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Old 05-06-2013, 02:36 PM   #1
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Who has 2 thumbs and will be buying 5 new tires?

You guessed it- this guy. (points to himself)

Apparently yesterday's tire change was just a practice run. Today, as I was getting ready to take the camper to the service center, my walk around revealed a baseball size bubble on the inner side of another tire. I'd like to blame the tires for that one, but the truth is- I've struck quite a few curbs on that side making rights.

I'm going to just make the jump and buy 5 good tires. I just wish there was a clear "best". Opinions are welcome...

Current tire size: ST235/80R16 - load range E
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Old 05-06-2013, 04:15 PM   #2
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You guessed it- this guy. (points to himself)

Apparently yesterday's tire change was just a practice run. Today, as I was getting ready to take the camper to the service center, my walk around revealed a baseball size bubble on the inner side of another tire. I'd like to blame the tires for that one, but the truth is- I've struck quite a few curbs on that side making rights.

I'm going to just make the jump and buy 5 good tires. I just wish there was a clear "best". Opinions are welcome...

Current tire size: ST235/80R16 - load range E
What brand tire are on your unit now?
Good luck with your new tire purchase decision...A LOT of opinions out there to what is best!
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Old 05-06-2013, 04:18 PM   #3
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They are Akuret HF188 tires which came with the rig.

I think I'm going to go with Maxxis M8008 ST tires.

I can't wrap my head around the LT tires nor have I been able to find tires in the right size (in my limited searching).
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You guessed it- this guy. (points to himself)

Apparently yesterday's tire change was just a practice run. Today, as I was getting ready to take the camper to the service center, my walk around revealed a baseball size bubble on the inner side of another tire. I'd like to blame the tires for that one, but the truth is- I've struck quite a few curbs on that side making rights.

I'm going to just make the jump and buy 5 good tires. I just wish there was a clear "best". Opinions are welcome...

Current tire size: ST235/80R16 - load range E
I've used Goodyear Marathons for over 30 yrs and never had a problem. Just put 4 new ones on about 3 wks ago + 4 new Wrangler LR E on the truck.
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OR- do I save the money and buy 2 matching cheapie replacement tires (still $125 a pop, so not incredibly cheap) and try to get a year or two more out of these tires?

(frustrated)
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ependydad, If that photo is of your child, don't think cheap - think safety and buy the good tires.
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OR- do I save the money and buy 2 matching cheapie replacement tires (still $125 a pop, so not incredibly cheap) and try to get a year or two more out of these tires?

(frustrated)
Just remember the old Fram commercial, "Pay me now or pay me later"
If you have a blowout on the highway, you'll do more damage than the price of 4 or 5 new GY Marathons. Ask me how I know. Been there, done that on a brand new trailer. After you repair the damage, you still have to buy new tires.
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ependydad, If that photo is of your child, don't think cheap - think safety and buy the good tires.
Yeah, he's one of 2. I actually need to update my profile pic. Poor daughter is 9 and completely gets shunned because of the new baby.

That's my thinking as well - I that if I go cheap and just replace what is there, that it's "wasted" money.

These tires had about 5,000 miles on them. The nail is our fault. I assume the bubble is, as well - but it's tough to not think it was a mfr defect.
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Just remember the old Fram commercial, "Pay me now or pay me later"
If you have a blowout on the highway, you'll do more damage than the price of 4 or 5 new GY Marathons. Ask me how I know. Been there, done that on a brand new trailer. After you repair the damage, you still have to buy new tires.
Yeah, I hear you. Argh. I was really hoping to spend this kind of money on a new air pin and not tires.
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I just bought 5 GY Marathons in your size for about $600 mounted and balanced at Discount Tire. They are made by Carlisle.
The GY G614's were $340 each!

Good luck

BTW how do you strike a curb on the inside of the tire?
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