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Old June 24th, 2013, 08:39 PM   #1
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after having a blow out yesterday im looking for some new tires for my trailer. its just a 18ft car hauler that hauls about 5k with my truck and gear on it.

what tires has everyone had the best luck with? and where did you buy them.
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i have had great luck with Goodyear marathon radials. i wore out a set with no blowouts and bought another set and they are half gone. no problems ever!

just a side note i have a 20 foot car hauler and its been all over the united states. went to iowa about 10 times and florida and back a couple times. not to mention all the michigan miles i put on them evey year. i put alot of miles on these tires and they wore great loaded and un-loaded.

i dont recall where i got them, (i work at a shop and told the service writer what i wanted and he got them for me)
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Old June 24th, 2013, 08:54 PM   #3
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that's what I have now is the goodyear marathons. but I don't know how old they are as they were on the trailer when I bought it. they are about 1/4-1/2 tread.
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We sell alot of Carlisle tires where i work in lapeer we have always had good luck with them.

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I've been happy with my Marathons.
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I had carlisle bias ply on my boat trailer and only had a blow out after driving it down to the cords. I replaced them with Goodyear marathon radials because that is what Dewey's in Fenton told me to get and said my brother was using on all of his work trailers at the time. Never had a problem with them.
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I've been happy with my steeltex A/T's
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Carlisles. Virtually all trailer rated tires are Chinese now (including Goodyears), so it doesn't seem to mater. I went into research overload when I replaced the four on my enclosed trailer last spring.

From my research, the name brands are all OK provided you get the right load range and keep them fully inflated to pressure.
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that's what I have now is the goodyear marathons. but I don't know how old they are as they were on the trailer when I bought it. they are about 1/4-1/2 tread.
Last four digits of the vin on the tire are week and year.
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I would recommend L/T tires
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I know walmart sells 205/75/15 marathons for around $110 this was a few years ago when I bought them for my trailer.LT would work..warrenty would probably work better when you have a blowout, I couldn't get a warrenty on trailers
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Are load range E necessary?

I need to get some for my trailer as well.
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It seems like there was a big thread on trailer tires on Pirate. IIRC it came down to one good radial and one good bias. Whatever brand had the best bias, had the worst radial, and vice versa.

I've always been told "DO NOT use truck tires, ONLY use trailer rated tires if you want them to work right and hold up." Yet my real world experiences say otherwise. After the trailer tires are all blown out or tread falling off, I always end up with some type of truck tire to finish up the trip, or make the trip, then it's the only one that lasts.
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that's what I have now is the goodyear marathons. but I don't know how old they are as they were on the trailer when I bought it. they are about 1/4-1/2 tread.
The old marathons had lots of issues with blowouts, newer ones are much better.
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http://www.goodyear.com/cfmx/web/tru...rodline=160007

75 mph commercial trailer tire. G614 RST

Its what I'm going to do if I get enough scratch together.
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http://www.goodyear.com/cfmx/web/tru...rodline=160007

75 mph commercial trailer tire. G614 RST

Its what I'm going to do if I get enough scratch together.
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http://www.goodyear.com/cfmx/web/tru...rodline=160007

75 mph commercial trailer tire. G614 RST

Its what I'm going to do if I get enough scratch together.
This is an old bread but I'm throwing my 2cents at it. Personally I would not waste a dime on those, yes they are good but much better can be had for much less.....17.5's come in way higher load ratings, used on real HD equipment trailers/ semi trailers (ie not the trailers us amateurs call HD) and truck service shops usually stock them for when you have a blow at 2am. Lost 2 Goodyear Gs last weekend within 300 miles.

For smaller tires I've had awesome success with Maxis trailer tires, wldnt buy anything else. Been using a 15" load range E on my toy hauler and probably 10k miles on them, when they're done I'm going to 17.5s.

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that's the first ive heard of the maxxis. ive replace 2 of the 4 so far with carlilse. waiting on some extra coin to buy the other 2. but im going to look at the maxxis.
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that's the first ive heard of the maxxis. ive replace 2 of the 4 so far with carlilse. waiting on some extra coin to buy the other 2. but im going to look at the maxxis.
I bought mine at Discount Tire and got the extended warranty....not sure that was worth it or not. You'd be very happy with them. Only downside is I don't know of any chain store that stocks them.
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I bought mine at Discount Tire and got the extended warranty....not sure that was worth it or not. You'd be very happy with them. Only downside is I don't know of any chain store that stocks them.
we (Discount Tire) typically stock Carlisle and Transmaster. can order Gdy and Maxxis and have them fairly quick.

I run a Gdy, but in a load range G due to the weight of the trailer/camper setup.

sorry I didnt see this thread earlier. we will always match prices if that helps. just stop in the closest store and they should take care of ya

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