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Old 04-02-2015, 07:40 PM   #1
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Hello, we have a 2014 Rockwood 8319ss. We have the "Trail Express" tires on it. After reading more and more stories about the blowouts associated with these tires, we have decided that it would just be best to change out the tires. Our first trip this year is close to home, but then soon after that we will be taking a longer distance trip. What tires do all of you guys recommend? Thanks.


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Old 04-02-2015, 07:54 PM   #2
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Hello, we have a 2014 Rockwood 8319ss. We have the "Trail Express" tires on it. After reading more and more stories about the blowouts associated with these tires, we have decided that it would just be best to change out the tires. Our first trip this year is close to home, but then soon after that we will be taking a longer distance trip. What tires do all of you guys recommend? Thanks.
I like Goodyear Marathon LR D balanced with steel stems and TST TPMS 507 Flow Thru sensors. installed while balancing.
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Old 04-02-2015, 08:08 PM   #3
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2x on what OC said about steel valve stems and GY do have good reviews, but my Trail Express "C" rated are only going to get a few more trips (keeping under 65 mph always) then I'm going with Maxxis M8008 "D". Discount Tires said they would match the ship to door price that I found at onlinetires.com

either GY or Maxxis both good tires from what I've researched, but I have no hands on experience with either...
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3 of my Trail Exploders are defective with less than 3k and 1 year. I researched and found Maxxis tires have fewer complaints than any brand I've been reading about. Most owners with these trailer tires report solid reliability. Marathons have improved over the past years. Tow Master SS tires through Costco and other outlets have good reviews. I will suggest Maxxis however. They are not made in China but a state of the art facility in three locations. You can google the company and see how they take pride in their craftsmanship. Go with D or E range if you have a heavy trailer.
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I have same trailer but a 2011. The first Trail Express failed after about 2k miles. I replaces all with Good Year Marathon LR C at the time. I have put on 9K miles on them so far and no issues. I also have a TST 507 TPMS system and it did alarmed me with the Trail Express failed so I had time to pull over before any damage could have been done. Next time I changed the tires I will go with the LR D for added safety margin. I did get the tires balanced with TPMS installed.
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So something like these?

http://mobile.walmart.com/ip/Goodyea...ange-D/5172614




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So something like these?

Walmart: Goodyear Marathon Trailer Tire ST225/75R15 8 Ply, Load Range D




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Yes, and I would make sure that the tires have been manufactured at least in 2014, better 2015.

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tirete...150403134207:s
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Thanks for your help!


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I lost three on one trip home (a 5 hour trip turned into 14 hours). I now have the Maxxis 8008. No worries yet, but I haven't had the trailer out quite as much lately.
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I also have a TST 507 TPMS system and it did alarmed me with the Trail Express failed so I had time to pull over before any damage could have been done.
I have always kinda felt that the TPMS sensors might be even more important than replacing the "China Bombs". If a person can't afford both tires and a monitoring system at the same time, there is a real good argument to get the TPMS first.
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