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Old 01-16-2013, 02:09 PM   #21
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Called around local tire shops and the Maxxis 225/75R15 D were $576 mounted balance and OTD. So other question is my trailer is 7,000 UVW, my current tires are C range, should I go with D or E range? I believe D would suffice. Would I have to change rims if I went with D or E?
I would think the Range D would be plenty. The limiting factor might actually be your rims. Are they rated for the pressure that you would be running? D rating would be nice if you can do it. It would give you that extra margin on a long, hot towing day.

I ran a set of Marathons for 5 years and 30M miles. No issues whatsoever. They looked fine too. No cracking. But I decided to replace them at that point for peace of mind and safety. I did replace my C's with D's also.
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Old 01-16-2013, 02:31 PM   #22
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Replaced my Carlisle C rated tires with Marathon D rated tires. MAKE SURE you replace the low pressure rubber stems with high pressure steel or brass stems.

Rubber stems max out at 50 PSI. Brass/steel stems can go to 100 PSI.
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I just went by our rv and check the tires. The number on the side said "2109"...so that means there were made May 18-25, 2009. They still look good, but I will keep and eye on them.
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Old 01-16-2013, 05:48 PM   #24
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I just went by our rv and check the tires. The number on the side said "2109"...so that means there were made May 18-25, 2009. They still look good, but I will keep and eye on them.
So in May they will be 4 years old. If you run them regularly and cover when not in use you should get 2 more years service out of them.

Start saving for your replacements in a "tire jar" now and you will be ready to go when they "age out".
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Old 01-16-2013, 06:05 PM   #25
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Replaced my Carlisle C rated tires with Marathon D rated tires. MAKE SURE you replace the low pressure rubber stems with high pressure steel or brass stems.

Rubber stems max out at 50 PSI. Brass/steel stems can go to 100 PSI.
Yep, and it also allows you to attach a tire pressure monitor.
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Old 01-16-2013, 06:08 PM   #26
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Silly question, where do I get replacement tires? My rv dealer? Tire shop?
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Old 01-16-2013, 06:28 PM   #27
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Silly question, where do I get replacement tires? My rv dealer? Tire shop?
Yes, and yes....

We get ours from a local tire dealer, so just skip the middleman and go right to the tire shop....
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I go 3 to 4 years and make sure I inspect them before each trip for cracks etc. It is just not worth it to push the life of the tire considering the damage it can cause.
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Old 01-16-2013, 07:19 PM   #29
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I bought my Goodyear Marathons at my local Goodyear dealer. He does not stock ST tires so I had to order them.

Since he had to call the warehouse anyway, I requested the dealer to make them check for a set of 4 ST tires with the tire code "MD" (Gadsden, AL) and date stamped less than 1 year old.

Ordered on July 16 2010, I got not only 4 ST tires made in Alabama but a set that was made between June 21 and June 27 2010.

Now THAT is service.
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Old 01-16-2013, 08:28 PM   #30
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This info works on a class c, too, right?
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