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Old 04-06-2013, 04:19 PM   #1
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Tires again

Going to have to bite the bullet and buy new tires for the 5er and truck. The tires on the 5er are 6yrs old, (5 yrs mounted) and look like new, tread is excellent, no weather cracks whatsoever. Man I hate to take off what appears to be perfectly good tires and lay out $500 for more Marathons.

Truck tires are showing signs of wear, so it doesn't bother me tooooo much. Just hate to pitch $1200-$1500 away on tires. BUT, I do remember $1800 damage for one blown trailer tire. So...... a tire hunting we shall go before heading to Goshen.
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Old 04-06-2013, 04:33 PM   #2
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I totally agree with changing the 5 year old tires on the 5er. Are the tires on your truck worn down or are you just replacing them because of age?
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Old 04-06-2013, 05:17 PM   #3
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I totally agree with changing the 5 year old tires on the 5er. Are the tires on your truck worn down or are you just replacing them because of age?
Old trailer tires will go on our race car trailer we are going to sell and the truck tires have over 50,000 miles on them and are also 5 yrs old. Put them on in 08 before we took off on a 3,000 mile jaunt with our new trailer. About 1800 miles into the trip one of the trailer tires let go, so we put the Marathon LR D's on in Springfield, MO and switched them in Feb 12 to the new 5ver.

Just hard to look at what appear to be perfectly good tires and replace them.
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Old 04-06-2013, 06:47 PM   #4
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I hey ya, buying tires just sucks now days. Just too damn pricey! I was just pricing out tires for my truck the other day, anywhere from $900 up to 1200. With those prices it makes me real glad that I only put about 3000 miles a year on it.

If you do put tires on both the truck and 5er, Turbs still may not end up with his beer at Goshen!
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Old 04-06-2013, 06:56 PM   #5
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Going to have to bite the bullet and buy new tires for the 5er and truck. The tires on the 5er are 6yrs old, (5 yrs mounted) and look like new, tread is excellent, no weather cracks whatsoever. Man I hate to take off what appears to be perfectly good tires and lay out $500 for more Marathons.

Truck tires are showing signs of wear, so it doesn't bother me tooooo much. Just hate to pitch $1200-$1500 away on tires. BUT, I do remember $1800 damage for one blown trailer tire. So...... a tire hunting we shall go before heading to Goshen.
Old coot, you didn't close the doors on the awning pole business too soon I hope! Lol!
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Old coot, you didn't close the doors on the awning pole business too soon I hope! Lol!
Sure did, price of tubing went ballistic and profit went the opposite direction.
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Had my blow out last fall. The Trail Express were not even a year old. Replaced all 4 with Big O Load E Ten ply. Very happy with the tires. Improved handling and mpg. Repairs on insurance cost $2100.
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Old 04-06-2013, 09:03 PM   #8
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In December went to Wal-Mart and bought 5 tires for my truck, Good Year Armor 10 Ply $1200 bucks included extented warrenty.
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Had my blow out last fall. The Trail Express were not even a year old. Replaced all 4 with Big O Load E Ten ply. Very happy with the tires. Improved handling and mpg. Repairs on insurance cost $2100

but look at the shiny rims sorry, was the best thing i could see in the (hole) picture. sorry again
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Blown tire

I had a tire blow on a trailer with less than 1500 miles on it! Replaced all four. But alas, they're still tires that are made in "Cheena"
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