Goodyear Marathon Radial Trailer Utility Tire

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  • Recommend upgrading your 13" rims to avoid these at all costs

    Sep 3, 2009 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Look nice when new.
    Cons: don't old up and aren't safe: Blow outs, out of round, buldges and deformities

    Summary: I have the 13" steel rims (175 80 R13) that come OEM on many trailers (RV and otherwise) and the marathons were the OEM tire that came my Coachmen Trailer.   Trailer was new in 2000, i bought it in 02.  The first set held up ... read more

  • Goodyear Marathon Premature Tire Failures

    Sep 1, 2011 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: The tire looks and rides well.
    Cons: Reliabilty is so low they are not worth buying at any price.

    Summary: At one time Goodyear Marathon trailer tires were considered the tire of choice for quality bass boats. All of my bass boats (two Bass Cats and one Ranger, all tandem axles) came equipped with Marathon radial tires and I never had a problem with them over ... read more

  • Sidewall blowout at 9500 miles

    Aug 10, 2011 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Company stands behind the tires.
    Cons: Premature failure can cause costly damage.

    Summary: Our TrailManor 3124KB came from the factory with Goodyear Marathon st225r75 15 load range D tires.  The weight on the wheels is about 3200 lbs, single axle (65 psi, 24.6 square inches of road contact per tire).  At 9500 miles we suffered a ... read more

  • Marathons are Junk!

    Dec 15, 2009 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: None.  Zero.  Nada.  Zilch.
    Cons: Marathon translates to RUN FAR, FAR AWAY, as in avoid Goodyear Marathons like the plague.

    Summary: My 2001 39' Prowler came with the Marathon ST225/75R-15 load range D tires.  Each year I take it from Virginia to Myrtle Beach and Orlando.  I have made TWO trips without suffering a blowout on one of the four tires (one trip to Orlando I lost ... read more

  • No problems with our Canadian Marathons with 35,000 miles, on a 27' Airstream

    Apr 25, 2009 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great looks, 35K miles and no problems, great traction in snow, reasonable price.
    Cons: I'd like to see them last 60K miles, but they are showing some wear now.

    Summary:    Our 27', 7,000 lb. Airstream trailer came equipped with the 15" Goodyear Marathons.  Since we purchased it new, we have put over 35,000 miles on it with two trips to Ohio, and a trans-Canadian trip.  They are approaching 4 years ... read more

  • Goodyear Marathon tires are dangerous

    Jul 11, 2008 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Goodyear name inexplicably provides feeling of reassurance that tires were of good quality
    Cons: Loss of cool points to homies after screaming like a girl during blowout emergency

    Summary: I purchased a new 2001 EZ Loader boat trailer equipped with Goodyear Marathon radials (175/80R13). I am anal about safety and maintenance. Before every trip, I measure my tire air pressures with an accurate dial gauge, and I adjust the air pressure -- ... read more

  • Beware of Sidewall Blowouts!

    Jun 26, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: None left at this point
    Cons: Frequent Sidewall Blowouts!

    Summary: I have a 2004 Wells Cargo trailer, dual axle 7700lb rated. The trailer came equip with Goodyear Marathon P225/75 R15 Radials. I had replaced two of them about a year and a half ago due to a stupid move rubbing against a fence and cutting the sidewalls. ... read more

  • No Problems with My Marathons

    Apr 4, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Steady tracking, decent braking, no failures.
    Cons: None noted in 4 years, 15K miles.

    Summary: My previous trailer was a Trailex model 7541 tandem-axle lightweight open aluminum trailer, which carried my old Porsche 911. Loaded weight of the rig was ~ 4000#. After two catastrophic failures of the OE General tires on the trailer (each failure ... read more

  • Goodyear Marathon (Bad year)

    Jul 8, 2006 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: None
    Cons: Unsafe tires. No peace of mind when towing. Tire should be recalled.

    Summary: In 2002 I purchased a new boat from Sea Ray Boats with a Shorelander Trailer. It is equipped with the Marathon tires in size 215/75R14. They are C load rating tires with 1800 lb rating. The Boat and trailer are 5500lb maximum with all equipment and ... read more

  • Goodyear Marathon Trailer Tires-Failures on Fleetwood Travel Trailer

    Mar 30, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Absolutely none.Ban them!
    Cons: Ban the tires.They are a dangerous menace to the traveling public.

