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Old 04-15-2014, 08:39 PM   #1
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Tire suggestions

Picked up the camper today from being summerized... Brought it home to plug it in so I can run the heater through the night (getting down to 18-deg here)... Only to find a tire almost deflated... Went completely flat within a couple minutes. Found a nice size hole between the treads. Got it changed out and started pricing new tires. I decided early on that if one ever failed, I'd replace all of the Trail Express brand tires.

So I have three types that I'm looking at and decided to ask some opinions if anyone has heard of some of these and what you think of them... Are the Marathons still considered one of the best? I have a Rockwood 2306 (+- 4500lbs loaded)

I assume these are all load range C, 6 ply.

Max Miler... $90/each installed.

Triangle... $81/each installed

Goodyear Marathons... $100/each installed

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Old 04-15-2014, 08:43 PM   #2
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JMO, GY Marathons LR D.

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Old 04-15-2014, 09:04 PM   #3
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Goodyear (Ds) was what I have always put on my former unit. It is what I will go to when the tires that are on my new unit start going bad (or as long as my nerves can take it). One went bad after 200 miles and the Dealer replaced it and I had no choice in what to replace it with.

A few more dollars may seem to add up, but the peace of mind priceless.
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Old 04-21-2014, 11:03 PM   #4
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If you have 14" wheels you may want to check out these tires.

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Old 04-22-2014, 02:48 PM   #5
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After realizing that the Marathons were also Chinese made... I decided to go with the brand my RV repair center recommended and I purchased the Hercules brand tires at $85 installed. He said he's been installing them for the past 4 years and hasn't had any issues. I did an online search and nothing negative stood out (unlike the Trail Express)... So I went with the Hercules.
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Old 04-22-2014, 03:17 PM   #6
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Sam's Club is where I ordered my las set of GY Marathons LR D. 12 same as cash too. I did have to take the wheel off the trailer my self for them to mount. They didn't want to mess with the trailer. Actually I didn't want the to mess with the trailer either...
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Old 04-22-2014, 03:42 PM   #7
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I Got Bombed

On my last trip, my TireMinder alerted me to a tire losing pressure. The next exit was a couple miles away and found an old business that was closed that had a nice place to change a tire. Finally got bombed by the Trail Express! All the way home(200 miles), and since I didn't have another spare, I worried I'd have another tire problem. Made it fine. The next week, I bought a set of Carlisle Load Range E, for $599. I put the Trail Express spare(Load Range C) back on the bumper for the next time. I hope I don't have to worry about my tires for awhile!
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I bought a set of the Hercules last year. so far they have run nice and cool on the highway and for a pleasant surprise, when I pulled the trailer out of winter storage, none of them needed topping up! Seem to be wearing better as well.
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Old 05-01-2014, 09:34 PM   #9
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Our local Goodyear dealer showed me how to read date of manufacture on sidewall and sold us off-brand china tires that were 2-3 months old for less than his older namebrand tires that were made in China on our last TT that had 14" wheels. Biggest improvement was change to radials from original bias ply for $5 more each. Don't have rv anymore but they were great for a year+
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(KDHfan) Did you get the max speed for the tires you already bought? I believe the Marathons LR D are a 65mph max....

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