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Old 09-05-2015, 09:05 PM   #29
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Wow! If Goodyear's warranty does in fact cover damage to the trailer, that would be a huge consideration. I didn't realize that they did that.
I had 2 blowout with Goodyear marathons. Good year paid me $1900.00 which covered the deductible and half new G tires for my 2007 344j Everest.
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I didn't know about the warranty. Good info to know.
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I had 2 blowout with Goodyear marathons. Good year paid me $1900.00 which covered the deductible and half new G tires for my 2007 344j Everest.

Wow, you got very lucky there. I know personally more than one person where Goodyear did NOTHING when Marathon's failed no matter how nicely and diplomatically the owners were in communicating with GY. I wonder if they have changed policy on the Marathon tires or if you just got the right person on the phone? Glad it worked out for you though!!
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Wow, you got very lucky there. I know personally more than one person where Goodyear did NOTHING when Marathon's failed no matter how nicely and diplomatically the owners were in communicating with GY. I wonder if they have changed policy on the Marathon tires or if you just got the right person on the phone? Glad it worked out for you though!!
You have to save the bad tire so GY can look it over. If is demise was road hazard you are on your own, other than that they are great about stepping up.
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You have to save the bad tire so GY can look it over. If is demise was road hazard you are on your own, other than that they are great about stepping up.
Yes, on their better tires. Not on their Marathon line. With the Marathon line they are known to do absolutely nothing. It's almost like two different companies when dealing with GY on something like the G614 vs. the Marathon.
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Yes, on their better tires. Not on their Marathon line. With the Marathon line they are known to do absolutely nothing. It's almost like two different companies when dealing with GY on something like the G614 vs. the Marathon.

That I am not as informed on. I have read where they would give a big discount to go to the "G" tires.

Gest to just dump the Chicom junk no matter brand and get a reliable tire either in "E" or "G" rating.
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Good call Bob. The Sailun's are also an outstanding tire at a great price. The only benefit the GY's have over them is warranty replacement and trailer replacement if damage occurs. However, this is a pretty unlikely event with either brand...
Where did you find this info? It is not on the Good Year web site...
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I've read it over and over on every RV forum for the last ten years and before I bought my first set for my last RV I called GY and verified it was their policy.
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Where did you find this info? It is not on the Good Year web site...

I can tell you for a fact they do pay damages, I have seen the results of damage and the timely payment from GY on my Dad's 96 HH Premier.

It's on their web site, I can't tell you where. Give GY tech a call!
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I just bought a 2016 Heartland Gateway 3400SE 5th wheel. Haven't even picked it up from the dealer yet. I've been reading some concerning posts about the Towmax tires. Anyone had issues with them??

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I bought a new 2013 Bighorn 3070RL and had terrible experience with the "BlowMax" tires. Only had about 5000 miles on them and had two blowouts while going across Hwy 50 in Nevada a year ago. Terrible place for trouble and had to drive 60 miles on only one tire on the right. Knowing what I know now I would have the dealer switch the TowMax out to 14 ply. Goodyear is good, but pricy. ....thus I went with Saliun. Another good tire is the Japanese Sumitomo. I don't know why Heartland continues to put TowMax on their rigs?? Be safe whatever you do.
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"I don't know why Heartland continues to put TowMax on their rigs??"

Because they are CHEAP!!!!!!!
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The Towmax tires that came with my 2013 Bighorn 5th wheel did not last 7000 miles. Ended up going with some G rated Goodyear LT tires. So far, no problems with the Goodyear tires.

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One other place i wanted to check out is Big O tires. But the store they had down in Oro Valley closed. Not sure where they are now. Things seem to be moving out of this area. I was also thinking about Discount tire too. They are down in town though. I don't want to go very far on the old tires as i am afraid of blowing more than one. The ones on this trailer are over 7 years old and were never covered. Az sun can dry out a tire in no time here. No cracking around the bead or tread but still don't want to try it. Closest place is in Oro Valley. Thats Goodyear. I just hope i can get it there without blowing a tire or more!! Thanks for the options. Will check them out, Dan
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I forgot about Catalina tire here in town. Just down the street. Its a auto repair business but they do tires. The 225/75R15 E ply are for 5 of them a little over $700.00. A little higher but worth the price, so Maxxis tires will be on mine. Thanks for the help. He said they will be here Friday so later, Dan
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