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    Default Re: American made travel trailer tires

    Quote Originally Posted by Dmace View Post
    I've picked up Goodyear Marathons for my travel trailer and other trailers that said Made in the USA on them but apparently it's a toss up. Goodyear moved production to China then brought it back to the US. So some say Made in the USA and some say China.

    Carlise and Tow Master are pretty good tires too.
    I have some Chinese Marathons and so far, 5 years?, they've been good. I do have one Marathon bought as a spare that was made in New Zealand!
    I personally haven't had trouble with a set of Carlisles either but in the past they were really bad with a dismal reputation.
    Funny thing is the Carlisles came on my enclosed trailer, I had read so many horror stories I put them on my car trailer whose tires had aged out, and ordered replacement Marathons/wheels from a very large trailer parts distributor, after being assured they were US made. Well they came in and sure enough, made in China.
    I put Michelin XPS Ribs on my 14,400 GVW dump trailer, so far so good even though I'm over the XPS rating...the no name generic chinese tires that came on it were worthless. I've never towed it over 25 miles when maxed out so I'm comfortable with it. Would I haul it at 70mph in 100 degree weather with max load...nope!

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    Default Re: American made travel trailer tires

    My friend had the china made carlisle tires on his large horse trailer RV and was having a blowout every 6mo. I got online and saw that many people were having the same problem so he decided to swap them out. He bought BF Goodrich tires and says they run noticably cooler. Another guy has a 2yo horse trailer/rv and is also having blowouts with the carlisle tires.
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    Default Re: American made travel trailer tires

    Deleted, i did not hit reply with qoute so i dbl posted.

    If a mod sees this they can delete.
    YM2000. MF dirt scoop,4' Jbar bushhog,boompole, LMC 12-16 disk harrow, 4' Atlas boxblade (with rippers). 1980 chevy K10,1990 ford ranger 2wd (285K miles),1997 saturn SL2 (twin cam!!),2001Toyota Higlander
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    Super Member clemsonfor's Avatar
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    Default Re: American made travel trailer tires

    Quote Originally Posted by kneedeep View Post
    IMHO-

    Get some good LT tires and 2 spares, jack & lug wrench and hit the road
    Dont think they make LT tires in 205/75 r14???
    YM2000. MF dirt scoop,4' Jbar bushhog,boompole, LMC 12-16 disk harrow, 4' Atlas boxblade (with rippers). 1980 chevy K10,1990 ford ranger 2wd (285K miles),1997 saturn SL2 (twin cam!!),2001Toyota Higlander
    1986 Cobia 177 sunskiff w/1981 Johnson 60 hp
    1991 Javalen 17ft w/same year 150 Johnson GT
    Troybuilt 4 cycle & Echo 2 stroke,cold natured(need carb rebuild),MS390 Stihl, Northern tool pressure washer, mixes water into the oil in the pump(now dead, motor on a tiller). 5000 watt generator.

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    Default Re: American made travel trailer tires

    Maxxis makes a U-168 Bravo commercial grade LT205/75-14 D and C load range.

    Also Kumho makes a all position 857 radial in a 205/75-14 D load range.

    Some owners have upgraded to 15" trailer wheels and use one of the different USA brands of LT235/75-15 C load range tires.

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