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Old 05-27-2014, 02:55 PM   #11
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I read the fewest bad reviews on Maxxis and Goodyear Marathon tires when it came down to tire shopping for me. Ultimately I picked the Maxxis and have had good luck towing for the last 4,000 miles (by me and the delivery transporters).

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Old 05-27-2014, 02:55 PM   #12
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Quit hemming and hawing! Put that $$ down and have a good time. Certainly some tire guy can find what you want. Being flat on the side of a dark hiway isn't a good feeling. Been there, done that. And asked myself why didn't I.....?

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Old 05-27-2014, 02:57 PM   #13
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have you looked at the KUMHO 857, load rating of 2271 at 65 psi for 205/75 r14. It's an 8 ply tire.

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Old 05-28-2014, 03:49 PM   #14
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Well, I'll get lambasted for this, but I got tires other than Maxxis or Carlisle. I got Hercules STR tires. Well, here's my take, I went to my tire guy to drop off rims and order Maxxis. I entered the shop and immediately saw someone else's TT rims sitting there with new Hercules tires on them. So, I asked to compare them to a Carlisle tire of same load rating. Side by side, I was surprised how much deeper the tread was on the Hercules. Off the rims they were also stiffer than the Carlisle tires. The Hercules tires did feel a little sturdier. At a savings of $26 I wasn't picking by price. So, I got a set. If I don't like them, I'll let you all know. I check the tires before every trip, and if there's any question about their reliability, I'll get Maxxis immediately. Besides, I need a new pair of spares anyway.

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Old 05-28-2014, 03:57 PM   #15
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Terrible choice!


You could buy tires made from pure gold and somebody would say you could do better. I chose Carlisle and will have to live with it. That's why we are all different and learn from each other.

Look forward to hearing your review of the Hercules tires!

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