Goodyear Marathon Radial Trailer Tire Review & Rating
The Goodyear Marathon Radial trailer tire has been around for a number of years now. As an ST, or “special trailer” tire, it is built for use on fifth wheel trailers, travel trailers, boat trailers, horse trailers, car haulers and more. It has also been used extensively as original equipment on a number of RV’s.
A more durable tread compound that features a symmetric tread design and lower rolling resistance is used on the Marathon. The tire sports a continuous center rib that enhances stability and allows the tire to maintain increased contact with the road surface.
The tread is further designed to deliver optimum traction and a longer lasting tread life.
Inside the tire you will find two steel belts to go with nylon cap plies on selected models that provide added strength and durability. The tire’s polyester cord body and radial construction adds smoother running performance at highway speeds. Sizes are available from 13-16 inches.
While the Marathon trailer tire has been on the market for a number of years, it has a sort of love/hate relationship with its owners. Some speak highly of its dependable performance and longer lasting tread life, while others complain of tread separation issues and poor all-around performance.
We feel the tire could perform much better than it does. It is impossible to ignore the number of owners who have had tread separation problems over the years. To be fair, this is clearly not the case with the majority of owners, but it is an issue nonetheless.
We give this trailer tire a rank in the middle of its class. If Goodyear would come out with a redesign that addresses treadwear then this would be one of the better tires on the market. At the moment, we would recommend going with the Maxxis trailer tire. We feel its performance is a big step ahead of the Marathon.
ST175/80R13 C BLK
ST185/80R13 C BLK
ST205/75R14 C BLK
ST215/75R14 C BLK
ST205/75R15 C BLK
ST225/75R15 C BLK
ST225/75R15 D BLK
ST235/80R16 D BLK
ST235/80R16 E BLK
Goodyear Marathon prices range from approximately $90 and up. You may also find occasional rebates, discount prices, coupons and special offers on this tire.
Goodyear provides a limited tread warranty on the Marathon. Tire uniformity is guaranteed for the first year or first 2/32 inch of wear. Materials and workmanship are warranted for 6-years and include free replacement during the first year or first 2/32 inch of wear. A prorated amount is given for the remaining time period or down to the final 2/32 inch of tread depth.
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