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Old 01-03-2011, 10:13 AM   #1
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Tire Issues

A lot of trailer owners of all brands have had tire failures. Count me as one of them. What tires are typically placed on new Jayco fifth wheels? Can other brands of tires be ordered in place of the standard? Have Jayco fifth wheel owners had issues with their factory supplied tires?
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Old 01-04-2011, 07:06 AM   #2
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We have Goodyear on ours. We had a Cardinal by Forest River. They had China tires they had bad inter liners. Never used the trailer till the tires were replaced.
I just put a tire pressure monitoring system on the rig. Pressure Pro system monitors all tire on the truck and trailer.
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Old 01-04-2011, 10:35 AM   #3
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Our previous 17' Casita came with Marathon tires. The 2004-05's were notorious for blow-outs! We became one of the stats also fortunately no damage to our tt when it blew. So far with our new Jayco we have traveled 10k+ miles in weather conditions from cooler 40 degress to 106 degrees, rain and shine, and haven't had any problems. As with any of our tires, we keep the air pressure at the recommended pressure
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Old 01-04-2011, 11:25 AM   #4
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Goodyear Marathons come on mine. My rule of thumb is if you ever feel deep down in the pit of your stomach or the thought of "blow-out" ever crosses your mind go buy new tires! Should never have problems.
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Old 01-05-2011, 02:40 PM   #5
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As noted on another thread I have Good Year Marathons load Range D on my Eagle and have not had any problems. My unit has a 13.5 GVW limit.
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Old 01-06-2011, 08:44 AM   #6
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GoodYears came factory on mine... made me very happy... they are my brand of choice.
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GoodYears came factory on mine... made me very happy... they are my brand of choice.
Ditto!

This is my third TT/5ver that came with GY Marathons and never a problem.
(Uh-oh! Did I just jinx myself?? )

Yes, there are other brands that should provide suitable usage just like there are brands that should likely be avoided.
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Old 01-07-2011, 09:21 PM   #8
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Just because you have Good Year tires dosen't mean they are made in the USA. They also outsource some of their tires. Check the sidewalls. I also use a thermal gun and check tire temp and bearing temp at every stop. I do the sunny side first to get a good reading.
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Mine came with Marathons and before I put any wear on them I replaced them with Bridgestone Duravis 250's. Sold the Marathons and I don't worry any more. Until very recently Marathons were made in China and were junk. I would never put a Goodyear tire on anything I owned.
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I just hope everyone remembers that the speed rating on all ST tires is 60 mph.
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