Thanks, Tom. But I went with what Discount Tires recommended, Greenball Transmaster ST185x80Rx13...made in China but it looked good. Wait and see is all I can do now.
Not sure if I should trust the other Marathon or should I get a matching tire for the other side?
The man at Discount Tires said to just go with the Marathon.
From my observations on the trip this summer, it seems more weight
is on the curb side tire, the right side, than on the left or driver's side. I know I checked the air pressure on that one once while going up north this year. It was just at 50 psi. I checked the air in both after I could not dodge some road trash in MT on the way to yellowstone. Both had the same amount of psi.
I was just about to go to 14" rims or wheels, but then they found a 13" to match what I have. May still have to go to the 14" rims, but not this year it seems.
Someone on another forum said, "if Goodyear looked at the tires and what they were mounted on their reply would be that the "C" rated tire is too light
to carry this trailer and I would have to agree with them." I am not sure about what or what not Goodyear might say, but they are what the Scamp Factory puts on their trailers, even the 19' 5th wheels, I believe. I sometimes think they might be too small for the loads they carry. This year I did not have anything on the rear carrier, not even the carrier. But we had lots of clothing, full water tank, food, soda, bottle water, etc. As far as I can discover, no one makes a 13" tire rated higher than "C" unless it is a bias tire, which maybe is what I need?
I just have to see how this Greenball stands-up to traveling.
Tom, I may regret my decision not to go ahead and go to 14" rims & tires. But.......
They did give me almost $40 for the Goodyear with tire wear. It was the less expensive way to go. Thanks, I believe you are right about the 14s fitting my trailer. That will be my next step, I believe.