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Old 03-22-2013, 09:58 AM   #1
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STC trailer tires????

I searched the forum for any info on this specific brand and haven't come up with anything about them. The internet didn't give me much to go on either.

I was getting some pricing on some new tires for my Surveyor S261T since the Goodyear Marathons that came on it have cracked on the sides and I'm concerned about a blow out on a trip in the near future. I told the guy at the tire shop I was looking for 4x 205\75\R14 load range C, the first thing he came up with was STC brand with those specs, $345 installed for a set of 4. That's a really good deal considering all the other prices I've got, including a replacement set of Goodyear Marathons for $489 installed. Anyone have any experience with these tires? The Goodyears I have still have really good tread on them and even wear, I'm just concerned about the cracks in the side walls, the trailer is stored in an enclosed garage on a concrete pad so I'm not sure why they cracked so quickly as they only have about 4k miles on them from what the previous owner said.

Any info would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 03-22-2013, 10:14 AM   #2
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I wonder why those tires cost so much less.
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I wonder why those tires cost so much less.
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Old 03-22-2013, 10:42 AM   #4
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Considering the consequences, is it really worth putting cheap tires on your camper?
We put Maxxis on ours.
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Old 03-22-2013, 11:04 AM   #5
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Generally most tires come from only a couple of plants so I figured these were made by one of the big companies... Considering how long the expensive brand names have lasted not sure it matters what name is on them.
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I searched the forum for any info on this specific brand and haven't come up with anything about them. The internet didn't give me much to go on either.

I was getting some pricing on some new tires for my Surveyor S261T since the Goodyear Marathons that came on it have cracked on the sides and I'm concerned about a blow out on a trip in the near future. I told the guy at the tire shop I was looking for 4x 205\75\R14 load range C, the first thing he came up with was STC brand with those specs, $345 installed for a set of 4. That's a really good deal considering all the other prices I've got, including a replacement set of Goodyear Marathons for $489 installed. Anyone have any experience with these tires? The Goodyears I have still have really good tread on them and even wear, I'm just concerned about the cracks in the side walls, the trailer is stored in an enclosed garage on a concrete pad so I'm not sure why they cracked so quickly as they only have about 4k miles on them from what the previous owner said.

Any info would be greatly appreciated.

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I am trying to get over the idea that you have a 9 year old trailer and are just now replacing tires...

Tire manufactures recommend that tires be replaced within 60 months (5 years) of the tire manufacture date. You are just a tad over.

As for tires, I really like Greenball TowMaster.

Greenball Tires - Towmaster
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I'm the 2nd owner of the trailer and these are the 2nd set of tires according to the original owner...
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I'm the 2nd owner of the trailer and these are the 2nd set of tires according to the original owner...
That is better. Did you check the date code to see how old the tires in fact are?

As I stated, I like Greenball. they are the only ST tire manufacture to rate their tires at 75mph at normal inflation. Goodyear claims you can exceed 65MPH if you add 10 psi of tire pressure. I use Greenball on my boat trailer which sees much harder use than our TT.
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You should look at the date codes on the tires to see how old these are.
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That is better. Did you check the date code to see how old the tires in fact are?

As I stated, I like Greenball. they are the only ST tire manufacture to rate their tires at 75mph at normal inflation. Goodyear claims you can exceed 65MPH if you add 10 psi of tire pressure. I use Greenball on my boat trailer which sees much harder use than our TT.

I looked up the Greenball tires and found the tow-master that they make. Found them online for $66 each, including shipping and installation that'd be around $365 for the set. Do you have the Tow-master tires or the Transmaster trailer tires they make?
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