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Old 03-22-2013, 06:34 AM   #1
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Before heading west this summer I want to put on better tires. What is everyones opinions, please state good and bad experiences. Thanks

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Old 03-22-2013, 01:45 PM   #2
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Before heading west this summer I want to put on better tires. What is everyones opinions, please state good and bad experiences. Thanks

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Original Tires are a common complaint on the forum. I purchased a 2012 from some one who had put a lot of miles on them they were cupped and worn bad. I replaced then with Goodyear Marathon tires. I like the way it handles now. No complaints. But have heard Maxxis is a good tire. But I have had good luck with good year tires and think I will stay with what works.
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Old 03-22-2013, 02:17 PM   #3
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I have new maxxis m8008 205/75/r15 load range D paid for and waiting to be put on. I have a 2012 sand storm toy hauler that weighs about 6500 loaded and it came with load range c tires and they are junk only have about 2000 miles and they are done for. I have heard nothing but good things about these maxxis tires that is why I went with them. Nothing against good year just not a fan. But either two of these brands will probably be everyone suggestion. Oh and don't forget to get metal valve stem installed also.
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Old 03-23-2013, 06:21 PM   #4
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I like the goodyear marathons but they don't make a 10 ply load range e in the 225 75 15's so the maxxis is the a good option but I think the maxxis is a china built tire like gladiators and well I think all the others. I have run the 8 ply tires on the toy haulers and blew 2 so I went to the 10 ply and problem solved so when I bought my 295 wp last year I had them add a spare for 2 spares and change all tires to 10 ply with date stamps of 2012. the 10 ply will make it a little bouncy at times if you do not have shocks or the ez flex equalizer on the axles, empty that is and loaded handles great!
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Old 03-23-2013, 06:27 PM   #5
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The marathons are also made in china. I don't think any of the trailer tires are made here in America any more. My maxxis have made in Taiwan stamped on them.
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Old 03-23-2013, 06:30 PM   #6
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I like Kenda tires.
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What size are your existing tires?
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Old 03-23-2013, 06:40 PM   #8
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I don't know if the marathons are made in china too but so far I haven't been able to find any in the 10 ply that are in my size. I found a cooper brand that claimed it was on line but when I finally found them they were stamped china too. just have had the best luck with the 225 75 15 10 ply other wise if I had time I would change them to 235 80 16's for the best set up and towing.
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IF you have 14" tires, look at these.

Kumho*Radial 857

Load Range D and rated for 99 mph
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I pulled my trailer home from the dealer and replaced the tires on mine with Maxxis 8008. Like wyo700, I also went from a load range C tire to a load range D. So far the Maxxis are doing well. I read alot of reviews and don't believe I ever saw a bad review on them.
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