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Old 06-28-2011, 10:54 AM   #1
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LT 235/85R16 LOAD G Tires

Has any one had any blow outs on there units with this tire or Detreading ?????
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Old 06-28-2011, 11:01 AM   #2
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First, seeing that this is your post #1, welcome to iRV2!



THIS currently active thread has a discussion of the Goodyear G614 tires you're most likely referring to. In addition, you can use the Search function (see the tool bar above) to search the iRV2 forums for G614 or G614 failure. You'll find that these tires have a long and troubled history under heavy 5th wheels!

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We have had our G614 for 1 1/2 years with no problems so far. The Goodyear area manager told me that they had to redesign the G614 due to tread problems around 3 years ago. My trailer weighs around 13,000 pounds and I moved from E rated tires to the G rated tires for a little safety margin. If someone mentions problems with G614 it would be good to know how along ago did they have the problem.
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We have had our G614 for 1 1/2 years with no problems so far.
If you'll read the thread I've cited and use the Search function, you'll find that the majority of problems have cropped up at or soon after the 3 year mark. I never had any problems until the G614s were 3 years old, then we had 2 tread separation failures within 3 months.

I was a big supporter of the G614s like you and thought everyone else must be wrong - until our first failure when I heard that sickening "BANG" while minding my own business while heading up I-45 at 62 MPH on an 80 degF day. The second failure 3 months later on I-10 only confirmed what a number of other users had been trying to tell me.

You have an opportunity to "buy your education" regarding the 614s at the expense of myself and others. All I can do is wish you better luck than I had.

By the way, did your Goodyear area manager also tell you that special wheels rated for the 3750 lbs load rating and 110 PSIG inflation pressure are required if you're going to run the G614s higher than the 80 PSIG maximum inflation pressure of your previous Load Range E tires? From the Goodyear G614 website:

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*This tire requires a special high load capacity wheel and high pressure tire valve. Consult wheel manufacturer for proper application.
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We have had our G614 for 1 1/2 years with no problems so far. The Goodyear area manager told me that they had to redesign the G614 due to tread problems around 3 years ago. My trailer weighs around 13,000 pounds and I moved from E rated tires to the G rated tires for a little safety margin. If someone mentions problems with G614 it would be good to know how along ago did they have the problem.
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My last and final set had a 2/07 date that was 3 months after what I was told was a redesign, they didn't even last as long as our first set. The first set that came with the trailer made it 4yrs 2 months the second set lasted 2.5 years, no flats just no tread. I refuse to donate anymore money to GY so now we have Sumitomo 17.5 tires. I talked to GY after the first set and I will never believe anything they have to say

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If you'll read the thread I've cited and use the Search function, you'll find that the majority of problems have cropped up at or soon after the 3 year mark. I never had any problems until the G614s were 3 years old, then we had 2 tread separation failures within 3 months.

I was a big supporter of the G614s like you and thought everyone else must be wrong - until our first failure when I heard that sickening "BANG" while minding my own business while heading up I-45 at 62 MPH on an 80 degF day. The second failure 3 months later on I-10 only confirmed what a number of other users had been trying to tell me.

You have an opportunity to "buy your education" regarding the 614s at the expense of myself and others. All I can do is wish you better luck than I had.

By the way, did your Goodyear area manager also tell you that special wheels rated for the 3750 lbs load rating and 110 PSIG inflation pressure are required if you're going to run the G614s higher than the 80 PSIG maximum inflation pressure of your previous Load Range E tires? From the Goodyear G614 website:



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I was answering the question that the OP of this thread brought up about having blow out or tread separations. Yes I checked to make sure that the wheels could handle the pressures of a G tire.
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mine were 4 years old when the blowout occurred. considering they were all the same age, i replaced all 4 at that time.
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There are several alternative brands in addition to Goodyear. This website carries 5 brands of 14 ply (G) tires.
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