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Old 02-20-2013, 11:27 PM   #1
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Maxxis tires

Got income tax and just went and paid for some maxxis m8008 st205/75/15 load range d tires for my toy hauler. The currant tires only made it through one season. Probably could get a couple more trips out of them but I'm not willing to take that risk. But who has these maxxis tires. Do you like them how have they been. They seemed to be a very popular choice and got them paid for now so I don't miss out on them.
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Old 02-21-2013, 08:38 AM   #2
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I replaced my tires with Maxxis. Have only had the camper out a couple of times with them so far, but so far so good. By default, they have to be better than the originals...IMHO.
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MAKE SURE the folks who mounted your tires changed the stems to high pressure metal stems. They will not normally do that unless you tell them to.

Tire Tech Information - Tire Valve Types, Components and Uses

Most standard rubber based stems are only good for a maximum of 65 PSI with no side loads. If you use a valve mounted TPMS, the weight of the monitor can bend the stem up against the rim, causing air to leak at the base of the valve.
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Old 02-21-2013, 08:57 AM   #4
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MAKE SURE the folks who mounted your tires changed the stems to high pressure metal stems. They will not normally do that unless you tell them to.


Most standard rubber based stems are only good for a maximum of 65 PSI with no side loads. If you use a valve mounted TPMS, the weight of the monitor can bend the stem up against the rim, causing air to leak at the base of the valve.
Good advice. We switched to Maxxis, going from load range C's to D's, put on the metal valve stems, and had the tires bead-balanced. So far, so good.
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We have Maxxis tires with metal valve stems. I have not had any problems.
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Old 02-21-2013, 10:43 AM   #6
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MAKE SURE the folks who mounted your tires changed the stems to high pressure metal stems. They will not normally do that unless you tell them to.

Tire Tech Information - Tire Valve Types, Components and Uses

Most standard rubber based stems are only good for a maximum of 65 PSI with no side loads. If you use a valve mounted TPMS, the weight of the monitor can bend the stem up against the rim, causing air to leak at the base of the valve.
Haven't had them mounted yet herk camper still got snow drifts around it. But to make you happy I did tell them to get me metal stems. The shop I got my tires from is a local mom and pop type shop that I worked at for four years between high school and college still the same owner. I have nothing but confidence in them.
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Old 02-21-2013, 11:20 AM   #7
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On my previous TT i put Maxxis tires on it and did not have any problems with them. If I stay with a 15" tire on my current 5er it will be Maxxis LR E tires.
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I have that size tires on my 5er and if I were to replace them, I will move up from the D to E if I could and also metal valve stems.
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Well I had my new maxxis tires put on today. When the old tires were coming off the rims I was comparing the two and wow what a difference. I had metal valve stems put in. Actually two of the old tires were separated one was really bad. It had completely separated I am lucky I even made it down there without it coming apart and it was just a short drive. But I am much happier now and ready to get to camping.
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Do they make 14" tires?
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