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Old 06-03-2004, 10:12 AM   #1
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Question Tucker Tires

Has anybody had any experience with Tucker Tires? I have seen some 10 ply tires on ebay that seem to be offered at a pretty good price. The following link will take you to one of the ebay sales. Let me know so I can decide to purchase locally or from ebay. Thanks.
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Old 06-03-2004, 11:27 AM   #2
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I went to your link and am as confused as ever.

It appears that Tucker is not the brand name of the tire but the name of a tire store. I would never buy a tire without knowing who made it and where it was made. Also a fresh date (date when it was made). If I am correct and Tucker is not the tire brand, why would the seller not divulge the name on the tire label??

I'd go to a Discount Tire Store (that is the store name and I think they headquarter in Arizona) if one is in your vicinity and haggle with a salesman (pick out a salesman that looks like he has a little authority and maturity ) on a set of Goodyear Marathons 8 ply. Believe me they are negotiable there. Buy their road hazard and have them check their or warehouse's stock for fresh dates.
Wal=Mart and I think Sams & Cosco can order these tires too, prob not negotiable however.

If you want to confuse yourself other tire brands to research include Denman, Towmaster, Carlisle, . Some are made in China, some in Mexico.
The Goodyears are made out of country also I think. Not good but little alternative.
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Old 06-03-2004, 11:58 AM   #3
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Another good source for Marathons is tirerack.com
Here is a link, hope it works. http://www.tirerack.com/tires/Compar...turer=Goodyear

I buy my tires from them, and they have excellent and reliable service. They can usually also find an installer in your area that cooperates with them.
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Jaco, UWE:

Thanks for the info, I do stand corrected as to tire brand, and you are correct about adjustment for a tire failure, but the price is very tempting.
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I have sent ebay seller a message asking about brand and warranty, will keep thread posted as to results.

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Old 06-04-2004, 03:46 AM   #6
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Exclamation Reply from ebay seller

Here is the reply I got about the tires he sells on ebay:

"Generic brand made in China Have sold tens of thousands Tires are 8
to 12 weeks old. Workmanship warranty four yr or first 25 percent of
tread wear jimdalton



TUCKER TIRE COMPANY eBay Store
Address:http://www.stores.ebay.com/store=1915246&RefID=store"

He has an excellent ebay rating for the amount of sales he has. Still, a little hesitant though about buying tires on ebay.
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Old 06-04-2004, 12:14 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by upallnight
Here is the reply I got about the tires he sells on ebay:

"Generic brand made in China Have sold tens of thousands Tires are 8
to 12 weeks old. Workmanship warranty four yr or first 25 percent of
tread wear jimdalton



TUCKER TIRE COMPANY eBay Store
Address:http://www.stores.ebay.com/store=1915246&RefID=store"

He has an excellent ebay rating for the amount of sales he has. Still, a little hesitant though about buying tires on ebay.
Leonard
IMHO I would not want to risk my trailer, tow vehicle and family to 'generic' tires made in China. I believe I would go for the tried and true Goodyear Marathons Load Range 'D' and be done with it. Better to be safe...

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Goodyear Marathons now made in China

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Here is the reply I got about the tires he sells on ebay:

"Generic brand made in China Have sold tens of thousands Tires are 8
to 12 weeks old. Workmanship warranty four yr or first 25 percent of
tread wear jimdalton



TUCKER TIRE COMPANY eBay Store
Address:http://www.stores.ebay.com/store=1915246&RefID=store"

He has an excellent ebay rating for the amount of sales he has. Still, a little hesitant though about buying tires on ebay.
Leonard
My Goodyear supplier told me Goodyear Marathons are now made in China and Goodyear is labeling the tires with just the Marathon name not putting Goodyear name on the tires.I have sold the Chinese manufactured tires Deestone,Superstone and Towmax brands which my company has made to rigid specs for 7 yr so far no problems and they are much heavier than USA made. Supply is a problem so have to sell three brands in order to keep product.That is the reason I dont list brands in my auctions on ebay as from one week to next my brand may be different but all the products have been time and mileage tested and have performed well. This is my professional opinion after selling tires for over 40 yr. jimdalton http://www.tuckertire.com
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Another good source for Marathons is tirerack.com
Here is a link, hope it works. http://www.tirerack.com/tires/Compar...turer=Goodyear

I buy my tires from them, and they have excellent and reliable service. They can usually also find an installer in your area that cooperates with them.
Tire Rack sends tires to my store which I hold for their customers. They usually give two to three day delivery service which is pretty good.I am a installer for them and am pleased with the extra business mounting and balancing and alignments. best wishes jimdalton Tucker Tire Dyersburg Tn
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You might look into "Toyo" trailer tires also..I've had these on mine for nearly 5 years and..No one bit of concern with them...Will be replacing them with Toyo brand once more~
Anytime you'd like to look em over, feel free to come on over to my place at Va Beach to see them..
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Old 07-22-2004, 09:37 AM   #11
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Upallnight.

"IF" you put the 10 ply tires on, you "WILL" achieve both of the following, guaranteed.

1. You will beat the trailer to death.

2. You will split every wheel you have.

Airstream has spent tons of money researching the Marathons. Why do you want to take a chance on something else, anything else?

Sometimes, reinventing the wheel, should be left alone.

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Old 07-22-2004, 10:05 AM   #12
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I got interested in ply count a while back, and found a good thread to ask a question in response to a very believable statement made by Action.

While the whole thread is good, start at post #18, and then take note of what markdoane says about what the plys are made of.

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I found that my local Goodyear dealer had as low a price as anyone on the Marathon. I paid $365.00 for a set of four tires for my 26' Overlander. It had a set of 700-15 LR D and I was finding loose rivets not only on the inside but on top as well. The Marathons along with the centramatic balancers that I put on at the same time seem to have cured the problem. Items in the rig stay put where they never did before.
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Old 07-22-2004, 04:07 PM   #14
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...It had a set of 700-15 LR D ...
I assume LR D is Load Range D.

I'm asking, not telling the following: My '67 Overlander has Load Range C tires on it. I believe this is the correct LR for this era. Regardless, I have read other posts on mounting LR D tires on a LR C wheel. The posts predicted doom & gloom specific to the wheel due to the increased tire pressures.

Did I misinterpret something?

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