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Old 04-04-2010, 08:23 PM   #1
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Goodyear Chinese tires OK?

Ok.....So I buy a brand new 5th wheel....I find that they are running Goodyear marathon st 235/80 r16 with load range E......then I read all about the China manufactured tires :(....well low and behold I have them on my rig...the good thing, I think, is that they were made in Sept. 2009. Should I use them with care or deep six them. Do You think Goodyear will replace them with American made tires....need some ideas.
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So, you bought a trailer with China bombs? Keep them on and be guaranteed of a blow out and damage sooner rather than later. Or switch to something like Michelin XPS Rib or BF Goodrich commercial TA or similar quality tire.
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Old 04-04-2010, 08:49 PM   #3
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at least your on 16"s thats a step in the right direction
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Chinese tires....I would have checked and had the dealer put on something Made here.

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I'd insist the dealer pull the 'China Bombs' off and replace them with a domestic tire. Since they probably won't replace them, I suggest you replace them at your earliest opportunity. They will surely blow out and do damage to your rig and put lives and property at risk.
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I see no reason to worry about your Goodyear Marathons. They will be just fine if properly maintained and operated within their normal operating parameters. I doubt the dealer will replace them. Goodyear is a well established tire company and will stand by their tires no mater where they were manufactured.

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Old 04-25-2010, 12:48 PM   #7
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yes goodyear warrantied 8 tires for me. Tire blowouts,buldge,tread peeling off,damage to fifth wheel. I will never run goodyear again.I ran goodyears for many years on cars,trucks,trailers,and rv's. Never again!!!!
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Before you ask, yes I know how to use a cat scale,and no my fifth wheel is not over weight.
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Before you ask, yes I know how to use a cat scale,and no my fifth wheel is not over weight.
You forgot speed and air pressure.

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I have had considerable trouble with tires on my 17000 lb. fifth wheel. Twice threw off the tread once was a buldge and one blow out. I have 235-80 R 16s on now that are load range E and it is triple axle. Should be plenty of tire but obviously isn't. Goodyear did pay for all damage done by their tires with no hassel. I am going to a 235-85 R16 truck tire that is load range G. Hope that cures the problem. I am told there are no tires manufactured in the U.S. don't know if thats correct.
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If you want to know where your tire is made look at the first two digit of the DOT code.

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All the D.O.T. Tire Plant Codes

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So, you bought a trailer with China bombs? Keep them on and be guaranteed of a blow out and damage sooner rather than later. Or switch to something like Michelin XPS Rib or BF Goodrich commercial TA or similar quality tire.
Thanks Donn. I have a different thread and asked a question about the BF Goodrich tires so i will order 4 for the trailer and 6 for the truck. I have never needed to use the spare on the trailer or truck.

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