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Old 03-28-2011, 10:42 PM   #31
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Terry is right on. More oil from Canada than any other country. Next is Mexico and then Saudi Arabia a distant third.

China manufactured Carlisle C rated ST tires deserve their poor reputation, but their D rated ST tires are top notch and have given good service.
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Old 03-28-2011, 11:04 PM   #32
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Hi. I'm new to the forum but thought I'd throw-in my $.02, We are on our 3rd 5er and 5th towable. I have put the Maxxis "E" rated 16 on all my units except the first one. I've used them for many years on my dune buggys and dirt bikes and now towables without any mishap, ever. If I remember correctly, they used to be US made but outsourced to Taiwan, like lots of other companies (unfortunately). I like these tires a lot.
I've read many posts on other forums about using the LT tires (michelin XPS, BF Goodrich, etc and they really like them. I'm just a little leary of that as I don't think their sidewalls are as stout as a ST. We live in a cul-de-sac where I have to make a tight U-turn when I bring the 5er home from storage. I would not be happy popping a tire off the rim. I'm not getting into an "LT" debate as I'm not any kind of a tire expert. Just thought I'd share my experience with the Maxxis. Good luck, tough choice and not many good STs out there.
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Old 03-28-2011, 11:50 PM   #33
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I bought a set for our old TT, had them on it for 3 years and never had a problem them. Of course they where the 225 X 15 E rated tires. In fact I never had to put any air in them the 3 years I ran them and I checked tire pressure before each trip and each day we were traveling on longer trips. Wait I take that back I had to put about 5 psi in them on the 3rd year, but I only think that was from checking the tires so much. I would definitely buy another set.
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Old 03-31-2011, 01:55 PM   #34
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I suffered 5 tire failures in 1.5 years with new Marathons...properly inflated and maintained (on my 2004 Fleetwood)...form your own opinion, but I will never have them on any trailer I own. I was glad to see they weren't on my new Surveyor
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Old 03-31-2011, 03:07 PM   #35
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I suffered 5 tire failures in 1.5 years with new Marathons...properly inflated and maintained (on my 2004 Fleetwood)...form your own opinion, but I will never have them on any trailer I own. I was glad to see they weren't on my new Surveyor
Did you have any failures after you switched brands? Everything else the same? Just the tire change? Curious because there are so many variables.
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They were OEM replacements, I kept replacing them with the Marathons...I traded out of the trailer before they failed again. I agree there are many variables. 3 apparently failed with sidewall separations, one with a road hazard and one with a tread separation.
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Old 03-31-2011, 09:36 PM   #37
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Well I bought my tires. Called a friends friend at NTB. He hooked me up with a set of PowerKing Towmax STR ST205/75R15 load range D. Couldn't pass up the price.

Will see how they do!!
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Do you know where the Powerking's are made?
If not, post the DOT 4-digit code and we can tell you.
I hope they work out.
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The DOT code is 83B3. Appears they were made in China. Date code of 4410. Hopefully they will not cause any problems.
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The DOT code is 83B3. Appears they were made in China. Date code of 4410. Hopefully they will not cause any problems.
The code 83 looks like they were manufactured by SHANDONG HENGFENG RUBBER & PLUSTIC CO., LTD. GUANGRAO COUNTY,SHANDONG, CHINA

The B3 code indicates a P235/60R14......are you sure that is correct ??
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