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Old 06-12-2015, 08:42 PM   #31
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In my first season I put 1K on my factory issued towmax - no issues. 15" load range C, I think. My plan was to replace every 3 yrs, which seems like about 3K miles of towing with my camping habits. Most likely won't be putting a new set of towmax tires on at that point due to their reputation, even if I don't have problems with the current set. Heard good things about maxxis but no personal experience.
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Old 06-12-2015, 08:45 PM   #32
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Most of the Premier and Pinnacles have 16" E rated tires. Mine were just replaced with Maxxis 8008's. I hope there live up to their rep.

I caught my failure (belt seperation and bubble on inside wall) while doing maintenance and was meticulous with pressure and my C Control set at 63. A little over 3K if you factor in the delivery miles and less than 2 years. Aug 13 date code. Make sure you file a failure through NHTSA.
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Old 06-12-2015, 10:47 PM   #33
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Anyone had good luck with Tow Max?

Our previous trailer had Tow Max tires. We put about 7500 miles on them during the 2.5 years we had it (got it new and did 26 trips, 70 nights and 7500 miles). The only issue we had was self-inflicted, when I clipped a storm sewer on an overly tight turn and punctured the sidewall. Aside from that, they wore evenly and had no bubbles or other detectable defects.

I was extremely vigilant about tire pressure, always checking it before moving the trailer if it sat more than a day or two, or we had towed it for more than a few hours and stopped overnight. That probably helped.

It's not quite long enough to say I had "good" luck with them, but I certainly didn't have bad luck. I wasn't quite as careful with the speed as others mentioned above. We have some 70MPH roads here in VA and I usually made use of them, but never really exceeding 70.

I will say that the axles and tires were rated to carry 10,000lbs, but our trailer only grossed 8200lbs and 1100 of that was tongue weight. That may have contributed heavily to our success.
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Old 06-13-2015, 06:08 AM   #34
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I had good luck....they got me home from the dealer. I went almost immediately with the 17.5 inch upgrade. My vacation time is quite limited and a ruined vacation because of a cheap set of tires just isn't worth it. Besides if I want to gamble I'll head to Vegas for a weekend.
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Old 06-13-2015, 06:42 AM   #35
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i use them on 2 boat trailers with no issues. I am convinced that being anywhere close to weight capacity is a major factor in issues with tow max. The other thing that plays into it is when the tire was made. I had a tire put on a dump trailer the other day and when I checked the build date it was already over 2 years old. I know that it was not warehoused by my dealer because he had to get it in for me. Needless to say, I had him remove it and got something with a newer build date.
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Old 06-13-2015, 06:50 AM   #36
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Well, just went out to look at my tires after reading this unnerving thread. Not to deviate to far from the OP's TM title, but it seems related an not worth a new thread. They put "westlake" tires on mine. Chinese of course. no big surprise there. D range on an Octane 273. Any feedback on these? I have about 3500 miles on them and am leaving next week for Montana/Idaho and expect 5-6k more before I get home.
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I should have said the size of our Tow Max tires are 235/80R/16.
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Well, just went out to look at my tires after reading this unnerving thread. Not to deviate to far from the OP's TM title, but it seems related an not worth a new thread. They put "westlake" tires on mine. Chinese of course. no big surprise there. D range on an Octane 273. Any feedback on these? I have about 3500 miles on them and am leaving next week for Montana/Idaho and expect 5-6k more before I get home.
I think that they are on a par with Tow Max. Keep your tire pressure up and your speed down. All Chinese tires are not junk!! All tow max are not junk. They do seem to have a higher degree of failure when the tire is near its maximum wt. You don't always know the circumstances of the failures that you read about. Diligence on speed and pressure are needed regardless of brand. Consider a TPS system. I don't hit the road without them. You can develop a slow leak and you will never know it without a tire system.
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I guess its just fingers crossed for now. If I took the time to dismount for TPM I'ld toss them and get something good. T agree about the TPM though. I have them on two of my bikes and they are great. Will probably install a set with my next tire change.
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I guess its just fingers crossed for now. If I took the time to dismount for TPM I'ld toss them and get something good. T agree about the TPM though. I have them on two of my bikes and they are great. Will probably install a set with my next tire change.
I have the tire minder and they are an add on. They go in place of your valve cap. There is no breaking down unless you decide to change out the valve stems with metal stems.
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