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Old 11-15-2015, 05:48 PM   #1
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Maxxis M8008 ST Radial Trailer Tire Upgrade?

There always seems to be lots of poor comments on tires. Anyone know what Jayco is using for the standard tire on the new 2016 Eagles?

What's the opinion on the upgrade to the
Maxxis M8008 ST Radial Trailer Tire? Would it be a good investment?
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Old 11-15-2015, 06:05 PM   #2
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It would be my first choice. I have not heard what they are offering as upgrades.
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Old 11-16-2015, 01:40 PM   #3
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I just went with the upgrade and at $560 (IIRC), think it was well worth it, especially because the rims are upgraded too. Priced the tires locally and it was going to cost me roughly the same thing to upgrade after the fact. Not sure what size the standard Eagle tire is, but the upgrade are 16"
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I replaced my Blowmax originally installed tires after one season on them due to bubbles and blown belts with the Maxxis 8008.

They are about the only tire currently available for trailer service not from China. So far so good and they have great reviews. I won't go as far to say problem free, but the odds significantly increase over the current stock choices.
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Old 11-16-2015, 02:35 PM   #5
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Get the Maxxis if offered.

https://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/f1...res-31018.html
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Old 11-16-2015, 02:41 PM   #6
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Thanks everyone for your input. I'll add the Maxxis option to my order!
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Not sure about the EAGLE, but on the PINNACLE it is the GOODYEAR G614.
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Old 11-16-2015, 03:41 PM   #8
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I just put 4 Maxxis M8008s on my trailer. One of my Blowmaxes had a tread separation, and given their reputation, I pulled the trigger and replaced all 4. The Towmaxes lasted almost 2 years of light use, and my trailer is about 750 below GVWR on a really heavy load out. Bought the tires (225/75R15, LR E) had them mounted, balanced, metal valve stems added, old tires disposed of all for less than $600.

Good upgrade IMO, but we'll see how they do on the road. I bought the tires because I caught a sale, still haven't towed the rig more than a few miles with them, so I don't know how they'll be out on the open road.
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Personally, I wouldn't run any ST tire. I had so many blowouts on my current (soon to be old) camper, that I finally gave up on ST tires and went to LT tires. I went from multiple blow outs per season, to not one problem in 4 years.

I'll never buy an ST again!

When we order or Eagle HT, I plan on getting the upgrade, primarily to get the 16" wheels (comes with 15's). If the Maxxis don't give me issues, I'll run them, but first sign of trouble and they're gone and LT's are going on.
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There is a market for some competition on the ST market
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