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Default BMC Goodyear tire issues

A heads up for BMC owners. Maybe some of you saw the Sharyl Attkisson program Full Measure this morning. It was reporting on all the problems with the Goodyear G 159 tires. Apparently these tires are very unsafe and have caused hundreds of motorhome accidents when front tires blew out on the highways. The tires were originally designed for stop and go delivery trucks and when used for continuous driving on highways they build up heat and come apart all too often. It also appears Goodyear was aware of the problem and has covered up the [problem. In fact, they are still selling the tires today. They are size 275/70R 22.5, which is the size used on the BMCs and other motorhomes, (not on the Wanderlodges). NHTSA is now investigating and there are hundreds of lawsuits pending. One early one that was settled was recently re-opened when the cover-up was discovered. So far no problems reported with other brands of tires. Anyway, here is some info.

https://jalopnik.com/the-tragedy-of-...ire-1830404569

https://clark.com/cars/goodyear-g159...investigation/
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That is very old news. Those tires have been off the market for at least a decade. They were horrible.
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Interestingly there are six of those on a US Government BB that showed up at the bus barn last week and they were factory fitted in 2009, bus has very low miles/hours and they still look good...
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That is very old news. Those tires have been off the market for at least a decade. They were horrible.
I don't believe they are off the market, based on that report. I don't know either way. If they are, great. If not, just a heads up.
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For what it's worth, here is a website I found. This may be out of date, but if not, they are still selling these tires.

https://simpletire.com/goodyear-11-r...54086027-tires

If these really are available, the price is so cheap some folks might get sucked in.
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FWIW, I checked simpletire.com out when shopping for new tires last year. True, they have low prices, but will not guarantee a recent date code. Also, they're drop shipped with a no return policy except for "visible non-cosmetic damage".
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