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Old 07-31-2009, 02:15 PM   #15
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Old 07-31-2009, 08:47 PM   #16
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Old 07-31-2009, 09:54 PM   #17
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My 8 year old A/S came to me on its original Goodyear Marathon tires last year. A bit of weather checking, but the previous owner had never had a problem. Due to their age, I replaced them with new Marathons. I did upgrade from load range D to E. I run them at 60 lbs, and they tow well and ride great. After sitting all last winter, they had not lost a pound of air, even on the original aluminum wheels. I was amazed.
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Load range E? I was at NTB last week getting my flat Marathon plugged after a screw found it's way into my tire. The staff there did a search for me in an "E" load range tire that I could upgrade to and found nothing.

Some have mentioned E tires... are they still available?

I've been running Marathons on my bass boat trailer for 5 years and on Airstream for 2 years with no trouble.. Knock on wood.

My AS Marathons say: Made in China. Not sure about the tires on my boat trailer.

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Old 07-31-2009, 10:57 PM   #19
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Load range E? I was at NTB last week getting my flat Marathon plugged after a screw found it's way into my tire. The staff there did a search for me in an "E" load range tire that I could upgrade to and found nothing.

Some have mentioned E tires... are they still available?

I've been running Marathons on my bass boat trailer for 5 years and on Airstream for 2 years with no trouble.. Knock on wood.

My AS Marathons say: Made in China. Not sure about the tires on my boat trailer.

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235/80R16 is the only size rated E in the Marathon line (according to their web site). Maxxis has an E rated tire in 225/75R15

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Old 08-01-2009, 02:45 AM   #20
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Running Maxxis year 2 on my 19' CCD. No issues so far.
Its the only one with a nylon cap on the belts I have found in this size.
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+1 On the Maxxis's...

I had one year (12k miles ), on my original Marathons when I had two tread seperations on my Safari 30 which is around 7k ready to travel. I replaced the Goodyears with load range E Maxxis and have had them on two years and 22k miles with PERFECT wear. At each bearing service I rotated them like the manual shows, but they are wearing so evenly...no cupping or other wear you see on trailer tires sometimes.

Secondly, the Maxxis are priced less than the Marathons at NTB in my area.
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  • Trailer tires are not designed to wear out.
  • The life of a trailer tire is limited by time and duty cycles.
  • The mileage expectation of a trailer tire would be 5,000 to 12,000 miles.
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Sorry, I misspoke (working from memory, but checked after others questioned the E rating). I upgraded from the original load rating C tires that were on the trailer when I bought it, to D rated (which seem appropriate- the C rated seemed marginal), not to E rated. Anyway, I like the Goodyear Marathons.
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  • Trailer tires are not designed to wear out.
  • The life of a trailer tire is limited by time and duty cycles.
  • The mileage expectation of a trailer tire would be 5,000 to 12,000 miles.
Could you elaborate on the first two statements, please?

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Well, I'm glad I didn't go with trailer tires then, because I have about 50,000 miles on my BF Goodrich Commercial T/A's and they only show slight wear. I may be able to get that many more miles out of them if I don't exceed the useful life which is about 7 years. They are about 5 years old now with no exterior sign of deterioration. If it weren't for all those concerned people telling me they aren't ST tires, I'd never know they weren't based on how they perform with the trailer. Replace tires every 12,000 miles.....not necessary with mine!
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Could you elaborate on the first two statements, please?

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Read the info provided in the link..It should become clear, the logic of their statement.
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If travel trailers were used like a daily driver vehicle then you would replace when tread life is low or at mileage intervals. Since the majority of travel trailers sit unused for long periods of time the tire exterior will deteriorate from the UV or exposure to the atmosphere.

After 5 to 7 years all tires have reached the end of their service life. If you have a vehicle that you drive 10,000 miles a year, then at about 7 years on a premium tire they are done with 70,000miles The same for trailer tires except they have not seen the duty cycles a regulaer vehicle has seen.

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