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Old 05-21-2009, 02:25 PM
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Marathon tire only pre-blowout...I received my ordered tandem trailer several weeks after I purchased an X2 on a single axle trailer. Before taking the boat on the first trip a couple weeks ago, I checked the tire pressure. 2 tires had 72 psi, one had 65 psi and the forth had 28 psi. Yes I checked the pressure with two different guages to make sure. I noticed striations in the tires sidewall the other day. I'm taking the tires to Goodyear today to see what they think. The trailer was brand new off the MC assembly line and pulled from TN to NC. Things that make you go hmmmm.
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Old 05-21-2009, 02:46 PM
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what is the proper tire pressure for 2006 x30 tandem trailer?
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Old 05-21-2009, 06:22 PM
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The pressure is based on the tire which should be matched to the weight of the trailer. My Goodyear marathon soon to be anchors, call for 50psi cold.
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Old 05-21-2009, 09:03 PM
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Lost a Marathon as well. I went with something else.
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Old 05-21-2009, 09:09 PM
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I'll check and see what I have now. I purchased them from a Firestone dealer and they are 6 ply trailer tires so I'm feeling pretty good.
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Old 05-21-2009, 09:13 PM
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Old 05-22-2009, 12:03 AM
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If they are Marathon tires then you inflate 10 psi over recommended max for highway travel They issued a bulletin on this found here;

http://www.goodyear.com/rv/pdf/marat...nfo_032806.pdf


I have gone over 5000 highway miles on mine on a single axle trailer under my 07 X2 at 70 + mph without incident yet. I have kept them inflated 10 psi over too...... knock on wood.

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Old 05-22-2009, 07:34 AM
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Sorry to hear about your tire experiences. Good information on over inflation. Makes sense from a heat build up stand point.

Not trying to defend Goodyear or the tire but I've had these on the last 3 trailers and have never had a bow out. I have to admit I only do short hauls with an annual trip to Norris lake (400 miles) or Northen Michigan (200 plus miles). Any chance you're over loading the trailer with gear and not adjusting the tire preasure accordingly? I know we jam everything possible in the boat for camping and vacations. It's always one of my concerns and try to adjust my average speed based on load. I typically pull no faster than 75 when loaded down and run my tires at max rating when I know I'll be doing extended highway miles.

Still no excuse to have a properly inflated new tire blow or see side wall cracking on a brand new tire.
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Old 05-22-2009, 08:37 AM
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If they are Marathon tires then you inflate 10 psi over recommended max for highway travel They issued a bulletin on this found here;

http://www.goodyear.com/rv/pdf/marat...nfo_032806.pdf


I have gone over 5000 highway miles on mine on a single axle trailer under my 07 X2 at 70 + mph without incident yet. I have kept them inflated 10 psi over too...... knock on wood.
Please be careful on how you are reading the information in the Goodyear letter (I had been misreading it). Although it states to raise the pressure 10psi of the "recommended pressure for the load", it clearly states NOT TO EXCEED the max inflation rate of the tire.

Basically (based on a 65psi cold max tire inflation rating) if your load calls for 50psi you should raise it to 60psi. However, if your load already calls for the 65psi cold you should not raise your pressure. You should restrict your speed to 65mph.

Read it again and let me know what you think.
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Old 05-22-2009, 10:47 AM
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If you can get the Marathons with the "D" load rating on your trailer, go with those. Requires a larger tire. My current Marathons on a Dorsey trailer are huge by comparison to my old ones. Knock wood, no trouble yet.
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