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Old 04-27-2006, 09:50 PM   #15
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The Michelin XPS Rib is a great tire. Well worth the money. Another tire you might try is the Bridgestone R 187. It is All Steel construction also.

Just after the Ford/Firestone debacle, Goodyear had a silent recall...if you complained you might have gotten an adjustment or new tire. I recall it was around '02 or '03.

I couldn't tell you if your tire was faulty or not. Most failures are caused by abuse , low air pressure, running over curbs, potholes ect.

I check my pressure daily, every morning when we are traveling and usually at every stop. Of course the pressure will and should be higher when checking them during the day while traveling. On the other hand I hardly ever check my car tires
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I had checked the air pressure a 100 miles before it blew. I have been to two Goodyear dealers now and they will no do anything on a tire that old (2002). I am not sure what I am going to do now. One dealer suggested a 14 ply tire. I am close to the maxium weight they can carry.
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Old 04-30-2006, 08:24 PM   #17
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If the tires are dated '02, it is not that old. You can tell by the DOT number, the last four digits give you the week the tire was built and the year. Example, "1502" is 15th week of 2002.

You have been to two Goodyear dealers, but have you called Goodyear direct? Tire companies want to keep you as a customer, so a call by you will usually yield more results. Deales are sometimes wary of offering an adjustment , only to have it turned down by the manufacturer.

You are correct in saying that you are near max capacity with the "E" rated tire. Four tires will carry 12,168 pounds at 80psi. I would say you are ok, but air pressure would need to be 80 psi, and checked religiously.

Goodyear makes a 14 ply rated "G" load range tire. Call Goodyear consumer relations and tell them what happpened, and let them know you are interesed in the Goodyear G614 RST good for up to 3750 lbs at 110 psi, pictured right.

You will need to have a tire dealer check your rims to see what max pressure they are rated for.

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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 diandtom:
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I had checked the air pressure a 100 miles before it blew. I have been to two Goodyear dealers now and they will no do anything on a tire that old (2002). I am not sure what I am going to do now. One dealer suggested a 14 ply tire. I am close to the maxium weight they can carry.
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All tire manufacturer's now limit manufacturing defect warranties to 6 years from date of manufacture. According to 1 dealers website this is because tires age from the inside to outside, causing hidden tire damage, until it fails like yours. One must now determine that date by reading the last four digits of the dot numbers on the sidewall. My personal experience with this involved Titan tires. I bought 4, and 2 years later 1 developed a tread separation. The selling dealer said they were manufactured 4 years before I bought them, and the warranty expired 2 years after I bought them.
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I got the 2002 number from off the sidewall on the tire that blew. The fiver is a 2003 but was probably made in 2002. These tires are not a high demand tire so it may be a few years old when you buy it. I keep covers over the tires when at the house, so they will not get LV damage.
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My trailer has 15" wheels and Michelin does not make a load range E tire in that size. My trailer eats Goodyear Marathon tires. When I bought the trailer used I replaced all tires with Goodyear Maratons. I check air pressure daily and keep my tires at the maximum pressure. After my 3rd tire failure I replaced the valve stems with steel stems. I have had 4 more failures since then. We have put 54,000 miles on the traier and the axel loads are not excessive. The only 15" load range E tires are made by off brand manufacrturers and the cost of moving my axels so I can run 16" tires is excessive. So I watch my tires and wait for the next failure. I would jump at the chance to spend $900 to get rid of my marathons.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">My trailer eats Goodyear Marathon tires </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Do the tires wear on the inside or outside, or have feathering wear?
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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 cwsoules:
My trailer has 15" wheels and Michelin does not make a load range E tire in that size. My trailer eats Goodyear Marathon tires. When I bought the trailer used I replaced all tires with Goodyear Maratons. I check air pressure daily and keep my tires at the maximum pressure. After my 3rd tire failure I replaced the valve stems with steel stems. I have had 4 more failures since then. We have put 54,000 miles on the traier and the axel loads are not excessive. The only 15" load range E tires are made by off brand manufacrturers and the cost of moving my axels so I can run 16" tires is excessive. So I watch my tires and wait for the next failure. I would jump at the chance to spend $900 to get rid of my marathons. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I would pull a string on your axles and see if they are straight. You might be scrubbing the tires just being slightly off. A company I know had a home made 53 foot flatbed that had troubles with the rears towards the front. Axle allignment was the problem. Once it was straighted out, they had no more problems.

Carriage has started to use a ST tire on their 34-35ft fivers made by Power King that is supposed to be manufactured by Cooper Tires. The 235x80x16E has a max load rating of 3400+lbs. This to replace the terrible Marathon.

They also have 15" tires. The 16 is about 2" taller than the 15 load range D tire.

Here a link to look at

http://www.tbcprivatebrands.com/multimile/viewline.asp?

When you get there click on tires first, then View I think, choose ST Tires and you should see the trailer tires. If thats not the right order play with it, You'll get it.

As far as the 16"LT tires the Michelin Rib is the best thing out there.

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