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Old 05-26-2008, 09:59 AM   #15
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We have a 2005 25FB that we bought new in 2006. On a trip to Wyoming in June, 2006. we had three separate blow-outs on the the OEM Goodyear Marathons (laod range D). One in Texas and two in Wyoming. These tires had about 14,000 miles on them, and appeared to have plenty of tread life left. We are good about checking the tires and their pressure. We are guessing that we got some new old stock tires from the factory.

After talking to a truck tire dealer in Gillettte, Wyoming, we decided to go with a set of four new Maxxis (load range E) tires for our beloved Lucy. The dealer told us that he sells a lot of these tires to ranchers who use them on goose neck stock trailers. He said that the ranchers like them because they're bullet proof. The ranchers overload them, don't maintain them, and drive them way too fast on really crappy roads.

We run our Maxxis tires at 70 psi, and have now got 15,000 miles on them without any problems.
Hey 'moose',

Why do you run your LRE tires at 70 PSI on a dual axle trailer? You are probably giving your '25 a harsher ride than necessary.

I have BFG 227/75-16 LREs on the 19CCD and run them at 65, which still has headroom on the weight capacity.
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Old 05-27-2008, 07:26 AM   #16
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Hi Lightng
Is that a move to Washington or a trip to Washington? Either way we'll have an umbrella here for you with your name on it.
I moved to the Longview area a little over a year ago. I didn't have the resourses to ready and bring the Excella with me. I'm going to focus on getting this thing up there with me by winter. Looks a lot more complicated then I thought. I'm a green horn, but not for much longer.
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Old 05-27-2008, 07:36 AM   #17
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So far, I'm going with the Maxxis. I would rather buy 2 extra spares on rims than to travel under the impression of "when" the blow out will happen-- not "if" it would happen. Thanks to everyone for their input.
I have to put this trailer up on jacks today as I am flying out of Tampa tonight. No time to mail order tires now. The roll down jacks I have that are factory are pure crap. The first time I used them They bent under the weight. The dealer said they were only there to level a little bit-Not hold the weight. I sure don't know much about Airsteams, but that just seems totally ludicris
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Old 05-27-2008, 07:48 AM   #18
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I have a 25er and I had no issues with my Marathons, but even though there are more Marathons out there which could be why more issues are seen, I went with D rated Maxxis tires for my 25er. I thought long and hard about the E rated ones, but felt it was overkill since my weights are far, far less than the max rating of the combined D rated tires and a less harsh ride. I have now driven about 700 miles on them and they have performed to date, as well as I could have expected. I ordered mine right from Maxxis and they were only about 2 or 3 months old based on the tire codes.

JCanavera, who is very good about being on top of tire pressures and overall maint, had a tread peel off one of his Marathons after a long trip. For him, he was lucky, it peeled off as he was backing back into his driveway. He has a slide out, so for him to go to E rated tires made sense due to his extreme weight additions of the slide out.

Also, the Maxxis tires have a nylon cap. I don't think the Marathons do. If you do some research on the web about what nylon caps do for tires and tread seperation, I think you'll find the Maxxis to be a better tire, by that's just my opinion.
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Also, the Maxxis tires have a nylon cap. I don't think the Marathons do. If you do some research on the web about what nylon caps do for tires and tread seperation, I think you'll find the Maxxis to be a better tire, by that's just my opinion.
yes. I'm looking long and hard into this.Thanks
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