Discontent with faulty tire's and un responsible people

Discussion in 'General RVing' started by jreaux, Oct 6, 2008.

  1. DL Rupper

    DL Rupper Senior Member

    Re: Discontent with faulty tire's and un responsible people

    Hey rascal, how much does your 5er weigh. The Goodyear TRUCK tires I'm sure are still made in the U.S. It sounds like they are good ones and can handle the high loads.

    The Good Years I had blow outs with were Wrangler Light Truck tires. They had 2 belts of polyester and 2 belts of steel in the tread and polyester sidewalls. Not too good. for heavy loads even though they were E load range. :(
     
  2. raskal

    raskal New Member

    Re: Discontent with faulty tire's and un responsible people

    You're correct about many of the older Goodyear tires DL ... many recalls and many, many failures that we read of on the internet files while we were checking for better tires. We'd have gladly bought into some well rated Michelins but could find none that matched the "G" rate as we wanted to go with heavier weight ratio.

    The GVWR for this unit is 16,100 though we are not near that weight when we sit and even less so when "on-the-road" with empty tanks and such - the UVW is 12K. These tires, the LT235/65R-16G G614 are rated at 3750 lbs @ 110 PSIG per while the Michelin LT235/85R-16E XPS Rib went to 3042 lbs @ 80 PSIG. The Goodyears thus give us more margin on the weight issue thouh both are excellent tires and must be said that neither brand at that size can be considered inexpensive!
     

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