Originally Posted by donn
Youll find that Marathon along with just about every other ST tire out there is made in China. All you have to do to convince yourself against them is do a search for China bombs/ China made ST/ ST tire failures on any of the RV forums. You will find hundreds of pages of problems. At least the Maxxis is built in Thailand and has a decent reputation.
Agree Maxxis are built in Thailand, AND all the other eastern countries, just like GY. The only reason you read so much about Marathons is they are the most popular brand and the dealer network. I think everyone needs to run whatever he/she feels they want to run. There are 4 reasons tires blow and they apply to every tire manufactured, regardless of who builds them or where they are built.
2) Under/Over inflated
3) Road Hazard (Nail, screw, etc.)
4) Age of tire (worn, rot, etc)