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Old 09-13-2018, 12:32 PM   #1
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1978 31' Excella - best tires 225/75R15

I've read a few threads on tire recommendations, and seems like a lot of people swear by Goodyear's Marathon trailer tires. But there's enough discussions around types of tires, radials vs. bias ply, etc. that I'd like to re-ask a common question:

"What brand/type of tire have you had the best experience with on a 31' Airstream"?

The current tires are a mix, two are newer, two are older (showing some dry rot). I have no idea how old either pair are, and if I'm replacing the older ones that are showing cracking in the outer rubber, I'd rather just replace the whole set with ones that people have had great experiences with for 4 to 5 years of (typical) replacement span.

It's my first Airstream and I'd rather spend my time/money/concerns on maintenance, repairs, minor renovation items etc. vs worries around the tires and/or whether or not if there is a blow out if it will rip the wheel wells apart or not.

Thanks much in advance!
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Old 09-13-2018, 03:02 PM   #2
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How many miles do you expect to put on the trailer in the next 5yrs?
The higher your expectations the fewer your options.
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