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Old 05-14-2014, 11:54 PM   #1
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Fifth Wheel Tires

What rubber do you advise for a Jayco 321 RKMS? We had a blow out on I-20.
Plan on getting a whole new set. The blow out was on a Goodyear Marathon, made in China, any advise?

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Old 05-15-2014, 06:33 AM   #2
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Just for clarification, did you mean to state "321 RLMS" ?



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Old 05-15-2014, 09:07 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by riddle family View Post

Maxxis M8008 if possible 10 Ply Load Range E.

I recently placed my order on the Maxxis tires to swap out Jayco Factory Tomax tires. I've heard A LOT of horror stories regarding blow outs on the Tomax tires and I simply don't want to take a chance. Besides, Discount tires is giving me a trade-in credit for $50 per tire. So my total pocket expense for the new tires is about $350.
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Old 05-16-2014, 07:03 PM   #5
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I had two Goodyear Marathons blow out just sitting in my driveway over the winter. They are junk, IMHO. Had to remove them two at a time and take to local tire shop, as I couldn't get the 5er there. Got 4 new Maxxis tires, load range E, and have had no problems since. Contacted Maxxis before buying their tires, learned that they are made in a factory in Thailand, but to US standards. Many others report good performance from Maxxis, and I join their chorus.
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Old 05-17-2014, 12:56 AM   #6
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When we bought our 2011 Pinnacle in June last year it came with Goodyear Marathons on it. Although the tires had less than 400 miles on them I wasted no time replacing them with Maxxis 8008's.

Following a blowout on our former Raptor toy hauler I did quite a bit of research on trailer tires. We were running two year old TowMax tires on the 5'er and always maintained the proper pressure all around. The resulting damage cost over $3,400! Do the research you'll likely find little to no negative information about the Maxxis tires. There is no perfect trailer tire but Maxxis is the best out there at this time.

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Old 05-17-2014, 04:58 AM   #7
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My Designer came with "E" rated Marathons when purchased in August 2010. I put 3,000 miles on them and worried the entire time. April 2013 they were replaced with Good Year G614's. I feel much better towing now and fortunately my wheels were rated for the extra pressure.

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After having our Pinnacle weighted with individual scales on each wheel, we found the left side where the Kitchen, Entertainment Center are such are, had approx. 3,200 lbs. on each wheel (the right side has approx. 2,900 lbs. on each wheel).
When replacing our Goodyear Marathons, we wanted more margin than what another "E" Rated tire provides so we switched to a 3,750 lb. 14 Ply "G" Rated tire.
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Old 05-18-2014, 08:50 AM   #9
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I switched to the Firestone LT E rated Transforce HT, it is a light truck tire and so far so good. I also put a set of Transforce on my pickup at the same time. LT tires give you the advantage of a higher speed rating so in areas where the speed limit is higher than 65 you can safely do so.


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Old 05-21-2014, 07:24 AM   #10
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I had the same problem, had one blowout on the Goodyear tire, one was enough, I change all 4 to Maxxis 8008's.

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