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Travel Trailer Tires

Ruthless
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I'm going to replace my Goodyear Marathon tires. What travel trailer tires do you use, and how do you like them?
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JIMNLIN
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Explorer
Vintage465 wrote:
Reading the posts...........is there any reason for me to suggest Goodyear Endurance tires? I've heard good things about Maxxis tires, but I'm gonna hang with Goodyear.

Goodyear Endurance has been out around the 6 year mark now and has a much better service record than Maxxis ST8008 did at their 6 year mark.

The biggest neg on the Endurance is its very thin tread at 8/32" which works fine for the majority of rv trailering public who will never wear the tire down to the tread bars.
But expensive for those who travel 12k-15k plus miles a year. Of course trailer weight/tire maintenance has much to do with tire service life.
"good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment" ............ Will Rogers

'03 2500 QC Dodge/Cummins HO 3.73 6 speed manual Jacobs Westach
'97 Park Avanue 28' 5er 11200 two slides

ktmrfs
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Explorer
Vintage465 wrote:
Reading the posts...........is there any reason for me to suggest Goodyear Endurance tires? I've heard good things about Maxxis tires, but I'm gonna hang with Goodyear.


I've had good luck with Maxxis as well as the Endurance. I've logged well over 100K miles on a combo of Maxxis and Endurance with zip issues.

But then I have a TPMS which has caught a slow leak from a nail which likely prevented a blowout situation.
2011 Keystone Outback 295RE
2004 14' bikehauler with full living quarters
2015.5 Denali 4x4 CC/SB Duramax/Allison
2004.5 Silverado 4x4 CC/SB Duramax/Allison passed on to our Son!

Vintage465
Explorer III
Explorer III
Reading the posts...........is there any reason for me to suggest Goodyear Endurance tires? I've heard good things about Maxxis tires, but I'm gonna hang with Goodyear.
V-465
2013 GMC 2500HD Duramax Denali. 2015 CreekSide 20fq w/450 watts solar and 465 amp/hour of batteries. Retired and living the dream!

pbeverly
Explorer III
Explorer III
Always kept my tires at proper pressure and never overload.

My 1st China Bomb to die was a spare that was never used and always covered. It grew a significant bulge on one side. That was followed by 2 blowouts on a single trip. That left me with 2 original tires. When I had everything replaced the tire guy showed me a curvy tread pattern on one of the remaining tires that he said he had never seen. This pattern was just in a small section. The other remaining tire was not flat when deflated which I was told was not normal.

Yeah, maybe endurance cost more, but after $4k of damage and 9 months to get TT repaired from blowouts, I will pay.

I would rather by a tire from a American company where the tires are actually made in America. The China Bombs I had came from an American company that makes nothing. They came from China and just have their branding stamped on them. My enruance tires were shipped to me straight from Goodyear, AZ where they were made.
Ridgeway, SC
2019 26DBH Grey Wolf

valhalla360
Traveler
Traveler
Keep them aired up properly and don't overload them. That is the cause of the vast majority of blowouts (road debris is up there also but not much you can do about that).

Keep in min the supposed china bombs are mostly the result of 90% of trailers coming with them, so no surprise 90% of blowouts come from them but some people are still shocked. Then they buy the expensive brand, watch the weights and air pressure and convince themselves it was the brand.

Always bought the cheapest brand that meets the weight specs as my dad did before me. 1 blowout between us in 60-70yrs of towing and that was a broken leaf spring that swung out and ate the inside of the tire...no brand was going to survive that.
Tammy & Mike
Ford F250 V10
2021 Gray Wolf
Gemini Catamaran 34'
Full Time spliting time between boat and RV

deltabravo
Traveler
Traveler
I have two trailers with Goodyear Endurance. They are made in the USA.
The Endurance replaced the Marathon.
For a given size, the Endurance has a higher load rating than most other ST Tires.
The Endurance has a higher speed rating than most other ST Tires.

Video on Goodyear Endurance weight comparison

New tires on my cargo trailer
2009 Silverado 3500HD Dually, D/A, CCLB 4x4 (bought new 8/30/09)
2018 Arctic Fox 992 with an Onan 2500i "quiet" model generator

JIMNLIN
Explorer
Explorer
All four of my rv trailers came with 15"/16" ST type tires. I've always sold them and went with 15" P tires on 3500 lbs axles and 16"LT E tires on 5.2/6k axles.

This way I can run 45k/55k miles over 7-8 years with no issues at any speed.

On my non rv trailers with 7k-8k axles I use commercial grade all steel ply carcass 16" ST S637 Sailun load G. Also trouble free and easily go 60k miles in 7-8 years.

Good tire brands depends on my trailer OEM axle/tire size and load range capacities plus a good 10-15 percent reserve capacity.
"good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment" ............ Will Rogers

'03 2500 QC Dodge/Cummins HO 3.73 6 speed manual Jacobs Westach
'97 Park Avanue 28' 5er 11200 two slides

ktmrfs
Explorer
Explorer
Goodyear endurance on both my trailers
2011 Keystone Outback 295RE
2004 14' bikehauler with full living quarters
2015.5 Denali 4x4 CC/SB Duramax/Allison
2004.5 Silverado 4x4 CC/SB Duramax/Allison passed on to our Son!

Boon_Docker
Explorer II
Explorer II
Carlisle Trail HD, excellent tires and no complaints.

prichardson
Explorer
Explorer
Currently using Goodyear Endurance that are 4 yeas old. Goodyear warrants them for 6 - time will tell.

evanrem
Explorer II
Explorer II
I went with good year endurance and bumped the load rating up to the 80 psi one. Knock on wood 4 years no issues.