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ted shred
11-05-2007, 08:28 PM
It's time for new trailer tires. I was leaning toward Goodyear marathons, but have heard they have had problems with the tread seperating. The last tires I bought were Dico's. They were alright, but had issues with developing bubbles in the sidewalls.

Does anyone have a tire that they can recomend?

Sodar
11-05-2007, 08:50 PM
You cannot go wrong with Marathons. Make sure you get a set that were manufactured in the last year, as they changed the design of the sidewall and added a neat little "scuff guard".

Farmer Ted
11-05-2007, 08:51 PM
It's time for new trailer tires. I was leaning toward Goodyear marathons, but have heard they have had problems with the tread seperating. The last tires I bought were Dico's. They were alright, but had issues with developing bubbles in the sidewalls.

Does anyone have a tire that they can recomend?


Marathons are made in China now

not sure if this is good or bad

heard that there was a problem with some 15 tires and they changed the design but don't know for certain that it's true

I've also heard many folks (from the deep south) say that Marathons are only good for 3-4 years and it's time for new ones.

I blew two on the way home from the lake this summer about a 300 mile round trip and have just put two of the Chinese marathons on

no problem so far

last time I checked TireRack.com they only had black wall and the prices were pretty decent but I'm not sure if they are the China tires or not

TNH2oSkier
11-05-2007, 09:14 PM
My folks jut put Maxxis on their trailer. I have 8 year old Goodyear Marathons on my boat trailer, I may look at Maxxis for mine this year.

thijs
01-08-2008, 11:36 PM
Marathons are made in China now

not sure if this is good or bad

As long as they are not painted with lead paint, and if you don't feed them to your pets you'll be fine.

etduc
01-09-2008, 09:17 AM
Cooper Tires - made in USA

http://www.coopertire.com/html/products/tires_lighttruck.aspx?page=custom_trailer

Cary K.
01-09-2008, 09:22 AM
My folks jut put Maxxis on their trailer. I have 8 year old Goodyear Marathons on my boat trailer, I may look at Maxxis for mine this year.

I just switched to the Maxxis tires and have no complaints.

east tx skier
01-09-2008, 09:56 AM
From the guy at the Good Year shop that changed my trailer tires after I had tread separation on the way to deliver my boat to Roddydog (I am paraphrasing) ...

Good Year was having a lot of trouble with their Marathon tires separating. A little over a year ago, they changed the formulation/layup and have not had the same sort of troubles since then. They are also recommending/pushing larger tire/rim sizes for increased load capacity.

In my case, I got about four years of medium towing duty out of mine before I had one go. I have brand new Marathons on my new-to-me trailer and don't worry about it much.

http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j262/dnortonames/The%20Last%20Waltz/IMG_4037.jpg

http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j262/dnortonames/The%20Last%20Waltz/IMG_4033.jpg

One of the new ones.
http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j262/dnortonames/The%20Last%20Waltz/IMG_4035.jpg

kjohnson
01-09-2008, 03:06 PM
I wonder if they used any lead in the paint for those raised white letters on those marathons?

east tx skier
01-09-2008, 03:13 PM
I'm right down the road from a Goodyear plant (at least for a little longer). I could ask.

kjohnson
01-09-2008, 03:15 PM
I thought they were made in China?

east tx skier
01-09-2008, 03:18 PM
They very well may be. But that doesn't change the fact that we've got a Goodyear plant down the street (for a little while longer).

kjohnson
01-09-2008, 06:41 PM
Maybe you had better check then. They may have more lead in them than a chinese Barbie Doll. Let us know what you find out.

Leroy
01-09-2008, 07:05 PM
Anyone every sipe their trailer tires? Or other tires for that matter.

http://www.sipers.com/sipers/index_large.asp

kjohnson
01-09-2008, 07:15 PM
It sounds to much like circumcsion.

east tx skier
01-09-2008, 08:18 PM
Maybe you had better check then. They may have more lead in them than a chinese Barbie Doll. Let us know what you find out.

Just checked the one on the right, new last August. There is no country of origin printed on the side wall that I can see (and I looked close).

Leroy
01-09-2008, 09:03 PM
Looks like the tire is cut to shreds but improves "everything", so they say.

It sounds to much like circumcsion.