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Old 11-23-2015, 01:19 PM   #11
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Thanks for all the replies. After reading a bunch of reviews on different tires I have come to this conclusion that all trailer tires have issues even the Maxxis and Goodyear Marathons. For every one that has a problem there are others that swear by them. I found a local dealer that has Hercules tires in stock and said that the manufacture date is 6 months ago. We are going to another campground Wednesday and I will stop and have them all replaced then. He quoted me a price of $540 out the door.
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Old 11-23-2015, 01:32 PM   #12
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My vote is replace all 4. When one goes others may be close behind. These tires run close to their weight ratings. Also look at production date. Much over 5 years change them.
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Old 11-23-2015, 01:34 PM   #13
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I have 12,000 miles on my Hercules Power STR tires and all is good.


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Old 11-23-2015, 01:59 PM   #14
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We had one on our Crusader get a bulge on the sidewall, milked it home with no problems and replaced all 4 with a higher load rating with Maxxis. We didn't put the spare on because the build date put it at 6 years old IIRC, I would suggest you do the same, we feel much more comfortable knowing we have a higher load rating tire on it, and these tires are wearing much better than the OE tire. FYI, FR was great and reimbursed us for the tires. No one knows how an old tire made it onto our new 5er.
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Old 11-23-2015, 02:50 PM   #15
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I have the same trailer, even same year, and had the same tires. I had a blowout on one tire while in NM last summer. We had over 7,000 miles on the tire before it happened. I replaced with a no-name tire. That was the only one the dealer in Carlsbad had in that size.

However, upon returning home some 3,000 miles later, I noticed the remaining 3 original tires all had bumps or bulges coming out the sides. I switched all 4 to Marathons and made the newer no-name my spare. I agree that all tires have folks that swear by them and seems to be just as many that swear at them!

We made it to Alaska and back this summer, over 11,000 miles, with no trouble so I'm satisfied. I do keep an extra close eye out now for bulges. I suspect the tire that blew out may have had a bulge that I just wasn't watching for. I was totally focused on the pressure and not really too observant/concerned of the physical condition -- lesson learned.
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Old 11-23-2015, 05:30 PM   #16
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Why do trailer tires have so many more problems than motor home or truck tires? Is it the trailer axles as opposed to the truck axles? or is it the way the tires are constructed? After having had a class A and a class C for over 20 years and only having 2 flats I have had 4 flats with my 5er in one year and 2 were with load range E not the Cs that came on it.
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Old 11-23-2015, 05:40 PM   #17
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The tires that come with trailers are usually right at the max for trailer. First thing I did is replaced all 4 with Goodyear load rate D. Never had any issues with these like I did the first trailer that had the as we call China bombs. Later RJD
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Old 11-23-2015, 06:23 PM   #18
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Check to see just where the tires are manufactured before you buy them. If they are made in China, run and run real fast!

A lot of tires for RV's/trailers are now made in China (even the "brand name" ones) and they are all junk. Don't assume that because it has a known name they are good tires.

Pay a bit more for ones made in the US. You won't regret it!
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Old 11-23-2015, 07:13 PM   #19
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Hey Rickv,
Sorry to hear about another tire problem.....We have over 5500 on our Hercules and Haven't had any problems. We got them from tire mart in lake city, not sure what the total was. The price you have does sound good. Let us know how things work out????
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Check to see just where the tires are manufactured before you buy them. If they are made in China, run and run real fast!

A lot of tires for RV's/trailers are now made in China (even the "brand name" ones) and they are all junk. Don't assume that because it has a known name they are good tires.

Pay a bit more for ones made in the US. You won't regret it!
Major, the consensus around here seems to be that they're all made offshore these days - even the most popular brands: Goodyear and Maxxis. If you're aware of a brand that's still made in the US or Canada please let us know.
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