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Old 03-02-2006, 05:13 PM   #1
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Anyone road tested Towmaster tires

I noticed today that Costco is now selling Towmaster trailer tires ... Greenball mfg.

Having just bought (4) new Good Year Marathons I am hoping to at least get through this coming summer.
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Old 03-03-2006, 07:55 AM   #2
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Hi,
I was skeptical and disappointed when my new/used 1995, 28 footer was fitted with Towmasters.

It's now 30,000 miles and 20 months latter. Good tread left, never a flat.
I intend to replace all my tires with Towmasters latter this year!

I'm satisfied!

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Old 03-03-2006, 07:59 AM   #3
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Thank you for the report, Artlink... someone of the Open Roads-travel trailer-forum wrote in that Thor is putting Towmasters on all their products--I guess this does not include Airstream as of yet??????

Next time I think I will get Towmasters. Do they bounce off curbs? I have got to be more careful.

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Old 03-03-2006, 08:57 AM   #4
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I was told by a Goodyear dealer in Ohio that Towmasters are going to replace Marathons. I put 4 used Marathons on my flatbed equipment trailer, and the dealer sold me a Towmaster for a spare. A 1000 mile trip from Ohio to Florida with the spare, 9000 lbs on the tandems, speeds up to 80 mph, no problems. I will put these on my Airstream next time it needs tires.
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Old 03-03-2006, 09:27 AM   #5
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Our local dealer that sells both the Marathon and the Towmaster told me that they see fewer tire defects in the Towmasters. He also said that Towmaster is made by Goodyear of Canada. The tire shop is an old one where the owner still runs the counter. They've never disappointed me yet so I purchased a set of them for my 54 Cruiser. Haven't had them on the road yet, but visually they look to be well made.
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Old 03-03-2006, 10:39 AM   #6
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I'm riding on Towmasters that I had put on three years ago. So far, so good. I bought them at Big O. Six tires, all wheel bearings serviced (I provided the seals) and balanced for $630 plus tax.

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Old 07-06-2010, 10:56 PM   #7
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New set of Towmasters

As I was going home to Los Angeles from Yellowstone, my set of GY Marathons failed me. Luckly, when I filled up my truck, the tire guys at Beaver, Utah pointed out to me that my trailer tires tred bubbled up. All four tires were bubbled up and one of them had a fist size chunk of tred missing. please note that the tempeture was 100+ and the tires were 4 years old with minimal wear. To say the least, I was luck I didn't throw a tred and jack up my wheel well.
The guys at the tire center lined me up with a set of Towmasters (LRE). Hopefully they don't fail me, we'll see.
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I just put four Greenball Towmasters (225/75R15, LR-D) on my Sovereign. Never used them before. We'll see how they do.
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We put Towmaster Radials on our trailer last summer after we had a blowout. The tires are load range E which is overkill for our trailer, the max air pressure is somewhere near 80lbs, but we have them inflated to 55#. We had bias ply tires (we liked the vintage look) prior and the radials are a much better ride and handling. We noticed a marked difference in how the trailer handles and rides. We took the trailer on 2800 mile trip right after we had them installed and had absolutely no issues. We have a total of roughly 4000 miles on them since they were installed and still have no issues. (Many miles in the AZ Heat) We are very happy with them, and will likely stay with them in the future. We purchased them at Discount tire and I believe they were just under $100 each. They manager at Discount Tire informed me that there was absolutely no problems with running the tires at a lower pressure due to the fact that our trailer is much lighter than the load rating. He stated that it is common practice to do so.
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When we got our '78 Argosy AS the original bias tires were on the trailer and the first thing I did was to go to Costco and ask about their trailer tires. My local Costco had two Towmasters and I had to go to Everett WA (about 2 hrs north) to get the other two. Was told at that time that Towmasters Co could not guarantee sufficient number of tires to supply Costco so they were not going to handle them. About 6 or so months later I notices that Towmasters were back in stock. I asked the Costco tire mgr and he said that the Towmasters Co wanted Costco's business so they increased their production and the tires are once again on Costco's shelves. I went to Gillette last summer and the tires worked perfectly.
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We put Towmaster Radials on our trailer last summer after we had a blowout... We have a total of roughly 4000 miles on them since they were installed and still have no issues. (Many miles in the AZ Heat) We are very happy with them, and will likely stay with them in the future. We purchased them at Discount tire and I believe they were just under $100 each.
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Thanks for posting that. That makes me feel even better about these tires. The Discount Tire located near my house no longer stocks Goodyear Marathons so I decided to go with the Towmasters. DT said they had too many problems with the Marathons and will no longer stock them. They strongly recommended the Towmasters and after researching them, I decided to try them out. Dead Horse will be my first trip. We'll see how they do.
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Thanks for posting that. That makes me feel even better about these tires. The Discount Tire located near my house no longer stocks Goodyear Marathons so I decided to go with the Towmasters. DT said they had too many problems with the Marathons and will no longer stock them. They strongly recommended the Towmasters and after researching them, I decided to try them out. Dead Horse will be my first trip. We'll see how they do.
Hi Mike,
I run Towmasters and have not had a problem since I bought in 2009. The ones that came on my 1990 were Towmasters. 2 from 2001 and 2 from 2004. It looked like I was getting some separation on 1 of the 2001's so I replaced all 4. Could have gotten by for another year or 2 on the 04's but I needed a spare.
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Thanks for posting that. That makes me feel even better about these tires. The Discount Tire located near my house no longer stocks Goodyear Marathons so I decided to go with the Towmasters. DT said they had too many problems with the Marathons and will no longer stock them. They strongly recommended the Towmasters and after researching them, I decided to try them out. Dead Horse will be my first trip. We'll see how they do.
No problem Mike, we are looking forward to seeing you and Karen at DH.
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I noticed today that Costco is now selling Towmaster trailer tires ... Greenball mfg.

Having just bought (4) new Good Year Marathons I am hoping to at least get through this coming summer.

We've carried Towmaster tires in a few sizes for a while now. We've had good luck with them. Seems to be a well made tire.
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