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Posted: 02/07/12 10:43am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Maxxis ST tires are the best choice currently available and they have provided us with good service thus far. They are prone to failure like any other tire when overloaded and/or under-inflated as that might be the reason for any negative reviews. They are best suited for rigs weighing 10K or less. Heavier rigs would be better served using LT tires.

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Posted: 02/07/12 01:27pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

"RV.net, Brought to you by Maxxis M8008 radial trailer tires"

I will never understand the love for the Maxxis trailer tires on this site. With that said, I roll Maxxis M8008's on the Jayco. I have also owned Goodyear Marathon (even China made) and had no problem with them.


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Posted: 02/07/12 01:34pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

TexasTiger220 wrote:

"RV.net, Brought to you by Maxxis M8008 radial trailer tires"

I will never understand the love for the Maxxis trailer tires on this site. With that said, I roll Maxxis M8008's on the Jayco. I have also owned Goodyear Marathon (even China made) and had no problem with them.

Maybe because lots of folks have had a good experience with them. We ALL can't be wrong..


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Posted: 02/08/12 02:47am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

On our second set of maxxis 8008 for our 5th wheel.

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Posted: 02/08/12 12:48pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I'm running U.S. Marathons and haven't had any problems. But I have seen Chinese Marathons on new trailers setting on dealers lots with knots on them. My next tire will be Maaxis.


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Posted: 02/08/12 08:35pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If ever a consumer had a proven repuation for bucking a trend of successful product ownership, it's me. My luck ratio bad-to-good runs about 9:1. That said, I'm picking up my set of Maxxis tomorrow and we'll see if everything I touch turns to stone one more time. Fingers crossed.


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Posted: 02/09/12 08:07am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

What about Green Belts? Are they as bad as Carlisles?


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mosseater wrote:

If ever a consumer had a proven repuation for bucking a trend of successful product ownership, it's me. My luck ratio bad-to-good runs about 9:1. That said, I'm picking up my set of Maxxis tomorrow and we'll see if everything I touch turns to stone one more time. Fingers crossed.


Sorry man I got such a laugh out of this. A friend of mine that I used to off-road with cut at least one tire per trip, no joke. Even when he switched tire brands it didn't help, same thing. What was even funnier was that there were other guys myself included running the same tires as him but without any problems. He must have had your luck. Good luck with the Maxxis. I'm running GY Marathons that are made in China, but on a brand new trailer that has maybe 400 miles on it, I can't see replacing the tires just yet. Hopefully it's not to my detriment when out in the middle of nowhere someday.

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ddadda wrote:

Buying 4 new 205 75 15's today for my ductchman tundra 31rl. So many good and bad reviews for both goodyear and maxxis. ??????


You should replace the spare as well. Age will kill the tire. You want your spare to be good incase you need it.


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Let me start by posting that when I purchase a TT on the way home I pull through a CAT scale to get the base line weight. Then the first trip out with TT loaded I stop again at a CAT scale. The TT is parked with the tires on wood blocks and the tires are covered. The air pressure is check regularly.

My 21 foot Nash TT had Goodyear Marathons 15" D rated. Three of four tires were replaced after two tossed chunks of rubber and the third delaminated causing minor damage to under neath of the TT.

The '05 Jayco Eagle 28 footer came with Maxxis. The tires were the only thing that were not a problem with that TT.

Replaced it with the current '07 Jayco Eagle. It came with Goodyear Marathons which I was not happy with. Planned to replace them with Maxxis. However, I waited too long. 560 miles on the left rear and it went to pieces. In the process it damaged the underside and side of the slide out. After two months of repair when I brought it back home I upgraded the wheels to 80 PSI and Load E Maxxis. No problems since then.

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