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View Poll Results: What trailer tire would you buy?
Goodyear Marathon 4 57.14%
Greenball Transmaster 0 0%
Other 3 42.86%
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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 06-11-2009, 11:18 PM Thread Starter
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Goodyear Marathon trailer tires, or what?

I just purchased a used 25' toy hauler and will be putting on some new meats for my summer trip with it. What brand should I buy? I need load D as I am expecting the trailer to weigh 7-9k loaded up?

I have had many types of trailer tires and not been 100% happy with any of them.

My old trailer has Goodyear Marathons 225/75/15 load D 2540lbs ea (made in China) that are less than two years old and developing cracks, the good news is that Discount had offered to pro-rate them and send them back to Goodyear and offered me a credit of $71 per tire. That says something about Goodyear and Discount both, however at the same time they told me that the Greenball Transmasters are a better tire and are also a little cheaper, and stronger as they are load E rated gor 2900lbs ea.

What brands is everyone using and what are the pros and cons?

Are all of them made in China now?

Base prices for my area are below with mounting and balancing extra.
Goodyear Marathon $115 each
Greenball Trailmaster $85 each

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Look at Michelin XPS.
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The XPS's are probably the best there are out there.

That said...I put Marathons on my fiver last year...and they are holding up very well. I had some off-brand import tires that came with the camper...and after 2 years had cord showing through, weather cracked and in tough shape.

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I called my local Discount and it does not look like the Michilin's come in my size 225/75/15, is there a problem with using a light truck tire or will they not handle the turning issues with multi axles?
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Pricey, but the only trailer tire I buy.

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Sorry, just realized you had 15" wheel.

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I have heard very good things about Michelin trailer tires but they come in limited sizes i hear..We have had good luck with the goodyears on our past travel trailers..

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Goodyear has brought the Marathon back to the US... They said it was because of demand but I suspect it was the bad rep Chinese tires have.

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