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Old 08-17-2010, 06:46 AM   #21
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bought four new Goodyear Marathon ST225/75R/15 Load Range D range tires Friday. They needed to be special ordered and a bit pricey, but WTH. My family and I are riding on those tires.

Oh BTW, the ones that came in were made in the good old USA!
Ask to see the DOT tire code before you pay for the tires if possible.
The ones I found at my local Goodyear dealer were made in DOT "MD" Alabama USA.

http://www.tirelitigation.com/html/tirecodelist.html
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Old 08-17-2010, 09:45 AM   #22
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Ask to see the DOT tire code before you pay for the tires if possible.
The ones I found at my local Goodyear dealer were made in DOT "MD" Alabama USA.

http://www.tirelitigation.com/html/tirecodelist.html


Thanks Lou. Great list to save.
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Old 08-17-2010, 04:38 PM   #23
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The date codes on my Goodyear Marathons range from late '01 to mid '02. Since my TT is a 2003 model I assume they are original tires. I'm a month away from a 1600 mile trip. I plan to replace them before I go on this trip, as I read the tires have a max lifetime of 5 years.
I think I will probably go with Marathon ST tires again. Thought about LT tires because STs carry a max speed of 65 mph.
Any thoughts....anyone?
Thanks!
OK maybe not! Upon investigating I found the Maxxis 8008 ST Tire. Has any one had any experience with this tire?
As always....Thanks!
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Does anyone know anything about Titan tires? From what I can find on the internet their ST tires are American made.
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Old 08-17-2010, 08:20 PM   #25
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When this baby hits 65 MPH you are gonna see

Well anyway...

http://www.goodyear.com/rv/pdf/marat...nfo_032806.pdf

this is what Goodyear says about the "ST Speed Limit"

Based on industry standards, if tires with the ST designation are used at speeds between 66 and 75 mph, it is necessary to increase the cold inflation pressures by 10 psi above the recommended pressure for the load.

o Do not exceed the maximum pressure for the wheel.

o If the maximum pressure for the wheel prohibits the increase of air pressure, then the maximum speed must be restricted to 65 mph.

o The cold inflation pressure must not exceed 10 psi beyond the inflation specified for the maximum load of the tire.


My steel rims are rated at 50 PSI. Although I had them put high pressure stems in the rims, I run my Marathon D tires at 50 PSI cold (since I am right at 2050 pounds per tire) and try to stay at 65MPH or less when traveling.

Assuming you DID weigh the camper and actually know what the real wheel load is. You can use this chart to fill your tires to the correct pressure for the weight being carried by them.

http://www.goodyear.com/rv/pdf/rv_inflation.pdf


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OK, I thought Greenball tires was a joke till I found their website.
So bottom line, they anygood?
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"Thanks for the tire upgrade information. How many miles did you have on the origianal tires before you decided to upgrade them?

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Oh, about 4000 km (2400 mi) and two years on the trailer. If I was going to stick around home this camping season I probably would have kept them, had not problems, but on Friday I leave for a 10,000 km (6,000 mi) trip. I did not want to spend any energy worrying about my tires.
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OK, I thought Greenball tires was a joke till I found their website.
So bottom line, they anygood?
I know that they are not made in the USA and that SAM's Club sells them for $98 for ST225/75/15 Load Range D, 8 ply
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