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Old 08-19-2016, 10:02 AM   #1
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Goodyear Marathon vs Maxxis tires

I will be changing my tires on my Sabre 5th wheel trailer. My trailers dry weight is 10700lbs and gvw is about 13500 or so. I am considering either Goodyear Marathon, or Maxxis tires size 235/80/16 E rated tires. Just asking for a concensus on which is the better tire. Thanks for any, and all feedback.
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Old 08-19-2016, 10:15 AM   #2
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I will be changing my tires on my Sabre 5th wheel trailer. My trailers dry weight is 10700lbs and gvw is about 13500 or so. I am considering either Goodyear Marathon, or Maxxis tires size 235/80/16 E rated tires. Just asking for a concensus on which is the better tire. Thanks for any, and all feedback.
I'd go with the Maxxis as they seem to have fewer problems. I'm still going with Carlisle in the same size as they have very few complaints and availability is greater, at least in the area where I live. I'm on the road a lot and availability is important to me. That is next under dependability. Carlisle has few reported complaints as well.
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I have no dealers near me that sell Maxxis tires. I would have to buy them from Discount Tire Direct and have them shipped to me.
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With that much weight it would be better to upgrade to something like the 14 ply rated Goodyear G614.
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Old 08-19-2016, 10:33 AM   #5
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I have no dealers near me that sell Maxxis tires. I would have to buy them from Discount Tire Direct and have them shipped to me.

Same here and do not want to find that 1000 miles from home. Called 3 local dealers, none had access to Maxxis and 2 could get Carlisle. I eliminated Marathon easily from my list.
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With that much weight it would be better to upgrade to something like the 14 ply rated Goodyear G614.
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Old 08-19-2016, 12:25 PM   #7
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Goodyears work fine
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I ordered mine from Discount Tire Direct. I got 5 so I could replace the spare as I was upgrading the load rating. If you order online, get them to confirm the manufacture date to ensure they aren't shipping old tires. My old Coleman popup had Carlisle tires and they lasted a long time (10+ years) although I always stored it indoors out of the sun.
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You also might consider the Sailum S637T 235/80R16 ST. It's a 14ply "G" rated tire.
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Goodyear may have fixed the problem with their marathon tires but I'll never trust them again after two, high speed blowouts. One causing damage to my TT. These were fairly new tires, too.
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