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Old 06-08-2018, 06:16 PM   #1
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GY had 98 death/injury claims in addition to damage claims. They made settlements to hide what was going on to avoid a recall. Yes, these are on motorhomes but Wrangler was junk on trucks and Marathon was junk on RVs. Personally, I'd not trust a bike tire with GY on it.

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Old 06-08-2018, 07:13 PM   #2
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John,

They make good blimps. Also had good luck with running Wranglers when offroading my jeep. They have good double sidewalls that are not easily cut by rocks and do fine aired down to 5-10 PSI for traction.

Agree would not put them on my RV when Sailun is better for a much lower cost. Some MOC members have had decent performance from Goodyear on their rigs.
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Old 06-08-2018, 07:38 PM   #3
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They make good blimps. Also had good luck with running Wranglers when offroading my jeep. They have good double sidewalls that are not easily cut by rocks and do fine aired down to 5-10 PSI for traction.

Agree would not put them on my RV when Sailun is better for a much lower cost. Some MOC members have had decent performance from Goodyear on their rigs.
It is a TRUST thing. Nine people died and 89 injured and they made secrete settlements. All the while people are buying tires they KNOW are dangerous and accidents continue. How many need to die before GY would think maybe they should say something? Nine deaths was not enough.
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It is a TRUST thing. Nine people died and 89 injured and they made secrete settlements. All the while people are buying tires they KNOW are dangerous and accidents continue. How many need to die before GY would think maybe they should say something? Nine deaths was not enough.
John,

They are likely not much different than other organizations taking advice from their law team. I believe a large percentage of legal settlements are kept secret.

No one tends to own up to mistakes as much as we would like to see. Hopefully they learn from the price of their mistakes and work to build better products. Seems like it should take more than a tire failure to cause an accident - how many of these likely involved some sort of driver error or other extenuating factor?

I generally pick my tires (and other things) based on my own past performance and reviews of others and not on what the manufacturer is saying good or bad. I always live with the mindset of "let the buyer beware".
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Old 06-08-2018, 08:39 PM   #5
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All true but it was a single tire brand the G159. To me a tire is not better because it cost less. We have run many brand tires on our Trucks and RV's with not yet a problem.We now have G614s on our Montana and Michelin defenders on the F-350.
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Old 06-08-2018, 09:07 PM   #6
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We had a 614 blow, but I held on to it six and a half years, have original equipment Sailuns now so we'll see how they do.
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Old 06-08-2018, 09:18 PM   #7
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GY had 98 death/injury claims in addition to damage claims. They made settlements to hide what was going on to avoid a recall. Yes, these are on motorhomes but Wrangler was junk on trucks and Marathon was junk on RVs. Personally, I'd not trust a bike tire with GY on it.

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Old 06-09-2018, 08:58 AM   #8
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I have owned GY MARATHONS MADE IN USA.. PUT NEW GY MARATHINS ON AND HAD 4 blowouts! Low and behold, THESE GY MARATHONS WERE MADE IN CHINA,! Never again...
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It was a tire designed for Local Delivery Trucks with no high speeds or long distance. Don't know who made the decision to put them on RVs, but just the design of the tire did not stand up to higher speeds and longer distances.
But I do agree GY should have come forward when the trend started and advised pulling them from RVs.
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I have owned GY MARATHONS MADE IN USA.. PUT NEW GY MARATHINS ON AND HAD 4 blowouts! Low and behold, THESE GY MARATHONS WERE MADE IN CHINA,! Never again...

Yes one has to keep up. We put General tires on our 06 3400 and it turns out they were made in the Czech republic.It was right on the tire but I was not paying attention. It was however a very good tire.
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Old 06-09-2018, 09:55 AM   #11
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I have owned GY MARATHONS MADE IN USA.. PUT NEW GY MARATHINS ON AND HAD 4 blowouts! Low and behold, THESE GY MARATHONS WERE MADE IN CHINA,! Never again...
China is not all bad. The tire for heavy RVs with the best reputation is made there. Sailun has the best rep of all. Sadly, 16" is the smallest tire they produce.
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The newer GY Endurance for trailers is getting good reviews so far. Only time will tell. I jumped on the Sailun bandwagon last year, yet I still hear that little voice in my head telling me they ain't gonna last, either. Only time will tell.
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Old 06-09-2018, 04:05 PM   #13
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After the problems with the Goodyear Marathon "bombs" I'll never own a Goodyear tire again. Too many other good choices out there.
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The newer GY Endurance for trailers is getting good reviews so far. Only time will tell. I jumped on the Sailun bandwagon last year, yet I still hear that little voice in my head telling me they ain't gonna last, either. Only time will tell.
Marathon were good when they 1st came out. Now with GY hiding the fact people were being injured and killed with tires they knew were bad ~~ I'd never trust them with any tire. Happy I went with Sailun.
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Old 06-10-2018, 08:27 AM   #15
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G614s are the answer. your issue with GY is just an opinion on one specific manufacturer. I'm sure other tire companies of the same size have the same issues.


read: https://amarolawfirm.com/personal-in...e-tire-recall/
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G614s are the answer. your issue with GY is just an opinion on one specific manufacturer. I'm sure other tire companies of the same size have the same issues.
GY is the only company I've ever heard of that hid 90 injuries, 9 deaths, and countless accidents. Their G614 has a good reputation but Sailun has a better reputation at half the price.
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G614s are the answer. your issue with GY is just an opinion on one specific manufacturer. I'm sure other tire companies of the same size have the same issues.


read: https://amarolawfirm.com/personal-in...e-tire-recall/
There was a day when the G614's were about the only game in town, those days are long gone. Sailun's reputation ,and track record far exceeds the G614.

Thats the nice thing about being able to have a choice other then those overpriced, overrated G614's
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The newer GY Endurance for trailers is getting good reviews so far. Only time will tell. I jumped on the Sailun bandwagon last year, yet I still hear that little voice in my head telling me they ain't gonna last, either. Only time will tell.

How much time do you think you need to be convinced they are a quality tire, its been too many years now to keep hearing that little voice.

I heard that little voice the whole time I ran the G614's , and knowing their reputation . I quit hearing it after getting the Sailun's, and hearing their reputation.
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How much time do you think you need......its been too many years now to keep hearing that little voice......
Actually, I hear lots of voices in my head. Gotta go now, I hear another helicopter!
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Old 06-12-2018, 01:34 PM   #20
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This is another thread that the moderator should close out. Definitely not a useful discussion at all.
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