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Old 05-27-2013, 06:19 AM
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maxxis or marathons?

Just wanted to get your thoughts on trl tires. I can get the goodyear marathon for $107 or the maxis for $117. Kinda leaning toward the maxiss...any opinons? What tire would you suggest if you dont like either? Thanks
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Old 05-27-2013, 07:47 AM
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Old 05-27-2013, 10:35 AM
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I would only get LT tires. ST tires are only good for 60-65MPH and just cheaper and not as tough.
Of course, if it's gonna sit and you'll just buy new tires more often, STs would be ok.
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Old 05-27-2013, 01:26 PM
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Anything but cheap, chinese made, Mara-bombs!! I agree with jesilvas, go with LTs.

I love the BFG Commercial T/As I put on my rig. Not sure what size you need but Discount Tire has a good price on them.

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Old 05-28-2013, 06:10 AM
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This is what I use on my TH and love them. I run the 225/75/15 upgraded size and they really seem to hold air and travel well. Trailer originally had smaller tires on it but he had just put these on and got rid of the stock tire size. The little lift they add is also nice.

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Old 05-28-2013, 06:33 AM
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I was kinda thinking about goin with a taller tire myself. Ive got about 3" +/- clearance on top and roughly 2" between the tires. If I stayed with the 14" rims and went with a taller tire i wonder if the added sidewall would cause trailer sway in the wind.?
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Old 05-28-2013, 10:14 AM
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My TH did pick up some sway due to both upgrades, I will say that. My TT was much lower and didn't have the rear bunk though, so hard to really compare the 2. My TT was heavier and sat lower to the ground so naturally it was going to sway less, BUT with the TH it's about 5 feet taller in the rear and just as long.

Combine that with bigger wheels/tires and if it's windy then yes, it does sway a little more than I would like it to. I am only running a basic Curt sway slide bar, and could probably benefit from having 2, but doubt it'd really matter.

That is going off yesterdays tow with 20mph gusts from SE going NW, and me traveling due South, so not a helpful wind pattern. Heading due East with those winds I didn't have nearly as much sway until semi's would run up on me pretty hard and take the drag awayfrom my rear end.

Also I am a bumper pull, I would think a 5er with the bigger wheels/tires wouldnt be a big issue with sway, and it'd look way nicer.
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Thanks guys for the input. I went ahead and got the maxis. Will give a review at a later time.
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Looking forward to the review. What are you pulling?
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