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Good news for those looking for an American made trailer tire .... 

@ https://corporate.goodyear.com/en-US/media/news/goodyear_launches_american_manufactured_trailer_tire.html 

I just installed (3) of these on the curb side of my enclosed trailer - interested to see how long they will last .... 

 

Jim 

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Now this friends, is REALLY good news!  The old foreign made tires would barely last 3 years even if you never used them.  I have spent a fortune in trailer tires since 2000 for no reason other than they are junk.

 

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17 hours ago, Dynaflash8 said:

Now this friends, is REALLY good news!  The old foreign made tires would barely last 3 years even if you never used them.  I have spent a fortune in trailer tires since 2000 for no reason other than they are junk.

 

 

Sorry to see you had bad luck with foreign made trailer tires. I had the opposite experience.

 

The foreign made tires that came on my trailer lasted 5+ years before I retired them due to age. In 2010 I bought a set of Goodyear Marathon ST tires for my trailer. Those (brand new, Made in America) tires lasted three years before I started seeing microcracks in the sidewalls even though they were ALWAYS properly inflated and covered when not in use. On the way to Hershey one fall I had a blowout in one of these tires most likely from road debris. With the other tires with cracks in the sidewalls and Goodyear not offering any help towards new tires I purchased a set of brand new Maxxis trailer tires and have not looked back. 3+ years and counting and no cracks or other issues with these tires.

 

Hopefully these new Goodyear Endurance tires hold up better than the old Marathons did. If they do, I may given Goodyear a second chance when it's time to replace my current tires. 

 

Charlie

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I bought a set of "American" Goodyear Marathon trailer tires after  my  new load range E Carlisle's Blew apart. After I got them on I noticed in almost invisible imprint the word "CHINA". I called Good Year and they assured me that although assembled in CHINA they were made in a Goodyear plant under Goodyear management.  One blew the first year the second the next year.

Goodyear now assures us that their NEW tires are the best thing since sliced bread.

 

Goodyear might consider changing their name to Goodluck.................Bob

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Talk to my UHaul rep. They were buying GoodYear tires and they would not hold up. I would say that they know what they are talking about with having over 50k trailers. MMMM

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Goodyear used to make a private brand of bias trailer tires exclusively for Uhaul to use on trailers.

 

They were branded for Uhaul use only on the sidewall.

 

They were load range F or G equivalent.

 

Goodyear & Uhaul parted ways - Uhaul was selling trailer tires on ebay from it's regional warehouse - I know because I was contemplating

buying some from them many years ago - so it is not suprising that Uhaul is badmouthing Goodyear.

 

I have had these tires on now for about 1000 miles - no issues.

 

I don't pay attention much to Gossip .....

 

 

Jimk

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I just put 4 of the Goodyear American made Endurance tires on my trailer a few weeks ago. Had been using the Chinese made Goodyears Marathons . I have 2 trailers and use 16 inch wheels on both. I have Goodyear G614 tires on the other trailer, they have been trouble free so far but they cost almost 400 each.

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I have had seven tire trailers with trailers in my years of towing. All seven were deemed defective and all seven were Goodyear tires. I am not a fan.

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This is certainly GOOD NEWS!  Unfortunately, I didn't know it a little over a month ago when I bought four new tires for my trailer, to go to the AACA Sentimental Tour.  Three years from now when the trailer needs tires again, I probably will have stopped towing.

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I have posted this a half dozen times........this is the BEST trailer tire on the market, 14 ply, all steel case radial, tire rated for 4100lbs, wear like iron, I have these on my trailer for three years, no flats, no worries, no issues. Yup, made in China......by they are an ISO9000 company. Higher speed rating than anything else on the market.......they weigh 62 pounds........a small tractor trailer tire........the goodyears are still having problems, and they tip the scale at 30 pounds. By the way.......150.00 each! Very reasonable price for a FANTASTIC tire. I will never use anything else......all my local buddies were skeptical until they had one in their hands......all have gone over to these tires. It's impossible to hurt them, even if you drag a curb. I can't say enough good things about them. 

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On ‎12‎/‎8‎/‎2018 at 7:57 AM, edinmass said:

Higher speed rating than anything else on the market.

Those are good looking tires. Might give them a try on my next set.

I noticed in the screen shot that you posted that the speed rating on those Sailun S637's is "L".

Speed rating L is 75 mph.

The Goodyear Endurance (in that same size tire) has a speed rating of "N".

Speed rating N is 87 mph.

