RV Tires - 2CoolFishing
Home  |  Contact Us  |  Advertise   |   Follow:
Go Back   2CoolFishing > General Interest Forums > Camping out and RV Forum
Register FAQ Social Groups Calendar Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-06-2012, 09:44 PM   #1
rkm
Registered Users-pm+
 
rkm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 06 2005
Age: 48
Posts: 60
Rep Power: 8293
rkm has been promoted to the rank of Swabbierkm has been promoted to the rank of Swabbierkm has been promoted to the rank of Swabbierkm has been promoted to the rank of Swabbierkm has been promoted to the rank of Swabbierkm has been promoted to the rank of Swabbierkm has been promoted to the rank of Swabbierkm has been promoted to the rank of Swabbierkm has been promoted to the rank of Swabbierkm has been promoted to the rank of Swabbierkm has been promoted to the rank of Swabbie
RV Tires

We had our first blowout yesterday. Luckily minimal damage to trailer. I started doing some research on replacement tire. I saw lots of bad reviews on the Goodyear Marathon tires, which are the tires I currently have. I am thinking of going with Maxxis. Anyone have any experience with these? Also, why can"t regular car/truck tires be used on an RV instead of trailer tires?
rkm is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 07-06-2012, 10:51 PM   #2
Floatin Doc
Registered Users-pm+
 
Floatin Doc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 04 2007
Location: Somewhere Fishin
Posts: 2,076
Rep Power: 8895578
Floatin Doc has disabled reputation
I went to Maxxis on my boat trailers several years ago and have had nothing but great service. They cost a little more but IMO well worth it.
Floatin Doc is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-07-2012, 12:01 AM   #3
saltbranch
Registered Users-pm+
 
Join Date: Apr 06 2012
Posts: 129
Rep Power: 217713
saltbranch has been promoted to the rank of Privateersaltbranch has been promoted to the rank of Privateersaltbranch has been promoted to the rank of Privateersaltbranch has been promoted to the rank of Privateersaltbranch has been promoted to the rank of Privateersaltbranch has been promoted to the rank of Privateersaltbranch has been promoted to the rank of Privateersaltbranch has been promoted to the rank of Privateersaltbranch has been promoted to the rank of Privateersaltbranch has been promoted to the rank of Privateersaltbranch has been promoted to the rank of Privateer
Not all tires are equal, need to check the load rating on each one.match it to your loaded RV weight. Take your RV loaded the way you travel to a set of truck scales/CO-OP etc, weigh the trailer hooked up to the tow vehicle on the scale...just trailer on scale.Can spilt the axle if tandem axle trailer. Now you know what weight you have on the trailer/each axle. Match tire rating accordingly. Number of plys and rim size play a roll, also radial vs. Bias ply tire. Normally trailer tires are designated by ST, they are better designed for the side loads placed on trailer tires in a turn over a car tire....depends alot on the rim size though. ST's in 15" are typically rated higher weight rating per tire than 15" auto tire. Go into a 16" tire things change.
saltbranch is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 07-07-2012, 12:04 AM   #4
saltbranch
Registered Users-pm+
 
Join Date: Apr 06 2012
Posts: 129
Rep Power: 217713
saltbranch has been promoted to the rank of Privateersaltbranch has been promoted to the rank of Privateersaltbranch has been promoted to the rank of Privateersaltbranch has been promoted to the rank of Privateersaltbranch has been promoted to the rank of Privateersaltbranch has been promoted to the rank of Privateersaltbranch has been promoted to the rank of Privateersaltbranch has been promoted to the rank of Privateersaltbranch has been promoted to the rank of Privateersaltbranch has been promoted to the rank of Privateersaltbranch has been promoted to the rank of Privateer
Also having alot of tread depth does not overcome tire age...thats a big thing on RV tires. An old tire with lottsa tread will pop fast on the highway, especially in the summer heat. May look good, but age will kill a tire in the heat
saltbranch is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-07-2012, 08:21 AM   #5
seabo
Registered Users-pm+
 
seabo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 29 2006
Location: Cypress Valley NETX
Age: 55
Posts: 4,147
Rep Power: 21483878
seabo has been promoted to Pirateseabo has been promoted to Pirateseabo has been promoted to Pirateseabo has been promoted to Pirateseabo has been promoted to Pirateseabo has been promoted to Pirateseabo has been promoted to Pirateseabo has been promoted to Pirateseabo has been promoted to Pirateseabo has been promoted to Pirateseabo has been promoted to Pirate
^ x3.i went to them on the rv over the marathon and they were cheaper. that was two years ago though. so far so good
seabo is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-07-2012, 08:38 AM   #6
rkm
Registered Users-pm+
 
