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Man, does this thread bring back BAD memories. [emoticon]

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While CALandLIN, aka FastEagle, says that his ST tire problems went away by switching to the “E” rated tires after the first 5, he is not telling the whole truth. The reality is that he went through over 22 tires by his own admission. A rather dubious track record for his beloved ST tires.

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Dave H M wrote:

Man, does this thread bring back BAD memories. [emoticon]


Kinda makes you wonder where the thread starter has been for LOTS of years - as well as whatever attorneys might be considering a clsas action!! Marathon horror stories (as well as some supporters) were all over the boards here.

The bad karma of GY Marathon tires is really ancient history!
Even when they were manufactured in the USA.

The Airstream Owners forums had a Marathon Failures thread that ran for years - and probably still does.

The plus side (if there is one) - GY would replace your Marathons (usually) at no charge AND pay for damage done to your trailer by a failed tire..[emoticon] Unfortunately, NO compensation for "down time"..[emoticon]

BTW - GY lost a major lawsuit involving Marathons (and other GY tires)
"way back when" (w/fatalities involved). Common practice to have the settlement "sealed", however the results of that one ran in a newspaper.

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B.O. Plenty wrote:

agesilaus wrote:

ScottG wrote:

Usually the judgement ends up being millions to attorneys and something like a $10 certificate towards new same-brand tires for the plainifs.


That's the truth except the $10 figure is too high.
Ambulance chasers get rich, you get a certificate for a free Dairy Queen.

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And a small Dairy Queen at that lol.

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Dtank wrote:

Dave H M wrote:

Man, does this thread bring back BAD memories. [emoticon]


Kinda makes you wonder where the thread starter has been for LOTS of years - as well as whatever attorneys might be considering a clsas action!! Marathon horror stories (as well as some supporters) were all over the boards here.

The bad karma of GY Marathon tires is really ancient history!
Even when they were manufactured in the USA.

The Airstream Owners forums had a Marathon Failures thread that ran for years - and probably still does.

The plus side (if there is one) - GY would replace your Marathons (usually) at no charge AND pay for damage done to your trailer by a failed tire..[emoticon] Unfortunately, NO compensation for "down time"..[emoticon]

BTW - GY lost a major lawsuit involving Marathons (and other GY tires)
"way back when" (w/fatalities involved). Common practice to have the settlement "sealed", however the results of that one ran in a newspaper.


OOPS!

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kedanie wrote:

While CALandLIN, aka FastEagle, says that his ST tire problems went away by switching to the “E” rated tires after the first 5, he is not telling the whole truth. The reality is that he went through over 22 tires by his own admission. A rather dubious track record for his beloved ST tires.

Keith


Hello Keith, still around quoting out of context as usual. How long has it been since you had an RV trailer? Lots of changes in ST tire quality in the past 10 years.

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I heard that DQ sold the settlement out to Wendy's for small Frostys.


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B.O. Plenty wrote:

Ambulance chasers get rich, you get a certificate for a free Dairy Queen.

B.O.


Lots of truth to that. I think the one class action I was part of I got 2.50 or there about (Gift cert towards the defective product).

One problem with trailer tires is overload.. Both the trailers I pulled when I went to bigger and better tires the blowouts ended. The trailer maker, nto the tire maker, was at fault for too small a tire.


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CALandLIN wrote:

kedanie wrote:

While CALandLIN, aka FastEagle, says that his ST tire problems went away by switching to the “E” rated tires after the first 5, he is not telling the whole truth. The reality is that he went through over 22 tires by his own admission. A rather dubious track record for his beloved ST tires.

Keith


Hello Keith, still around quoting out of context as usual. How long has it been since you had an RV trailer? Lots of changes in ST tire quality in the past 10 years.

Out of context? Just expanding on information you already provided. You still receiving compensation from the ST tire manufacturers for your undying support?

Got rid of our last trailer some time ago and all the tire issues that accompany them. Solved those problems with a good set of LT tires. Over 20K miles without issues after the change.

Life is way more pleasant in a Class A!

Keith

* This post was edited 01/17/20 09:47am by kedanie *

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