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Old 11-04-2012, 03:16 PM   #1
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Model: 36fb
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Tires - E rated ?

The Redwood we're about to take delivery on has the standard E rated Goodyear tires. Is there a risk in not getting the G rated tires?

Why would Redwood make E rated tires std if they aren't adequate?

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Old 11-04-2012, 04:05 PM   #2
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The risk is more likely Goodyear Marathon ST tires made in China over the E load rating.
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Old 11-05-2012, 10:22 PM   #3
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The E rated tires are adequate, but depending on the model and gvw, there's not very much to play with. I went with the G rated tire to give me an extra cushion. They are a 14 ply tire and carry 110 psi. As for the E rated Marathons, I won't get into the China thing. It seems like many of our tires nowdays are made in foreign countries along with many other things. I can say I've had good luck with Goodyear's, and the one time I did have a problem they treated me excellent.
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Old 11-06-2012, 01:36 PM   #4
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My 36FL came with the E rated Marathons and I really didn't have any problems with them. I did however have two wheels crack. One at 13,000 miles and the second at 15,000. The wheels have 5 pairs of spokes and the crack was across one pair.
I found a set of one year old, low mileage G rated tires and wheels and bought them to replace the stock wheels and ties... so far so good.

If you plan to go full time or tow your Redwood often I'd upgrade to the G rated tires and wheels. If you're just going to tow it to a seasonal site and leave it, the E rated tires should be fine.. just my opinion
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Old 11-06-2012, 04:28 PM   #5
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The risk is more likely Goodyear Marathon ST tires made in China over the E load rating.
Not "all" Goodyear Marathons are made in China.
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Old 11-11-2012, 02:48 PM   #6
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When I had a Bighorn with E rated tires I changed the tires to Micheline XPS rib tires, a much better choice of tire. Now that I have a Landmark, I have Goodyear G614, a G rated tire.
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Old 11-30-2012, 04:53 PM   #7
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Try to work into the deal the dealer swapping out the E rated tires and wheels for G rated tires and wheels. I ordered the G's for my 2013 Redwood 36RL and would have even ordered the 17.5" H rated tires had they been available. I would rather have a margin for being under the rating instead of right at the max rating of the tire. Just my humble opinion.
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