Originally Posted by Wildcat Chris
Is anyone here a fan of Maxxis tires?
First Chris...thanks for being "brave enough" to participate in our forum!!! It is great that you interact with us here. THANK YOU.
My tire guy is a fan of Maxxis. He has been in the tire, towing, and auto repair business for 40 years. Being in the towing business he has multiple trailers supporting his business and has had personal experience with many tire brands over the years. He is a fan of 3 trailer tire brands...Maxxis, PowerKing Towmax, and Goodyear Marathon. NOTE: He has no real preference one over the other.
He is very keen
on insuring the tires are sized, maintained and loaded properly. Like many have said on this and other forums, many of the tire issues fall squarely on the consumer for not taking care of the tires (proper loading, load balancing, tire pressure, proper speeds, etc). But
, he also agrees with us in that many of the brands made off shore which are not strictly regulated by a reputable Brand (ie Goodyear, Power King, Maxiss) are not worth running on an off road farm trailer. He has seen what he says are way too many roadside service calls in which he knew the almost new "x brand" tires were used properly and the tires failed. This guy knows his tires, and if there's anything left of the failed tire, can tell you pretty much what caused the tire to fail.
Finally, I'm a business man and I fully understand how challenging it is to run a profitable business in today's world. I also understand cutting corners anywhere you can to reduce costs. But, the RV industry has an obligation not to cut corners on tires, wheels and suspension. These items should not be skimped on in the name of profit and put people's lives in danger. OK, that's my editorial comment. Thanks again Chris!!