    Summary: In December 2003, I bought a new 2004 Fleetwood Prowler Travel Trailer. Unfortunately,it was equipped with the Goodyear Marathon P225/75 R15 tires. My wife and I are weekend travelers. The travel trailer and its tires have faced nominal mileage on ... read more

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  • Dangerous Goodyear Marathon tires

    Jul 5, 2012 by
    Not rated yet
    Pros: Can't think of any.
    Cons: Prone to tread seperation and blowouts.

    Summary: ST235/80R16E tires came OEM on 2011 Jayco 39' 5th wheel travel trailer. With less than 5000 miles one tire blew the sidewall. Thankfully while stopped. At the tire dealer it was discovered another tire on the other axle and opposite side of the trailer ... read more

  • Canadian Marathons from 2000 still good 11 years

    Apr 5, 2012 by
    Not rated yet
    Pros: tires seem indestructible but maybe got lucky
    Cons: none

    Summary: My travel trailer was manufactured in Nov 2000 and came with 4 of these Goodyear ST20575R15C's - I bought it used from a dealer in July 2003 so assume they are original (no date stamp on sidewall that I can see) - tread appeared new.  I put the ... read more

  • Marathons ST

    Jan 27, 2012 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Reliable 
    Cons: none

    Summary: We've had these ST205/75R-14 tires for four years and towed a boat trailer to Canada each summer from Missouri and had no trouble.Knowing tires are only good for about five years we're replacing them and will again choose the Marathon tire by ... read more

  • Marathons

    Jun 22, 2011 by
    Not rated yet
    Pros: What ?
    Cons: Very bad reputation, ...
         Wake up Goodyear.....

    Summary: I just purchased a used Casita trailer.  This trailer is like new and the Marathon tires looked perfect.   Lots of tread and no cracks in the sidewalls.Trailer is a 2004 so yes I was assuming the rig is factory stock.On the Casita ... read more

  • Warning!! Alert!! Goodyear Marathons SUCK!!

    Jun 17, 2011 by
    Not rated yet
    Pros: None whatsoever
    Cons: Crap tire that should be recalled.

    Summary: Three of the four on my travel trailer blew. They were checked before I left for a 400 mi. trip. They all blew on the way there. It was only my 4th trip with them. 2 trips less than 200 miles and one that was 400 mi. And you know the story of the ... read more

  • Marathons are like pop corn!

    May 30, 2011 by
    Not rated yet
    Pros: None!!
    Cons: They are JUNK!!

    Summary: We bought two car type enclosed trailers.  Both came with Marathons.  We also had the football like bubbles sticking out of the side.  The worst though is when they blow on the highway.  They WILL damage your trailer!  We ... read more

  • These tires SUCK !

    Apr 25, 2011 by
    Not rated yet
    Pros: not a damn thing
    Cons:  THEY ARE UNSAFE !!!!! DANGEROUS !!!!!

    Summary: I mounted 4 GY Marathon 205/75R15 on my Roadmaster motorcycle hauler. Within 18 months and 3000 miles all 4 tires experienced belt separation and left me stranded outside of JAX Florida.... I had no choice but to purchase 2 from Walmart $268.00 since ... read more

  • Three serious blowouts in 5 years

    May 22, 2010 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Had no issues for the first few years.
    Cons: Terribly succeptible to sidewall blowouts.

    Summary: I have had, unfortunately, three serious  blowouts on my Wells Cargo 5x8 enclosed trailer in the last 5 years all with Goodyear Marathon radials ST175/80R13. I am in the music business and travel from Tennessee to SW Florida each winter ... read more

  • Do not buy!

    Nov 17, 2009 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Nothing good about them.
    Cons: They fail and all should be recalled.

    Summary: Please do not buy these tires. Had 650 miles on it, and had a blow out that damaged my trailer.  Very upsetting.  Before every trip air pressure was checked and visual inspection made with no warning signs of impending ... read more

  • Goodyear Marathon trailer tires

    Oct 7, 2009 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Warranty replacements are readily available, which is good, because you will need them.
    Cons: DO NOT BUY THESE TIRES. 

    Summary: I have had 6 Marathon tires FAIL in the last 4 years on two different trailers.  All have been ST 225 - 75 R 15 - D load range. This load range should give me a 25% over rating based on the confirmed weight of the FULLY loaded ... read more

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