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Old 11-20-2020, 04:32 PM   #1
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Which Tire?

Ok I'm sure it's been asked and answered before but I'm replacing the China Bombs with either the Goodyear Endurance ST @ $722.58 or the Big O brand National Road Max XT @ $560.46




The trailer doesn't go on 1000 mile trips and sits more then rolls. $212 bucks is $212 bucks! Input?
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Old 11-20-2020, 04:35 PM   #2
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Never heard of Big O. I would go with the Goodyears between the two. You might look at Carlisle HD as well.
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Old 11-20-2020, 04:39 PM   #3
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Never heard of Big O. I would go with the Goodyears between the two. You might look at Carlisle HD as well.

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Old 11-20-2020, 04:44 PM   #4
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Ok I'm sure it's been asked and answered before but I'm replacing the China Bombs with either the Goodyear Endurance ST @ $722.58 or the Big O brand National Road Max XT @ $560.46

The trailer doesn't go on 1000 mile trips and sits more then rolls. $212 bucks is $212 bucks! Input?
If you're an Escapees RV member, the Goodyear are 15% cheaper if you buy through their website. Installation is usually cheaper too. You pick the installer near you, they ship directly to them and arrive in a couple days.
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Old 11-20-2020, 07:38 PM   #5
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Your tires don't know the difference between 100 miles and 10,000 miles. One recent post was a member reporting his tire blew apart 3 miles after leaving his house. I'm guessing that if the "Big O" tires fail and do a couple of thousand in damage your deductible would be more than the price difference.
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Old 11-20-2020, 07:44 PM   #6
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Never heard of Big O. I would go with the Goodyears between the two. You might look at Carlisle HD as well.

Big O Tire is a chain that either bought out National Tire and Battery (NTB) I believe. I have no knowledge of their house label tires but that is generally what they run sales on. I use Carlisle Radial Trail HD ST225/75R15 because they are a lot less than the Goodyears and I can recall their Marathon offerings which were not so good. Goodyear still hasn't built up sufficient trust in me for me to consider them over what I know has worked for me in the past.
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Ok I'm sure it's been asked and answered before but I'm replacing the China Bombs with either the Goodyear Endurance ST @ $722.58 or the Big O brand National Road Max XT @ $560.46




The trailer doesn't go on 1000 mile trips and sits more then rolls. $212 bucks is $212 bucks! Input?
The China RV trailer tire builders are very receptive to the wants of USA distributors. They will just change the tire sidewall mold to any name wanted. Get the plant code off the tire sidewall and see where they were built. With a little researching you'll probably find that a dozen or more brand names are built on the same production line.

https://nationaltire.com/details.htm...-MAX-ST&id=115

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Big O Tire is a chain that either bought out National Tire and Battery (NTB) I believe. I have no knowledge of their house label tires but that is generally what they run sales on. I use Carlisle Radial Trail HD ST225/75R15 because they are a lot less than the Goodyears and I can recall their Marathon offerings which were not so good. Goodyear still hasn't built up sufficient trust in me for me to consider them over what I know has worked for me in the past.
You have your reason for distrusting Goodyear but I have around 10K mi on my Endurance tires, bought in 18, so far not one problem
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You have your reason for distrusting Goodyear but I have around 10K mi on my Endurance tires, bought in 18, so far not one problem

Have you been around since Goodyear sold the Marathon line? If so, you might be a Carlisle tire owner now as well. I am sure they learned their lesson and are now making fine tires and I salute you for spending the extra bucks and buying American! I will stick with Carlisle for a few more sets until the Endurance line has a chance to show its merit.
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I'm just wondering how Big O came into an RV tire conversation? You got the Carlisles, Goodyears etc.; both very trustworthy brands and then......Big O???

Never been around Big O much. Had a store in a town down the mountain from our vacation home. Saw a few folks with Big O tires, always looked sort of..?? Talked to a couple up in the mountains that had them and their reason for buying? Not that they were good....they were cheap. Tried to have work done there twice and it was like "holy cow Matilda, run for the hills".

Anyway, I'd definitely look at the Carlisles and forget the Big O brand - no since spending good money to "hope". JMO
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Old 11-21-2020, 05:17 PM   #11
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Ok I'm sure it's been asked and answered before but I'm replacing the China Bombs with either the Goodyear Endurance ST @ $722.58 or the Big O brand National Road Max XT @ $560.46




The trailer doesn't go on 1000 mile trips and sits more then rolls. $212 bucks is $212 bucks! Input?
If saving $212 is your motivation, you might consider this:

If your trailer tires are 225 75R15 LRE (10 ply), and the cost of Big O tires is 560.46, you might want to look at Carlisle Radial Trail HD in the same size at WalMart: https://www.walmart.com/ip/Carlisle-...-Tire/55012166

At $85.99 each, 4 will cost you $343.96 Mount/balance/road hazard is $25 per tire, so a total of $443.96 plus sales tax. You can order them online, have them delivered to your store to be mounted on your wheels.

And, instead of 450 stores in 25 states, there's a WalMart in every "civilized population center greater than 15,000 people for thousands of places to get service.

That would save you another "hundred" over your $212..... YMMV
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Old 11-23-2020, 07:27 PM   #12
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I’m liking my choice to go with Carlisles on my rig after doing my research. YMMV.
In the end, all tires brands can and may fail.
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