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Old 04-13-2007, 04:38 AM   #1
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A friend has a 5th wheel about 35 feet long with 3 slide outs. On his way home from Florida he lost the tread on one of the tires which did some damage to the aluminum wheel well.

The tires are 2002 Goodyear 614 RST, LT 235/85 R 16, Load range G and he runs them at 110 pounds.

Has anyone had trouble with these tires?

I know the age of the tires is questionable.

I am asking on behalf of my friend who has not yet joined IRV2
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A friend has a 5th wheel about 35 feet long with 3 slide outs. On his way home from Florida he lost the tread on one of the tires which did some damage to the aluminum wheel well.

The tires are 2002 Goodyear 614 RST, LT 235/85 R 16, Load range G and he runs them at 110 pounds.

Has anyone had trouble with these tires?

I know the age of the tires is questionable.

I am asking on behalf of my friend who has not yet joined IRV2
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Old 04-13-2007, 05:25 AM   #3
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"The tires are 2002 Goodyear 614 RST, LT 235/85 R 16, Load range G and he runs them at 110 pounds."

im not sure what kinda tires they are but the tire inflation seems a little high...
are you sure about 110lbs
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The Goodyear G614 RST is available only as a load range G tire (3750 lbs @ 110 PSIG) in size LT235/85R-16. I've had no trouble with mine, but a few others have reported tread separation failures that seem to be related to individual wheel or side overloading - weight distribution - but these problems occur early in the life of the tire.

If the 5th wheel is 2002 vintage, the tires may be even older. Check the date codes. Look closely at the sidewalls for signs of weather checking. I just replaced the tires on my 2002 truck (see signature) with 6 each Michelin XPS Ribs because, in addition to rear tire wear, the original Goodyear Wranglers were showing weather checking on the sidewalls.

Think about this - if he hasn't had a problem for 5 years and now had a tread separation, don't you think the likely cause might be either age deterioration or low pressure (high temperature) in that one tire, perhaps caused by a puncture? Obviously, something has changed.

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Thanks Rusty. I passed your comments onto my friend.

Having been in his 5th wheel and seeing all of the stuff his wife insists on carrying, I am sure his problem is "overload." He probably has been lucky until now, but as the tires aged their load capacity has likely decreased.

I suggested just because of age alone he should replace all of the tires.
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110 lbs. is the correct pressure. You can run with less, but drop your load capacity.

I have not had any problems with these tires. MUCH better than the Goodyear E tires on my previous 5th wheel unit.
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I can't access the Goodyear RV tire and care guide today for some reason. I do have it saved to my HD. I can't post it because it is 23 pages. It says the 614 has a 4 year warranty. If they limit the warranty to 4 years they must have a valid reason. The address goes something like: http://www.goodyear.com/rv/pdf/rvbrochure.pdf
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Wern't the 614 originally made for delivery trucks/ That mught explain the 4 yr warranty
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Richard M. Clark:
Wern't the 614 originally made for delivery trucks? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
I don't know about their original market, but Goodyear now says the G614 RST is specifically for trailers - see HERE.

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I just had the same problem with my Goodyear tires, one on each side. I need new wheel well metal. Any ideas on where to obtain this kind of stuff other than the manufacturer?
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Edmac:
I just had the same problem with my Goodyear tires, one on each side. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
Which tires? Goodyear Marathons? Wrangler HTs? G614 RSTs? They're all different beasts.

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They are G159 235 85 16 Load Range "G". I had 110 lbs of air and the trailer was not overloaded. No warranty because they were over 4 years old. I have a decal on the side of the trailer that states " Inflate tires to 110 lbs".
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Maybe I was thinking of the 647
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