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Old 11-26-2013, 05:23 PM   #15
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Old 11-26-2013, 06:50 PM   #16
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The best statement so far is that the repair for "rivering" is to buy another brand. This topic comes up a lot and the people who are lucky and their GoodYears are wearing well decide that everyone else with the problem is wrong. My left front had "rivering" issues and it had to be replaced at 10000 miles. Another one went bad at 21000 miles. Finally, I went with Hankook AH12's. No more "rivering", softer ride and about half the price.

I will never buy another RV or vehicle with GoodYear tires. They're a company that refuses to admit to the issue or even change the design to eliminate it.

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Old 11-26-2013, 06:58 PM   #17
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X - 2 on the Hankooks. No Goodyears or Michleans on my rig ever agan.
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Old 11-26-2013, 07:17 PM   #18
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Originally Posted by Franka548 View Post
Goodyear rivering is not just a problem on MH's, or with the G670 tires. It seems to be a problem on most steer tires from Goodyear, big trucks have the same problem too.
I had G670s with 20K miles and no rivering; experts said that the problem normally reveals itself after 30K miles.

Nonetheless, I had 7 years on the G670s, and feel that the Michelin are better tires, from all the stories. With the FMCA discount, it was only $200 extra per tire, and I paid to put superior tires on my coach.
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Old 11-26-2013, 08:58 PM   #19
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I too have the rivering problem and will be replacing the Goodyears with something else. Now that I have experienced it if I was in the market for a new coach and I found it had Goodyear tires I would tell the dealer to change them out or it was a deal breaker.
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Old 11-27-2013, 05:13 AM   #20
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Originally Posted by Gary RVRoamer View Post
Just a cosmetic thing - the tire lasts just fine.
WRONG - One of our members had <30K miles and "rivering" wear was so bad the threads were showing!! Yes, they were Goodyear 670's
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Old 11-27-2013, 08:37 AM   #21
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Originally Posted by Franka548 View Post
Goodyear rivering is not just a problem on MH's, or with the G670 tires. It seems to be a problem on most steer tires from Goodyear, big trucks have the same problem too.
My company, a "large" LTL freight company, used goodyear steer tires for a few years. They (24.5) were almost always out of round, and/or wore terribble.. Couldn't hold the steering wheel steady. We now run Michelins,, problem solved....
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Old 11-27-2013, 02:36 PM   #22
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I am running TOYO tires, and have no worries about rivering Goodyears, or sidewall cracking zippering Michelins. YMMV.
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Old 11-27-2013, 05:56 PM   #23
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Every thread on tires of all brands will find some RVers that like them and some that hate them. These threads are worth what we are paying for them.
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Old 11-27-2013, 06:03 PM   #24
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The rivering is an issue, but the cupping issue needs to be corrected before you replace the tires. Are both cupped, or only one side? Cupping usually means something is worn out or bent.
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Old 12-03-2013, 09:20 AM   #25
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My OEM tires are GY 670 295/80R22.5, they are working fine.
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Old 12-03-2013, 03:53 PM   #26
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It might be interesting to find out how may with "rivering" problem owners are running their tires according to listed load/inflation charts vs 10-15# more than chart recommendation.IMO reduced tire wear is not worth getting a baby buggy ride.
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Old 12-03-2013, 07:17 PM   #27
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G670rv 275/70R22.5-Load Range "H". -Now on second set of GY's with no problems in wear or handling. Original tires were Mich XRV 235/80 LR "G". (at 100-105psi)

Actual weights are less than shown on the Goodyear chart for the minimum pressure of 85psi. Tires are inflated to 90 psi, smooth comfortable ride and no abnormal wear. At 85psi, did notice some squirm.
However my tires would never be considered heavily loaded and that may be a factor in some of the reported problems.
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I'll add my 2 cents.

Bought my 02 Journey new. It had Michelin XRV's. The rear tires wore great but the front tires started rivering after approximately 30,000 miles. Went through 3 sets of front Michelin's. I now have 183,000 miles and put Toyo's on the front after approximately 170,000 miles with hopes that due to the additional load and tread depth I'll get more than 40-60,000 miles wear with no rivering. Check with me in a few years for feedback.

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