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Old 02-19-2014, 07:40 AM   #11
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So I am ready to order the. Maxxis 225 75 15 E tires from Discount Tires Direct for $145 each and calling their listed installers who wanted about $20 a tire to install. On a whim I stop at the closest Good year dealer, who I have never dealt with to see if he will install he tires. He said he would install for $18 a tire and said he could order them for me. The Maxxis website listed their closest dealer about 100 miles from me.

I had him look up his price, which I figured would be way higher than my best web price. To my great surprise, he told me $132 a tire and out the door my final installed price will save me about $80 over buying over the web and having them installed. And best of all, I am buying from a local merchant.

So, I am getting 5 new Maxxis tires this morning.

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Old 02-19-2014, 07:42 AM   #12
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Way cool! I'm jealous!

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Old 02-19-2014, 08:44 AM   #13
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Originally Posted by darkcloud View Post
Ordered my tires from Amazon..
Amazon here as price I found plus free shipping. Of course I had to have them mounted but still came out ahead by $50 It also saved me the 40 mile round trip to the closest Maxxis dealer.
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Old 02-19-2014, 12:42 PM   #14
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Very cool. Just goes to show...ask around. All they can say is no.
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Old 02-19-2014, 01:10 PM   #15
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So I have been beating up the internet, reading everything I can find on replacement tires, 225x75 15s D rated. My going on 3 year old GY Marathons have about 18,000 miles with no problems, but after all my research it seems the consensus is Maxxis is the way to go.

Called local tire places which all have Marathons but nobody has Maxxis. Went to Maxxis web site and they say closest dealer is over 100 miles away. Hard to believe not one Maxxis dealer in South Florida.

3 questions:

Is it worth the 200 mile round trip towing camper to get the Maxxis over the Good Years?

If I go with the Maxxis, I would want to go with go with the E rated. How do I know if my rims are rated for the 85 psi that tire requires?

Can anybody tell me to go with the Marathons and save me the trip?

Thanks , Mark
The RIM maximum pressure should be stamped to the inside casting of the wheel, you will probably need to take the tire off to see this. Always do not exceed the maximum rim pressure regardless of what the max tire pressure is.
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Old 02-19-2014, 07:34 PM   #16
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The tire guy and I searched the entire rim, inside and out, and could not find any markings at all.

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