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    I'm looking for opinions on trailer tire brands for a tandem axle trailer. It will be making local runs throughout the season with one 1800 mile round trip in August each year to Lake Powell.

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    Maxxis M8008 ST Radials

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    Spend the bucks and get the Goodyear Marathons.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jbird View Post
    Maxxis M8008 ST Radials
    Where are the Maxxis made?

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    Quote Originally Posted by roostonu View Post
    Where are the Maxxis made?
    Maxxis has facilities in Taiwan, China, Thailand, Japan, Germany, and Canada
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    DON'T do the GY Marathons! They still haven't fixed their occassional bad batch with separations and blowouts. I blew three of them (new) and finally got tired of it and switched to TowMaster Vs (fives). I have around 10,000 miles on this set of six with not one problem. Having a family owned tire shop, I have sold SEVERAL sets of each. Keep getting the GYs back for warranty. Have had only ONE TM come back, that I am aware of. The only reason we even stock GYs anymore is because some people DEMAND them. Each brand has their own "sweet spot" where they make the best tire for a certain application. GreenBall has hit the mark with trailer tires (TowMasters).

    Michelin has a certain line of passenger-car tires that are quite good. The rest of their apps are so-so.

    GY makes an EXCELLENT OTR (over the road) LT rib tire (G159s). They are a bit stiff riding, but we call them "iron tires", as they wear like steel. Probably THE BEST value in a D or E tire for long-haul trucks.

    Bridgestone Mud Duelers are probably the quietest agressive off-road tire made. Super knobby, but still as quiet as a rib tire. I don't know how they do it, but they do.

    Cooper has SEVERAL very good tires in their LT line as well as their RWL (raised white letter) "GT" tires for street machines/muscle cars. Super value in that line. Great tire for a great price and several sizes. I also run their SRM IIs on the pickup and it loves them. Another great value.

    NITTO has several outstanding tires in all of their lines. Very good, very affordable sport tires. Also very quiet in their VR and ZR apps.

    Several here will chime in on the TMs. I know there are a bunch here who have switched to them. Probably the BEST trailer tire made.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beer:30 View Post
    DON'T do the GY Marathons! They still haven't fixed their occassional bad batch with separations and blowouts. I blew three of them (new) and finally got tired of it and switched to TowMaster Vs (fives). I have around 10,000 miles on this set of six with not one problem. Having a family owned tire shop, I have sold SEVERAL sets of each. Keep getting the GYs back for warranty. Have had only ONE TM come back, that I am aware of. The only reason we even stock GYs anymore is because some people DEMAND them. Each brand has their own "sweet spot" where they make the best tire for a certain application. GreenBall has hit the mark with trailer tires (TowMasters).

    Michelin has a certain line of passenger-car tires that are quite good. The rest of their apps are so-so.

    GY makes an EXCELLENT OTR (over the road) LT rib tire (G159s). They are a bit stiff riding, but we call them "iron tires", as they wear like steel. Probably THE BEST value in a D or E tire for long-haul trucks.

    Bridgestone Mud Duelers are probably the quietest agressive off-road tire made. Super knobby, but still as quiet as a rib tire. I don't know how they do it, but they do.

    Cooper has SEVERAL very good tires in their LT line as well as their RWL (raised white letter) "GT" tires for street machines/muscle cars. Super value in that line. Great tire for a great price and several sizes. I also run their SRM IIs on the pickup and it loves them. Another great value.

    NITTO has several outstanding tires in all of their lines. Very good, very affordable sport tires. Also very quiet in their VR and ZR apps.

    Several here will chime in on the TMs. I know there are a bunch here who have switched to them. Probably the BEST trailer tire made.
    You said Towmaster V's, I don't see the "V" model anywhere when I look them up.

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    x2 on the maxxiss...8008's . I spent the "money" and got marathons on my boat trailer..biggest POS tires..keep busting,seperating, etc and i tow no faster than high 60mph. Got maxxiss on that and my toyhauler have been trouble free.
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    Tried the GY Marathons...not impressed. Worse mistake though was the Carlisle's. JUNK!

    My next set will be Greenball Transmaster or Towmaster radials. We'll see how those do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tahiti Boss21 View Post
    x2 on the maxxiss...8008's . I spent the "money" and got marathons on my boat trailer..biggest POS tires..keep busting,seperating, etc and i tow no faster than high 60mph. Got maxxiss on that and my toyhauler have been trouble free.
    X3 on the Maxxis. Got em on my boat trailer and toyhauler. Lots of miles. No problems!

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    roostonu where r u located? I got the best price at Dinosaur Tire in Yucaipa, CA. for the maxxis 8008's
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    $500 installed for 4 Maxxis M8008's 225/75/15 10 ply.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jbird View Post
    $500 installed for 4 Maxxis M8008's 225/75/15 10 ply.
    I just ordered 4 Maxxis M8008's from Gripston. 205/75/14 for $375 out the door. I will mount and balance them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by roostonu View Post
    I just ordered 4 Maxxis M8008's from Gripston. 205/75/14 for $375 out the door. I will mount and balance them.
    same exact tire and size on my boat trailer..they'll work good!
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