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Old 10-06-2008, 10:27 AM   #21
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I have MAXXIS tires on the 2499.

They are originals from 2004. I blew one hitting a curb on our 1st Trip and so discovered the age of these tires. We have 5 new tires on order right now.

I did not go back to MAXXIS and I chose not to get Goodyear Marathons either. I chose to buy DURO bias tires. I have had better luck with these tires than any other trailer tire, and we've had Carlyle (bias), Travelstar (which I think may be a Carlyle brand, also bias) Marathons (radial), Maxxis (radial) and the DURO's.

If they made a LT-rated 10-ply in a 205/75 15-inch rim size I could use, I'd choose that. But they do not. I'd even go to a 8-ply rated one if I was sure they'd fit these 5-inch rims I have and not have clearance issues.

My reasoning for going back to a bias tire: I believe the sidewalls are sturdier and the whole construct less liable to "squirm" than the more flexible design of the radial. I used radials in my lighter campers, but I really feel better using the bias tires on the heavier 2499.
I have a very strong feeling that you are correct about going to bias ply. The sidewalls ARE stronger and stiffer, every manufacturer states that. That is what appeals to me, since that is the most important attribute for a trailer tire. I went on a number of sites and radial tire failure from sidewall blowouts is a well documented problem due to this type of tire construction. Radials are great except when heavily loaded and heavily loaded is exactly what trailer tires are!
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Old 10-06-2008, 03:10 PM   #22
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OK, my June 05 built T-2499 (titled as a 2006) running Carlisle tires had almost 20K miles on it, and in the HOT HOT July on RT40 in Oklahoma I had a blow-out. I was doing 55mph and lost a chunk of tread (about 4x6 inches), I heard the POP, and was able to get safely stopped. Got the spare tire on and the next day I got to Elk City and replaced all 4 tires. Now, let me tell you out there, you don't have a whole lot of TIRE supplier choices, I ended up at a Goodyear store 3 towns later. I am now running Power Kings "Tow Max", and so far so good. HA, guess I shouldn't be posting this I do keep Aero 303 on tires and tires covers on when not being used. With so darn many choices and opinions, maybe I was better off not having a choice,
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Old 10-07-2008, 04:56 AM   #23
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here you go Jon,pic is from a member of rv.net but they look idenical to what my missions looked like
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Old 10-15-2008, 01:15 PM   #24
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I contacted the distributor for Mission tires today> explained what happened with my tire.They asked me for the dot numbers and then said they where going to send me 5 new tires and they would pay for the return shipping. I suspect they have had lots of problems with these tires.

Thanks Richard if I didnt read you post I wouldnt have called.
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Old 10-15-2008, 01:24 PM   #25
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Are the dot numbers indicative of problem tires? and is that something we could look for?
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said they where going to send me 5 new tires and they would pay for the return shipping.
Nick,

Are they going to send you new Missions, or something else?

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Old 10-15-2008, 06:44 PM   #27
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Well that I dont know, I will have to wait and see what I get. I will keep all posted.

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Old 10-23-2008, 05:01 PM   #28
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I recieved my tires today. They are called Freestar and they are also made in China. They look alot like the Missions. I will keep you posted on how they hold up. I have a new Goodyear that I will using as my spare. I am also going to get a new rim since they sent me 5 tires. That way I will always have 2 spares just in case on those longer trips. The folks at Tireco are very helpful so if you have some Mission tire problems give them a call.

Tireco 1-800-937-9433 in Caliifornia

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Old 12-16-2008, 07:17 PM   #29
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2000 miles on the "New" chinesse tires no problems yet.
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