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Old 04-15-2007, 06:35 PM   #15
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EdMac, I had to replace the sheet metal panel that was damaged by a Goodyear 'G' tire loosing its tread. First, Goodyear stood behind the tire, and all the damage. I went to a sheetmetal duct making shop and had them cut and bend me a replacement panel thicker and longer than the one installed by the trailer manufacturer. This way, should the tread ever come off again, it will not go through that thin piece that was there. The failure of the tire was because that tire was running at 99% of its rated max load capacity 100% of the time. It is rated at 3750Lbs @110 psi, and it was carrying 3675 lbs. Those tires are really a great tire, but if you work them at 100%, you have to expect something to finally break.
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Old 04-16-2007, 12:30 PM   #16
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hi just seen the post .2 wks ago today had a blow out on my rig tires are g614rst 110 lbs not over loaded did about 7.000$ damage to the rig tires are 3yrs old i keep them cover and check ap b efore each trip letting my ins and goodyear fight it out to see who pays just want my rig fixed .we are in krum texas @north texas rv repairs cant say enough good things about this place they relly do great work
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Old 04-16-2007, 07:26 PM   #17
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This is aside from the original post. I know a guy that bought tandem axle fenders from a trailer supply/sales. He mounted them above his 5er wheels just as if it was a utility trailer. He hopes this will greatly reduce body damage should a tire fail. I'm considering it(~$250), what do you guys think?
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Old 04-19-2007, 04:16 PM   #18
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Weighit, I appreciate the info on the sheet metal shop,
I was thinking along those same lines. I took my trailer to
A Fabricating shop yesterday and they are making me a new set of
Wheel well liners. I am going to put them on over the old ones.
Making them out of 1/8" metal.
As for the weight on the tires, my trailer axles weigh approximately
10,300 lbs with the Kingpin weight setting on the truck. Divided by
four is 2750 lbs per tire. I filed a claim with Goodyear for the damage
but haven't heard back from them as yet.
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EdMac, it took about 4 days for the approval on my failed tires from Goodyear. I took the failed tire to a Goodyear owned store, and they sent it in for me. If they have been involved for more than a week or so, I would contact them again. I spent about $40.00 to have the new liner made. It is longer and much thicker than the factory installed one.
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Old 04-20-2007, 03:13 PM   #20
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Weighit, I, likewise took my tires to a Commercial Goodyear store to make the claim. They said they would ship them to Goodyear for evaluation and someone would be in touch with me. Probably take a few days.
That was a good deal to make your wheel liners, mine are going to cost $200.
I also called my insurance company and the damage is covered in case Goodyear doesn't make it good.
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Old 04-25-2007, 07:42 AM   #21
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Wifey and I just bought a new 5er. Had the dealer put Michelins on it before I pulled it home. Had good year on it.
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Old 04-25-2007, 05:10 PM   #22
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We had the Goodyear Wrangler 235/85/16 E and after a couple blowouts and split sidewall. I bought a set if Michelin RIBS and the trip to Florida we had no trouble in January.
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I've used the Michelin XPS Ribs successfully on a previous 5th wheel and just put a set of 6 on the truck. Too bad they don't make them in load range G!

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Old 05-07-2007, 09:27 AM   #24
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My 5th whell has 15 inch rims and I need tires. Do not want to buy new rims at this time. My Michelin dealer suggested using Power King tires. I have never heard of these before. Anyone out there know anything about these tires?
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I am also curious about Power Kings. My Grand Junction is equipped with them. I have never heard of that brand before.


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Not sure about the power kings but I think they are all made overseas. I am using the Cooper trailer plus and so far so good, not sure where they are made but anything in a 15 is a crapshoot anymore, imho.
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