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Old 11-02-2015, 06:49 PM   #11
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Yeah, I am almost done for the season.. One more trip to Williamsburg. So if this wait sounds reasonable I may a it ut out as well.. Just noticed a small Brad in a wheel while stopped. Guess it will be getting a plug for now.

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Old 11-02-2015, 07:30 PM   #12
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Yep! I just checked. But, they will have to redesign soon if built over there or be priced right out of the market. New tariffs on imports require speed ratings be shown on all ST tire sidewalls or lose the import tax advantage. Most of them are making small redesign changes to increase speed ratings. The TRA has recommended up to 81 MPH.
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I got through on both of your links and my first impression is these are news releases from mid and late 2014. They both are about exemptions for regulation and the first one made me wince that the RV industry is efforting a "keep'em cheap" plan. (It Has to be the repair shops, I cannot think the manufacturers have a plan to cull the customers based on what quality unit you buy , you have to be alive to buy your second rv)

Do you have something definitive about a standard change that is coming?
You had my hopes up...
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Old 11-02-2015, 07:38 PM   #13
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So I did look at the kumho tires, 195r14, they are sized differently than mine but according to their Web site are 2200 lbs at 65 and 106mph speed rating .. Look out Daytona!

Still like the idea of the $90 GY vs 130 kumho's.. But I do like their speed rating. Maxxis and Hankook were about the same price as the kumho's.

I guess I should be happy not to need new rims so that is $150 savings there..

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Old 11-02-2015, 07:56 PM   #14
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So I did look at the kumho tires, 195r14, they are sized differently than mine but according to their Web site are 2200 lbs at 65 and 106mph speed rating .. Look out Daytona!

Still like the idea of the $90 GY vs 130 kumho's.. But I do like their speed rating. Maxxis and Hankook were about the same price as the kumho's.

I guess I should be happy not to need new rims so that is $150 savings there..

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Sure would be nice to travel at the speed of traffic but until my 14 inch tires can go that fast, I am looking at buying 15 rims to get that. We have all winter to work that out. (this leads into a brave new world of, are my axels good with that)

I had a fairly smart fellow point me in this direction about going to a larger rim. Still have the need to read...
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Old 11-02-2015, 08:19 PM   #15
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Well according to kumho and maxxis... The 14" rims can get highway speeds. This was why I was going to change rims but now it does not seem needed. I still will not be doing 75... But I am also not in a rush.. I just do not want the tire to explode because I went 63.

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Speed Rating

Speed rating is shown by a letter I have already seen a number of ST tires advertised with "L" which is 75 mph. I also note that no matter the speed rating on individual tires some tire companies advise against any speed greater than 75 in RV application.
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Old 11-02-2015, 08:33 PM   #17
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The circumference of the Kumho 195/82/14 is exactly the same as a 205/75/14. The Kumho 857 is an awesome tire. Had mine for 3 years now. Like the speed rating and the extra load capacity margin.
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I have the exact tires as Doc73, Westlake 205/75/14. My first question at this point is, are there any tires for this size rim that are rated for speeds of 70?

My options now appear to be bigger rims to get traffic speed.
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The circumference of the Kumho 195/82/14 is exactly the same as a 205/75/14. The Kumho 857 is an awesome tire. Had mine for 3 years now. Like the speed rating and the extra load capacity margin.
Sorry posted too late after your response. looking for/at those tires now...
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The circumference of the Kumho 195/82/14 is exactly the same as a 205/75/14. The Kumho 857 is an awesome tire. Had mine for 3 years now. Like the speed rating and the extra load capacity margin.
Now I am on the right path "Kumho Commercial A/S 857 Trailer Tire 185R14/8". Load rating is not too much different.

Thanks, you may have saved me many coins on the rims.

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