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bfryman
03-09-2015, 04:26 AM
Picked up our Montana last week and it has Trailer King tires. I've seen lots of comments about Marathon tires but none about Trailer King. Does anyone have any experience with these tires?

bncinwv
03-09-2015, 04:40 AM
My criteria is simple. If any brand tire says "Made in China" on the sidewall, I will not have them. I have had 614's on the last two rigs and have never had a problem with them. The first rig's tires had those words on the side and I cannot say the same for them. It may a simplistic approach, but it is what I use.
Bingo

jcurtis934
03-09-2015, 04:47 AM
They are still made in china st tires with a speed limit of 65...but they could have been made in a factory that is better than what produced the marathon. If your dealer is close to keystone, you have less of a worry about how much the transporter exceeded 65 and if they actually made sure keystone had the tires at 80 psi. But I have no experience with them. John

steelpony5555
03-09-2015, 04:53 AM
It's not so much as being Chinese as it is they are ST tires. I am a firm believer that ST tires are great,....as long as you weigh less then 8000 lbs.

Oh, I still don't like Chinese stuff either, unless it's on a buffet....lol lol

DQDick
03-09-2015, 04:59 AM
Not much bad being said about them yet. Plenty of places that sell them. We should have a real feel for them by summer when or if we hear about problems from members. Personally it's still and ST tire and still isn't required to have any reserve capacity so for a heavy rig I'd still rely on the 614's.

WaltBennett
03-09-2015, 05:19 AM
I've heard mixed things about them on other forums, some good, some bad. I've also heard positive things about Marathon's on other forums from those with lighter weights. Bottom line to me is how old any tire is and how close to the weight limit are you.

jlb27537
03-09-2015, 06:15 AM
If you Google that tire you will find it is about 1/2 the cost of a Marathon. It is just another way that Keystone is saving a buck.

A ST tire is fine on a light weight trailer, but on a heavy 5th, I took mine off when I got it home, sold them on Craig's list.

CalandLinda
03-09-2015, 06:54 AM
They are a product of Power King --- in other words they are aka TowMax.

Cal

mhs4771
03-09-2015, 07:09 AM
Or as commonly referenced on other forums as "BlowMax", maybe second cousins to "MaraBombs"

bigskyjimmy
03-09-2015, 07:43 AM
like as said before, Trailer King,Towmax,Marathon ,Westlake .....Same Same all ST E rated,Before I went Fulltime I had no problem with my ST E rated tires because I was just going on Short trips,BUT once you want to start logging some miles or Fulltiming Ya gotta go with LT G rated 110P.S.I. tires AND there are other Options besides Expensive Goodyear G614's (although they are great)

1retired06
03-09-2015, 08:08 AM
Found on line, $81 per tire. My opinion, worse than marathons. replaced on our 2015 the same day we took delivery

bfryman
03-09-2015, 10:53 AM
So, assuming I'll need to replace the wheels too, I'm looking at an upgrade cost of around $500 per wheel? Does that sound about right?

TLightning
03-09-2015, 11:21 AM
quote:Originally posted by bncinwv

...My criteria is simple. If any brand tire says "Made in China" on the sidewall, I will not have them...


Same here.

bncinwv
03-09-2015, 12:07 PM
quote:Originally posted by bfryman

So, assuming I'll need to replace the wheels too, I'm looking at an upgrade cost of around $500 per wheel? Does that sound about right?

You should not have to upgrade the rims.
Bingo

Irlpguy
03-09-2015, 12:16 PM
A 2015 model will have the rims rated for 3750 lbs, you will not have to replace your rims.

I also agree these tires are fine on lighter trailers when speeds are kept within their maximum rating of 65 mph, exceeding that will undoubtedly lead to problems either way.

There are other "G" rated options as has been mentioned by bigskyjimmy and I know of another chap that runs the same ones as Jim and has had no problems with them.

If in doubt go with the G614's...

richard66
03-15-2015, 01:20 PM
Trailer King , Tow Max, etc, they are still ST tires and made in China. I would not use a tire made in China on my Montana. When I bought the 2012, the deal included replacing the ST tires.

CORattler
03-15-2015, 01:50 PM
$81 tire on a $80000 rig. Think about it.

