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Old 12-31-2014, 09:41 AM   #1
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Tires need help.

Hello fello campers I need help in makeing a the right choice of tires. I have narrowed it down to 2 tires.
The first one is as follows.
(1) maxxis m8008 BW
LRD 8 ply 205/75/15
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(2) Carlisle Radial Trail RH
LRD 8 ply 205/75R/15
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Old 12-31-2014, 09:59 AM   #2
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Hello fello campers I need help in makeing a the right choice of tires. I have narrowed it down to 2 tires.
The first one is as follows.
(1) maxxis m8008 BW
LRD 8 ply 205/75/15
Or
(2) Carlisle Radial Trail RH
LRD 8 ply 205/75R/15
When I did my one evening of quick research, it came down to Maxxis m8008 or Goodyear Marathon tires. I opted for the Maxxis (but would have been equally happy with the Marathons).

So my vote is #1- Maxxis m8008.
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Old 12-31-2014, 10:01 AM   #3
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imo Maxxis or goodyear marathon.
Think for now I have ruled all others out.
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Old 01-08-2015, 12:04 PM   #4
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Maxis are made by Cheng-Shin Rubber Ind. Yuanlin, Taiwan.
Goodyear Marathon tires where made in China until about 2005, now back in the US, but ask your tire dealer your tires will be manufactured.
A large % of all tire problems can be related to two Issues that are not related to the location of manufacture.
1. Driving to fast, ST rated tires mean 65 MPH max. Yes I ask people whom and hear typical driving speeds of 70 to 75".
2. Proper air pressure. If your sidewall indicates max pressure for your E rated tire is 80 Psi cold then thats where is should be(run them at max). I cant count the people whom I see hitch up and roll with out checking there pressures. It is impossible gauge tire air pressure visually, spend five min before you roll and spare the headache a blown tire ripping up your unit.
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All good replies above...my choice was GY Marathons. And just in case you haven't already realized this yourself, I would like to expand on Zoo1392's second point and say that IMO trailer Tire Pressure Monitor Systems (TPMS) are mandatory equipment.
An excellent example....
http://tsttruck.com/product/tst-507-flow-thru/
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Goodyear Marathon tires where made in China until about 2005, now back in the US, but ask your tire dealer your tires will be manufactured.
I'm only going by what I read on forums, but I thought the Goodyears were back to being Chinese made.
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due dil·i·gence, you must due your research, but I find asking the tire dealer is a good starting point. If made overseas they will indicate it even if reluctantly so.
I love to ask and hear the wheels turning "ahhh let me check that"
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If you own a trailer and don't know what TPS is you should..
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I'm only going by what I read on forums, but I thought the Goodyears were back to being Chinese made.
If you look at the specs for the Marathons on Tire Racks website, the country of origin for all of them is China.

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....arathon+Radial

If they moved any production back to the US plants, it may be in limited sizes/qty's.
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