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Old 06-18-2015, 11:04 PM   #1
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Maxxis or Marathon Tires in ST225 75 15

I admit, I'm concerned over ya all's posts on this forum on the junk Tow Max Tires failures being reported after few years. Been looking at getting them off my 2013 334RBTS which is right at 10,500 LBS, plus I have a notorious lead foot. My Tow Max Tires are LR D 225 75 15 at 2,540 LBS. The Goodyear Marathons are rated the same 2,540 LBS in that size. Maxxis has a LR E rated at 2,830. I'm skeptical of putting another set of Chinese junk tires on my wife's beloved TT. Not sure to spend the money on set of Goodyear's with the same load rating and have them maxed out but with piece of mind that they are good tires, or put the higher rated Maxxis tires on and take a chance on Chinese junk. Anyone offer some thoughts?
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Old 06-18-2015, 11:25 PM   #2
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After lengthy review last summer, in my opinion, the Maxxis are the best trailer tires made. Bought a set and put 6000 miles on them in three weeks. No problems!

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Old 06-18-2015, 11:31 PM   #3
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After reading countless posts about Maxxis versus all others, and after speaking personally with a couple of RV'er friends who have bought them, I have ordered a set of Maxxis. Matter of fact they are in and I will be installing them Saturday. I have had 6 seasons of zero problems with my original equipment Chinese Marathons but I am pushing my luck with them. All in all, I am pretty convinced the Maxxis is the best tire for our RV's at present.
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Old 06-19-2015, 12:09 AM   #4
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Not sure to spend the money on set of Goodyear's with the same load rating and have them maxed out but with piece of mind that they are good tires, or put the higher rated Maxxis tires on and take a chance on Chinese junk. Anyone offer some thoughts?
The Goodyears are made in China while the Maxxis are made in Thailand. While I like my USA made Goodyear truck tires, I have had bad luck with the Chinese made trailer tires. Therefore even though I might get a little warranty money from Goodyear, I'm switching to Maxxis.
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I'm leaving in the morning for a cross country trip and will have to take a chance on my oem chinese westlake tires. But when I get back I'll get a set of Maxxis. Tire Details - Discount Tire Direct
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Old 06-19-2015, 06:11 AM   #6
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I just outfitted my trailer with 5 new Maxxis tires. They replaced Marathons that were on there since 2007. I never had an issue with the Marathons but decided to try the Maxxis.
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Old 06-19-2015, 06:58 AM   #7
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I would go with Maxxis in a minute over any other st tire.
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Old 06-19-2015, 07:03 AM   #8
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Had Marathons on my last unit and they lasted 5 years for me and the new owner. Had Towmax on this current rig and just replaced with Maxxis due to a failure on one. Thailand made and seem to have a good service record based on NHTSA complaints. Every tire brand is going to have some failures, it just seems that Towmax are having a lot by reports. Personal experience in my case as well.
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I am on my second set of Maxxis tires for my ATV with very little problems. I know those are made in Taiwan which is alot better than the Peoples Republic of China imo. I am not sure if the trailer tires are made in Taiwan, but if they are I think they are a lot better than anything coming out of Mainland China.
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Will put on Maxxis D load when I change out my current C rated Chinese tires early next year.
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