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Old 07-15-2008, 10:55 PM   #21 (permalink)
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I have about 40K on Firestone 10 ply Steeltex with no problems on my 13,000 5er.

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Old 07-23-2008, 11:03 PM   #22 (permalink)
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I am an older RVer and I am presently towing my 5th trailer which is a 5th wheel weighing about 14 K. With about 110,000 miles on this one I have experienced 8 catastrophic, premature tire failures with Goodyear Wranglers in size 235 85 16E. The tread and the steel belt separates from the casing anytime after 20K often with 80% of the original tread remaining, some still holding air. Believe me they were never overloaded nor were they overheated or run with low pressure. I will say that Goodyear compensated me for these premature failures and the damage they caused to my trailer. But I just hate dealing with tire failures. They just ruin the day! During this period I successfully wore out a set of Generals, a set of Bridgestones, and a set of Michelins on my tow trucks (2 Cheveys ) The last set of Michelins on my truck went over 93,000 miles with no problems. Needless to say I am running michelin LTX A/S on both my truck and trailer now. On my previous trailers I had poor results with Goodyear Marathons, good rusults with Uniroyals and fair results with Firestones.

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