CORattler
03-15-2015, 01:51 PM
quote:Originally posted by bigskyjimmy

like as said before, Trailer King,Towmax,Marathon ,Westlake .....Same Same all ST E rated,Before I went Fulltime I had no problem with my ST E rated tires because I was just going on Short trips,BUT once you want to start logging some miles or Fulltiming Ya gotta go with LT G rated 110P.S.I. tires AND there are other Options besides Expensive Goodyear G614's (although they are great)

Agreed!

mazboy
03-15-2015, 03:52 PM
G614, can you say G614

PSFORD99
03-16-2015, 05:01 AM
quote:Originally posted by mazboy

G614, can you say G614




Sailun S637 can you say Sailun S637

Getting great reviews ,and you don't have to pay the extra 100 dollars PER tire for insurance

richfaa
03-16-2015, 07:15 AM
I don't know. We had the infamous Missions on our 2006 3400 and ran then over 10K with out a problem. Next were Coopers but we ruined them when our axles shifted on the road.. Next was Generals that were on the 3400 when we sold it. Over 70K miles combined on all the tires and not a tire problem. Just lucky I guess. BTW the missions ran of a much lighter boat trailer for several years.

Dave and Pat
03-16-2015, 11:27 AM
I'm looking at some geostar g574 all steel highway. They are 14 ply. Had a marathon start bulging so I figure it's time to put on some real tires. Has anyone had any experience with the geostar ?

TLightning
03-16-2015, 11:56 AM
I just looked on Geostar's web site and did not see where they are made. Their numbers look good...weight, capacity, plys, etc, but I have to know where they are made before I'd buy them.

MIMF
03-17-2015, 01:15 AM
Have Trailer Kings on our unit. Going to give them a chance just like I did with the Missions and Marathons. Haven't had an issue yet. (Knock on wood.) In fact, one of the old Missions is laying in the bed of the truck. It is going with us to Navarre just in case.

mlh
03-17-2015, 02:44 AM
A lot of people think that a light camper is OK with ST tires. I beg to differ. My brother and I took his 7200 pound camper to Wyoming and lost 2. We limped into Laramie at 20 MPH. A few years ago he went to Texas with the same camper and ST tires and again he had to replace the tires before he got back to Virginia.
Lynwood

sambam
03-17-2015, 05:14 AM
quote:Originally posted by Dave and Pat

I'm looking at some geostar g574 all steel highway. They are 14 ply. Had a marathon start bulging so I figure it's time to put on some real tires. Has anyone had any experience with the geostar ?


bigskyjimmy has the GeoStars and seems to like them.

bigskyjimmy
03-17-2015, 07:12 AM
Yep I got Geostar G574's from Les Schwab tire here on the West Coast with a Full Warranty and have had great Results with them as well as my Buddy, they gave me 70 bucks a piece for my Marathons so OUT the door price was 900 bucks......4k+ miles on them in all kinds of Roads and weather and no Problems AND I'm a Fulltimer and LOADED to the Gills:)

Dave and Pat
03-17-2015, 07:15 AM
Thanks for the input. I think I'll give the GeoStar a try. They feel like a really sturdy tire. The sidewalls are heavy and stout.

bigskyjimmy
03-17-2015, 07:20 AM
They are a "little" Taller as well but no big deal,Yep when you put them on the trailer you will see they do not SQWAT like the old Marathons THEY ARE STOUT....and you will have piece of mind and I run mine with 105 P.S.I. in them[8D]

fauch
03-17-2015, 03:42 PM
ALL ST TIRES HAVE A MAX LOAD RATING AT 65 MPH!!!!!!!!
if you are going to use E rated tires, go with truck tires which will sustain max load at 106 mph.

bigskyjimmy
03-17-2015, 04:36 PM
You are not talking about The Geostars are Ya fauch????? because they are LT G Rated tires NOT ST just like Goodyear G614's,same load rating and same speed rating and same 110P.S.I. quote:Originally posted by fauch

ALL ST TIRES HAVE A MAX LOAD RATING AT 65 MPH!!!!!!!!
if you are going to use E rated tires, go with truck tires which will sustain max load at 106 mph.

PSFORD99
03-18-2015, 02:23 PM
quote:Originally posted by Dave and Pat

Thanks for the input. I think I'll give the GeoStar a try. They feel like a really sturdy tire. The sidewalls are heavy and stout.



Apparently you haven't read any reviews on the Sailun S637, nor priced them. Do yourself a favor ,and research them a bit.