rkm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 06 2005
Age: 48
Posts: 60
Rep Power: 8293
rkm has been promoted to the rank of Swabbierkm has been promoted to the rank of Swabbierkm has been promoted to the rank of Swabbierkm has been promoted to the rank of Swabbierkm has been promoted to the rank of Swabbierkm has been promoted to the rank of Swabbierkm has been promoted to the rank of Swabbierkm has been promoted to the rank of Swabbierkm has been promoted to the rank of Swabbierkm has been promoted to the rank of Swabbierkm has been promoted to the rank of Swabbie
Thanks for the info. This is our first RV, and when we bought it (used) last winter the guy told me that the tires were a year old and I should repllace them every 2 years. It's kind of funny, but when I was emptying the tanks at the dump station after camping I was looking at the tires thinking they looked pretty good. I have not weighed the trailer, but there are scales just down the road, so I probably will soon. Looks like Maxxis tires are the ones I will go with.
rkm is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-07-2012, 05:43 PM   #7
acj12501
Salty Redneck
 
Join Date: Sep 01 2010
Location: Bertram
Age: 57
Posts: 85
Rep Power: 3311349
acj12501 has been promoted to Pirateacj12501 has been promoted to Pirateacj12501 has been promoted to Pirateacj12501 has been promoted to Pirateacj12501 has been promoted to Pirateacj12501 has been promoted to Pirateacj12501 has been promoted to Pirateacj12501 has been promoted to Pirateacj12501 has been promoted to Pirateacj12501 has been promoted to Pirateacj12501 has been promoted to Pirate
If you have not checked with Discount Tire, it might be worth the time. If you get the road hazard warrantee they will replace the tire for free after you blow it. We have had great luck with our camper tires, but when you have a flat on them, there's not much left to repair.
acj12501 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-07-2012, 06:19 PM   #8
specktout
Registered Users-pm+
 
specktout's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 21 2006
Location: Lamar, Texas
Age: 65
Posts: 680
Rep Power: 4622432
specktout has been promoted to Piratespecktout has been promoted to Piratespecktout has been promoted to Piratespecktout has been promoted to Piratespecktout has been promoted to Piratespecktout has been promoted to Piratespecktout has been promoted to Piratespecktout has been promoted to Piratespecktout has been promoted to Piratespecktout has been promoted to Piratespecktout has been promoted to Pirate
Maxxis E rated tires are probably the best Trailer tires out there.
specktout is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-08-2012, 06:55 AM   #9
Hunter11
Registered Users-pm+
 
Join Date: Jun 26 2008
Location: Palestine, Tx.
Age: 62
Posts: 954
Rep Power: 6944262
Hunter11 has been promoted to PirateHunter11 has been promoted to PirateHunter11 has been promoted to PirateHunter11 has been promoted to PirateHunter11 has been promoted to PirateHunter11 has been promoted to PirateHunter11 has been promoted to PirateHunter11 has been promoted to PirateHunter11 has been promoted to PirateHunter11 has been promoted to PirateHunter11 has been promoted to Pirate
Our 5th wheel came with Mission tires. Biggest pieces of **** I have ever seen. They did not last 5k miles and two started seperating. I replaced them with BFG Commercial TA LT load range E tires and have not had an issue since and that was three years ago. We have several friends running them on their trailers and they love them. I also have a TPMS on the trailer.
Hunter11 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-08-2012, 08:00 AM   #10
live2fish247
Registered Users-pm+
 
Join Date: Jul 31 2007
Location: Santa Fe, TX
Age: 41
Posts: 1,080
Rep Power: 11741497
live2fish247 has been promoted to Piratelive2fish247 has been promoted to Piratelive2fish247 has been promoted to Piratelive2fish247 has been promoted to Piratelive2fish247 has been promoted to Piratelive2fish247 has been promoted to Piratelive2fish247 has been promoted to Piratelive2fish247 has been promoted to Piratelive2fish247 has been promoted to Piratelive2fish247 has been promoted to Piratelive2fish247 has been promoted to Pirate
From my experience, whatever you do don't buy Carlisle. Between me and my dad 13 blowouts in 2 years. Maxxis from now on for me.

Sent from my SCH-I510 using Tapatalk 2
live2fish247 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Bookmarks

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the 2CoolFishing forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:32 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Resources saved on this page: MySQL 16.67%
vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright 2019
© 2013 Noreast Media, LLC | Terms of Service | Contact Us | Advertise