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Old 05-14-2014, 01:53 PM   #21
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Wow, didn't mean to cause any problems. Just wanted to know if everyone was having problem or just some people. I guess there I no definitive answer. Blow outs may come months after hitting a bad chuck hole. Lord knows with the roads we have now days you can't hardly not hit any!
Anyhow thanks for all replies, all opinions are appreciated. But all I asked was if any one had good luck with them. If you changed them without using them then that's fine, but not really answering the question!
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Old 05-14-2014, 05:22 PM   #22
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Originally Posted by judgerr View Post
Wow, didn't mean to cause any problems.
It was a valid and important question. Glad you asked it.

I hope the thread stays on track (first hand experience) and doesn't get locked.....

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Old 05-14-2014, 05:42 PM   #23
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I have Towmax on my trailer from the factory. I have about 5k miles on them so far, and they seem to be fine. I don't have plans to replace them until it's time to do so, but I can tell you that I'm constantly watching them and checking on them. Honestly, the stories about their quality scare me, and if they blow up, I don't think I'll be surprised. I may replace them early if I have the money to do so, but for now I'm working with what I have and watching them closely with a skeptical eye.

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Old 05-14-2014, 06:32 PM   #24
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I have towmax on my 26' boat trailer and they have lasted 5 years so far, they are better than any other tire I have put on it, just my 2 cents.
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Old 06-12-2015, 01:21 PM   #25
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I didn't worry about the Tow Max tires last year when I purchased my 2013 Eagle Premier 321RLTS. However, after about 3000 miles on them, I had one that developed a bubble, the inside was coming apart. I replaced that one. That was 3 months ago. Then 2 days ago while traveling through Kansas another one actually blew. We have been checking them constantly, making sure they are inflated properly, keeping our speed below 65. We are having all new tires put on in a few days. We do have some damage from the blow out over the wheel well and on the side of the 5'er. The tire that blew still looked nearly new, as did the one we replaced 3 months ago.
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Old 06-12-2015, 01:43 PM   #26
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15" tires? I'm thinking so. There were 2 much more recent threads than this where a couple of of us were digging into the facts a bit, in other words putting aside anecdotal postings.

I think at least some of us have come to some interesting conclusions.

1) The factory tires on most trailers, but especially 30'+ and 5vers are marginal at best as far as their weight ratings go
2) Nearly all TowMax failures are with 15" tires. I've seen a couple of postings with 14" and only one with 13". In fact those of us with 13" tires are reporting pretty much normal life out of our tires (mine are in thier 3rd season).
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Old 06-12-2015, 04:59 PM   #27
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We had about 7500mi on a set. They were close to the 3 yr mark and I've been meticulous about pressures and speed. My Tire Minder watched the pressures and temps when we were moving. I set the cruise for 60 and they never saw a speed over 65.
We had 2 fail in a 75 mi stretch and a third was ready to fail. I've replaced them with G'year 614's.
I'm not a fan of TM tires.
That said, there are many folks that get good to great service out of them.
I didn't.

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Old 06-12-2015, 05:31 PM   #28
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I have 235/80R16's on my 2014 Eagle 33.5RETS and have about 10,000 miles on them in 2 years. Keep them at 80 psi and don't run over 65. After all this flack about tow max we pulled them off for inspection before our last trip. The front tires were showing slightly more wear so we rotated them to the back. They still look almost like new so we are trucking on down the road. We do keep a check on them each time we stop.

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Old 06-12-2015, 05:41 PM   #29
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When I bought my 2012 t/t, the forum was full of good and bad on the good year st tire. The eagle had good year tires, scared me, so I bought a extra spare and rim, just in case. Got about 6 thousand on them, and never a problem. Is it good luck or they decent tires? Is it good or bad luck with the tm tire?
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Old 06-12-2015, 07:24 PM   #30
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Over the last two days we have had two failures (non-repairable), one actual blow out and the 4th tire is showing separation signs. I now have the spare on the ground, three new ones and the separating one for a spare. They have less than 4,000 miles on them have been meticulously inflated to 80 lbs been monitored by a TPMS and have been pulled at 65 mph 99% of those miles. They are 235/80R/16's on my Pinnacle. I am not a fan.

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