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Old 01-07-2017, 07:13 PM   #1
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Haven't read a thing about tire blowouts lately. I think the last one was a couple of Marathons that were still around. Are the Westlakes holdin up?
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Old 01-07-2017, 09:38 PM   #2
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Old 01-22-2017, 08:12 PM   #3
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My Westlakes have 15k on them and no issues at all. Good,even wear. I was very cautious when we bought the RW in August as I saw no reports on them so kept a very close eye on pressure and didn't tow over 65 for about the first 5000 miles. Since then I've gained more confidence so not quite as careful on speed but I'll hold between 65 and 70. I'm also interested in owner reports.


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Old 02-19-2017, 08:18 PM   #4
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Marathon blow_out

Right front blow out with 2yr old marathons.Steel damage to the rear tire side wall. Metal damage to the right side,bottom of slide out of our 2011 36rl.
Spoke with Ron ordered and received in less than a week 4 17.5 goodyears. Installed at the campground in LaFeria,Tx. Get estimate and put through claim to Goodyear at home in Tennessee.
O well you guys warned us.
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Old 02-23-2017, 04:51 PM   #5
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Westlakes on our 38RL are holding up good so far! About 10000 miles on them, but plan on replacing them this year to Goodyear G614's. Considerably more expensive than the Cheap Westlakes, but worth the piece of mind using Goodyear.


I am also running tire pressure monitors on all 10 tires on my Tow Truck and RV.


I always recommend RVer's purchase a Tire Pressure monitor, even if you only buy 4 monitors for your trailer, it is worth every penny.
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Old 02-23-2017, 06:45 PM   #6
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Westlakes on our 38RL are holding up good so far! About 10000 miles on them, but plan on replacing them this year to Goodyear G614's. Considerably more expensive than the Cheap Westlakes, but worth the piece of mind using Goodyear.


I am also running tire pressure monitors on all 10 tires on my Tow Truck and RV.


I always recommend RVer's purchase a Tire Pressure monitor, even if you only buy 4 monitors for your trailer, it is worth every penny.
For about the same money, or less, get a hold of Ron (Titan Guy) & get the 17.5" H rated either GY114s or Sailun & be done with tire worries.
I totally agree with using some brand of TPMS on the RW & tow vehicle, saved me a couple timesm
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Old 02-23-2017, 07:00 PM   #7
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Tire Safe Guard is the best monitor on the market. Mainly due to the fact you can change batteries in the sensors. Other systems you have to buy a whole new sensor for around $50.00. Battery about $3.00.

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Old 02-23-2017, 07:14 PM   #8
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^ ^ ^ ^ I agree with Danny , chat with Ron, his deals are hard to beat, and the piece of mind from running the 17.5's is priceless . .
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We just got back from a trip to Kansas City where one of my GY 614s blew. The tread came completely off the remainder of the tire. With very, very little shoulder available, I was really lucky to have it happen on the passenger side where I didn't have to worry about getting run over. Called Ron and he fixed me up with a set of Sailuns. They're a narrower tire than the 614 and I'm left wondering what performance difference, if any, I'll see in the new set.
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I agree with the others, bite the bullet and move up the Commercial Grade 17.5 wheels and tires.
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