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Old 06-13-2012, 11:45 PM   #1
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Goodyear HMG 2020 anyone?

Ok, so I go to my local NTB and ask for Khumo Radial 875's...no dice. Then I ask for Maxxis trailer tires in 205/75D14 size...nothing. Then I say, ok what DO you have in a 14" 205mm size with D range or higher that isnt a China bomb?

Goodyear HMG 2020's...something like $680 for 5 mounted and balanced. 8-ply load range D, 2040lb cap., speed rating J (62mph)





So I did some research on these tires, and come to find out that they are U-Haul branded tires

They seem to be hard to get hold of, but excellent tires from what some reviews I have found. I would imagine they would have to be since U-Haul owns the rights on them and I know their trailers take a lot of abuse. Only issue I have is the 62MPH rating...
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Old 06-14-2012, 02:03 AM   #2
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I don't see that tread as a good highway tread. It might be a rougher ride for the TT.

Curious to see what others think.
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I saw a couple good reviews from TT owners, but most were boat trailer owners. I am going to go to a local U-Haul place and see what uses them. If it is their standard trailers, I think I might give em a go. I have never had issues hauling any size of U-Haul trailers loaded to the hilt over hundreds of miles (was in the Navy so I did it more than once, lol). Still looking for a place with the Khumo's though. Will call Discount Tire later today.
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Old 06-14-2012, 07:59 AM   #4
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Go to the Kumho website and they have a dealer locator. Any of them can order the trailer tires from their distributor.
Click here: Dealer Locator - Kumho Tire USA, Inc.
Why would U Haul want to use a tire with a snow tread design on a trailer? Noisy and rough riding for the trailer. Stick with the Kumho ST tires.
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Old 06-14-2012, 08:00 AM   #5
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I don't see that tread as a good highway tread. It might be a rougher ride for the TT.

Curious to see what others think.
I am with Jim on this 1. Why do you need an aggressive tread like that on a trailer tire ?? Can't be good on rolling resistance.
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Old 07-02-2012, 09:48 AM   #6
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Goodyear HMG 2020's...
So I did some research on these tires,..
Need to do some more research, like looking at the tires themselves. That is a generic photo that appears on every GY dealer's webpage, along with the names of most states. The webjocky tells the N.J. dealer: "look what I did for you- if a Google search is made for *Goodyear Wyoming* guess what??, your page, along with thousands of other GY dealers in every statre, fills up page after page of the search. The poor schlub who just wanted a simple list of GY dealers around his neighborhood gets spammed with thousands of identical GY dealer pages, all with minimal content and the aforementioned generic photo of, yes, that aggressive treaded tire on the chromed rim. All because I learned how to imbed the names of most states into the html. Neat, huh??"

FWIW, the HMG2020 bias 205x14 8 ply rating has smooth ribbed (zigzag) tread, just as you would expect. Made in Canada. Truly a beautiful tire. If you find any, buy 'em!! And remove them when not in use, store them in the dark, all that good stuff. Yes, 65 mph max is probably a good limit, esp in hot weather. Do you want to be changing a flat in hot weather with 75 mph traffic whizzing by you, like I did last week??

I found a pair of these at one store- will start looking for another pair today. Kumho, if they make this size, would also be worth considering.
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Need to do some more research, like looking at the tires themselves. That is a generic photo that appears on every GY dealer's webpage
Wasn't an option and I was quoted at a brick and mortar NTB store. They don't stock these tires and I even had to put 20% down before they would even order them (vendor requirement, not NTB's) since they are uncommon and would have to be sent back if I didn't buy after delivery. I figured it might have been a generic GY photo, but every single search turned up just that photo. I can only work with what I am given.

Thanks for the review. These are still in my "possible" pile for change-outs.
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Wasn't an option and I was quoted at a brick and mortar NTB store. They don't stock these tires . . .
Try Discount Tires at Bklyn Park, MN: Dave says there are several available regionally, take a few days for him to get them. Let your fingers do the walking, accept no substitutes, etc. After 500+ miles I must say I do love these HMG2020s!!
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Good to hear about the Goodyear HMG2020's. I've been trying to find an 8-ply tire in 205/75R14. Originally I zeroed in on Kumho 857s, but nobody, not even tirerack.com has them in stock right now. A local shop can get me these Goodyears, and if they are my best option I might go with it. They aren't cheap, but if they are safer, I'm willing to pay premium for that!

Any further reviews from anyone who has been running them?
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I've had the 14-inch Kumho D-rated and loved them. I've seen them online at Tire Rack or Discount Tire, but as someone else stated, they are not always available. A few years ago I had a mom & pop tire dealer do a search and they located the Kumhos for me in a warehouse somewhere and got them. Might be worth a try.
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