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Old 07-18-2016, 11:15 AM   #11
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yesterday coming to this cg, I saw some indication that the new Kendas at 65psi may give me some increased mpg, more monitoring will be necessary to know for sure, BUT...... w/the original c rated tires at 50psi, I would average 10.6/11.0mpg, even with extended interstate driving w/no stop and go,..... yesterday on this 67 mile trip, and even going thru several small towns(stop & go), I hit 12.0 right on the button,...... of course more monitoring is necessary to get a more accurate picture of what to expect, but I am encouraged ...........
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Old 07-18-2016, 11:25 AM   #12
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Thanks everyone! Since the increased PSI doesn't appear to be an issue, I'm going to check out the Kenda Karrier tires.
City Limit Tire in NC has them. Don't know about their pricing for them but their Maxxis prices are abou the best you'll find.

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Old 07-18-2016, 11:26 AM   #13
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All of the above mentioned tires are china bombs; The only good 14" load range D tires are Hankook RA08 or Kumho 857
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All of the above mentioned tires are china bombs; The only good 14" load range D tires are Hankook RA08 or Kumho 857
Not really. The Kenda and Maxxis are both made in Taiwan. Big difference compared to most PRC tires.
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Old 07-18-2016, 12:05 PM   #15
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All of the above mentioned tires are china bombs; The only good 14" load range D tires are Hankook RA08 or Kumho 857
The good thing is that Hankook are made in the USA, is what I was told and the only still made here. 14" "D" rated tires are very hard to fine... PS: dannyabear, do you know if that statement is true, hate to mislead someone.
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The good thing is that Hankook are made in the USA, is what I was told and the only still made here. 14" "D" rated tires are very hard to fine... PS: dannyabear, do you know if that statement is true, hate to mislead someone.
You were told wrong. They are make in South Korea.
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All of the above mentioned tires are china bombs; The only good 14" load range D tires are Hankook RA08 or Kumho 857
My faith in humanity tells me that you believe what you're saying. My experience with the internet tells me I need to see some facts before I'm convinced.
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Old 07-18-2016, 01:22 PM   #18
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The good thing is that Hankook are made in the USA, is what I was told and the only still made here. 14" "D" rated tires are very hard to fine... PS: dannyabear, do you know if that statement is true, hate to mislead someone.
My Hankook RA08s were mfg. in Thailand, going on 2 years old and O problems; they carry more weight, are 8 ply rated and speed rated to 99 mph; Had to order them onlinr from 'busdepot.com', $500 for 4 shipped to my house; They are a commercial tire used in europe on delivery vans. Also you only need the 195r14, it is same physical size as ST205
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Just realize that if you upgraded to E, you'd be bouncing your trailer down the road a lot more than rolling it.. I'm a strong believer in going one load range higher than factory. Since they rate the tires more for direct load than indirect load. And it's the side walls that take the pressure in turns. You'll be happy with the D's probably no more than 60lbs if fully loaded.
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Just realize that if you upgraded to E, you'd be bouncing your trailer down the road a lot more than rolling it.. I'm a strong believer in going one load range higher than factory. Since they rate the tires more for direct load than indirect load. And it's the side walls that take the pressure in turns. You'll be happy with the D's probably no more than 60lbs if fully loaded.
Tires are designed to roll not be springs or shocks, the more flexing they do the hotter they will run
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