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Old 03-09-2012, 09:52 PM   #1
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Need new tires - reccomendations.

Well, after waiting a few months to finally get the body work completed on my G2 32BHDS all is well. For anyone that doesn't remember the thread I posted about it, the stock Goodyear tire I had blew out going down the interstate and tore things up pretty good.

Goodyear did pay for the damage, and was very easy to deal with, but I am not feeling too hot about them after reading a ton of similar experiences on the internet. Maybe therr is/was a real systematic issue, and that's why they were so eager to pay up?

Anyway, I've heard good thing about Maxxis, but have no idea if anyone in Knoxville sells them. What other brands should be considered? I've heard some good thing
S posted about Michelines as well.
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Old 03-10-2012, 11:34 AM   #2
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I've had several trailers over the years consisting of utility trailers, boat trailers and RV's. I have only had a bad experience with one manufacturer, and that was Carlisle tires on a boat trailer. IMO, Carlisle trailer tires are junk! I've had Goodyear Marathons and Maxxis trailer tires as well, with no issues to date.

With that being said, if i was in the market and had to shop for new trailer tires, i would have Maxxis at the top of my list and they would be my tire of choice. If you cant find a dealer near you, go through www.discounttire.com. Thats where i got my last set and had them installed locally.
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Old 03-10-2012, 12:20 PM   #3
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I feel your pain, I've had 7 tire failures since 2004 on my travel trailer. Six of them were Goodyear Marathon and 1 Carlisle. All were load range D.

After my last tire failure in 2009, I finally wised up and bought load range E. Since then, no more failures.

Currently I'm running Maxxis 8008 ST Load Range E tires on the curbside and Carlisle load range E streetside.

Long story short, I bought Carlisle tires in 2009 when I had 2 failures within 5 miles. I asked for Maxxis, but I was in the boonies and the only load range E tires available were Carlsile. When I got home I replaced the other 2 tires with Maxxis E's.

I plan to replace all the tires this summer with Maxxis 8008 ST load range E.

No more Goodyears for me. Glad they were helpful to you. I can't say the same for myself.
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Old 03-10-2012, 02:14 PM   #4
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I have only had a bad experience with one manufacturer, and that was Carlisle tires on a boat trailer. IMO, Carlisle trailer tires are junk!
My hubby said the same thing!! He said he would not buy any TT that had them on. He's had them on his trailers and always had to bring spares b/c he was guaranteed a flat every time.
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Old 03-10-2012, 09:04 PM   #5
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I found a local dealer that can get 10 ply, load range E Maxxis to replace my 4 Marathon for about $700 - includes balancimg, taxes and everything else. For the time being I would probably keep one of the Goodyears as a spare. Does the price sound about right?

BTW the sales tax is just a bit shy of 9.5% in TN. The price per tire is about $150.
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The price per tire is about $150.
That sounds about right.
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Some tire brands are better than others, but an important factor is keeping the air pressure at the rated load range...If your tires are max at 50 lbs of pressure that is where your max load range is..Under inflation lowers the carrying capacity, allowing tires to blow out easier..Another major problem is tire age, tires are dated, and after about 4 or 5 years become extremely less reliable...Also tires that are not used enough tend to dry rot, covering them when stored helps a lot, On many RV's ( With low Milage) the tires can look new treadwise, but be very unsafe due to dryness....
My opinions, I'm sure I will get some feedback...
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I religiously check the tire pressure before every tow. All my failures were on tires 3 years or younger. I never tow over 65mph. I have weighed my lashup numerous times and never close the the max weight on the tires.
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Agreed - I check tire pressures before every trip as well, to include return trips. I carry my own compressor as well, just to make it easy.
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Double agreed....check that tire pressure every trip. And watch that speed.
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