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Old 05-17-2013, 09:54 AM   #11
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"Don't worry about the TIRE brand"? Is that what you meant? So you think the China-Bombs that come on many RVs are fine?

I prefer Goodyear Marathons but would consider Maxxis too.
yes, I am saying that. If your tires are a major brand.
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Old 05-18-2013, 06:50 PM   #12
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I think I should clarify my thoughts on this matter.

I believe there are good and bad tire mfg. and batches of tires. The quality of tires does vary, but the name brands are generally going to be better quality.

I think the main difference between tires is the tire's tolerance to misuse. Some tires can tolerate being slightly under-inflated more than others. Some tires tolerate being overloaded more than others. some tires will last longer. And some tires will tolerate the hard hit or curb strike better.

All of these things are variables that all of us can control to one extent or another. If we have the proper tire installed, If we don't overload them, keep th at the right pressure, and drive with care, most tires will last their expected lifetime.
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Old 05-18-2013, 06:59 PM   #13
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I've had great results from the Kumho 857's so far.
X2! And they are D rated and speed rated for 99 mph. Awesome tire.
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Old 05-18-2013, 07:09 PM   #14
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X2! And they are D rated and speed rated for 99 mph. Awesome tire.
Just what we need, a 5000# trailer being pulled 99 mph.
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Old 05-18-2013, 07:39 PM   #15
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I just got my new issue of Trailer Life Magazine a few days ago and they had a very good article about tire choices and things to look for. If you dont get it I'm sure you can find it online or at your local magazine shop.
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Old 05-18-2013, 08:40 PM   #16
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"Don't worry about the TIRE brand"? Is that what you meant? So you think the China-Bombs that come on many RVs are fine?


I prefer Goodyear Marathons but would consider Maxxis too.
I just put 4 new tires on my trailer last month. They were the Good Year Marathon tires. They have a manufacture date of 0613 so I would assume the 6th week of 2013. With your statement I must assume they are China-Bombs since Made in China is stamped on the side of them also.

OP buy what ever you feel comfortable having installed on your trailer. It still is your trailer. I do agree have them balanced I did and could feel the difference in the pull.
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Old 05-18-2013, 08:57 PM   #17
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I just put 4 new tires on my trailer last month. They were the Good Year Marathon tires. They have a manufacture date of 0613 so I would assume the 6th week of 2013. With your statement I must assume they are China-Bombs since Made in China is stamped on the side of them also.

OP buy what ever you feel comfortable having installed on your trailer. It still is your trailer. I do agree have them balanced I did and could feel the difference in the pull.
I think you will find most ST tires are made in China or Taiwan.
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Old 05-18-2013, 09:03 PM   #18
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Carlisle seems to have a variable reputation.
Some folks have great results, but I put them on my motorcycle/quad trailer and the sidewalls cracked after about a year. They only had maybe 1500 miles on them.
As soon as we got our new fifth wheel, we replaced the factory tires with Maxxis. But I am hearing that they are getting hard to find. The Kumhos get a lot of good reviews, and the Goodyear Marathons seem to be ok. Goodyear is supposed to have a US plant running again, but I don't know if they make Marathons there.
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We have the Carlisle tire on our trailer. They have been on for three years now and have over 14,000 mile on them. Have not had a problem.
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Just what we need, a 5000# trailer being pulled 99 mph.
I may not get up to 99mph, but with this rating I don't have to worry about staying with the flow of traffic at 70mph!
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