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Old 08-21-2015, 09:29 PM   #1
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I had a blow out over the last week on the way home and now I need four new tires. I have ST 205 75r14. What are everyone's thought on Goodyear marathons???
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Old 08-21-2015, 10:01 PM   #2
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We had GR marathons on our RV for a little more than a year. Then this happened Click image for larger version

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The belts had separated inside. Would have been catastrophic had we not caught it before our trip. We no longer have those tires. With that being said, I'm sure a lot of folks really like them. To me, after seeing that I no longer had piece of mind. On our last RV we had Maxxis tires from day one. After 7 years we replaced them with another set of Maxxis tires. Never had 1 problem. I personally would look at Maxxis as my choice for a lighter RV. Just my 2 cents. Jerry.


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Old 08-21-2015, 10:27 PM   #3
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Kumho 857s or Hankook RA08 in 195r14 is the BEST replacement tire; 8 ply, load range D, 99 mph rated and carry 2100# each instead of the 1720 that the st205s carry. Busdepot.com has the best price on the Hankooks; I've had a set for a year and o problems.
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Old 08-21-2015, 11:21 PM   #4
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My vote is for the kumhos. Had them and liked a lot. Did well in the wet too.
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Old 08-22-2015, 12:16 AM   #5
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So far the Maxxis I bought a few months ago are doing well. I've read a lot of bad about the Goodyears. I had very bad experience with them on my last boat trailer... so no more Goodyears for me.
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Old 08-22-2015, 08:47 AM   #6
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I think all the st tires are made in China but some are better than others


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Old 08-22-2015, 01:48 PM   #7
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I had the same issue as Jerry with my Marathons, so I'm switching to Maxxis. For what it's worth, they are made in Thailand, not China.
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And Kumho is a Korean company. Not sure where they make their trailer tires, but I heard they were building a plant in Georgia.
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I think all the st tires are made in China but some are better than others


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I believe most Maxxis ST tires are made in Thailand.
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I had the same issue as Jerry with my Marathons, so I'm switching to Maxxis. For what it's worth, they are made in Thailand, not China.
Thailand is just a hoot and a holler down the road.
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