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Old 09-03-2013, 12:27 PM   #21
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I dont worry about my MAXXIS 8008's having a tow rating of 65 mph; as we don't tow over that anyway.......

Never had a tire blow and my MAXXIS tires are getting replaced next week after six years on our fiver and we have traveled allover the country with them.

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Old 09-07-2013, 04:12 PM   #22
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I have a Cougar 323 MKS (2012) and have actually gotten the standard prorated refund from them. It was no battle the lady olga was very nice 800-238-6469. She does have rules she has to follow. Do I think it was enough no, and the fact 3 out of the 5 Towmax (Blowmax!) tires failed I got rid of them all. I am having trouble getting refund (even prorated for the 2 tires that did not fail (YET!) I upgraded to the Goodyear G614RST. they were pricy but I really like piece of mind. I also picked up a Tire Tracker set for the rig. I cannot tell you how great the Goodyears are as our first trip with them is coming up but reading the forum and other reports they seemed great (Not so for Towmax).
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Old 09-09-2013, 06:04 AM   #23
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Sounds like many of us have had the same luck with TowMax tires...

When I was airing up my spare tire I noticed chunks of tread missing. The tire was less than 18 months old and had never been on the ground! I replaced the tire and checked the tires on the ground. They all looked good...

I got about 250 miles from my home and had a blowout on the 5ers front tire on the drivers side. I was on the eastbound lane of I-64 and traffic was very heavy. I called 911 and had a law enforcement officer park behind me with his lights flashing. I quickly learned that Illinois does not have a law requiring vehicles to move over for emergency vehicles. The police officer was having trouble getting folks to move over even with his lights flashing!

Yep, it damaged the sheetmetal... As stated above, the TowMax tires came on my Cougar 326MKS and are less than 18 months old. They looked new! They have always been covered when stored. Unfortunately, my dealer, Loveall's RV is out of business and I have no local dealer for the TowMax tires to even attempt an adjustment.

Luckily, I managed to find a Goodyear dealer in the next town so, I replaced all the TowMax tires with Goodyear Marathons. I've had excellent luck with them in the past, so I have confidence in them.

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Old 09-09-2013, 07:36 AM   #24
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Not sure how close to the weight rating you are on your tires but I just put a set of GY Marathons on last fall, they currently have less than 1,000 miles on them and they have bulges in them.
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Old 09-09-2013, 07:56 AM   #25
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well to chime in.
I have two Maxxis 8008 load range "E" on mine now, I wanted to replace the other 2 powerkings/towmasters or what ever they are and the spare but have not yet! I had a bluge on one so I know it needed to be replaced and replaced the front two tires before summer vacation. Lately I have had other expenses that have gotten in my way of these 3 tire replacements. plus its been sitting for almost 4 months. Dang old tire questions.......
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PS I know I am pushing my luck...with 3 year old tires this month. well my camper was bought 3 years ago around 9-27-2010.
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Old 09-09-2013, 11:09 AM   #26
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Glad to hear you're more or less OK.
A blow-out with some repairs was my justification for our TST 507 TPMS setup. I figure if it saves us from an unplanned event + any repairs to the trailer itself, it will have paid for itself.
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Old 09-09-2013, 11:48 AM   #27
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replacement tires

I decided not to take a chance with the Towmax tires. After reading lots of reviews here, I bought 4 new Maxxis tires and a tire pressure monitoring system. Discount Tire was great to deal with on the phone and I was amazed at how quickly the tires came. They even had a list of installers near my house. The used tire dealer paid me $10.00 each for the Towmax tires that had about 4K miles on them.
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Old 09-09-2013, 01:20 PM   #28
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I think the Tow Max tires are what came on my Outback. I had a couple of years and probably 3000 miles on them and was starting to look at them with a worked eye after all of the posts about them. I changed them out for a set of 10 ply maxis tires. I'll run them for a while and see how they hold up. I would have gone with LTs, but they are tough to find in 15".
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Old 09-11-2013, 03:13 PM   #29
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Not sure how close to the weight rating you are on your tires but I just put a set of GY Marathons on last fall, they currently have less than 1,000 miles on them and they have bulges in them.
I purchased load range E which is well within the weight range of my 5er. I have the GY Marathons on the two Airstreams I own and have excellent experience with them.

My 5er is rated to be pulled by a 3/4 ton truck so it's pretty light on it's feet...


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Old 10-02-2013, 12:59 PM   #30
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We went on a 600 mile round trip to Fall Creek Falls a few weeks ago.
I put 4 brand new Maxxis M8008 Load Range E tires on the trailer and blew them all up to 75 psi.
Weather was cool and I never went over 60 mph. In fact, I rarely even hit 60.

202 miles into the trip the passenger side front tire came apart!
I noticed the smoke almost immediately and pulled over right then.

Called Summit Racing where I bought it - They shipped me a new one and a return label for the blown one --- Haven't heard anything from them or Maxxis yet.
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Old 10-03-2013, 05:17 AM   #31
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We just replaced out MAXXIS tires this past weekend. They were 5 1/2 years old. Didn't even show tread wear. Have over 25,000 miles on them easily.

Only replaced due to age......

New ones were manufactured July 2013!

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Old 10-03-2013, 05:29 AM   #32
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We went on a 600 mile round trip to Fall Creek Falls a few weeks ago.
I put 4 brand new Maxxis M8008 Load Range E tires on the trailer and blew them all up to 75 psi.
Weather was cool and I never went over 60 mph. In fact, I rarely even hit 60.

202 miles into the trip the passenger side front tire came apart!
I noticed the smoke almost immediately and pulled over right then.

Called Summit Racing where I bought it - They shipped me a new one and a return label for the blown one --- Haven't heard anything from them or Maxxis yet.
Please keep us posted as you hear from Maxxis and/or Summit Racing. This seems to be a "rare occurrance" and I'm sure members who have Maxxis tires (or are thinking about buying them) would like to know the results of your problelm.

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Old 10-03-2013, 01:06 PM   #33
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Blowouts

Had the same problem, only one flat and the other blew to pieces.

No more GY Marathons.

Have changed all tires to Michelin XPS Rib E


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We went on a 600 mile round trip to Fall Creek Falls a few weeks ago.
I put 4 brand new Maxxis M8008 Load Range E tires on the trailer and blew them all up to 75 psi.
Weather was cool and I never went over 60 mph. In fact, I rarely even hit 60.

202 miles into the trip the passenger side front tire came apart!
I noticed the smoke almost immediately and pulled over right then.

Called Summit Racing where I bought it - They shipped me a new one and a return label for the blown one --- Haven't heard anything from them or Maxxis yet.

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Please keep us posted as you hear from Maxxis and/or Summit Racing. This seems to be a "rare occurrance" and I'm sure members who have Maxxis tires (or are thinking about buying them) would like to know the results of your problelm.

Thanks
I hadn't heard anything from either of them yet - So I called Summit this morning.
Their customer service rep told me that the tire was replaced under warranty at NO charge to me.
I asked what, if anything, Maxxis determined what had happened but the only info that he had was that it was covered.

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