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Old 05-03-2009, 03:05 PM   #15
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looking at the link provided, it appears the dealers sells both the rims as well as the tires. wonder if they could mount the tires before shipping?



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Old 05-03-2009, 07:54 PM   #16
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looking at the link provided, it appears the dealers sells both the rims as well as the tires. wonder if they could mount the tires before shipping?



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In my last post I stated I bought the tires mounted and balanced. They were shipped to my front door via UPS.

Here is what the tires and wheels looked like when I received them.

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Looks like Goodyear 614's will be the tires I'll be getting.
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In the event you stay with the 614 in the 16" size, a post was made over in the MH section about tires that might help out. Goodyear is offering a rebate on all of their RV tires and the 614's are included. Rebates vary from $ 25 to $ 80 per tire.
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Old 05-06-2009, 07:51 PM   #18
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After multiple problems with my Goodyear Marathon 15" load range D tires, I replaced them with Denman 15" load range E. My Jayco only weighs 9200 lbs, but 8,000 miles later it sure is comforting to know I have a decent tire under my trailer.
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I am 16,500 rating and now have the Goodyear RST G's. I am very happy with them after about 20,000 miles on them. The difference in the weight of this tire and the LT that was on the rig is quite impressive. It is a stiffer sidewall which reduces flexing in stiff turns - - that is a GOOD thing. The tread is rounded to reduce drag and stress in turns. And, Goodyear stands behind their product better than most any other company I have heard of. I would replace them with the same product without a look backwards. Yes, keep them inflated properly. This tire is a whole different ballgame than their Marathon which did not do a lot to help their reputation. I could write a book on my dealings with Goodyear versus Michelin - - no more Michelins on anything I drive - - just pulled them off of the wife's car.
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My trailerís weight runs between 17,100 up to around 18,500 lbs depending on whether we are traveling for pleasure or work. My axel weight is about 13,500 lbs. This sounds about the same as yours.
When I had each tire position weighed by RVSEF my individual tire loads ran from 3,200 lbs to 3,400 lbs, well under the load rating of the G614ís 3,750 lbs. My individual tire loads are close due to my trailers air-ride suspension. If you donít have an air-ride suspension your individual tire loads could vary a great deal. Tires on one side could be carrying a lot more weight. This is usually the case in fifth wheels that have a kitchen slide.
My first G614 tire manufactured in 2004 blew two years later in 2006 with approximately 20,000 miles.
I replaced all tires with new G614ís manufactured in 2006. I again had a blow out two years later with approximately 20,000 miles on the tires.
I am a stickler when it comes to tire pressure. I always started out the trip with 110 psi in each tire. I always monitored the pressure on all tires during the trip with a Pressure Pro monitor. I even measured the temperature of all the tires at all rest stops using an infrared temperature monitor. My tires never sat still for more than one month. As I said I even had each tire position weighed.
Goodyear is a good company. Goodyear quickly compensated me for the tires and damage. This is one reason I stayed with Goodyear. I am using the G114 tire now. The problem is the G614 tire. If I were you I would get rid of them before something bad happens. We were doing 65 mph on a Kansas interstate when the last G614 exploded. If I had been using a pickup to tow my trailer when it happened I am not sure if I would have been able to safely pull to a stop.
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I have been in an email discussion with these folks yesterday and today. I have 235's on my trailer now. The tires mentioned in this thread are 215's. Is there anything wrong going with a narrower tire even though the weight rating is higher?
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Wow! That H-rated tire/wheel combo might make it worth while visiting MOR/Ryde in Elkhart and getting my axles heavied-up from 7,000lbs to 9,000lbs.

Goodyear reps tell me that the LT235/85R16 tire is only good for 55mph at full load. After a couple of blowouts, I'm much more cautious. Would be nice to be able to travel at highway speeds (in those states that allow more than two axles to travel over 55mph).
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Goodyear reps tell me that the LT235/85R16 tire is only good for 55mph at full load.
The Goodyear G614 RST is speed-rated for 75 MPH. See HERE. They rate it for this speed, so if they're now saying it's only good for 55 MPH, they should re-rate it. By the way, my G614 failures were at 62-63 MPH.

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I have 235's on my trailer now. The tires mentioned in this thread are 215's. Is there anything wrong going with a narrower tire even though the weight rating is higher?

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Nope, no problem.

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The Goodyear G614 RST is speed-rated for 75 MPH. See HERE. They rate it for this speed, so if they're now saying it's only good for 55 MPH, they should re-rate it. By the way, my G614 failures were at 62-63 MPH.
Rusty, thanks for the info. The Goodyear employee that told me it was rated at 55mph could not provide any written specs. I have been looking for published ratings on the tire for a long time. I found a table with ratings for Goodyear truck/trailer tires, but the LT235/85R16 was the ONLY one for which they did not give speed ratings in the table. Wonder why?

Our blowouts occurred within an hour or so of each other in high heat (about 100 degrees) on I-79 west of DC after coming through the hills from WV on I-68 at about 60 mph. The high heat and lots of breaking through the hills must have taken a terrible toll on the tires.

I'm fanatic about maintaining air pressure. Guess I need factor in weather a bit more.
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If there is any negative to a narrower tire it is braking surface/contact area. I doubt you'll be towing in slick road conditions though.
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