My question is, how are all these people making out with their alternative tires. I'm not hearing any reports of failures with them.
I totally agree Scottyb. You rarely hear about failures with the GY's or the Bridgestone's. You do read a few, but honestly they're tires. There are always going to be unexplained failures. The GY users almost always say they had a good experience getting them covered too. Towmax made me jump through hoops even though it was incredibly clear from the photo's that mine had failed. I wouldn't even put them on the road they looked so bad coming out of storage. I lifted the 18k trailer on blocks, took them off, and took them in for inspection.
His counter point was that you don't read about good experiences because people don't write about their happiness with a brand and they aren't as common. I don't agree with that view, and point out I've promoted both the Bridgestone's on my trailer as well as my Hankook' on my truck. They've both been great.
I didn't mean to start a jab, but anyone who thinks that Towmax come close to the other two just isn't informed or simply hasn't done their due diligence with research. They're just not even close.