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 The Saylun is an all steel tire,  even the sidewall is steel.  Although your rated for 75 miles an hour,  I think you could spin them at twice that and not have any problems.  I hate to be a cheerleader for any Chinese company.  These things are fantastic.  When you get one in your hands you’ll see for yourself.  Instead  of worrying about scrubbing a curb,  with these things you can drag it down the curb for 100 yards and not hurt the tire.  Every single person who  has held one in their hands off the rim swapped over to these things right away.  If you have any doubt order one just to take a look at it that way there if you’re not impressed you can send it back.  I’m quite certain you won’t.  To be honest it’s one of the few modern items I buy for every day consumption that is better than it has to be.  Let me know how you make out. Ed

 

PS-  i’m still hearing stories of the Goodyear’s  failing at high-speed’s through the desert with the RV guys as well as the car trailer guys. 

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It’s impossible to put value on another person’s trailer tire experience because so few people actually pay attention and care for their trailer tires.  Most are not used enough, parked out in the sun, and not balanced or aired-up correctly.  Use what you like and what has worked for you.  

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@edinmass  not finding the Sailun S637's available in 15"?  Do you know if they make them in 15?

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Tomorrow I will be installing 6 Sailun tires (19.5") on my 2007 JAYCO super "C" for our annual trip to Florida @ a cost of about $1500.00.

The Michelins that came on it are all cracked around the lettering and my local tire guy said that he would not even balance them or drive around the block with them.

Soooo. in a couple of weeks I will be able to report on the Sailun's performance in snow rain and hot weather travel.

Sure hope they are all that "edinmass" says they are, 'cause my tire guy also thinks they are great.

We'' see.

 

Mike in frozen Colorado

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2 hours ago, MrEarl said:

@edinmass  not finding the Sailun S637's available in 15"?  Do you know if they make them in 15?

 

 

No, only 16 and 19.5, and tractor trailer sizes. Flyer....you're gonna like what you bought!

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5 minutes ago, edinmass said:

 

 

No, only 16 and 19.5, and tractor trailer sizes. Flyer....you're gonna like what you bought!

Sure hope they get me down to Ocala for the winter meet.

We'll be towing wife's minivan and staying @ my sister in law's blueberry farm in Claremont, so it's just a short jump up to Ocala.

 

Mike

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I’ll be there with my rig and a unusually nice show car. Look forward to meeting you. Ed

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3 hours ago, MrEarl said:

@edinmass  not finding the Sailun S637's available in 15"?  Do you know if they make them in 15?

 

You are not the only customer Sailun is losing by not making a 15" trailer tire.

Sadly, I guess they feel there is not enough of a market for 15" trailer tires to justify them making that size.

 

Too bad, their tires look very good but their 16" tires are simply TOO BIG for my trailer.

I guess I will be buying another set of Maxxis Trailer Tires when the time comes. After my last set of American Made, Goodyear Marathon tires there is no way I am buying them again.

 

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34 minutes ago, charlier said:

After my last set of American Made, Goodyear Marathon tires there is no way I am buying them again.

Charlie, if you look closely at Marathons (15" I can speak for), they are made in China. 

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19 hours ago, Grimy said:

Charlie, if you look closely at Marathons (15" I can speak for), they are made in China. 

 

Actually most people are probably not aware that Goodyear was, in fact, manufacturing the Marathon Trailer tire in USA in 2010.

I should know because I purchased 5 of them for my trailer in early April of 2010. All 5 of the tires were manufactured in the USA in early March of 2010.

 

If you look closely at Photo #3 it shows "Made in USA". Photo #5 shows the tire was manufactured in week 9 of 2010 which is the first week of March 2010.

 

I am not sure when Goodyear stopped manufacturing the 15" Marathon tire in the USA but back in 2010 they were being made here.

 

I also know that even though these tires were ALWAYS properly inflated and ALWAYS covered when not being used they lasted 3.5 years before they had to be replaced and Goodyear was no help what-so-ever. That left a bad taste in my mouth when Goodyear would not stand behind their tires. Interesting to note the original tires that came on my trailer from the factory were made in China and I had ZERO problems with them for 5 years before I replaced them due to age. After the Goodyear tires I bought the Maxxis Trailer Tires (ST205/75R-15, M8008, Load Range D) and have had ZERO problems with them either.

 

Charlie

 

 

 

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I bought two 15" Marathons in Michigan in the summer of 2012, and they (1) were marked as made in China (a surprise to me) and (2) lasted no more than 2 years and 10,000 miles before they threw treads.  They were always inflated to marked sidewall pressure and were covered when the trailer was out of service.  I never tow above 65 mph (usually 60), and check temps of treads, sidewalls, and hubs at every pit stop.  YMMV, I guess....  I'm running close to the 9,995-lb gross on my 3-axle trailer, so that's a possible difference in the performance that Charlie and I have experienced.

 

On the same trailer, I have two Endurance tires which are 18 months old (purchased after learning of their availability on this site) and they run cooler than the Marathons and seem to be holding up well so far. As I replace other tires on that trailer, at this time I plan to buy Endurance.

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