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Old 05-15-2012, 08:40 AM   #1
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What tires do you recommended for St 185/80/R13 on a Jayco 23B hybrid?

It currently has Goodyear Marathon with good tread life, but they have some sidewall weather cracking. I've read Maxxis is a good trailer tire, but it seems there is no great trailer tire.

A local shop quoted me for a TowMax STR, but I'm not reading anything good on them.

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Old 05-15-2012, 09:17 AM   #2
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I had a 38 foot three axle fifth wheel that we towed all over the east coast with a lot of weight in it. We tried every tire from Carlisle to Goodyear and then I found the Maxxis trailer tires. I was using a heavier rate tire but the Maxxis tires were the best tire I have ever had on any trailer. They were special order only around here but worth it...

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Old 05-15-2012, 01:05 PM   #3
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I would recommend the Maxxis. You wont regret it.
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Old 05-21-2012, 04:33 PM   #4
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From experience, if you have cracks in the sidewalls, expecially Marathons, get rid of them ASAP. I had them on my 5er, just sitting over the winter, and didn't even notice the cracks. Tires and tread looked real good. Come spring, there was a piece of the sidewall laying on the ground beside one flat tire, and a bulge where another was getting ready to blow. Replaced with Maxxis as suggested by others on the JOF, and have had no further problems. BTW, I understand that all GY trailer tires are now made in China, and there are many problems, just FYI.
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