Originally Posted by RockyMtnHigh
I'm in the same boat & seriously considering Marathons or Kumhos from tirerack.com. Nobody in Calgary seems to be able to get Maxxis (import issue?) or the Kumhos (low inventory due to Asian flooding?)
Other alternative is to plan a day on our summer vacation to replace our trailer tires while in the US.
Yup ... no Maxxis seem available up here in Canada but will wait out the weekend to see if they reply to my E Mail. Kumhos don't seem to be made in size I require or at least not available on website. No dealer nearby either.
Anyway after a full day of tire shopping around town I think I'm looking at either Carlisle's at $139/tire installed or Goodyear Marathons at $173/tire. Includes installation, balancing & new valve. Turns out best price was my local garage I've dealt with for decades. Owner who has trailered longer than I've been alive implied either tire would be North American made & "fresh". Other cheaper tires possible around $100/tire installed but over 5 years $$$ difference is one case of beer/wine per year so not worried about price.
Thinking seriously about getting the Marathon's. Best I can get up here short of a drive to USA and then there is the issue of if I have any problems hard to get resolved without a long return trip!
Have the weekend to sleep on it!
Thanks everyone for all the excellent advice so far!!!