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Old 11-19-2015, 10:52 PM   #1
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Another tire question

I'm a new owner having made our first TT purchase the first of October and I'm new to the forum also. The posts on tires have been very helpful and to be honest, a little scary too.
I have two questions. First, regarding tire pressure on the ST 205/75D14, should the 50psi maximum be maintained or should the tires be kept slightly under that number? Also, I noticed one of the white painted steel wheels must have had water stand on the bottom curvature and was a little discolored as if rust might be starting. Is a good coat of wax in order on the wheels or is something else done to prevent rusting? Thanks for the help.
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Old 11-19-2015, 11:51 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum Sebourn, from beautiful Kentucky.

I like my tires always at the maximum pressures advised by the manufacturer on the sidewall. (15"/65#). When my rig was new, the "China Bombs" lasted less than 3000 miles! Load range C with 2 ply sidewalks did not carry the weight. I have been very happy with my Carlisle tires. They have traveled about 30,000 miles with no incidents. If/when you buy new tires go up one or two load ranges and be sure to have them balanced.

There are members of this forum who have had no problems with the stock tires, they will attribute that to diligence in keeping air pressure at the proper number and visually inspecting the tire often. Or just plain luck! There are many horror stories also.

Wax the wheel to see if it will clean up. If not, Auto Zone, WalMart, PepBoys or others sell nice plastic wheel covers that you might like better. Painted wheels are notorious for chipping, peeling, rusting. Best wishes with what ever works for you.
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Old 11-20-2015, 06:36 PM   #3
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Thank you Fordhauler for the information. I will check out the tires you mention. Right now, I'm getting it winterized by the dealer so once I get it back home, it will just sit till Spring. Ill do a good coat of wax as you mention. I was just surprised to see the rust coloring within just a few days of a rain.
Did you have any trouble going from 14" to 15"?
My thinking is to try the tires a little longer next year into the Spring and maybe Summer and then get new - maybe even on new aluminum wheels. We'll just have to play it by ear.
Thanks again for your help.
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Old 11-21-2015, 12:17 PM   #4
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There are 14 tires available with higher load capacities and speed ratings. The reference below is about one of them that is marketed by its manufacturer as a trailer tire. Unlike your current tires this one is a radial.

The referenced tire is a European designed commercial tire and other brand names are available but may not be touted as trailer tires.

http://www.kumhousa.com/tire/category/truck-suv/7EAB87AD-62DC-4D82-897E-E59335DE416C
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Old 11-21-2015, 02:03 PM   #5
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Thank you Airdale. That is the kind of upgrade I would be looking for with the load D and 65 mph speed rating. I looked to see dealers close to me and saw several big name stores but when I went to their websites, they can get the brand but don't seem to list the Radial 865 as one they can get. I've got the winter to research this though and check with some of the other places listed as dealers.
By the way. One site I found had spec info on the 865 and it listed the country of origin as Viet Nam / China and I was expecting to see Europe.
Thanks for your help.
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Old 11-21-2015, 02:32 PM   #6
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There are 14 tires available with higher load capacities and speed ratings. The reference below is about one of them that is marketed by its manufacturer as a trailer tire. Unlike your current tires this one is a radial.

The referenced tire is a European designed commercial tire and other brand names are available but may not be touted as trailer tires.

http://www.kumhousa.com/tire/category/truck-suv/7EAB87AD-62DC-4D82-897E-E59335DE416C
If you can't find the Kumhos, get the Hankook RA08; same specs;
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Old 11-21-2015, 05:35 PM   #8
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Thanks, I'll check those out also.
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Old 11-21-2015, 05:40 PM   #9
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Thanks rockfordroo
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