Need to replace a trailer tire?

Wednesday, January 13, 2010 by Tire Rack Team
Outfit your travel trailer, pop-up camper, boat trailer or fifth wheel trailer with the Goodyear Marathon Radial. Its an excellent trailer tire, and it's made in North America. The Goodyear Marathon Radial makes it easier to take your "toys" with you, thanks to a rounded profile that enhances ride quality. The tread design is symmetric, which means rubber-to-road contact is constant. And that, in turn, increases stability and traction.

"I have these tires on a 6x10 enclosed trailer that I use to haul a large Harley touring bike. I have taken a short trip and a long trip with these tires and I'm very satisfied with both the wet and dry performance. All miles have been in Florida and to Texas and back in the summer heat along with the summer downpours. I feel a better track with these tires than I had with the old bias ply tires that they replaced." -- Tire Rack Consumer Review, FL

Comments on Need to replace a trailer tire?

Sunday, March 7, 2010 by mike:
need 4.80x12 trailer tires
Monday, April 26, 2010 by kelly hunt:
My trailer has bias (non radial)tires (3).Spare is in good condition. Tires(2) on ground are dry rotted. I would like to replace 2 not 3 tires. I won't trailer long distances of more that a few times per summer. Any suggestions?
Monday, April 26, 2010 by Neal@tirerack:
Hello, Thank you for your inquiry to the Tire Rack. Even though they are trailer tires and are typically in tow rather than being driven by the vehicle, it's still important for them to match. A bias ply tire's internal construction differs greatly compared to a radial. Materials they are made from, way the belts lay in the tire, sidewall plys, etc makes them non-compatible. Mixing them could cause severe trailer sway and potential loss of control. Best advise is to take the older bias tires off and replace them with ST trailer rated radials. It's best to start fresh and spend a little more than run the risk of you and your cargo not making the trip. We carry a good size selection of dedicated trailer tires from Goodyear at the following link http://www.tirerack.com/a.jsp?a=TY2&url=/tires/tires.jsp&tireMake=Goodyear&tireModel=Marathon+Radial
Wednesday, April 28, 2010 by Quint Reelfs:
None of the tires in the attached link are 12". I too need a replacement for 4.80x12 trailer tire for a PWC. These tires seem to dry and crack worse than most tires what do you recommend?
Wednesday, April 28, 2010 by Neal@tirerack.com:
Unfortunately we don't offer any tires in or similar to the size you need. We don't have experience with this tires for this application and can't offer a recommendation. Dry rot on tires can be made worse by exposure to chemicals and especially by exposure to directly sunlight and heat. If the trailer is stored in direct sunlight or in a hot shed the usable life of the tires will be decreased.
Sunday, July 25, 2010 by joe:
i have a 8 x 12 utility trailer 3500 lb axle no brakes . i have a diesel tractor and assorted parts, typical pull weight is 3000 lbs. i am wearing out the bias plys in 5000 miles. would radials help and what load range is available?
Monday, July 26, 2010 by TireRack.com Team:
Joe, What size tire do you need for your trailer?
Thursday, September 9, 2010 by Pat B.:
Hi...Just wondering if you could verify if the Goodyear Marathons are still made in the US? Rumor on the street is their production has (or will) move to China. Thanks!
Sunday, October 3, 2010 by Rosstok:
I have Marathons on my fifth wheel. ST 235/80/R16. Manuf. July 2008. Clearly stamped "made in China"
Monday, October 4, 2010 by TireRack.com Team:
Goodyear currently produces the tire in the US, New Zealand and China. All are built in factories that meet the same standards, techniques, and materials. The country of manufacturer varies with the size. We list the most up to date information we have on the tire specs page for the Marathon tires on our site. http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=Goodyear&tireModel=Marathon+Radial
Saturday, October 16, 2010 by Mark:
looking for 18.5 x 8.5-8 trailer tires
Monday, October 18, 2010 by TireRack.com Team:
Mark, Thank you for your question. Unfortunately we do not offer tires in the size you require.
Sunday, November 14, 2010 by Galen Hale:
looking for trailer tires for a friends travel trailer. size 6.70/15ST Can you help ? Thanks
Monday, November 15, 2010 by TireRack.com Team:
Unfortunately we do not offer trailer tires in the size your friend needs.
Tuesday, March 22, 2011 by Gary Crane:
I need to transport my 5th wheel trailer (weight 15,000 lbs.) just 600 miles to a country farm where the trailer will be parked for the rest of its life. The tires on it are too old to safely make the 600 mile journey. They are 215/85-16. What is the least expensive solution you have for me?
Wednesday, April 13, 2011 by LEO:
FOR A 18 X 6 CARGO TRAILER, WHAT'S BETTER 8 PLY BIAS OR RADIAL TIRE?
Saturday, July 16, 2011 by mitch hill:
i have a montana 5th wheel, i have not had nothing but problems with e rated tires, what can i go to that will give me better service, the 235 80 16 hold 80 lb. air can i go to a heavier tire that has 100 lb.
Monday, July 18, 2011 by Ben:
Hello Mitch. Unfortunately we do not have anything with a higher load/pressure rating. There are higher load ratings out there, so you might try to find a vendor of commercial tires and ask for a load range F or G
Monday, August 29, 2011 by John Noble:
I have a 2007 36 foot keystone raptor, total gvw is 15,000lb.I have been continously blowing tires, the tire size was originally r225/75/15 class d I then went to a class e and still had the same problem.Istill believe it is a weight a turning problem with the steel belted tires,this is a tripple axel trailer.I am interested in a bias tire,16inch 245/75/16.I need to resolve this problem, i have replaced aprox. 10 tires over a period of 4 years. thank you for your time Jack Noble
Monday, August 29, 2011 by ben@tirerack:
Hello John. We do not have any bias tires in your size, as pretty much everything we carry is radial. I do have regular highway radial tires in 245/75R16 with load range E. They carry 3042 lbs per tires. --ben@tirerack.com
Saturday, September 3, 2011 by paul price:
I found some tires --- do you guys have rims/wheels for trailers also??
Tuesday, September 6, 2011 by TireRack.com Team:
Paul,

