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Old 06-30-2019, 07:26 AM   #1
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Finally some piece of mind

Pushed my luck way past it's limit been running my 30 foot 2013 Z-1 with it's original tires on,yesterday I was bringing my trailer home from where I park it for deer season for it's yearly PM 140 miles away from home and it pushing 95 degrees out so I decided to take the scenic route home through Lewistown,Pa going down the main drag through town I see a Goodyear tire shop so for the heck of it I pull in to see if they had Goodyear Endurance trailer tires and low and behold they just got a fresh shipment of them in guy said they were on back order for a while so I ask them for a price expecting some ridicules high small town price and the guys says $500 for everything,I couldn't touch them for that price where I live "near Reading,PA" funds were a little thin this week but I had to go for it,the whole time in the back of my mind I'm thinking" it's 95 out road temp is probably 120 visions of my China tire blowing out and tearing my fender well to shreds and on and on" yeah I way over think things...lol

Anyway had them install them and man what a difference much more of a solid ride then the old tires.

Couldn't swing the extra cost for the spare but will take care of that in a week or two.

My China tires still looked new but who knows what could have been lurking inside of them.
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Old 06-30-2019, 07:34 AM   #2
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Good move. It's amazing what can happen when a person just follows their feelings.
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Old 06-30-2019, 08:26 AM   #3
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Good decision. You have to follow your gut feeling. And I agree you were pushing your luck I think. Good piece of mind.
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Glad to here It. Sometimes things just work out like they are supposed to.
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Old 06-30-2019, 01:24 PM   #5
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You won't be sorry. Good move.
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Good move! This week I was driving down I-64 near where it meets I-95 in Richmond. I saw a trailer fender in the middle lane. About 100' further down the road there were 2 chunks of tire tread. About 100 yards from that I began seeing chunks of broken plywood. I figured someone had a blowout and the tread started tearing up the floor above the tire.
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Old 06-30-2019, 03:03 PM   #7
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You wont regret it. Years ago had a tire blow on I70 and it took out the inner wheel well and the water lines under the sink including the water pump. back then the damage was well over $500.
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Old 06-30-2019, 09:29 PM   #8
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Good move that you won't regret. We did the same switch on our 2015 this spring. I was surprised at the difference I felt towing. The first trip out on the Goodyears was a short 90 minute hop, but temps were high 80s, crosswinds gusting to 30-35 mph and I was running the turnpike. Just having the peace of mind knowing the speed rating was higher on the new tires was good but even better was a much more solid feeling with the trailer.
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Old 07-01-2019, 04:48 PM   #9
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Did the same thing last sept... Rode great all the way home...sold 5-6 yr old tires for 40 each to guys that want them for utility trailers...
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Industry standards dictate tires with the ST designation are speed rated to 65 MPH (104 km/h) under normal inflation and load conditions. Exceeding the speed rating will cause the tire to heat up and fail easier. There are a couple brands that have higher speed ratings.
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I dunno - my china-bombs are 5 years old and look new. No cracks or blemishes. May replace next year due to age.

I mind my speed and inspect tires at every stop. Proper maintenance goes a long way - although I expect I got lucky with a decent set, too.
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stetson: Goodyear Endurance are rated to 87 mph (speed rating N) at 65 psi.
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ewbldavis: My China Bombs were also five years old when I replaced them, but I was getting very nervous about them. Two tires showed some wear on the tread while the other two looked new.

Going on nothing but gut feeling, I think the more problems have come from tires that were made later than the ones on my trailer and yours. Mine had a date code of July 2014. But, at five I wouldn't have been comfortable at turnpike speeds on hot summer days. Four tires and the cost of mounting is cheaper than the damage a blowout at 60-65 mph could (would?) cause.
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Our China bombs were 7 yrs old, looked brand new and a known fact of only 4500 miles. BUT after installing Endurance with high pressure valves and a balance, the trailer was a completely different towing trailer. When the china garbage has the stability of a blown up (edit) or tire tube pulling the trailer all over the place, the Endurance removes all the rocking and side to side motion with the stiff supported sidewall. When before, with the china garbage your constantly on your toes waiting for your trailer to decide what direction it wants to go next, your constantly having to countersteer to correct it. With Endurance you sit back, relax, and start your hoilday enjoying the scenery. It don't get much more enjoyable than having a holiday, when your taking one.
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Aceallenk: I also noticed a huge difference in towing when the Endurance were mounted. It was hard to believe how much of a difference!
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