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Old 07-28-2015, 01:50 AM   #1
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Hey Guys,

I just dug deep and purchased new Goodyear G614's. Took up a trip up to Northern California for a soccer tournament for my son and the back rear tire of my 3895 triple axle looked like it started to separate in the middle. No blowout, which is good! Good thing is the lot I was at was near a tire shop and they looked at the tire and said I would have had a blowout if I drove back home. Funny thing is tire looked fine.....I store my rig fully enclosed and have no cracks or anything on the tires...just goes to show the quality of these. Tires were the Akuret from purchase. I have a 2014 3895, so it lasted about 2 years......not surprised as I have read many posts that these tires are s**t.

I looked at Maxxis, Michelin, and Carlisle's as well, but was told for the money, these were the best value, but man are these pricey. I am hoping these are WORTH THE PRICE! Please let me know for those the put up the cash for these? I got them through Americas Tire for $350, plus half off disposal, mount, balance, and all other things needed.

Also, these tires are 85's instead of the 80's that come on them from Dutchmen.....will I have any issues with rub?

Thanks in advance!!
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Old 07-28-2015, 02:28 AM   #2
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I can't speak for the tires since I replaced mine with 17.5 wheels and Continental tires - I am as happy as can be with them.

As far as the rub goes, I only have about 1/2" clearance between a couple of tires and the wheel well skirting and have not had an issue. I really don't think the coach moves going down the road.
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Old 07-30-2015, 05:12 AM   #3
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We have the G614's on our V3950, and had them on our Fuzion prior to our Voltage. We've put a lot of miles on them with no problems, and never had any rubbing issues.
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Old 07-30-2015, 01:54 PM   #4
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I also tried other tires which all failed. I, like cowboy, went with 17.5 inch Continentals which outperforms any G614 , maxxis or other china bombs. These tires look like semi tires and the camper when loaded max is still 4000 under the max load of the tires and this is not adding in the tongue weight which gives a greater load if the axles could handle it. Good luck with the tires I hope they perform to your satisfaction.
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Old 07-30-2015, 02:38 PM   #5
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If you check other tire threads on this site with my input you will see I would never recommend them. Every G614 failed on my Teton including the spare. 17.5" tires are the only thing I recommend going to.
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I'm running the GY 614s, about 6k miles on them, so far, so good. Im going to try and get my monies worth out of them and will probably switch over to 17s the next time. The V3200 is lighter than the triple axles and thus easier on the tires. The China bombs as eveyone calls them must go from day one in my opinion.

A little research in reading other post on other sites most have had good luck with the 614s. I did read where goodyear was recalling some in 2012 could have been a bad batch. Thats a good possibility. ?. What year were your 614s that blew Mike?
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Old 07-31-2015, 05:39 AM   #7
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I also plan to replace these with 17.5's when it's time. I am happy with the g614's, but would like the extra piece of mind. The next thing on my list is a TPMS.
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All my tire failures happened between 2004 & 2010. Yes our two axle trailers are lighter then the 3 axle ones. Difference is we have more weight per axle then those do.
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Old 08-01-2015, 05:56 AM   #9
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I have them on my 3818 I have about 3000 miles on them so far. They do not rub on my trailer
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