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Old 08-16-2016, 07:28 PM   #1
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Any opinion on Power King Towmax STR III

I am looking for new tires for my 27ft FB Classic. The tires on now were made in the last quarter of 2012. There looks to be enough tread, and the sidewalls look good.

I looked on TireRack.com and the guy manning the chat feature said they had Power King Towmax STR III. The price is $75.

Does anyone have an opinion on this brand? Do you know who manufactures them? I see all sorts of info about how to look at the tire and tell, but I don't have the tires to look at.

Thanks!
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Old 08-16-2016, 08:07 PM   #2
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Nice article in September 2016 issue of Trailer Life about the Maxis Tow Master tires. I have used two sets of them on a previous Airstream, and will use them when the factory installed GYM..
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Old 08-17-2016, 09:03 AM   #3
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Thanks, Tsunami

Okay, I guess I have a couple more questions.

What does GYM mean? I may have known once, but it escapes me at the moment.

(Other than gym class - but that doesn't make sense.)

Where can I get the tires you mentioned? I looked on TireRack, and the only thing they had was the once I mentioned.

Thanks!
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Old 08-18-2016, 06:04 PM   #4
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GYM = GoodYear Marathon


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Old 08-18-2016, 07:07 PM   #5
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Okay, I guess I have a couple more questions.

What does GYM mean? I may have known once, but it escapes me at the moment.

(Other than gym class - but that doesn't make sense.)

Where can I get the tires you mentioned? I looked on TireRack, and the only thing they had was the once I mentioned.

Thanks!
Discount tire sells Maxxis tires in the Toledo Ohio area
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Old 08-18-2016, 07:48 PM   #6
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I first saw Power King TowMax tires at the Airstream factory while I was there in the fall of 2010. A month or so after that I purchased my Safari that had 12 year old GYMs. I purchased the Power King TowMax tires in November 2010 and ran them until November 2015. I waited until just before my first trip this spring to replace them with another set of Power King TowMax tires. I've put more than 6,000 miles on them this summer. I'm happy so far!

I purchased the E rated tires for a few $ more.
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Old 08-19-2016, 01:54 PM   #7
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Great Tires

We purchased a set of Power King Tow Max tires for our 2011 Airstream 23 FB on March 30, 2016 size 215/75 14. They were replacements for the original GYM as installed by the factory.

We have over 3,000 miles on them as of today. They ride better than the original GYMs in our opinion.

Our mechanic has been using Tow Max tires on his own travel trailer for over 15 years without any problems. We took his recommendation to purchase the Tow Max tires and are happy that we did.

Our experience with the original GYMs was excellent. We always kept the tires at the factory recommended 50 pounds of pressure. The many stories of GYM problems was our reason to change. The price paid for the new Tow Max tires was $55 each plus valve stems, mounting and sales tax for a total of $330.92.
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Old 08-19-2016, 02:48 PM   #8
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For those of us with 14" tires - Please see
http://www.airforums.com/forums/f438/14-tires-st-205-75-r14-153142.html

Very much good info

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Old 08-19-2016, 03:11 PM   #9
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I had a set of tow max tires on my 25 Excella. They wore out with less than 20k on them. Just when I was going to replace them one blew out. I now have Maxxis 8 ply so far so good. I would pass on the tow max if I were you
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I am looking for new tires for my 27ft FB Classic. The tires on now were made in the last quarter of 2012. There looks to be enough tread, and the sidewalls look good.

I looked on TireRack.com and the guy manning the chat feature said they had Power King Towmax STR III. The price is $75.

Does anyone have an opinion on this brand? Do you know who manufactures them? I see all sorts of info about how to look at the tire and tell, but I don't have the tires to look at.

Thanks!
I suggest you do your research on those tires. There where a number of recalls on them. I had a serious thread separation with the Good Year Marathons our trailer came with. After limping to a tire dealer with a spare that was also ready to go we purchased a new set of Power King Tow Max tires from them. After the trip I went on line to research the tires and found they were just as bad as the GYM and the four tires I was sold was part of a large recall. Luckily the tire dealer was a large chain, Tire King, I took the trailer back to a local store and had them put a set of Michelin LTX tires on and never looked back.
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I am looking for new tires for my 27ft FB Classic. The tires on now were made in the last quarter of 2012. There looks to be enough tread, and the sidewalls look good.

I looked on TireRack.com and the guy manning the chat feature said they had Power King Towmax STR III. The price is $75.

Does anyone have an opinion on this brand? Do you know who manufactures them? I see all sorts of info about how to look at the tire and tell, but I don't have the tires to look at.

Thanks!
JUNK, had a set once for about 12000 miles, You get what you pay for..imagine that, I like michelins...
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