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Old 06-06-2016, 09:00 AM
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Marathon Tire #4

This will make for a fun weekend. Seriously how can these tires suck so bad?
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Old 06-06-2016, 09:15 AM
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Looks like you dodged a bullet and it didn't hurt the fender! That's my worst fear on my boat trailer! Sorry for the bad luck....
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Old 06-06-2016, 09:27 AM
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knock on wood....I have never had trailer tire problems, that is a sucky way to start a weekend!!!
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Old 06-06-2016, 09:28 AM
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Blew the front light out, cut the wiring and ripped it out of the trailer, fractured the fender, and popped paint off. Not awful and could have been way worse considering we were in a downhill turn on a country road. Definately blew like a cannon and will need to clean the seats out of the truck. Believe this is our 4th marathon to blow or go flat in 3 years.

Luckily we were on the road you can see our house from. Just sucks this has happened so many times. Next boat I buy is getting them replaced on day 1.
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Old 06-06-2016, 09:42 AM
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Blew the front light out, cut the wiring and ripped it out of the trailer, fractured the fender, and popped paint off. Not awful and could have been way worse considering we were in a downhill turn on a country road. Definately blew like a cannon and will need to clean the seats out of the truck. Believe this is our 4th marathon to blow or go flat in 3 years.

Luckily we were on the road you can see our house from. Just sucks this has happened so many times. Next boat I buy is getting them replaced on day 1.
Why did you buy another when you've had three blow already? Time to put something else on... Pete, what say you?
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Old 06-06-2016, 09:46 AM
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Where do you run your air pressure...I'm asking because I have heard different opinions about this...some say to go to the max PSI and others say don't...anyone have any insight on this?
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Old 06-06-2016, 09:47 AM
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Single axle trailers unfortunately are always going to have this issue. Best thing to do is replace both tires every 2 years and find the highest rated tire you can by.

I replace all my trailer tires every 2 years. Desert toyhaulers and boat trailer. Move the old ones to spares.

Just had a buddy loose 4 trailer tires this weekend on a trip in AZ this weekend.. He was in a great mood.
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Old 06-06-2016, 09:56 AM
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If your still a 14" rim try this tire off etrailer.

Taskmaster ST 215/75R14
Lode range D 2200lbs

Only D rated tire left on the market for 14"

I run these and no issues.

https://www.etrailer.com/Tires-and-W...M2157514D.html
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Old 06-06-2016, 09:57 AM
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Sorry for the bad luck. That looks like a pretty catastrophic failure. Makes me think you hit something really sharp. I had to buy a new one just yesterday. Picked up a piece of metal just close enough to the sidewall it couldn't be repaired on a 1 year old tire. Seems to me that none of the trailer tires are awesome.
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Old 06-06-2016, 09:57 AM
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That's crazy. Knock on wood I've never had any issues with my Marathons but there seems to be plenty of people that have. Some brands may be better but issues seem common with most trailer tire brands.

I change my trailer tires out every 4 years regardless of condition. I also check tire pressure before every trip greater that 20 miles. And while you can't always pick when you pull I try to plan any distance trips early in the morning when the temperatures are lower.
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