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Old 05-04-2013, 10:57 PM   #11
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I have just bought the same tires, and upsized the one size as well. (205 to 215)My tire dealer advised me that they are Chinese made now.
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Old 05-04-2013, 11:06 PM   #12
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I put this tire on my trailer to replace my 205/75R14 C rated Goodyear Marathons.

RADIAL 857 - Kumho Tire USA, Inc.

Awesome tire. D rated and good for 99 mph speed rating. It is an 82 aspect ratio instead of 75 so you would get the same circumference with a 195/82R14 but more load rating. If you have plenty of room, just get the same 205. Way more load capacity.

I've put about 8,000 miles on these Kumho's now without any issues. On the other hand, I never had any issues with my Marathons either. They went 5 years and 25,000 miles.
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I put this tire on my trailer to replace my 205/75R14 C rated Goodyear Marathons.

RADIAL 857 - Kumho Tire USA, Inc.

Awesome tire. .
I also put the Kumho's on last season... I don't have anywhere near the miles that AcadianBob has on his, but I am equally pleased with their performance.

You will find that you are VERY limited in choices in a 14" tire.
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I also put the Kumho's on last season... I don't have anywhere near the miles that AcadianBob has on his, but I am equally pleased with their performance.

You will find that you are VERY limited in choices in a 14" tire.
Our 5'ver came with Kumho's, been very happy with them...much better tire than the other factory installed brands on other campers we've had.
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I have just bought the same tires, and upsized the one size as well. (205 to 215)My tire dealer advised me that they are Chinese made now.
I figured that they were probably made is China, like most of the trailer tires now days. I liked the fact its atleast a brand that I have heard of and also I was able to get them locally.

A friend of ours had a blowout last year on their way to Yellowstone, I knew that they had gotten 4 new tires on their 5er while on the trip. I helped him move the 5er out of his shed last week and noticed that they had gotten Hercules tires. He said that the dealer in SD where he bought them said the Hercules was one of the best trailer tires he has even seen. I hope thats true!

I checked on the Kumhos, but none of the local shops were able to get them.

Like other things, the Andersen WD hitch being one of them, I will be the "test dummy" for the Hercules tires.
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I checked on the Kumhos, but none of the local shops were able to get them.
Try Tire Rack - Your performance experts for tires and wheels (On-line or by telephone). Great company to work with, in my experiences.
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