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Old 04-21-2013, 10:10 PM
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Time for a new set. Opinions on who makes the best trailer tire for the price?
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Old 04-21-2013, 10:17 PM
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I switched to Maxxis last year and have been pleased so far.
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Old 04-21-2013, 10:37 PM
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Boy thats a loaded question. , I've had good year, carlisle, kuhmo and a couple other no name brands on my trailers, never wore any out tread wise, they always deteriorate, key to good tire survival is to just replace every 4-5 years regardless.
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Old 04-21-2013, 10:43 PM
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Exactly my question

My boat stays on a trolley indoors most of the time and the trailer sits in a shady spot in the woods next to my lakehouse. I am looking for something that will last over time with minimal dryrot, not tread wear. All opinions are welcome!

It's also curious that I remain a newbie since being a member to this site for 6 years!

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Old 04-21-2013, 10:47 PM
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If your looking to protect from uv exposure, dry rot I would suggest covering the tires like the RV guys do and park on a slab or plywood, all tires will eventually deteriorate.

Newbie is based on post count not time.
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Old 04-22-2013, 07:26 AM
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I'm replacing my 6 year old Goodyear Marathon tires this year and still have no idea what to buy. I've never had a Goodyear failure over the 15 plus years of having them on my trailers but the Kumo's are impressive with the load range D rating on a 14" tire and a speed rating of 75 MPH. Everything else seems to be rated at load range C and 60 MPH which to me is just unrealistic.

In fairness there is a note on Tire Rack on the Goodyear Marathons stating that if speeds are increase to 75 that tire pressure should be increased by 10lbs which is what I have always done.

Then there's price. The Goodyears are significantly cheaper and more readily available than the Kumos. Still have time to figure it all out and will be watching this post to see what others have to say.....
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Old 04-22-2013, 08:24 AM
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Boy thats a loaded question. , I've had good year, carlisle, kuhmo and a couple other no name brands on my trailers, never wore any out tread wise, they always deteriorate, key to good tire survival is to just replace every 4-5 years regardless.
Ditto to everything above - thread can be closed now
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Old 04-23-2013, 05:20 PM
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I am in the same boat (pun intended). There seem to be many, many off name brands. All between 100-110 per tire. Even internet searches don't turn up a one stop review site to make it easy.
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Old 04-23-2013, 05:57 PM
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What is the consensus on balancing trailer tires? I don't think my current Marathons are.
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Old 04-23-2013, 06:16 PM
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These ones look interesting. And they have a 60 month replacement warranty based on treadwear and not time if one fails. With 3300# load capacity, a 2 tire trailer could hold 3 tons. Could be a good option for a single axle set up. Probably overkill for a double. Just a little pricey, but then isnt everything?
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