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Some background first.
Trailer only used about 3-4 weeks out of the year and maybe 2500 miles tops.
When I bought it it had stock C load rated tires that looked like new. I had 2 blow-outs on the first trip. I started replacing them with D load rating tires but I find they don't hold up any better. The trailer only weighs in at about 7500lbs fully loaded. I had the spare rupture while it was not even mounted and this is the second one that has done that.
I've had Carlisle, Towmaster, Vanguard and Commadore brand tires. None seem to last very long but they always seem to last just beyond the 3 year warranty. I always keep tires inflated to max which is 65psi.
I bought a new tire last week, this time it is a Goodyear Marathon tire. I looked at a new Carlisle but they seem to have been cheapened up considerably.
I'll have to wait and see how the Goodyear holds up.
You guys have the same type of tire life from your ST tires?

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I highly doubt you'll have any better luck from a Chinese tire with a fancy brand name than you had from the other one. They are all **** and suffer from the same problem--quality control.

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New Marathon???? Check the sidewall date code.

Marathon is obsolete, replaced with US made and speed rated Endurance.


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twodownzero wrote:

I highly doubt you'll have any better luck from a Chinese tire with a fancy brand name than you had from the other one. They are all **** and suffer from the same problem--quality control.
Or not.


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I don't run ST tires anymore on any of my trailers. I run LTs on all of my trailers except the fifth wheel, it has MTs.


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OP, guessing your trailer is outside year round? That’s what happens in the desert sun. Been there done that. Tires and batteries don’t last as long.


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eHoefler wrote:

I don't run ST tires anymore on any of my trailers. I run LTs on all of my trailers except the fifth wheel, it has MTs.

What are MTs?

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eHoefler wrote:

I don't run ST tires anymore on any of my trailers. I run LTs on all of my trailers except the fifth wheel, it has MTs.


How does that help someone that can't fit LT tires under their trailer?

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goducks10 wrote:

eHoefler wrote:

I don't run ST tires anymore on any of my trailers. I run LTs on all of my trailers except the fifth wheel, it has MTs.


How does that help someone that can't fit LT tires under their trailer?
Yeah, I kind of wondered that myself.

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MT - Medium duty Truck

They make all kind of 15", 16", 17" Light duty Truck tires

They also make 17" and 17.5" Medium duty Truck tires

all the same sizes as St tire.

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