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Old 07-09-2012, 10:20 PM   #1
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Replacing Tires on 5th Wheel

Would like to know any pros/cons going with Power King Towmax tires for my Rockwood 5ver. I'd like to stick with something made in the USA (like the Goodyear Marathons I've been running) but they are now made overseas as are the Towmax. Call me crazy but I want to stick with ST tires and not go into truck tires. The Towmax tire reviews I've seen are mostly very positive whereas the Marathons, now made in China, are not fairing too well. Any comments would be appreciated.
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Old 07-10-2012, 08:51 AM   #2
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How about Maxxis? They have been rated top of the line (not without problems though...as all are). I just picked up 4 ST 235 80R16 for $660.00 from Discount Tire Online (via E-bay). They arrived yesterday and I'm still waiting for my trailer to get fixed from my triple blow-out, but I can't wait to get them mounted.
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Old 07-10-2012, 09:06 AM   #3
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A triple blow out?!! Ouch! I know what it's like, it happened to my 5th whl toyhauler. Must have had some serious damage there. Check out this similar thread Forest River Forums > Fifth Wheels | Travel Trailers | Ultra Lites > General Travel Trailer & Fifth Wheel Discussion > Wildwood No wheel well protection? .
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Old 07-10-2012, 09:20 AM   #4
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I just upgraded to Max is on TT and they pull great.
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Great to know FR28. I'll be looking forward to it on mine!
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Old 07-10-2012, 01:14 PM   #6
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How about Maxxis? They have been rated top of the line (not without problems though...as all are).
Ed, where are the Maxxis manufactured ???
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Old 07-10-2012, 02:22 PM   #7
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Thanks EdJunior for your reply. My 2005 Cougar came with Maxxis (but smaller than yours, 205-75R-15) and I had three blowouts in several months. Replaced with Goodyear Marathons (made in USA back then) without anymore problems. I replaced the Cougar with my current 30' Rockwood which came with Ultra tires (also made in China). Two blowouts on the same trip in 2009 and I switched to Goodyear Marathons (still made in USA at that time). No more problems since but they're three years old and we're "gun shy" so are replacing them before a couple of upcoming long trips. Can't find trailer tires anymore made in the USA and like what I've read, for the most part, about the Towmax tires. Just trying to get additional feedback.
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Old 07-10-2012, 02:31 PM   #8
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Maxxis ST tries are manufactured in Taiwan with stricter quality control and specs; which is much different than Chinese built ST tires.
They have the best reputation the RV forums I hang out on. If I was going to use ST tires, they would defineately be Maxxis.
BTW, regardless of which tires you get, be sure to have them balanced; if if you don't already have steel valve stems, get them, too. You'll thank me later....
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[QUOTE=amxpress;220750]Maxxis ST tries are manufactured in Taiwan with stricter quality control and specs; which is much different than Chinese built ST tires...QUOTE]

Where do you go to to get access to the quality standards from Maxxis & the others? Didn't know they were available to the public.
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