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Old 07-22-2019, 12:56 PM
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Originally Posted by slickster View Post
Check the build dates on the other tires....8 years old seems to be the magic number....low tire pressure is most common cause of tire failure....
I'm going to disagree with you here. I tell every customer to get rid of there tires after 3 years. No matter how many miles they put on them. The QC that is involved with ST tires is laughable. Unless you spend the money and get Goodyear and Maxxis. Carlilse isnt bad but either way ALL except Maxxis and Goodyear only warranty their tires for 2 years from date of purchase. Also make sure you buy tires that are the same year as the current year. I send tires back all the time that are over a year old.
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Old 07-22-2019, 12:58 PM
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Ok I sent the pics above to tirerack.com where I bought many many tires, they say they cannot tell what caused it, want me to send them the tire. If they cant spot a complete tire failure then I don't need to ever purchase another thing from them! This tire is 6 months old less that 200 miles.

Since I wll not ever darken the door at tirerack.com where is a good place to purchase tires??
That's why you don't buy tires online. Buy from a local shop and you have someone you can talk to face to face. Support the small shops too. Quit helping a CEO buy another Yacht
Old 07-22-2019, 01:26 PM
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Lesson learned all the tires I bought for this trailer including the one that blew up our date coded the end of 2018. I'm calling around the local tire shops I am done with tire rack forever. It's funny everybody up showing the tire too says wow that's a complete tire failure not road hazard but tire rack is not interested in this resolving my problem. I'm going to replace and throw away these tires even though they're brand new and chalk it up to learning.
Old 07-22-2019, 01:38 PM
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Originally Posted by BahamaBum View Post
Ok I sent the pics above to tirerack.com where I bought many many tires, they say they cannot tell what caused it, want me to send them the tire. If they cant spot a complete tire failure then I don't need to ever purchase another thing from them! This tire is 6 months old less that 200 miles.

Since I wll not ever darken the door at tirerack.com where is a good place to purchase tires??
Yeah, it's clearly a complete tire failure, but it's tough to tell what caused it by just looking at a photo. In the case of my tire, I could clearly see where the tire split nearly from bead to bead, and that the tread came 90% off the inside 1/2 of the tire. But, neither of those things are what caused it. In my case, there was also a spot near the sidewall where it blew out. The rubber in this area looked pretty thin. That was probably the point of failure, but cause could have been any number of things. The split and de-treading most likely happened after the tire had lost all air pressure.

I think it's a reasonable request for them to get the tire to do a more thorough review. For all they know, you could have run over something which opened a big gash in the tire. A deflated tire will do further damage quickly.
Old 07-22-2019, 01:43 PM
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Man I sure hope these Goodyear endurance tires are better than the Goodyear marathons that seem to have worse reviews than the blowmax. I am still undecided I'm definitely not going LT tires I'm going to stay with ST tires nothing from China.
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Originally Posted by BahamaBum View Post
Man I sure hope these Goodyear endurance tires are better than the Goodyear marathons that seem to have worse reviews than the blowmax. I am still undecided I'm definitely not going LT tires I'm going to stay with ST tires nothing from China.
Your only choice then is Goodyear. Everything else is made in China, Tiawan, or Korea
Old 07-22-2019, 02:16 PM
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Is there anyone with lots of miles on Goodyear Endurance?? Or anythig USA made non china bomb?
Old 07-22-2019, 02:22 PM
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Are you 100% sure that you don’t have a dragging brake causing that tire to do a little “skidding”?
Old 07-22-2019, 02:29 PM
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brake is fine. New pads. fullly tested.
Old 07-22-2019, 02:32 PM
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I went the LT tire route with a heavy Grady White and never looked back. Was loosing a tire every few months. Keeping the air pressure up only eases ones mind but doesn't stop random blowouts. After LT tires I didn't have another blowout for the remaining 6 yrs pulling to Keys from Ocala yearly and to both coasts often. Trailer tires are all a waste of money IMHO.
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Originally Posted by sailfish21 View Post
I went the LT tire route with a heavy Grady White and never looked back. Was loosing a tire every few months. Keeping the air pressure up only eases ones mind but doesn't stop random blowouts. After LT tires I didn't have another blowout for the remaining 6 yrs pulling to Keys from Ocala yearly and to both coasts often. Trailer tires are all a waste of money IMHO.

What Make and brand of LT tire are you using?

Old 07-22-2019, 03:19 PM
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Finding 15" LT tires is a trick.
The new Goodyears are way better than the old ones, I've had both.
Old 07-22-2019, 03:33 PM
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Originally Posted by Milehog View Post
Finding 15" LT tires is a trick.
The new Goodyears are way better than the old ones, I've had both.
Ho how many miles have you put on the new ones?
Old 07-22-2019, 03:56 PM
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Originally Posted by Milehog View Post
Finding 15" LT tires is a trick.
The new Goodyears are way better than the old ones, I've had both.
Here is a couple
Kenda Load range E

https://www.etrailer.com/Tires-and-W...a/AM10414.html

MICHELIN M/S2 available in 39 sizes from 15-20 inch,

https://tires.tirerack.com/tires/15%...0Truck%20Tires

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I don't remember the brand but they came from Sam's Club. That was back in 05 or 6. No big boat since 2011 due to a divorce.
Old 07-22-2019, 05:43 PM
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Maxxis is the only trailer tire I'll run.
Old 07-24-2019, 07:56 AM
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Most trailer tires are manufactured in China even some of the Goodyears and are junk.The best trailer tire I’ve ever had are the American made Hercules trailer tires.My boat has been going through a overhaul for the last 1 1/2 yrs and the trailer hasn’t moved much.Well,normally when you do that soft spots become very relevant the first mile down the road but not with these tires.Very well made
Old 07-24-2019, 08:02 AM
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Tire rack sent a replacement tire, then as it literally arrived on my driveway they recalled it, and are no longer answering my emails. Funny I have spent a ton of $$ over many years with them. I highly recommend avoiding tirerack.com and using a local tire dealer!

Still on fence as to L tires or endurance.
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I just bought 4 Goodyear Endurance D-rated 14" tires mounted on a Rolls Trailer. Made in the USA tires.

They are excellent tires!!
Old 07-24-2019, 03:20 PM
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I'm only running Maxxis these days. Had my share of blowouts before with other brands.

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