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MaineDon
post May 20 2012, 11:25 PM
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Our 5'er has been sitting in the AZ sun for 18 months and we need new tires before we head home, cross-country, for Maine. Our RV guy in Maine recommended we buy Goodyear Marathons for replacements. But reading elsewhere on-line, it seems that even Goodyear tires are made in China now.....and possibly prone to destructive blow-outs. Has anyone bought Marathons in the last couple of years and, if so, what has been your experience with them? Our local AZ Discount Tire dealer is trying to sell us Carlisle tires; but when we go on-line, there are 3-5 pages of negative comments about problems with these tires. Help!! What do you recommend for very hot, cross-country, driving conditions? Are Marathons good, even though they are made in China now?
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MaineDon
post Jul 24 2012, 09:47 AM
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Saw this thread that I started last May roll around again, so thought I'd share an update. We ended up buying 10-ply Maxxis tires for the RV, which were pretty pricey. We made it from Arizona to Maine, but not without a blowout on the Trans Canada highway near Ottawa. In the process, we crushed the wheel bearing, whose repair delayed us even more. Maxxis tires are apparently not available in Canada (or so we were told); so we now have 3 Maxxis and one Carlisle on the 5'er. Don't know what the implications of this might be, but we finally "limped" home to Maine with the mismatch.
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