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Old 09-17-2014, 04:38 PM   #11
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So far Carlisle STs are doing OK on the forums, with some owners reporting as many as 5000 miles. I bought a set and am hoping for the best. Marathon owners have a mixed result according to their comments.
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Old 09-17-2014, 04:47 PM   #12
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In my 4 years of reading RV forums, I've only read one negative comment about Maxxis tires. My GY Marathon experience was on a boat trailer, but they blew their load with me... never again will I buy Goodyear tires. When mine need replacement, they'll be Maxxis.
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Old 09-17-2014, 05:03 PM   #13
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I'm looking at getting Maxxis sometime before our October trip to replace the West Lake tires on our TT. We have about 1000 miles on ours and from what I have read here I'd rather not take the risk on a 1500 mile outing. My local tire dealer carries them for one of the largest landscaping firms in the area and says they hold up well to the abuse they get. On top of that he said he would sell them to me at the commercial price which turns out to be about $20 lower than the discount tire websites I've seen.
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Old 09-17-2014, 05:14 PM   #14
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Just out of curiosity what does a maxxis run?..I paid 135$ for some "commadore" branded tire as it was all I could get....but I got 10k out of my towmax branded tires (which prime now offers a 5 year warranty on) so im not gonna complain....

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Old 09-17-2014, 05:19 PM   #15
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The web prices I've seen for 205/75R14 are $100 give or take $5-$10. Didn't look deep enough to see if that includes shipping or not as I usually consider shipping and local sales tax as a wash.
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Old 09-17-2014, 05:37 PM   #16
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Just out of curiosity what does a maxxis run?..I paid 135$ for some "commadore" branded tire as it was all I could get....but I got 10k out of my towmax branded tires (which prime now offers a 5 year warranty on) so im not gonna complain....

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Wow, you did much better than I did with the Towmax tires. A bit over 3000mi and the tread separated on one of mine damaging the trailer. It didn't lose pressure until I came to a stop. I would never buy those tires even if they had a 10 year warranty.
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Old 09-17-2014, 05:54 PM   #17
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Yeah I didnt expect much but honestly I never had to add much air as the always held, and I never noticed any unusual wear....one got a sidewall bubble (which may have been from my wife curbing it)....never blew or lost pressure......but @ 10k im ok having to buy new ones...lol
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Old 09-17-2014, 07:29 PM   #18
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Chinese tires in the news

I am still running the factory Trail Express (China tires). I decided to just go with them this season and replace them in the Spring.

Presently in the middle of a two week trip through Colorado I am keeping a close eye on them. I have also been using a TPMS system from the beginning.

I think I am probably up around 5000 miles by now and will be at around 6000 by the time we get home. Only about 3 more shorter trips after that before I winterize.

I usually do a walk around every stop. Also constantly watching the TPMS monitor going down the road. Only thing I cannot predict or detect is a catastrophic failure.


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Old 09-17-2014, 07:46 PM   #19
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I didn't get those three brands on my TT so no worries here.

LOL No worries? The tires listed are just 3 out of hundreds of cheap chinese tire brands flooding into our country right now. If you read the article you will note that they tested LT truck tires, more than likely the brands listed do not even have an ST tire.
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Old 09-17-2014, 07:49 PM   #20
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Gaspeddler, I have a brand new fifth wheel and the first thing I did was replace the Westlake tires that came on the unit. Tire dealer ordered in a set of Carlisle tires because I wanted American made tires. They showed up and "Made in China" was all over the sidewall. I ended up with Goodyear Marathons (also Chinese made) but hoping the Goodyear name and specs mean something. We talked to several different dealers and could not find an American made tire in the size we needed. Only time will tell.
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