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Old     (wake_upppp)      Join Date: Nov 2003       03-12-2010, 7:23 PM Reply   
Ready to change originals. Looking for info. Can get a pretty good deal on Goodyear Marathons. Open to other brands as well. Thoughts?
Old     (wake_upppp)      Join Date: Nov 2003       03-13-2010, 11:06 AM Reply   
After quite a bit of research I am not liking what I've read about the Goodyear Marathons. I found what I believe to be the best rated tire for my boat trailer. It is the only 14" trailer tire with a class D weight rating, the only 8 ply and a speed rating of 99mph. Everything else seems to have only a 60mph speed rating. They are not cheap at $100 each but you tend to get what you pay for. The only other choice is to move to a LT (light truck) tire to even get close to the ratings I was looking for.
Old     (camassanger)      Join Date: Oct 2009       03-13-2010, 11:13 AM Reply   
How bout the Carlisle Radial Trail? I am also going to replace mine - was looking at this one. Any inputs?
Old     (elc)      Join Date: Jan 2008       03-13-2010, 12:23 PM Reply   
Maxxis trailer tires have been good for me... I think they are about the same price as the good year tires. I will never run Carlisle again - I have had two rip apart.
Old     (johnny_gatsby)      Join Date: Sep 2009       03-13-2010, 12:25 PM Reply   
the guys on my old boat forum said stay away from Marathons....
Old     (azwakekid)      Join Date: Apr 2005       03-13-2010, 9:52 PM Reply   
trailer tires go bad cause they rot in the sun. and run low on psi. they should be replaced at least every 3 years. if your trailer tires are over 5 years old you are just asking for trouble. i think any trailer rated tire is good. just keep up on the air pressure.
Old     (ttuclint)      Join Date: Sep 2003       03-14-2010, 5:17 PM Reply   
Carlisle Radial Trails are great.
Old     (ajholt7)      Join Date: Apr 2009       03-18-2010, 1:26 AM Reply   
Quote:
Originally Posted by wake_upppp View Post
After quite a bit of research I am not liking what I've read about the Goodyear Marathons. I found what I believe to be the best rated tire for my boat trailer. It is the only 14" trailer tire with a class D weight rating, the only 8 ply and a speed rating of 99mph. Everything else seems to have only a 60mph speed rating. They are not cheap at $100 each but you tend to get what you pay for. The only other choice is to move to a LT (light truck) tire to even get close to the ratings I was looking for.
What was it that you found?
Old     (mcdye)      Join Date: Apr 2009       03-18-2010, 1:34 PM Reply   
Buying a set of Maxxis tomorrow....

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