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Old 05-02-2013, 08:58 AM
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The Maxxis are very well known in the camper community for being very reliable on 10k lb + trailers. Thats enough for me
I run e rated maxxis on my fifth wheel. I run them on the MC trailer after the GY exploded on the interstate.
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Old 05-02-2013, 09:16 AM
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+1 for Maxxis, I have had them on 2 boats after switching from GY.
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Old 05-02-2013, 03:48 PM
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My tire size is a 215 75R14.

Assume 10 ply but is a trailer specific tire.
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Old 05-02-2013, 11:20 PM
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I replaced the 10 year old marathons before I towed this home last summer. I went with maxxis because of the reviews, price and the were available where the boat was located in MI. I also liked that I could get the outlined white letters. I thought it was appropriate for the year of boat.
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Old 05-03-2013, 07:54 AM
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OK so that tire is Max speed rated at 65 MPH at 50 PSI. As discussed on here multiple times most of us are towing at 70 - 75. The chart doesn't show higher pressure ratings to run faster nor can I find a statement to do so on the site. So my next questions would be is what pressure are you running these tires and how fast are you towing?
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Old 05-03-2013, 08:24 AM
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50 psi @ 70 mph
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Old 05-03-2013, 11:17 PM
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I blew a Goodyear @ 75 mph @ 50 PSI last fall. That is my 2nd GY to blow. I am going with Maxxis 225/75 R15 LR E and never going over 70 mph with this set.
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Old 05-04-2013, 09:01 AM
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Well not that I'm trying to defend the Goodyear tires but that one was probably your fault. There's been a service bulletin out there for years that tells you to inflate by 10lbs for speeds over 65 MPH.

http://www.tirerack.com/images/tires...plications.pdf

Special Trailer (“ST”) Tires
Goodyear Marathon trailer tires are widely used in a variety of towable trailer applications and are designed and branded as “ST” (Special Trailer) tires.
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Industry standards dictate that tires with the ST designation are speed rated at 65 MPH (104 km/h) under normal inflation and load conditions.
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Based on these industry standards, if tires with the ST designation are used at speeds between 66 and 75 mph (106 km/h and 121 km/h), it is necessary to increase the cold inflation pressure by 10 psi (69 kPa) above the recommended pressure for the rated maximum load.
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Increasing the inflation pressure by 10 psi (69 kPa) does not provide any additional load carrying capacity.
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Do not exceed the maximum pressure for the wheel.
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If the maximum pressure for the wheel prohibits the increase of air pressure, then the maximum speed must be restricted to 65 mph (104 km/h).
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The cold inflation pressure must not exceed 10 psi (69 kPa) beyond the inflation specified for the maximum load of the tire.

I've had Goodyear Marathons on at least the last 4 trailers without a single blow out but have always run at or near maximum pressure rating. I currently run them at 60 PSI but the longest trip I take is about 200 miles once a year and everything other than that is less than 100 miles a couple times a year. I also plan my trips so that I'm pulling in the mornings or evenings so that I'm not on the road during peak temperatures.

All that being said I'm still trying to figure out what to buy next. Everything I can find on MAXXIS looks good.
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