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    2 G614s

    Hi

    We failed 2 G614s this trip fortunately not much damage to trailer. They had about 60,000 miles on them and were 7 years old.

    I have just replaced all tires including the spare with the Firestone TransForce HT.

    We will see how these hold up we have been having good luck with them on the TV.

    Phil P

    Phil P
    2009 Montana 3665RE
    2009 Silverado Durtamax DW Quad Cab Long bed
    as of 10/20/2016 have 90,000 miles on the Montana and 172,000 on the Silverado

    #2
    I am glad to hear there wasn't much damage. I have the concern of losing a tire in the back of my brain... luckily I have not had an issue yet. So not long on the Firestones?
    Fifth Wheel: 2015 Montana 3750FL Tow Vehicle: 2013 Ford F350 6.7L Lariat, Crew Cab. Eric and Tina

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      #3
      Hi

      I have been running the Firestone TransForce HT on the TV for 160,000 miles without a single failure. Now going for 220,000.

      Phil P
      Phil P
      2009 Montana 3665RE
      2009 Silverado Durtamax DW Quad Cab Long bed
      as of 10/20/2016 have 90,000 miles on the Montana and 172,000 on the Silverado

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        #4
        Thats impressive! I have been using BF Goodrich All Terrain TA/KOs for almost 100,000. Never thought about totals like that, that way. I picked up a bolt once and that ruined a tire. Other than that i have no complaints! I suppose that all we can ask for!
        Fifth Wheel: 2015 Montana 3750FL Tow Vehicle: 2013 Ford F350 6.7L Lariat, Crew Cab. Eric and Tina

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          #5
          Hi

          That is 4th sets of tires and the 3rh set on Firestones LOL

          Sorry didn’t mean to miss lead the TV has 220,000 on it now and if I am still unable to find a replacement TV I will run it to 300,000.

          Phil
          Phil P
          2009 Montana 3665RE
          2009 Silverado Durtamax DW Quad Cab Long bed
          as of 10/20/2016 have 90,000 miles on the Montana and 172,000 on the Silverado

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            #6
            Oh yeah, gotcha!
            Fifth Wheel: 2015 Montana 3750FL Tow Vehicle: 2013 Ford F350 6.7L Lariat, Crew Cab. Eric and Tina

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              #7
              I'm not sure what the issue was on your 60K 7 year old tires? To run a trailer with that many miles and years, an accident was just waiting.

              As for using transforce for the trailer: I didn't think they made a 235/85/16 tire.

              With the weight of these tires I'd stay with a G or F rated tire. That generally means a G614 or a Saliun. I'd keep using the transforce HT for the truck only.

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                #8
                Originally posted by mazboy12 View Post
                I'm not sure what the issue was on your 60K 7 year old tires? To run a trailer with that many miles and years, an accident was just waiting.

                As for using transforce for the trailer: I didn't think they made a 235/85/16 tire.

                With the weight of these tires I'd stay with a G or F rated tire. That generally means a G614 or a Saliun. I'd keep using the transforce HT for the truck only.

                Hi

                I have no “issue” with the g614 except for cost. I have freely admitted that I was trying to get more out of the tire than most would expect.

                As for “accident waiting” a blowout on a trailer will not cause an accident and if I was in a location where I couldn’t get off the road I would have just kept towing it. That may result in wheel damage but no accident.

                I have busted many of the Bandag recaps on Semi’s and never had a directional control problem. I have had blowout on the steering axel at 80,000 lbs "not a recap" and not had a directional control problem. I had a blowout on a Dodge 1500 many years ago when Dodge was still making pickup trucks and was in the fast lane and had to cross 2 lanes of traffic to get to the shoulder without any directional control problems.

                A blowout is not an accident causing situation it becomes one when the driver quits thinking “panic” is a killer regardless of the event.

                Phil P
                Phil P
                2009 Montana 3665RE
                2009 Silverado Durtamax DW Quad Cab Long bed
                as of 10/20/2016 have 90,000 miles on the Montana and 172,000 on the Silverado

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                  #9
                  I’m totally with Phil! I’ve had a few....I just add power and drag her to the tire store. NO BIGGY

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                    #10
                    Hi

                    I wouldn’t go that far but would go the nearest place to safely pull of the road and put the spare on.

                    Phil P
                    Last edited by Phil P; 08-22-2018, 09:00 PM.
                    Phil P
                    2009 Montana 3665RE
                    2009 Silverado Durtamax DW Quad Cab Long bed
                    as of 10/20/2016 have 90,000 miles on the Montana and 172,000 on the Silverado

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