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Old 09-28-2016, 10:49 PM   #1
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Tires (Yes, I know....)

Yes, I know. How many times we are going to talk about the "best" tires?
I feel is like talking about vitamins or cereal.
You go to a vitamins stores and they have hundred of them, which one to buy?
Cereal? Go to your favorite supermarket and they have an entire isle full of cereal; with sugar, no sugar, etc, etc, etc....
Anyway, this past weekend, I have my first blowout; not one, but two. One Thursday night (11:30pm) driving to Atlanta (from Tampa) where I pulled over and used my spare. Next day, I bought a new tire and finished my weekend. Now, coming home Sunday afternoon around 4:30pm, "boom" second one. What a lucky guy I am!!!!! I've been reading, searching, asking and it is getting more stressful. I found out I have 6ply tires (from factory) and they are new. I have a 2016 Rockwood Signature Fifthwheel. It's heavy, almost 10,000 pounds loaded. So, 6 ply is the right tire?
Question is: what to buy next? 8ply, 10ply? Powerking Towmak $55.00, Goodyear Marathon $81.00, Maxxis $164.00 Ouch!!!!!!
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Old 09-28-2016, 11:39 PM   #2
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Tires (Yes, I know....)

Normally the 225-75-15 D rated tires are...
marathons about $100 no tax/frt
Maxxis About $120. Ditto

I am in this same thought process except trailer on order.

I am not sure about your prices


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Old 09-29-2016, 12:05 AM   #3
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Not sure where you're getting those prices but the Maxxis seems too high and the Marathon too low. What size?
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Prices from Tirerack.com
Maxxis from their web site
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Old 10-02-2016, 07:31 PM   #5
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Maxxis 10ply/E rated @ Amazon $124.95, free shipping

https://www.amazon.com/Maxxis-M8008-...s=Maxxis+m8008
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Yes, I know. How many times we are going to talk about the "best" tires?
I feel is like talking about vitamins or cereal.
You go to a vitamins stores and they have hundred of them, which one to buy?
Cereal? Go to your favorite supermarket and they have an entire isle full of cereal; with sugar, no sugar, etc, etc, etc....
Anyway, this past weekend, I have my first blowout; not one, but two. One Thursday night (11:30pm) driving to Atlanta (from Tampa) where I pulled over and used my spare. Next day, I bought a new tire and finished my weekend. Now, coming home Sunday afternoon around 4:30pm, "boom" second one. What a lucky guy I am!!!!! I've been reading, searching, asking and it is getting more stressful. I found out I have 6ply tires (from factory) and they are new. I have a 2016 Rockwood Signature Fifthwheel. It's heavy, almost 10,000 pounds loaded. So, 6 ply is the right tire?
Question is: what to buy next? 8ply, 10ply? Powerking Towmak $55.00, Goodyear Marathon $81.00, Maxxis $164.00 Ouch!!!!!!
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6ply D rated is not enough for 10,000 lbs . go with a e rated . I use the Hercules brand 10 ply 225/15/75 with metal valve stems. $90. per tire and much better then any other st tire I've seen imo over 12,000 mile now and no issues knock on wood cause any tire can go . I think also some blowouts maybe caused by bad rubber valve stems
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Nobody pays the retail price shown on manufacturers websites. Check City Limit Tire. Maxxis E load $105. I think shipping is about $12 per tire. They also have Carlisle and Hercules.

Tire Results - 225/75R15 | City Limit Tire | Sparta, North Carolina
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Yes, I know. How many times we are going to talk about the "best" tires?

I feel is like talking about vitamins or cereal.

You go to a vitamins stores and they have hundred of them, which one to buy?

Cereal? Go to your favorite supermarket and they have an entire isle full of cereal; with sugar, no sugar, etc, etc, etc....

Anyway, this past weekend, I have my first blowout; not one, but two. One Thursday night (11:30pm) driving to Atlanta (from Tampa) where I pulled over and used my spare. Next day, I bought a new tire and finished my weekend. Now, coming home Sunday afternoon around 4:30pm, "boom" second one. What a lucky guy I am!!!!! I've been reading, searching, asking and it is getting more stressful. I found out I have 6ply tires (from factory) and they are new. I have a 2016 Rockwood Signature Fifthwheel. It's heavy, almost 10,000 pounds loaded. So, 6 ply is the right tire?

Question is: what to buy next? 8ply, 10ply? Powerking Towmak $55.00, Goodyear Marathon $81.00, Maxxis $164.00 Ouch!!!!!!

Thanks

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Just a suggestion but maybe you need to check out a TPMS


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Don't give that statement as a suggestion.....it's an order. Should be standard equipment on every RV.
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Don't give that statement as a suggestion.....it's an order. Should be standard equipment on every RV.
Under inflation (slow leak or puncture) will cause either a blowout or tire shredding. A TMPS will warm you of a potential problem. They should be included as standard equipment when purchasing tires.
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