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Posted: 02/06/19 08:14am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

My 2003 Jayco (that I purchased new) came with a set of Goodyear Marathons. They lasted for 13 years.


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Highway (auto & LT) tires are manufactured to different standards than ST tires.
Both will age out. I have yet to be able to dependably get more than 4 years on STs; but have no problem getting 8 to 10 on highway tiers.

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I learned the hard way. 7 yrs is the MAX! Replace at 6 to be safe, is my mantra now!


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waynefi wrote:

I must be really lucky, since I've gotten almost 8 years and 30000 miles out of a pair of cheap Chinese tires.

It helps that the trailer is light, and when I'm not camping it is parked in a shady spot.

I'm surprised that so much of this is about years, not miles. I don't replace car tires after 3 years, I look at miles and tread.


My cheap chinese trailer tires are 9 this year. I too have a light trailer, I stay close to home, and I only go down 2 lane roads at no more the 65 MPH. I think I will run them another year. Unless, I do a long trip then I would replace them.

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wiskeyVI wrote:

What about using a good Light Truck Tire, load range E?


IF they existed, this may be a good option, but 14" heavy LT tires don't exist and 15" are few and far between if at all available anymore, last I checked.


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Wayne, on one hand, yes you got lucky. On the other, you got kinda lucky.
There's real truth to the replace every 3-5 years theory. (3 years is excessive IMO, but there's actually a guy on here who changes his trans fluid every 500 miles too, so....)
I've had china bomb trailer tires last as long as your's. I've had 4 year old tires blow treads off them. Have had 10 year old tires that worked fine still, got beat on and then blew up in the driveway.

Bottom line, I personally wouldn't go more than 5 years, but loading, wear, care, heat all play a part in tire life. Knock on wood, I've never actually lost a tire in the winter when weather was cold and I tow almost as much in the winter some years as summer.

8 years, 30k, yeah buy some new ones. FWIW, I have the same tires as you on both of our tandem axle trailers. 14" Rims. Kenda Karriers have dun gud so far. I'd buy Karriers again based on my experience with them thus far.

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There's another way of looking at this. If a tire fails in 3 years of normal use, it was defective anyway. Age had nothing to do with it. If it's still OK after 3, you got a good one. Keep it for 3 more.

I'll admit that 8 might be pushing it.


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waynefi wrote:

There's another way of looking at this. If a tire fails in 3 years of normal use, it was defective anyway. Age had nothing to do with it. If it's still OK after 3, you got a good one. Keep it for 3 more.

I'll admit that 8 might be pushing it.



Not so. ALL of my TT tires blew in their 4th year. That is why I won't allow 4 year old tire on my TT any more. Not even on the spare rim.


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Here's my old tires

I changed them out to Goodyear Endurance


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deltabravo wrote:

Here's my old tires

I changed them out to Goodyear Endurance


Good choice. I just bought a set of the same tires.

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