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Old 05-11-2013, 04:04 PM   #11
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Towed a 2013 Cedar Creek 5er something or other awhile back that had a shipping weight of 13, 910 lbs. It came factory equipped with (IIRC) Goodyear LT tires. There is a noticeable difference in the towing experience IMHO.

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Old 05-11-2013, 05:46 PM   #12
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Greenenvy1, what was the difference you observed? More bouncing of trailer? Slower stops under hard braking?

Also, here's another thread on tires:


thanks to all whom weigh in on this issue, it helps all of us grasp this whole issue of TT/TV weight and proper towing!


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Old 05-11-2013, 06:27 PM   #13
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I have had tread separations of 2 of the 4 Marathon ST's. They are LR-E. The other 2 were showing signs of tread separation pending, namely they were not round anymore. I took them all to Goodyear tire dealer and had them replaced in the last 3 months. They were 3 years old.

There is no higher capacity ST tire available. These tires are covered when not in use., Always run at 80psi and monitored with a TSPS system. So save the blah blah about not taking care of them. My rig has been weighed and is not overweight.

BTW, had I not had the TSPS system, I would likely have a damage claim against Goodyear. They should give away one with each set of tires IMO.

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