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Bass Boat Trailer tires - Are Goodyear Marathons still "it"? #12304560
06/21/17 04:57 PM
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My tires are WAY overdue to be changed. I've been lucky to not have a blowout before now, as I've driven thousands of miles in recent years on tires that are original to the 2005 trailer. They still "look" new, but I don't want to risk it. I'm planning on starting to fish tournaments again this year after a long absence, and want to reduce any issues.

I've always run Goodyear Marathons, but I'm seeing more trailer tires being advertised lately.

Any suggestions?

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Re: Bass Boat Trailer tires - Are Goodyear Marathons still "it"? [Re: cajuntec] #12304729
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I think Goodyear took Marathons off the market, (could be wrong). But I just put a pair of Goodyear Endurance tire on my trailer. Too soon to evaluate but they are supposed to be the latest and greatest.

http://tirereviewsandmore.com/goodyear-endurance-reviews/


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Re: Bass Boat Trailer tires - Are Goodyear Marathons still "it"? [Re: cajuntec] #12304742
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I've had good luck with Maxxis but I usually switch to passenger or LT's when I replace trailer tires, depending on the load.

Re: Bass Boat Trailer tires - Are Goodyear Marathons still "it"? [Re: cajuntec] #12304755
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Thanks for the reply Pat. I saw those at Discount tire, along with Carlisle tires, which sponsors the tournament series I'm planning to fish. So I was considering the Carlisle's this time, as they and the Goodyear Endurance were the two "best" rated choices.
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Re: Bass Boat Trailer tires - Are Goodyear Marathons still "it"? [Re: cajuntec] #12305247
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Since Goodyear started making the marathons only in China they have become the worst trailer tire out there in my opinion. They were a great tire when made in the USA.



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Re: Bass Boat Trailer tires - Are Goodyear Marathons still "it"? [Re: cajuntec] #12305318
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Wow. I've been reading up on the new Endurance compared to the Carlisle. The Carlisle ain't getting good reviews at all. Reports of multiple blowouts, ruining trailer fenders in the process, etc... I think I'm going to give the Endurance a try.
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Re: Bass Boat Trailer tires - Are Goodyear Marathons still "it"? [Re: cajuntec] #12305517
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I'm not a fan of Goodyear but I think the Endurance are made in the US.

And for the record, the Marathon had a horrible reputation.

Re: Bass Boat Trailer tires - Are Goodyear Marathons still "it"? [Re: cajuntec] #12305941
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I think you made the right choice avoiding the Carlisle's.
20 miles round trip just to get it inspected with a 30 minute stop in the middle. Tire is less than 2 years old and correctly inflated. I'm so tired of trailer tires it isn't even funny. I don't know what I'm going to put on our trailers, but I have a TT a 16 foot flatbed, and a 24' boat that will be needing tires soon and I'm not real happy with any of the trailer tires ive had.


Re: Bass Boat Trailer tires - Are Goodyear Marathons still "it"? [Re: cajuntec] #12306130
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I hear you on trailer tires. Only issues I've ever had were with ST's...blow out, tread separation and dry-rot. Wish I could remember all the brands I've owned, but I don't.

Re: Bass Boat Trailer tires - Are Goodyear Marathons still "it"? [Re: cajuntec] #12306148
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Mostly what I have run are Carlisle's several years ago they treated us well. Not any more!

I have a set of marathons on our flatbed that are about 5 years old... I'm afraid to move that thing.

Re: Bass Boat Trailer tires - Are Goodyear Marathons still "it"? [Re: cajuntec] #12308190
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A lot of people prefer the ride of radials over bias ply but in my opinion bias ply are more durable. I have run nothing but Carlisle bias ply on my trailer for 30 years. Never had a blowout and the only time I have to repair one was when I ran over a staple. They are a little rough when cold but I drive a Tacoma so I am use to a little rough.


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Re: Bass Boat Trailer tires - Are Goodyear Marathons still "it"? [Re: cajuntec] #12308868
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I love my Carlisle Radials!


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Re: Bass Boat Trailer tires - Are Goodyear Marathons still "it"? [Re: cajuntec] #12312004
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Re: Bass Boat Trailer tires - Are Goodyear Marathons still "it"? [Re: cajuntec] #12313104
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I bought some Kumho 857 radials since they're rated for speeds faster than 65 mph. But within 4 years of very light use, both of them developed bulges and had to be replaced. My original made-in-usa Marathons lasted more than 10 years with no issues and just got replaced due to age, so I was a little disappointed in 4 years of service from the expensive Kumhos. I ended up buying Gladiator tires. Seem to be a good blend of price and positive reviews.


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Re: Bass Boat Trailer tires - Are Goodyear Marathons still "it"? [Re: cajuntec] #12313149
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I've had real bad luck from Carlisle tires, blew out several and will not ever put another one on a trailer of mine.


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