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Old 04-24-2011, 04:42 AM   #29
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Where do you think Maxxis are made???????

I have several on my utility trailer, ATV's and bicycles...all made in CHINA, THAILAND, or INDONESIA.

Few things are made in North America anymore, and frankly, it doesn't matter much where the manufacturing is done, its all about the design and materials used.
The Maxxis are made in Thailand and I am aware of their excellent track record as apposed to China made tires. I will go with Maxxis based on that record.
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Old 04-24-2011, 10:21 AM   #30
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The Maxxis are made in Thailand and I am aware of their excellent track record as apposed to China made tires. I will go with Maxxis based on that record.
You missed my point....Many Maxxis tires are made in CHINA.

Maxxis Honored by Ford and Nissan in China
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Getting back on topic.

THose tires look great for a "light load" like a 3000 lb utility trailer..

Personally, I wouldn't risk it. In fact I bought all new GY, when the tires on the cabin reached 7yrs even though they looked great.
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Old 07-17-2011, 01:38 AM   #32
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An update on my tires

So went down to Kal-tire where we do a bit of business with in our company, and although the fellow there said the tires look good, he would change them just because of the age and the fact they were goodyears.

So now it turns out they don't have any maxxis anymore, when I first phoned a month ago they still had stock, but now they have gone to Carlisle brand ones, so I ended up with Radial Trail ones, and I went with the "D" rated instead of the "C' that was on there as my old ones were only good for up to 8600lbs, and these will give me up to 9800lbs, and my trailer loaded if I recall correctly could be up to 9100lbs, so although I was leary of these at first, after talking to them and telling them what I found on the web they seemed to be confident in these, or they say they could not risk selling them.
so we shall see, we leave on the 23rd of July for osoyoos, so a could six or so hour run, will be a good test.
My old ones I ran at 50 these will take 65 for a max, so will run them at max.
Also had them give my truck a MI (mechanical inspection) and they found nothing wrong, but mentioned a crack in my washer bottle, which I knew about and they asked if I knew how old the shocks were, which I don't know, so they said what the recommended replacement mileage was and to watch and see how they seem over time.
So was happy with the service.
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Bad shocks can cause your tires to wear faster, and bad handing.
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So went down to Kal-tire where we do a bit of business with in our company, and although the fellow there said the tires look good, he would change them just because of the age and the fact they were goodyears.

So now it turns out they don't have any maxxis anymore, when I first phoned a month ago they still had stock, but now they have gone to Carlisle brand ones, so I ended up with Radial Trail ones, and I went with the "D" rated instead of the "C' that was on there as my old ones were only good for up to 8600lbs, and these will give me up to 9800lbs, and my trailer loaded if I recall correctly could be up to 9100lbs, so although I was leary of these at first, after talking to them and telling them what I found on the web they seemed to be confident in these, or they say they could not risk selling them.
so we shall see, we leave on the 23rd of July for osoyoos, so a could six or so hour run, will be a good test.
My old ones I ran at 50 these will take 65 for a max, so will run them at max.
Also had them give my truck a MI (mechanical inspection) and they found nothing wrong, but mentioned a crack in my washer bottle, which I knew about and they asked if I knew how old the shocks were, which I don't know, so they said what the recommended replacement mileage was and to watch and see how they seem over time.
So was happy with the service.
First is a question....Did you upgrade your wheels to something that will accept the tire pressure increase to 65 psi? In you pictures it looks like you have the standard white steel wheels and I doubt they are rated for 65 psi.

The reason the pressure is so important is because Carlisle is one of the ST tire manufacturers that requires their tires to always have full sidewall pressures in them.

Carlisle Radial trailer tires only have a two year warranty. Their life expectancy is 3-5 years. Because Carlisle will farm them out to anybody that will build them for them a quick check of the plant code will reveal the country of origin.

Here is their warranty information.

http://www.carlisletire.com/warranty/warranty.pdf

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OOPS! Forgot the reference for the tire pressure. Here it is.

http://www.carlisletire.com/product_...are_safety.pdf
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Thanks for the feedback.
Yes my rims are marked for 2450 which matches the tires.
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Why we installed the tire pressure/temp monitors. Gives a lot of "peace of mind"
Hopefully, would have some waring befoe a failure.
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Oh and finally found out I have 5200 lbs rated axles.
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Oh and finally found out I have 5200 lbs rated axles.
Did you get that axle information from the tire placard or vehicle certification label?

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Did you get that axle information from the tire placard or vehicle certification label?

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No I took the serial number off the axle and contacted Dexter and they provided the info.
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No I took the serial number off the axle and contacted Dexter and they provided the info.
Than you need to rethink tire size brcause the minimum tire requirement for your axles is 2600# ea. That's a cut and dry figure. The DOT is very specific about it.

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we just got back from a long vacation trip in our 2005 copper canyon 5th wheel. I checked everything out before we left, eveerything looked good, including the tires. I had previously checked the dot date on them and they were 6/5 years old. figured I would have to replace them before our trip next year. wrong. had a blowout near 4-corners. hobbled into blanding utah and had all 5 changed out. they looked good, but peace of mind is priceless. 7 years max, no matter how trhey look.
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