yes - I am doing something about that.

To determine the age and potential life left of your trailer tires, look for the DOT Code on the sidewalk of your tires.

You can go to this website, enter your code, ant it will tell you the manufactured date of your tires:
https://recstuff.com/how-old-are-my-...-and-find-out/
Seems odd. Your warranty should be based on time since you bought the tires, not since they were made, at least I would think so. Have you read your warranty paperwork?
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[QUOTE=frank4711;2121425]I have asked many campers and they say replace every 2 years ....



Here is a ntsb report on age. Kind of dry read but has some info on tire age.



What I got from it 3-7 years is all a tire is good for from time of manufacturing. See if that is what you get from it?
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I have asked many campers and they say replace every 2 years ....



Here is a ntsb report on age. Kind of dry read but has some info on tire age.



What I got from it 3-7 years is all a tire is good for from time of manufacturing. See if that is what you get from it?
I got 6-7 years out of it.
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