Originally Posted by missing_link
When reading tire threads on the General RV forums, I see a lot of people upgrading from no name tires to Goodyear or Maxxis.
When reading the airstream forum, they all upgrade from Goodyear to a Michelin LT tire.
It seems the Goodyear Marathon is the stock tire from Airstream and is well known for loosing treads
My trailer came with load range C trail express and I am going to load range D Maxxis. Frustrating to have to worry/research so much about trailer tires
I read this and other blogs have about decided that the biggest factors in tire failure are:
1. Overload. ( Us on C's)
2. Under inflation. (Rented a Class C while waiting on the factory for our new tt. Dealer insisted that tire pressures were fine at 72-78 lbs, as the unit was just back from service at "there tire shop". I drove 4 miles home and double checked. They averaged 61. Lowest was at 46. Duh, so much for dealer's tire shop.)
3. Last but not least, people refuse to realize that a five year old ST tire with good tread is probably SHOT.