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Old 08-19-2016, 12:39 PM   #11
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Don't count Carlisle out, they are excellent tires.

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Old 08-19-2016, 05:26 PM   #12
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After many hours of reading lots of opinions online I ended up with Maxxis ST225/75R15/E. I bought them from Discount Tire direct since I live way out and no stores close. Ordered them on Thursday and received them on Friday by UPS. Had them mounted at a small tire shop and I am ready to hit the road. I guess time will tell if I made a good purchase or not but the Sept 2016 issue of Trailer Life has a very good article about Maxxis tires. pretty much confirms what I had been reading mostly.


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Old 08-19-2016, 06:25 PM   #13
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Retire the tire Matrix

Trying to pick tires by hoping for divine intervention on this forum is like finding gold by picking your nose. Buying a tire you like by nation of origin is no longer a given. I am American, I love America but Asian tire maker's use a more symmetrical moulding process than American tire makers. But our rv industry orders these tires with,substandard design quality at their lower price specs. A better tire can be made but at who's cost. Definitely not the Rv industry expense.
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Old 08-19-2016, 07:14 PM   #14
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With that much weight it would be better to upgrade to something like the 14 ply rated Goodyear G614.
Or the Sailun 637, and much less expensive, too.
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Old 08-19-2016, 07:23 PM   #15
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See unit in sig. I put the Maxxis on it after 2 years and sold the tires that came on it on CL. You could tell a difference in the 2 different sets of tires in pulling. To me they have been a good performer and I would purchase again if I had to.

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Old 08-19-2016, 08:43 PM   #16
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Everyone I know has changed to LT tires ,they seem to be better tires and are rated for higher speed.Trailer tires are only rated for 65 mph and have no federal specs like vehicles do,you can call anything a trailer tire.
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Old 08-19-2016, 08:58 PM   #17
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I think you will be happy with the Maxxis tires. They have served me well for about 5,000 miles and the look as good as the day I put them on. Keep them covered when not in use, keep the pressure up and they should last you a long time. Mine were made in Thailand and not China.
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Old 08-20-2016, 09:20 AM   #18
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I just came from the Frog get togeher in Goshen an was to a seminar that said to go to L T tires they run cooler and at lower temperature.
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Old 08-20-2016, 09:30 AM   #19
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I just came from the Frog get togeher in Goshen an was to a seminar that said to go to L T tires they run cooler and at lower temperature.
Nice to hear some confirmation for a change. Thanks for the info!
Most of the group we RV with have been running LTs for years with much more success than STs. The only ones still running STs (maxxis) are lighter rigs. And we all stay away from anything made in China as much as possible
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Old 08-20-2016, 09:30 AM   #20
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Sailun presents a dilemma for the ST to LT decision. Having marketed the S637 tire as a 245/85R16 and gotten good response from RVers, this last year they released the S637 in a 235/80R16 that is the perfect size for replacing many of the FR OEM tires (same size as the Maxxis 8008 for instance). The dilemma is that this Sailun S637 is certified as an ST tire (not LT) but further complicates the decision because, though ST not LT, its a load rated 'G' (not E). Like it's LT sibling it supports 110psi and 75mph (though the standards body that defines the ST spec says all ST tires are 65mph).

All I can tell from the specs is that the LT version (because it's a 245/85) is a little taller.

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