Thank you for your inquiry. Unfortunately Tire Rack does not carry trailer wheels due to the complexity and large variety of fitments.

Thank you.
Tuesday, December 27, 2011 by Ron:
If I understand correctly, all the Goodyear Marathon RV tires are now being made in China, is this correct?
Tuesday, December 27, 2011 by Ben:
We carry the Goodyear Marathon Radial, which can be used for RVs that are towed. All of those are being made in China. -- ben@tirerack.com
Monday, March 12, 2012 by Ralph:
I am reading horrible reviews about Goodyear Marathons - blowouts, etc. I need to replace all 4 on my Airstream, 25ft trailer. What do you recommend?
Monday, March 12, 2012 by Marshall @ Tire Rack:
Ralph,
We just recently began carrying another brand of trailer tires called PowerKing's. Email me directly if I can help you explore this option. -Marshall@Tirerack.com
Sunday, June 10, 2012 by Gary:
I currently have almost new Power King Towmaster's, size ST235 80R16, that I am concerned with due to reports of blow outs. Do you offer any other choices?
Monday, June 11, 2012 by ben@tirerack:
Gary, we have Goodyear Marathon Radial in 235/80R16. They are $164 each.
Monday, June 18, 2012 by Rick:
I have F78-14 ST tires and would like to replace them with wheels and tires.
Tuesday, June 19, 2012 by Marshall @ Tire Rack:
Rick,
In order to assist you with your inquiry, we would need to know the bolt pattern you are looking for, the hub size of the trailer, etc. Please advise. -Marshall@tirerack.com
Sunday, September 16, 2012 by James B.:
I have a 35 ft 1984 Prowler Regal with H78-15 ST tires. What would be an equivalent in todays size? Maybe a 235/75/15?
Monday, September 17, 2012 by ben@tirerack:
James,
Either the 235/75R15 that you mentioned or the 225/75R15 that the conversion chart shows would probably be the closest. Neither is perfectly exact, but that would be in the right ballpark. -ben@tirerack.com
Monday, May 27, 2013 by Randy:
Do you carry 20.5 X 8.0-10 tires of any kind for pop up camper?
Wednesday, May 29, 2013 by Marshall @ Tire Rack:
Randy,
Thank you for your inquiry, however that size is a bit smaller than what we carry. -Marshall@tirerack.com

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