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Old 09-07-2006, 08:46 AM   #1
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I can't help but thinking that the condition of some of our hiways are responsibl for most of the problems people are having with tires. I purchased a used Jayco 26.3 in near new condition. It came with Marathon 225/75/R15's. I do not know how many miles the previous owner put on these tires. Me I have arround 20,000 miles on them.Now they are showing cracks as they are approx 7 tears old. Am replacing with the same size and brand. I travel at or just above listed speed limits. Montana 80 MPH. I keep them inflated to the max. How about others out there that have had sucess with their tires?

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Old 09-07-2006, 08:46 AM   #2
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I can't help but thinking that the condition of some of our hiways are responsibl for most of the problems people are having with tires. I purchased a used Jayco 26.3 in near new condition. It came with Marathon 225/75/R15's. I do not know how many miles the previous owner put on these tires. Me I have arround 20,000 miles on them.Now they are showing cracks as they are approx 7 tears old. Am replacing with the same size and brand. I travel at or just above listed speed limits. Montana 80 MPH. I keep them inflated to the max. How about others out there that have had sucess with their tires?

Rick
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Old 09-07-2006, 09:27 AM   #3
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Rick, glad to have you here at IRV2. 7 years is about all of the life recommended on tires. They usually dry-rot before they wear out.

As for your travel speed....Slow down and smell the roses and see the scenery. 80 MPH is just too fast for me in an RV.

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All tire manufacturers limit their warranty to 6 years for a reason, some 4 years. Goodyear, and all other ST tires are speed rated for 65MPH. A Goodyear rep at a rally last year stated for every 1 MPH over 65 the load must be reduced by 10%. Carlisle ST tire Co. says on their website if the tires are not inflated to sidewall maximum the warranty is void. This is because tire under-inflation is 90% of tire failures. I'm not saying not to buy ST tires, just making you aware of limitations.
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I understand Maxxis now has a ST225/75/15 load range E tire. Might be worth looking into.
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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 Ray,IN:
All tire manufacturers limit their warranty to 6 years for a reason, some 4 years. Goodyear, and all other ST tires are speed rated for 65MPH. A Goodyear rep at a rally last year stated for every 1 MPH over 65 the load must be reduced by 10%. Carlisle ST tire Co. says on their website if the tires are not inflated to sidewall maximum the warranty is void. This is because tire under-inflation is 90% of tire failures. I'm not saying not to buy ST tires, just making you aware of limitations. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Speed rating is just one of the reason my Travel Trailer has LT tires on it. The other reason was the load rating on ST tires was just to close for comfort.

I have heard in the past couple years some higher rated ST tires have become available. However look at most your 12,000 pound plus units, they use LT tires.
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I agree with road conditions. Our town just recently got on tv and bragged about how much money they saved by letting city employees fix several bad roads, instead of contractors. Onlything is, they didn't mention these guys have never built a road before. A few years later, and they are some of the worst streets in the county.
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