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Old 03-02-2012, 05:07 PM
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i know that this has been discussed multiple times but doing a search still has me confused.

I was told today on the phone by Maxxis dealer that the Maxxis tires were made in Japan, doing a search on here doesn't reveal that. i want to replace my Marathons this year as they are going into there 4th season with me, bought new boat July 2008. I probably put close to 5000 miles a year on trailer. I have ran Marathons along time 15+ years and have never had an issue.

Boat is Skeeter WX2100 tandem axel, approximate weight loaded with fuel and gear is 5000lbs, tire size is ST205/75/R14.

What do you suggest?
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Old 03-02-2012, 05:24 PM
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well, you could also consider the Kumho 857, in the 195/R14 size. Same diameter as your 205/74/14, available in both C & D load range.
http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....del=Radial+857

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Old 03-02-2012, 07:09 PM
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Go with the Kumho 857 hands down. . . I made the switch from the marathons and couldn't be happier, I also went with the D range, the heavier rating the better.
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Old 03-02-2012, 07:23 PM
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i know that this has been discussed multiple times but doing a search still has me confused.

I was told today on the phone by Maxxis dealer that the Maxxis tires were made in Japan, doing a search on here doesn't reveal that. i want to replace my Marathons this year as they are going into there 4th season with me, bought new boat July 2008. I probably put close to 5000 miles a year on trailer. I have ran Marathons along time 15+ years and have never had an issue.

Boat is Skeeter WX2100 tandem axel, approximate weight loaded with fuel and gear is 5000lbs, tire size is ST205/75/R14.

What do you suggest?
I went with the Maxxis on my Tandem trailer last spring as my Marathons were shot! I have been happy so far! I know they are not made in Japan.
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Old 03-02-2012, 08:44 PM
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I'm still running Marathons.
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Old 03-02-2012, 09:41 PM
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Old 03-03-2012, 01:18 AM
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It doesn't matter where the tires are made.
The only thing that matters is that the tires are made to the correct load rating, and that they hold up for 6 years while they are on your trailer.

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Old 03-03-2012, 09:14 AM
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Just to make things clearer, I just purchased 4 Maxxis trailer tires for my rig and printed on the side is "made in taiwan" for what it is worth.

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Old 03-07-2012, 08:34 AM
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Just bought new Marathons for my trailer. Made in China! Sure hope they don't let me down.
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