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Old 10-21-2019, 03:51 PM   #1
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Trip Report-Tires

I just recently completed a 5000+ mile road trip with my newly installed Goodyear Endurance tires(ST rated 225-75R-15 load range E). The tires performed flawlessly and provided a level of comfort and safety I have never experienced in previous towing. No more flimsy side wall "China Bombs". My TT is 28 feet and has a empty weight of approximately 7500lbs.

I know well that there are those out there that have different experiences, but please understand I'm not a tire salesman, just reporting on my experience.
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Old 10-22-2019, 03:58 AM   #2
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Good to hear your experience. I am looking for a new trailer and am seeing Jayco puts Endurance tires on their trailers from the factory but the trailers I like a bit better (Rockwood and Flagstaff) come with Castle Rock ST tires with a 75 mph speed rating made in China.

I think the speed rating on the Endurace is like 87mph. That gives a better buffer as I tow around 70mph.
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Old 10-22-2019, 07:20 PM   #3
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Like the Endurance tire a lot. Put a set on my previous camper and they were a great tire. New camper has the CastleRock tires. Wish they were the Goodyears, gonna have to replace after a year just for my peace o mind.
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Old 10-23-2019, 08:54 PM   #4
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Great to hear. A good set of tires are worth that little peace of mind knowing you'll have a great trip without tire problems. Like you, we just completed a 4200 mile trip but on a 2 years old set of Maxxis 8008 (225 75R 15 LRE). Our 5er loaded weights 8600 and is 29'.
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I have about 15,000 miles on my Endurance. No problems and still look new.
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Old 10-25-2019, 12:55 PM   #6
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I had an expensive lesson recently.

I bought a travel trailer from a coworker. It was in fantastic condition and he said that the local RV place had just put new tires on the rig. All sounds great. Tires looked new.

1st trip out--30 miles from home, tire #1 blew. Good Sam came out and changed the tire. 1.5 hours from home (not counting 3 hours of down time waiting for Good Sam), a 2nd tire blew. They were Goodyear Marathon Load Range C. Grrrrr. The spare was a Load Range D and the trailer specs call out Load Range D--you would think that the "experts" would have known better. You can bet that service on the unit WILL NOT be at the RV dealer that put the Load Range C tires on it.

The first tire ripped wiring for the running lights out, damaged floor insulation, and damaged the tire skirt ($183 to replace). I hope that my lesson will be valuable to others.

Kudos to ICONDirect for having the exact replacement skirt.
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Old 10-25-2019, 01:34 PM   #7
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Goodyear discontinued the Marathon in 2016 so those must have been new old stock, probably on clearance with no warranty. Buyer beware. Good for you for checking the load range. Sorry it cost you a fender skirt.
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