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Old 07-17-2010, 12:30 PM   #1
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Question Replacing Tires

We have an 07 8314SS Rockwood Ultra Lite and need to replace the tires. What's the best replacement recommendations, radials or non-radials?
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Old 07-17-2010, 02:01 PM   #2
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I like the Maxxis brand.
Make sure whatever you get is a TRAILER tire, which has a thicker sidewall and is built to handle the weight.
When we got out Flagstaff the first thing we did was to trade the 6 ply tire on it for 10-ply Maxxis. That way I don't worry about running 70 MPH and blowing a tire.
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Old 07-17-2010, 05:05 PM   #3
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goodyear marathon radial
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Old 07-18-2010, 04:06 PM   #4
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I will be watching here because I'm planning to replace the stock China made tires with something a little better and more reliable.

I do like Maxxis
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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!
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Just upgraded to Goodyear Marathons from the 'made in China' tires that came with my 09 Rockwood 8319SS. We are embarking on a 9,000 km trek across america to Mississippi from Northern Alberta so I wanted some good rubber on the road. Also repacked the bearings which I'm told is a good idea after two years of use. The tires, with nitro, and the bearing job cost me just over $900 (CDN) at Fountain Tire. The owner of the shop tells me he's been using Marathons on his RV for years, never a lick of problem with them. I hope for the same.
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Old 07-31-2010, 09:17 PM   #7
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Just upgraded to Goodyear Marathons from the 'made in China' tires that came with my 09 Rockwood 8319SS. We are embarking on a 9,000 km trek across america to Mississippi from Northern Alberta so I wanted some good rubber on the road. Also repacked the bearings which I'm told is a good idea after two years of use. The tires, with nitro, and the bearing job cost me just over $900 (CDN) at Fountain Tire. The owner of the shop tells me he's been using Marathons on his RV for years, never a lick of problem with them. I hope for the same.
Thanks for the tire upgrade information. How many miles did you have on the origianal tires before you decided to upgrade them?

Have a safe enjoyable trip south.
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I can't wait to buy another set of Greenballs. I love the way they tow and wear.

I am done with Goodyears mushy sidewalls.
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I can't wait to buy another set of Greenballs. I love the way they tow and wear.

I am done with Goodyears mushy sidewalls.

I put Maxxis Load range D on my 2010 8281SS, replaced the LR C Duro's that I didn't trust. Same thing I noticed with the Maxxis with the approx. same PSI as the Duro's, the Maxxis don't look as mushy as the Duro's. I would think that lots of flex in the sidewall = heat
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I like the Maxxis brand.
Make sure whatever you get is a TRAILER tire, which has a thicker sidewall and is built to handle the weight.
When we got out Flagstaff the first thing we did was to trade the 6 ply tire on it for 10-ply Maxxis. That way I don't worry about running 70 MPH and blowing a tire.
6 ply or 10 ply, I believe ST tires are only rated for 65 mph. If you are running 70 mph, I hope you are running something rated for that speed.
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