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Old 05-20-2009, 11:10 AM   #15
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I use the Maxxis 225/75/R15 D tires and have been happy with them. They are rated at 2540 a tire. No point in going to a bigger tire if your wheels are not rated for it as well.
Oh-no...don't make me rethink this LOL. Everything I've read said we should go to a heavier load if possible. So we were planning on going with the E's.
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Doris,

It certainly won't hurt to go with the Load Range E tire, even if you have to run it at 65 PSIG max (Load Range D pressures) because of your wheel ratings. As was mentioned, the Load Range E tire should have more robust construction to deal with the higher inflation pressures and rated loads.

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Old 05-20-2009, 11:27 AM   #17
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You read my mind. My next question was to find out how much pressure my 15" wheels can take. Gil may know, but he's off doing other things and left the tire quoting to me. He had no idea it wouldn't be just as simple as getting what we already had.

Are all 15" wheels the same..should stay at about 65#? Does that mean the tires will wear out sooner?

I'm not having too good of luck finding these tires locally.

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It certainly won't hurt to go with the Load Range E tire, even if you have to run it at 65 PSIG max (Load Range D pressures) because of your wheel ratings. As was mentioned, the Load Range E tire should have more robust construction to deal with the higher inflation pressures and rated loads.

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Old 05-20-2009, 11:33 AM   #18
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If you look on the inside of the wheel (the side that contacts the brake drum), you may get lucky and find maximum load and inflation pressure ratings stamped there.

I believe the Maxxis website had a dealer locator if you can't find anyone locally who handles them.

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If you look on the inside of the wheel (the side that contacts the brake drum), you may get lucky and find maximum load and inflation pressure ratings stamped there.

I believe the Maxxis website had a dealer locator if you can't find anyone locally who handles them.

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They are not sold in our area (NY). This is getting wearing.
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Discount Tire lists the Maxxis 225/75R-15 Load Range E - see HERE. Is there a Discount Tire store in your area? If not, I would think you could order them and have them installed locally.

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I agree with flagypsy Maxxis are traier rated tire and are highly rated
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We do not have a place that sells them in our area, and I did talk with discount tire and they won't be here in time. Plus, if I have a problem with them, because they aren't in our area, I would have to ship the tire back to them, and if they decide it's their problem, they will replace them. I'm not to fond of that idea.

I talked with someone at Goodyear, and they will be retooling to make the "d" Marathon again but not in time for us to get them. It may take several weeks. There are 10 in a warehouse and the local Goodyear place is trying to get 4 of them. In the meantime Sam's club thinks they can get four from another store, but we may not have those in time either (for our rally). We may be a couple days late at the rally.

What a pain this has been. And Gil will still have to put the spare on to get the trailer to wherever we have to go to put the new ones on (hate to bother Good Sam to do that)..although we drove 40 miles without even realizing it was shot.
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Heavier load range trailer tires generally have beefier sidewalls. I've seen trailer's wag off the shoulder pavement lip & coming back on get pushed off the bead from the weak sidewall. Another sidewall problem is clipping a curb where there is a metal drain inlet in the curb face; the way they make those now, it is easy to get a pinch-flat on a thin sidewall (done it w/the Acura so I'm sure you could do it w/a ton on a tire). I'd go heavy on the load range for the better sidewalls, not the load rating per se.
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DONT BUY CARLISLE, they are crap, i just did the same thing you are doing after my Carlisles went to H E double toothpicks in less than 1,000 miles, one blew up without warning, three others had tread seperation and were going to fail, although Carlisle did buy me 5 new tires it dosent help the issues i had on the road... i did ALOT of research and found that ALL ST tires are generally crap LOL, they are made to lower standards than car tires and are limited to 65 MPH, also found that UNDERINFLATION is the number one killer of tires so DO NOT get 80 psi tires and run them at 65, your rims should handle 80 PSI they are steel and are surely stronger than the tires, make sure the tire guy puts steel valve stems in with the new tires... all that being said i went with the Maxxis 8008, 225/75-15 load range E, if they don't hold up im going to buy 16" rims and go with LT tires, all the mid to upper range 5ers at my local dealer all have LT tires on them new...
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..... also found that UNDERINFLATION is the number one killer of tires so DO NOT get 80 psi tires and run them at 65....
Please reference the Maxxis trailer tire load/inflation chart HERE.


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Mavis Tire called today. They have 4 of the Marathon D's in their hands, and will put them on tomorrow (1/2 mile from home). They undercut Sam's club, AND actually have the tires. So for $114 installed, new valves, we hopefully will be good to go. It was just too tiring trying to find the Maxxis, and Mavis suggested we stick to what we had and not get e's. Right now, I'll take anything that works, and I hope when Gil brings it in tomorrow, they really have them.
We have learned so much about trailer tires the past few days..thank you all (before this, we didn't even know that trailer tires are best for a trailer).
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$479 out the door for all four Marathons mounted, balanced, and new stems, after tax. Literally out the door, because the trailer wouldn't fit in their bay, and so Gil jacked it up in the driveway, took off all the wheels/tires and brought them in.
They tried to get us to take another kind for a savings of $10 because someone forgot to get the tires from their other store but we said no. Finally they are done, and we'll make the rally!
Hope they last awhile!
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