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Old 03-11-2018, 07:00 PM   #1
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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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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.

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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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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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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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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


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

Driving at PSI 65 cold, could easily hit 75-80 PSI hot on a very hot and long day....

Driving along the Gulf Coast highway, I had to stop and let some air out of the tires a few years ago......

A tire monitor would tell you PSI and Temp.
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Driving at PSI 65 cold, could easily hit 75-80 PSI hot on a very hot and long day....

Driving along the Gulf Coast highway, I had to stop and let some air out of the tires a few years ago......

A tire monitor would tell you PSI and Temp.
Wrong thing to do. 65psi cold takes into account for psi increase when hot. Never bleed air out of a hot tire!
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Tires are built to tolerate the temp increase from driving while loaded. Under-inflated tires will actually go to a higher temp while driving than fully inflated. The 65PSI (or whatever is on the sidewall) is the COLD max inflation pressure. You should not be letting out any air unless the tires are over-inflated after sitting still for a number of hours.


Since I'm starting at altitude, I slightly over-inflate (67-68 PSI) when going to lower altitudes.


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Just curious when you say blew out what do you mean ? Road hazard ? Tire came apart??
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Just replaced my no name OEM LR C tires with Carlisle LR D. I used Carlisle on our last RF and was very pleased with performance.
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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.
Just curious, traveling on blacktop or concrete? What was your speed?
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Wrong thing to do. 65psi cold takes into account for psi increase when hot. Never bleed air out of a hot tire!
X2^^^ The reason tire manufacturers specify "cold" psi is that faster speed and hotter temps are figured in to the specifications of the tire. I know it seems counter intuitive, but if you're letting air out at higher temps, you're running under inflated. Side wall flex will heat a tire faster than the ambient air temps.
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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.

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Just curious, traveling on blacktop or concrete? What was your speed?


We had been traveling for about 3 hours on Florida highways (blacktop), outside temp was about 70 degrees. Stopped for about an hour to gas up and eat. Then traveled another hour and had the blowout. I was doing between 65-70 mph depending on traffic!
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If i had to buy tires today, i would go with Sailun Tires. No American made but good price and good reviews.
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