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Old 07-07-2014, 10:26 AM   #1
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Tires...GY Marathon or Carlisle.

Getting quotes this morning on Trailer Tires. Seems most dealers want to sell Carlisle ST D rated for my Rockwood. First quote is $17 more per tire than GY Marathons. Maxxis are not an option, no one stocks or installs locally. Seen some issues with Carlilse on other threads, a few years old now. Any feedback is welcome.

This leaves 's with GY Marathons installed by a GY dealer.
Easy decision?
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Old 07-07-2014, 01:12 PM   #2
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Opinions will vary. I put Marathons on my trailer, I had very good luck with them on my previous trailer. I bought them through Discount Tire. They have lifetime warranty on them. So if I find one cracking, then it gets replaced.

Most likely you already know this, but keep them inflated and covered.

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Old 07-07-2014, 01:31 PM   #3
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I have been very happy with the GY marathons on 2 trailers now, I haven't had any problems at all.
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Old 07-07-2014, 01:37 PM   #4
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GY Marathons, no question!
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Old 07-07-2014, 01:49 PM   #5
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Just getting back into camping after many years away, but have had good luck with the GY's on my cargo trailers.
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Old 07-07-2014, 04:50 PM   #6
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I have the GY on order. When checking out dealers the local non GY dealer was 120 bucks less yet the tires come from the same warehouse. I asked for a fresh set and would be checking date codes prior to install. Both dealers I have dealt with in the past have had no issues on landscape trailer with Carlisle. I did mention I am going with load range D and have 10,000 lbs, I doubt any landscape trailer has 10k on it.
I grew up with Tires putting food on the table, happened to be Dominion Rubber then bought by Uniroyal and them Michelin. Tough not putting company rubber on. lol

Thank you for all your opinions and comments.
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Old 07-07-2014, 06:52 PM   #7
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Had mine ordered, mounted, balanced and installed at Bast for CDN$825. The GY was $4 less per tire than the Carlisle. They certainly have experience now changing tires on a Rockwood 828x. Just backed 'er up to door #4 and they did it in place in about an hour and a half.

P.S. Date codes were all 3513
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Here in Kingston, GY Marathons are $30 more per tire then Carlisles, for 205/75/14. Could have also put on Goodride tires, that were $60 less then the GY's. The Marathons go on tomorrow, as we leave to go down east next week.
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Old 07-09-2014, 06:16 AM   #9
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I am going in today for GY Marathons. The actual GY dealer says they provide road hazard warranty for extra $150 per set but the restrictions on getting actual replacement are pretty strict. I opted for the non GY dealer, getting tires from the same warehouse with no road hazard.They are suppose to be the best and not have problems.
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Old 07-09-2014, 11:00 PM   #10
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I am sure glad I had new GY Marathons installed today. The old Trail Express tires where falling apart inside. Chunks of rubber failing off inside the bead. There is no way this is a curb hit, or road hazard. The actual rubber is crumbling. The Tire is 33 week of 12 and was in service 1 year. Inside of tire crumbling.


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