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Old 10-05-2018, 10:22 AM   #1
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I searched the forum and I found several comments in regards to tires. So my question is:

Are Goodyear Endurance still the recommended replacement?

I have a 2018 Sunset Trail 253RB. We just bought a house, and previously we had to to keep our camper in storage. Well, when I went to move it to the house I found that a bolt had found its way into a tire on the rear axle. The tire was flat, and is distorted now. The last time we used the trailer was about 45 days ago, so it is pretty safe to assume that it has been sitting flat on the rim for 45 days. So I want to replace it completely rather than have it plugged.

The tires that I currently have are: Sterling Sport ST (ST205/75R14)

Basically with the distortion of the tire from sitting flat for a month, I don't really want to plug this tire and put it back on.

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Old 10-05-2018, 10:26 AM   #2
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AS far as I know the Endurance is the only ST tire made in the USA. It gets my vote.
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Old 10-05-2018, 01:20 PM   #3
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I had Mastertrack china tires ...probably the same tire with a different name...on mine and just replaced all ,including spare , with Endurance ,one range up , and could not believe the difference in ride on the 20 mile ride home ...change all 5 while you are at it ....never look back . Sold all 5 original tires on craigslist to help on cost...

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Old 10-05-2018, 01:23 PM   #4
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Love the new Endurance tires. Ride is not as harsh. Like the 85mph rating, not that I would go that fast. (maybe 78mph )
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Old 10-06-2018, 08:19 AM   #5
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If you are going to use ST tires, I think Goodyear is the only way to go. Do go up a letter grade. You can never have too much tire under you.
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Old 10-08-2018, 11:57 AM   #6
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Endurance are AWESOME!
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Old 10-11-2018, 03:21 PM   #7
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I just removed my Goodyear tires and replaced them with Carlyle E rated tires on my trailer. The Goodyear tires developed blisters on the inside of two of the four wheels, and the Goodyear shop could not get any credit from the factory for them. I had upgraded from the factory tires to load range D and increased the size when I took delivery. I calculated that with the weight of our cat in the trailer we were at the limit of the original tires.
I was always a believer in Goodyear and their service when I had a problem with our boat trailer, and they sent their engineers out to check it out.
I was very happy with the response and the outcome, but this time, no. The Goodyear tires had less than 2500 miles on them and it was no go
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Old 10-14-2018, 08:11 PM   #8
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Endurance tires get my vote. Made in the USA, higher speed rating (though I only tow 65 MPH), better ride, better side wall stance.

I switched to the Endurance about one year ago, so far, approximately 3000 miles on the tires and I'm happy with them.
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Old 10-15-2018, 11:53 AM   #9
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I'll stick with my GY G614's.
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Old 10-15-2018, 01:30 PM   #10
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I just got off the phone with the local Goodyear dealer they have the size Endurance tires in stock that I need for my 2013 Z-1 with the original crap China tires on.
The original tires are load range C going to jump up to D's pushed my luck far enough on the original tires...oh yeah made sure what they had in stock are 2018 made tires yep July 2018 DOM.

Getting them on Saturday morning.
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Old 10-18-2018, 03:18 PM   #11
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Why would you replace the tire? Have a plug put in and call it a day. There is nothing wrong with the tire you have.
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Old 11-04-2018, 06:17 AM   #12
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+ another for Endurance. Had a Goodyear Marathon blow up on me and cause $900 in damage.

The sidewalls in the Endurance are much stiffer.
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