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Old 07-24-2011, 11:26 PM
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Sunlight is a huge factor in tire life. That dark garage went a long way. That's why the RV guys use tire cover when not in motion. Your original Marathons were built before the problems started.
When did the problems start with the marathons? My camper tire had problems from 2004 to 2008, not many problems after. Never go more that 5 years on a trailer tire is a good rule.
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Old 07-24-2011, 11:49 PM
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When did the problems start with the marathons? My camper tire had problems from 2004 to 2008, not many problems after. Never go more that 5 years on a trailer tire is a good rule.
Not sure on the dates, but I think not too long before you got your camper tires. Your 5 year rule is a good one. I assume you are working that 5 years from the DOT date on the tire.
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Old 07-25-2011, 03:26 PM
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DOT numbers are correct. Unfortunately, Goodyear makes the only G rated tires in the size that I need for my camper.
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Old 07-29-2011, 01:36 PM
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I have been selling Gladiator QR25 ST205/75R14 6 ply and the ST 225/75R15 8 ply. The price is right and they are a decent tire. No history of delamination blowouts.
Just put 4 of these on my trailer yesterday. One trip to the lake last night and they are still in good shape. We will be out a couple more times befor my trip to Lake Powell. I want to work out any bugs before we go.

Tires look good, and at around half the price of the Good Year I can't complain, yet...

Thanks to Peter for setting me up. Unlike Kyle's misleading avitar, thatsmrmastercraft really is out selling tires.
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Old 07-29-2011, 01:38 PM
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Just put 4 of these on my trailer yesterday. One trip to the lake last night and they are still in good shape. We will be out a couple more times befor my trip to Lake Powell. I want to work out any bugs before we go.

Tires look good, and at around half the price of the Good Year I can't complain, yet...

Thanks to Peter for setting me up. Unlike Kyle's misleading avitar, thatsmrmastercraft really is out selling tires.
Happy to hep you out Jesse. Thanks for the business.

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Old 07-29-2011, 03:30 PM
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If you have room, I'd think 15" wheels would be more appropriate for a single. You can more easily get higher load ratings than those commonly available in 14"
Has anyone modified a trailer from 14s to handle 15s? I'm thinking of doing that for a couple of reasons. I've blown a couple of 14s out that were brand new. It would get be a better load tire, and raise the prop guard a little as well. I have a 2000 Prostar trailer and would be interested in hearing if anyone has done it. It seems like it would be fairly simple.
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Old 07-29-2011, 08:57 PM
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No mods are required. You just buy 15" wheels with the same bolt pattern as the fourteens. The tires will be closer to the fenders, but there should be plenty of room. Keep in mind that if the trailer is 1" higher you'll have to back deeper into the water to load.
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Old 08-01-2011, 10:10 AM
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Thanks. The tires look like they will end up really close to the fenders though - thus my question. I'll take a closer look and see. I'm in the "thinking about it" stage and haven't really looked at it too closely yet. Thanks again.
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Old 08-01-2011, 10:15 AM
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^ if the tires are to close to the fenders you could add blocks to the springs to raise the trailer height and get your clearance back.
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Old 08-01-2011, 12:34 PM
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Well, I noticed a little knot developing on one of my tires yesterday. Looks like new trailer tires are in my future.
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