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Old 08-20-2016, 03:47 PM   #11
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I understand from my dealer that in 2017, Jayco is going to Goodyear tires! I had towmax on my 2014 Eagle and caught two of them with blisters before they burst. They were replaced under warranty. I replaced all 5 of mine with Gladiators and have two slightly used Towmax 235 80 R16s and one brand new for sale if anyone is interested!
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Old 08-21-2016, 08:46 AM   #12
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I would check them real well for tread depth, sidewall bubbles or blisters, cuts, and dry rot cracking. If all those are good put a few more miles on them. I use the Maxxis tires and have not had any issues, but my tires usually go bad from age and not miles.

Tires can be a expensive but cost way less than the damage from a blowout. I've never had a blowout on my camper, but I had one on a utility trailer that ripped the steel fender off like peeling a potato!
Thanks to all of you for your input on these Towmax tires. My wife and I are about to take our new (to us) Eagle on our first trip, it will be about 950 miles. I took Doboy Dawg's advice and checked my tires carefully and they look really good. After we return from our trip I will purchase a new set of either Goodyear, Maxxis or Carlisle tires. My Towmax tires are dated May 2012 manufacture date so I guess they are close to being due for replacement.
Thanks to all and happy camping!
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Old 08-21-2016, 12:01 PM   #13
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Glenn,

Safe travels!!!

There was a recall on Towmax tires, 225/75/15 due to the wrong info on the sidewall of the tire. Check your tires to make sure you don't have the set and overinflated them per per this website.
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Old 08-21-2016, 03:31 PM   #14
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Hey need-a-vacation. Thanks for the heads up and the link to the Towmax recall. I just checked my tires and luckily they are not in the recalled batch. The info on the tire states 65psi max inflation. I have them at 58psi right now.
Thanks again!
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Old 08-21-2016, 09:50 PM   #15
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Have them on my X213, I cover them during storage and they are still in great shape.
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Old 08-22-2016, 04:26 AM   #16
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Glenn,

YW!

I run the tt tires at the max cold sidewall pressure. It seems most do as well. And I also try to keep them at max while stored.

Enjoy the new rig!!!
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Old 08-22-2016, 06:19 AM   #17
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Always run trailer tires at max pressure.
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Old 08-22-2016, 07:48 AM   #18
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Have them on my X213, I cover them during storage and they are still in great shape.
X2!! My experience has been the same on my current 2014 and my previous 05 TT's. Replaced the tires on the 05 after 5 or 6 years because of visible dry rot cracks on the sidewalls. Pretty sure almost all TT tires fail because of age related rot rather than wear. With that said, I don't follow any 3 or 4 years and replace rule. Just keep an eye on your tires, look for issues, and air up to max rated psi before every trip. I cover them at home but not while traveling.
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2 of our TM's failed in a pretty dramatic fashion in a 75 mile stretch and a 3rd was on its way. They were about 3 yrs old. I always had them at proper pressure and monitored them with a TPMS which was the reason I had no collateral damage from the failures. Some folks have gotten good/great service from their TM's, I'm just not one of them.
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I had TowMax on my Surveyor trailer. Careful inspections that I do before trips caught one with about 5K miles on it... with tread separating. I replaced that with a Maxxis tire. I took a 2K mile round trip and decided to replace the others when I got back. I had 2 more separating so I dodged a bullet. My new White Hawk has some off-brand China bombs that will be inspected and definitely inflated to max pressure before each trip. When I find one starting to show anything wrong, they'll all be replaced. I'll probably go with Maxxis again. I had a really bad experience with Marathons on a boat trailer... never again...
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