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Order the Endurance direct from GoodYear and have them delivered to your local GoodYear dealer. I recently went to the local dealer and he said 3 to 4 months for delivery. Went online to GoodYear and they had a discount for each tire and the cost covered mounting and balancing and disposal. The tires were at the local dealer four days later and four were three weeks old and the fifth was four weeks old.


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Basically stay away from any tire Made In China. Endurance would be my choice.


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Deano_1 wrote:

Goodyear Endurance tires for about $212 each.I’ve used Goodyear Marathons before without any issues, but they no longer make them.


Endurance replace the Marathons.

I run Endurance on two trailers. Northwood and ORV install Endurance at their factories.

I have no issue recommending Endurance.
Just be sure to get all metal valve stems and also have the tires balanced.


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deltabravo wrote:

Deano_1 wrote:

Goodyear Endurance tires for about $212 each.I’ve used Goodyear Marathons before without any issues, but they no longer make them.


Endurance replace the Marathons.

I run Endurance on two trailers. Northwood and ORV install Endurance at their factories.

I have no issue recommending Endurance.
Just be sure to get all metal valve stems and also have the tires balanced.
No trailers come from the factory with the tires balanced. The manufacturers and many others do not think it is of benefit in a solid axle. I will not enter into that debate here and now. If you choose to have it done, be sure that they use a lug plate to do it. This because most trailer wheels are lug centric, not hub centric. Using the hubcentric method on such a rim is a waste of time and money and could even make the out of balance worse.
Tire shops hate to do it as it takes more time, and a lot of them do not have the lug plates. I have witnessed several times shops not doing when I had requested it. Ask for it, and watch them to make sure they do it.



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Go with the Endurance.

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I would limit my choices to Goodyear Endurance or Maxxis. Maxxis is the only tire from China I would have any confidence in. Maxxis owns their own factory in China and they have their own people managing from inspection to production and quality control. At the time of my reading an article in Trailer Life magazine, Maxxis was the only Chinese tire able to boast this as all other Chinese tires were contracted and stamped with a brand............that was at the time I read the article 4-6 years ago. But I'd still go with Goodyear if possible. And yes, Endurance replaced Marathons.


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The point of going with all metal valve stems is the rigidity factor when using a TPMS sensor.
If you don't have a trailer TPMS system yet, get one!

My choice for all metal valve stems.

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Another thing to consider doing is a wheel bearing service. I do that on any trailer I purchase.

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I have 40,000 miles on my Endurance tires. So far, and so good. [emoticon]


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Tires should always be balanced, period. A good shop can dynamically balance the tires.

The reason it isn't always recommended is from a comfort standpoint. The vibrations from an unbalanced tire aren't really felt in the TV unless they're really out. However, an unbalanced tire causes premature, uneven wear and excessive heat.

Tires appear to be a common failure point, but it's the weight, TT suspensions and lack of maintenance that contribute to these failures.

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