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Boomerweps

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Posted: 08/22/20 07:11am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I’ll buy the Endurance when I need TT tires, only because they seem to be the best right now, plus USA made.
However, Goodyear IS allowing certain political statements, not limiting all. Hypocrites!


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Posted: 08/22/20 09:14am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I agree Goodyear has some low end tires too. Get the top line or get another brand.
My OEM GY AT/S lasted just short of 90,000 miles and performed very well in all conditions.


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Posted: 08/23/20 05:47am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

GY makes great performance tires but they do wear quickly. So far my GY ST Endurance are great tires.
GY or Goya? Red or Blue? Divided we fall


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bdosborn wrote:

Google "Goodyear Marathon Failure" and you'll find out while I'll never buy another Goodyear product.


Not sure if you can say there is a problem with a manufacturer and compare a discontinued tire to their latest products. With that Marathon tires worked great for many people. Mine are 7 years old and have worked fine up until this last trip, my blowout was not due to a tire failure but a suspension shackle failure. In 5 years we have had multiple trips of almost 2000 miles as well as other long trips. Most tire failures are due to inflation issues, overloaded tires, or just plain old tires.

Actually, after our tire issue this past week, I have 3 different tires on my trailer. 2 Marathon 7 year old tires. One OEM 15 year old tire, and 1 new tire. Checking temps on a 90+ degree drive, the new tire was noticeably hotter than the other 3. Not sure why, new rubber, more tread, not sure, but it was around 140 where the others barley got over 120. The non GY tires are china made.

My next tires will more than likely be GY. I have GY on 2 of my vehicles and they have been great, even the GoodYear Eagle mentioned in an earlier post. In addition I will put an E rated LT tire since they are a better built tire than an ST tire per the tire guys (GY Wrangler, same as tow vehicle). I think if you want better confidence in tires, you need to go from a 10 to 12 to 16 ply tire vs looking at other issues. If you aren't replacing tires every 5-6 years than tire issues are not the manufacturers fault as they say that a trailer tire is only good for 5-6 years then wear out due to under utilization not tread wear.

To the OP - if you don't want to let people know what tire size and load you need, then the info is just peoples opinion and not fact or experience. Finally, my opinion, I do not want to buy tires not made in the US. Electronics, fine, but not tires. Too important.

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Posted: 08/23/20 04:25pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Bstar1952, Here are a few things to consider. I am with you, no politics from me.
The Goodyear Marathons and Carlisle tires of old are no longer with us. A mistake made by a manufacturer a dozen years ago does not mean they make the same tire today.I bought a new hybrid trailer in 2004 and it came with Carlisle tires that were trouble. One blew in the first few months and Carlisle covered my replacement of all 5 of them with a different brand. I purchased an Airstream that was three years old and had very few miles on the Goodyear Marathons. They were showing signs of tread separation so I replaced them with Maxxis. These were great tires and I got good performance from them.
When it was time to replace tires I went with the new Carlisle HD and moved up to LRE. These have been the best of all. I have over 22k miles on them and they still look great. They also hold air better than all of the others.

So, the Goodyear Endurance, Maxxi and the new Carlisle HD are all good tires. Don't listen to those who rant because of politics or past performance from years ago. My suggestion is to buy from a reputable dealer, get them balanced and make sure you have a load range tire that will cover the weight of your trailer and then some. Have a good margin and keep watching them and make sure they are aired up properly.


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My trailer came with 10 ply Goodyears, and they lasted 16 years and still looked like new. Finally the tread came off one so I figured it was time for new tires. So my tire dealer had 10 ply tires but I asked if he had any thing heavier duty? He said he had some 14 ply tires used on equipment trailers for $20 per tire more. I said go for it. After 3 radical blow outs with in 5000 miles, and finding out they were made in china, I said enough is enough. I then went to 10 ply Michlin. I've never heard anything bad about Mishlin but we will see. Only had them 1 year, so far so good.


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this is why politics and religion are banned from all regular forums.
It puts folks on edge and reactive, makes nice folks nasty and in the end accomplishes nothing since most folks who post about either have their minds set before they start.

please guys, just stop...most of us don't want to keep reading this.
I came here to get educated on tires, not your personal philosophies on life. And I have strong opinions on this matter and I'm sure not going to share them with you. Just not the appropriate place.

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Of all the research I’ve done over the years about products I buy, political feeling of the executives has never been a concern. That a president would push for the failure of an American company over political differences is very concerning. Think about that. Take all the time you need. I’ll buy my next set of trailer tires based on cost, quality and preferably made in The USA. Definitely not based on the company’s dress code.


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OP here, my apologies for my original post, which by the way had nothing to do with politics. I simply had bad tires from a company that I won't purchase from again. I guess toxic politics have a way of tarnishing everything in America these days.


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Posted: 09/06/20 09:42am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

And that's the last word.

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