I posted it on the thread Tires....Tires....Tires
and that was the Cooper Custom Trailer Plus.
I would have bought that on in a heart beat but Cooper Tires marketing structure made the tire almost impossible to get. Even if was a great tire, and I personally think it might have been, occasionally you whack something on the road and loose a tire. No fun waiting 3 days for an exact replacment to arrive. I carried a speedrating of S and was constructed much better than the GoodYears. They had extra glass belts to hold the thing together.
I now understand that that Cooper has discontinued the tire due to lack of sales. Thats a shame.
In conversations with commercial users of trailers, lawn companies, demolition companies constructions that used trailers that came with the Marathon, they all said that their trouble stopped when they went to 16 inch light truck tires of the same load rating (D) as the ST Marathons.
One such trailer manufacturer that used torsion axles supplied 5 new 16 wheels with Michelin LT tires to replace the 15 Marathons, they were cross terrain I think.
Any way, I did my research, talked to commercial users, canvassed this community and drew my own conclusions and bought what I think will give me many years of trouble free service.
All I ask now is that all failures be reported to the NHTSA at:
All these tire failures are not our fault or problem. It the tires fault and should be the manufacturers problem.