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Old 03-09-2014, 12:46 PM   #1
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Was wondering if anybody has feedback on the towmax power king tires that they are putting on tt. We have a primetime lacrosse 318 bhs and the reviews that I see on these tires are horrible. Seems like everybody is having blowouts on them. The rv dealer said to use max pressure but i'm curious if that is true when the texas heat is 100 degrees. Also have read that the goodyears had issues to but I haven't researched them as much.
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tires, sigh.

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We have a 2013 FR Surveyor 220 Sport which weighs 5000lbs loaded. Our towmax power king tires have done well so far. We have 3 long trips and almost a dozen shorter trips on them (all over northern AZ. here, Colorado and southern Az.) so if they were to blow I would have expected it by now. A couple of those trips weren't exactly in cool weather either. We keep them covered when not in use and I put the max pressure of 50lbs in them when towing. I don't tow over 60mph generally and haven't noticed any problems with them.
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Was wondering if anybody has feedback on the towmax power king tires that they are putting on tt. We have a primetime lacrosse 318 bhs and the reviews that I see on these tires are horrible. Seems like everybody is having blowouts on them. The rv dealer said to use max pressure but i'm curious if that is true when the texas heat is 100 degrees. Also have read that the goodyears had issues to but I haven't researched them as much.
What air pressure do you run in the tires of the rig you use to tow with?
Is it what is molded on the tire or is it less or more?
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Was wondering if anybody has feedback on the towmax power king tires that they are putting on tt. We have a primetime lacrosse 318 bhs and the reviews that I see on these tires are horrible. Seems like everybody is having blowouts on them. The rv dealer said to use max pressure but i'm curious if that is true when the texas heat is 100 degrees. Also have read that the goodyears had issues to but I haven't researched them as much.
I wouldn't be overly concerned. The best bet is an inexpensive tire pressure monitoring system so that you can monitor the temp and pressure of each tire. Definitely use maximum tire pressure ESPECIALLY in texas heat. A tire low on pressure runs hotter and you don't want that.
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No problems, run max side wall pressure and keep it at 65mph or less.

Low pressure and/or excessive speed cause more blow outs then anything else.
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OP, not to throw cold water on you, but it will be just a matter of time. I've run GY Marathons for over 37 yrs and never had a flat or a blowout. I sure can't say that on the other "No name" brands. One cost me $1800 plus 4 new GY Marathons and the trailer only had 5,000 miles on them (08Flagstaff831RLSS) and pressure was at max sidewall pressure as it was checked just 20 miles previous.
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We just bought the trailer. I keep it at max 65psi as stated on tire. Was reading up on tires and saw bad reviews of this specific tire. With the trailer weight around 9000 was just curious of others experience since we are fairly new at this. thanks for the info
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The only tire I've seen just about universally recommended (on rv.net) is Maxxis.
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OP, not to throw cold water on you, but it will be just a matter of time. I've run GY Marathons for over 37 yrs and never had a flat or a blowout. I sure can't say that on the other "No name" brands. One cost me $1800 plus 4 new GY Marathons and the trailer only had 5,000 miles on them (08Flagstaff831RLSS) and pressure was at max sidewall pressure as it was checked just 20 miles previous.
Yea I had less than 3000 miles and had one deform get some better tires
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Hello,
We have a 2013 FR Surveyor 220 Sport which weighs 5000lbs loaded. Our towmax power king tires have done well so far. We have 3 long trips and almost a dozen shorter trips on them (all over northern AZ. here, Colorado and southern Az.) so if they were to blow I would have expected it by now. A couple of those trips weren't exactly in cool weather either. We keep them covered when not in use and I put the max pressure of 50lbs in them when towing. I don't tow over 60mph generally and haven't noticed any problems with them.
Good luck and happy trailering!@
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Same trailer, same tires, same results so far. We travel on them every month (usually short trips under 200 miles one way) year round. I don't keep them covered but put a coat of 303 Aerospace on them. We've had this camper about a year. Our previous Surveyor ran on the same Tow Max tires for three years with no issues at all.

I think a lot of the blowouts we hear about are due to trailers being too heavy for the tires being used on them. Back when I had a Casita they came with 14-inch C-rated Goodyear Marathons that were blowing out left and right. I don't think anything was wrong with the tires. Casita eventually started using the 15-inch Goodyear Marathon D-rated tires, and the widespread blowout problems went away.
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