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Old 04-25-2016, 08:31 PM   #1
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best tires in 225/75/r15

It looks like it's time for new tires after 5.5 years. I noticed the tread separating while putting the cover on today, so they will need to be replaced before I hit the road again (nothing planned until Memorial Day). I've looked through what seems like hundreds of tire threads, but there doesn't seem to be a consensus other than putting a bigger tire/rim on so that you can get an E or G rated tire, and 'don't buy Chinese junk!' The problem is that nearly all trailer tires are manufactured in China, and I'm not springing for new rims.

I'm thinking that the original Goodyears lasted 5.5 years, so is there really a reason to go with anything else? Are there any decent LT options for a 15" rim?

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Old 04-25-2016, 08:39 PM   #2
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I went with the maxi 8008 series on my 15 inch rims and like them ... they are rated higher as they are 10 ply

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Old 04-25-2016, 08:44 PM   #3
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I would get the Maxxis 8008.
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Old 04-25-2016, 09:02 PM   #4
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Maxxis would be my choice too. It's what I now have after my search for the best brand. What sold me was that if you search/Google Maxxis tire failures, you get no results for trailer tire failures. I did see one negative Maxxis tire article, and it was for a motorcycle tire with minor cracking between the treads. Here's a link to DiscountTireDirect, 10 ply E rated for $132 each, with a $50 rebate (using their credit card), and free shipping.
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Old 04-25-2016, 09:11 PM   #5
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I also went with the Maxxis 8008. I moved up a load rating for my ST 205-75R15s from Discount Tire Direct. All my research led me to Maxxis.

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Old 04-26-2016, 08:52 AM   #6
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I replaced our Marathons with Marathons. The Discount Tire dealer I've dealt with for years said his experience with them was no worse than Maxxis. Go figure.

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