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Old 04-13-2016, 09:10 PM   #31
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I am another fan of Maxxis Tires. We had them put on our previous trailer in 2014. Took a 5600 mile to Michigan and back with no issues.

I am still a guinea pig for the stock Rainier tires that came on our 2015 White Hawk. They have 6000 miles on them from last year's trip to Ohio and also no problems.

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Old 04-13-2016, 09:34 PM   #32
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My Towmax blew out last August (2 years old). Limped back home and put on 4 brand new Summitt tires. Very happy with handling and ride of the new tires.
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Old 04-13-2016, 09:36 PM   #33
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My Towmax blew out last August (2 years old). Limped back home and put on 4 brand new Summitt tires. Very happy with handling and ride of the new tires.
I agree. When MSRP is $46,000.00 - it should include quality tires.
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Old 04-13-2016, 09:41 PM   #34
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My former trailer came with D rated tires. After a couple blowouts I upgraded to load range E trailer tires. After a couple more blowouts I switched to LT tires. Not one single problem after that. Ever! I always checked pressure before each trip. My camper was not above GVWR either and D's were sufficient for that load. I generally ran at 65 mph. I think ST tires are garbage, generally speaking. There may be one or two good ones, but you really have to hunt for them. The LT's I bought was whatever brand they had in stock that was reasonable. Those held up just fine. I think ST's get away with too much and people just accept failure as a fact of trailer life. I even see it here where people blame it in inflation, speed or load or just bad luck. I believe it happens without those abuses and happens often. Not so in vehicles, I'm sure the Firestone incident helped that.

While I'm not saying replace your tires the instant you bring it home, but I would strongly suggest replacing them at the very first sign of any uneven or unusual wear. I'll never buy an ST tire ever again.
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Old 04-14-2016, 09:39 PM   #35
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I put on 10k on my Towmax on the 27.5bhs ht with no problems as far as blowouts. Had weird wearing on them. Checked tire pressure before every drive and kept them at max pressure. Both tires on the passenger side wore like this with BOTH the inside shoulder wearing way down compared to the center....like they were ran at low pressures which is absolutely not the case. Don't know what else would cause that wear....
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Old 04-14-2016, 11:44 PM   #36
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I could only suggest weighing each side individually - as in passenger side and drivers side - or each set of tires to see if you have more weight on one side.
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Old 04-15-2016, 12:59 AM   #37
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My guess is that most of the tire blowouts are from several reasons.
1st, being that depending on where you live the TT you bought could've been driven several 1000 miles to your dealer. So you already have a bunch of miles on the tires. I live in Oregon and if I buy an Elkhart made TT then it's 2,257 miles to my dealer.
How fast is that transporter driving? Did he hit something on the road? Etc.
2nd, is how fast do you tow? Anything over 65mph is asking for trouble. And I don't care if the speed limit is 75mph where you live. SLOW DOWN.
3rd, are the tires at their max load? Running tires at or near their max load and at or near the max MPH is just asking for trouble.
I've put over 10,000 miles on two different sets of GY Marathons without issue. My current set of GYs have 10,000 miles on them and they look good for another 3-4,000 miles easy. I never go over 65 mph, am way under my load rating and always air up to max psi of 65. Keep then covered when not in use.
Many, many 1000's of TT/5th wheels are sold every year. There's bound to be some problems with tires.
Those are all good points. But when you have an RV with tires close to their maximum weight load you don't have many options. My Towmax tires were rated for 3520 lbs. The new tires goodyear Marathons I put on are right in the same weight capacity. The RV has a GVW max of 14449 lbs. The axles are rated for 7000 lbs. If I went to a tire such as G624 the axle is still the same. The trailer would be overloaded if it was not for the de-rating of the weight because it is calculated on 20% of the weight is carried on the truck. Now you have to depend on the tires to perform under max load.
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Old 04-15-2016, 06:50 AM   #38
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I put on 10k on my Towmax on the 27.5bhs ht with no problems as far as blowouts. Had weird wearing on them. Checked tire pressure before every drive and kept them at max pressure. Both tires on the passenger side wore like this with BOTH the inside shoulder wearing way down compared to the center....like they were ran at low pressures which is absolutely not the case. Don't know what else would cause that wear....
Less the wear this is what my bad tire looked like and alarmed me to dig in deeper. Then I found the blisters on the inside as well.
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Less the wear this is what my bad tire looked like and alarmed me to dig in deeper. Then I found the blisters on the inside as well.
I went to the Sailuns. Hopefully, that will eliminate any tire issues. Before driving I'd inspect the tires and look at all sides. Never noticed any other issues except the abnormal wear on the passenger side tires. Driver side was wearing fine. This trailer loaded is only a bit over 9k.
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Funny that Saliun's are manufactured by TBC who Towmax comes from as well. I know several on the G rated series and have had very good luck with them.
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