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Old 07-20-2013, 12:31 AM   #1
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Tires Tires Tires

Well you guys have scared the crap out of me now. I am somewhat new to the forum but have read so many bad comments on tires that I am scared to hook the TT up to the truck.

I have a new 2014 Rockwood 8329SS that we have only used one time so far. It came with those Trail Express China Bombs on it. I have read so many bad things that I feel for sure the best thing to do is to replace them. Having worked for Goodyear for 35 years I guess I will have to go with the Goodyear Marathons. The TT has 225/75/15 load range C on it now. Should I look at going with a Load range D when I replace these Maypops that I have now. We are not scheduled to go out again until late September but I think I would feel better it I have new tires before then.

I have seen people who have change tires that when new better grade tires are installed the new tire are the same size as what was on the TT but the new tires are taller. Is that common with the cheap tires.

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Old 07-20-2013, 12:56 AM   #2
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I went up to D from C. I would recommend your not hurting anything by doing it.
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Old 07-20-2013, 06:04 AM   #3
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I don't know about those particular tires, but maintaining the proper pressure is key to preventing blow outs. I have a TST TPMS monitoring all 10 of my tires for that reason.
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Old 07-20-2013, 06:34 AM   #4
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My 12 Flagstaff 8528RKWS came with Trail Express LR C's and part of the deal was I would keep my GY Marathon 225-75-15 LR D's which were balanced. They made the swap. Some people have had good luck with the Trail Express, but I have never in 37-38 yrs of running GY Marathons on 9 trailers and numerous racecar trailers even had a flat.
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Some people worry too much. Is there not a spare tire onboard? Changing brand new tires for brand new tires dont make sense to me! If you have money to throw away, you can throw it my way. Seems like your trailer is getting very little use anyways so personally i would not change any tires (especially new). Remember the old adage "if it aint broke, dont fix it".
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some people worry too much. Is there not a spare tire onboard? Changing brand new tires for brand new tires dont make sense to me! If you have money to throw away, you can throw it my way. Seems like your trailer is getting very little use anyways so personally i would not change any tires (especially new). Remember the old adage "if it aint broke, dont fix it".
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Old 07-20-2013, 07:14 AM   #7
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Some people worry too much. Is there not a spare tire onboard? Changing brand new tires for brand new tires dont make sense to me! If you have money to throw away, you can throw it my way. Seems like your trailer is getting very little use anyways so personally i would not change any tires (especially new). Remember the old adage "if it aint broke, dont fix it".
Don't think anyone enjoys buying tires, but with the history of OEM tires being the cheapest they can buy and loaded so close to their load limit, it is just having a little peace of mind. In my case, I already had the GY's that I had to buy after a few months due to a blowout on OEM tires and $1800 damage to a less than 1 yr old trailer.
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The problem is not limited to the inconvenience of only changing the tire but what can happen the the trailer when the tire comes apart it can wreck the hell out of unit.
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Looks like old coot beat me to it and confirms my response while I was typing it lol
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The TT has 225/75/15 load range C on it now. Should I look at going with a Load range D
This is the route that I took - Goodyear Marathons upgraded to D.

As long as you keep the same tire number 225/75/15 you will have no issues with clearance. I run my D rated tires at 58 PSI cold (vs 65 PSI) based on actual load on the tires (plus 10 PSI for firmness).

I was able to find ST225/75/15 Marathons made at the Gadsden Alabama plant in 2010 but I don't know if they still make them there. I would have no problem buying Marathons made anywhere since the Goodyear inspectors ensure the quality in addition to the DoT.
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