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Old 01-25-2011, 10:04 AM   #11
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I believe there is hours of reading ands dozens of threads on RV.net about Chinese trailer tires and all their issues. I have the aforementioned China Marathons on my TT and will be watching them closely. The tires that seem to get the best reviews are the Maxxis. It is becoming almost impossible to find American made ST tires.


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Old 02-26-2011, 10:16 PM   #12
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One of the local trailer dealers here (not Jayco) suggests using P tires or LT tires, instead of ST, as a way to avoid China. Load rating may require 16 inch instead of 15 inch. Something to think about.

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Old 02-27-2011, 10:29 AM   #13
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Originally Posted by The Pennys View Post
We have a 2008 JayFeather
Many others have experienced problems with their Goodyear Marathon tires which is what mine were. Also the GVWR on this trailer is 7500 pounds but my original factory tires are load range c or 1760 pounds so 1760 x 4 = 7040 which to me means my tires are not rated to carry the full weight of my trailer in the first place. Someone somewhere said that is because the hitch carries some of the weight but that is not logical in my opinion.
Any thoughts would be appreciated!
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The hitch should carry 10-15% of the weight... if it does not you will get sway..

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