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Old 09-17-2012, 05:23 PM   #11
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I'll bet there are a few on this board who will make you a good deal on some Trail Express tires!

Doesn't matter which tire you choose, I recommend a good TPMS. I use the Tire Minder.
Do you have any interference at all with the wireless setup? I know Tire Minder sells a hard wired booster to help eliminate interference but is the booster necessary for most applications?
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Old 09-17-2012, 07:06 PM   #12
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I have not had a problem with receiving a signal, yet. I do on the rare occasion get a NO SENSOR message on the display. I just unscrew the sensor and screw it back on. Works great for me.

Recently sent back my old sensor batteries to TireMinder and they sent me 5 new batteries. Good company to help you if you have any questions on how to operate your device.
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Old 09-17-2012, 07:37 PM   #13
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Do you have any interference at all with the wireless setup? I know Tire Minder sells a hard wired booster to help eliminate interference but is the booster necessary for most applications?
I use the TST 507 sensors and they use CR1632 wrist watch batteries in the sensors. Haven't had any problems with them yet. Batteries are supposed to work 24/7 for 40-52 wks, but I take them off if I'm going to park over 2 or 3 days. I also carry new batteries just in case.
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Old 09-17-2012, 10:53 PM   #14
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I just contacted a local dealer and got a reasonable price on (5) new Maxxis M8008 ST tires. I'm going tomorrow to have them mounted and balanced. They were actually about the same price as I would have paid for new GY Marathons but after Googling I found quite a few comments from other RV'ers about the GY failing early. I didn't see anything negative about the Maxxis so I'll keep my fingers crossed. Also I did look on the NHTSA site and found a lot of complaints on Carlisle ST tires, a few on Goodyear Marathon ST and none on Maxxis so we'll see.
I hope you have as good of luck as we have w/ maxxis tires. We have used them in rather extreme conditions on some farm trucks and atvs with narry a prob. And most have been in use over half a dozen years!!
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Old 09-17-2012, 10:53 PM   #15
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Hi,

I've just become the proud owner of my first RV, a 2006 Surveyor SV264, which the original owner still had the original GY Marathon tires mounted on (ST205/75R14) and they are stamped Made In New Zealand. After reading through more than several threads on this forum I need some helpful comments.
1) Should I stay with the Load Range C tire or look for a Range D ......
I bought a 2004 Grand Surveyor in 2009 that had the original Marathon tires, with Load range C (1250lbs at 35psi), and it weighed over 5000lb - too close to the 4 tires combined rating IMO. I had 2 quite serious blowouts that caused extensive damage and replaced all 5 tires - 2 in 2010 and 3 in 2011 - with the same GY Marathon, however they were (improved?) and now D rated (1750lbs at 50psi).

I had no problems after changing to the D rated version.
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I bought a 2004 Grand Surveyor in 2009 that had the original Marathon tires, with Load range C (1250lbs at 35psi), and it weighed over 5000lb - too close to the 4 tires combined rating IMO. I had 2 quite serious blowouts that caused extensive damage and replaced all 5 tires - 2 in 2010 and 3 in 2011 - with the same GY Marathon, however they were (improved?) and now D rated (1750lbs at 50psi).

I had no problems after changing to the D rated version.
Huh ?? I am not exactly sure how a 2004 tire was rated, but there is nothing on the current Marathon list that has that low of a pressure, or maximum tire rating.....not even 13" tire.

C rated tires have a maximum pressure rating of 50 lbs, D rated are 65 lbs.

Even though your tires added up to 5000 lbs. on your 5000 lb. trailer, some of that weight was tongue weight. But with things that close it was probably wise to upgrade the tires. Still, I don't get the D rated tires at 50 lbs. maximum inflation, and only 1750 lbs. The smallest D rated Marathon is listed as 2540 lbs. maximum load at 65 lbs.
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Old 09-18-2012, 10:16 AM   #17
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Huh ?? I am not exactly sure how a 2004 tire was rated, but there is nothing on the current Marathon list that has that low of a pressure, or maximum tire rating.....not even 13" tire.

C rated tires have a maximum pressure rating of 50 lbs, D rated are 65 lbs.

Even though your tires added up to 5000 lbs. on your 5000 lb. trailer, some of that weight was tongue weight. But with things that close it was probably wise to upgrade the tires. Still, I don't get the D rated tires at 50 lbs. maximum inflation, and only 1750 lbs. The smallest D rated Marathon is listed as 2540 lbs. maximum load at 65 lbs.
Different pressures for different loads. I don't think he meant it was the max pressure and maximum load the tire would carry.
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Old 09-18-2012, 10:41 AM   #18
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Different pressures for different loads. I don't think he meant it was the max pressure and maximum load the tire would carry.
I said it in my last post, and will again here........huh ??

Unless the ratings have changed significantly since 2004, C rated tires should have carried the load of a 5000 lb. trailer if they were inflated to the maximum tire pressure.

Hopefully DualSport will clarify his post.
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Old 09-18-2012, 04:05 PM   #20
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The 2004 GY Marathon stated load rating C and 1250lbs max at 35psi right on the sidewall. When I replaced the first blowout in Apr 2010 I bought the same tire except sidewall now said load rating D 1750lbs (I think) and 50psi max. I replaced the other 4 in Dec 2010 after second blowout, and sidewall data the same. I traded the Surveyor for a LaCrosse last month so I can't easily verify sidewall data.
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