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Old 09-21-2012, 10:37 PM   #1
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Replacement TT tires

Need suggestions on tire brand to replace all four tires on 24' TT. I have read and heard that you should run for your life from Goodyear Marathons. I have also heard that many Trailer tires are made in China and they of course have little or no quality control. No matter the quality, I would rather chisel tires out of rock like the Flintstones, than to buy ANYTHING from China. I have also discovered that not all brands make all sizes. My tires are ST 225 75R15. Suggestions and comments appreciated.
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Old 09-21-2012, 10:49 PM   #2
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For your application, I would recommend Maxxis M8008 trailer tires. They are made in Thailand, not China.

I've not had one fail. I can't say the same for Goodyear Marathon or Carlisle Radial Trail trailer tires.
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Old 09-21-2012, 11:12 PM   #3
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Check the tire before you buy them if you don't want a Chinese manufactured one. It looks like they are taking over tire manufacturing just like everything else.
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Old 09-21-2012, 11:27 PM   #4
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I got a set of tires made by Hercules. They get great reviews and are visually identical to the Marathons. I have close to 3k miles on them and everything has been great.

The set of 4 cost about 400 installed.
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Why not just get light truck tires?
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Old 09-22-2012, 12:34 PM   #6
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If you can find LT rated tires in your size do it. I tried 5 brands of ST tires and they all separated or blew out. Myself and three other friends switched to 16" LT tires and never had another problem. If you can't find an LT in your size, try Maxxis.
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If you can find LT rated tires in your size do it. I tried 5 brands of ST tires and they all separated or blew out. Myself and three other friends switched to 16" LT tires and never had another problem. If you can't find an LT in your size, try Maxxis.
X2, I would have put LT's on my tow dolly but only ST were available, I went with the Maxxis. Avoid the China tire bombs at all cost (wish I had sooner after two blowout's and two new fenders).
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I tried Denman, Goodyear, Titan II, and a couple other off-brand ST tires before I went with Yokohama Geolandar 215/85-R16s
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Skyline(Nomad) quit making the fenders for mine, so I rebuilt them with plastic epoxy and finally went with the closest thing I could find.
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Need suggestions on tire brand to replace all four tires on 24' TT. I have read and heard that you should run for your life from Goodyear Marathons. I have also heard that many Trailer tires are made in China and they of course have little or no quality control. No matter the quality, I would rather chisel tires out of rock like the Flintstones, than to buy ANYTHING from China. I have also discovered that not all brands make all sizes. My tires are ST 225 75R15. Suggestions and comments appreciated.
Just a tad more information is needed. Are your tires LRD or LRE? Are they the Original
Equipment tires?

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I was way under the limit and LREs still failed. I always checked tire pressure before/during each trip and was careful not to scuff or drag the tires when I had to make a tight turn.
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The only ST tire I would use is Maxxis, until someone starts making ST tires in the USA again.
I can't fit LT tires on wife's horse trailer.
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Very happy with set of Hercules, 5K miles on them, "E" class ran me $425 for four out the door.
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What about this 15" LRD LT tire?

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