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Old 04-07-2013, 01:07 PM   #11
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For those of us with the 14" wheels, our choices are very limited. After doing a lot of reading and asking lots of questions, I went with the Kumho's. Very happy with them thus far.
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Old 04-07-2013, 03:18 PM   #12
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Is it worth going to 15" wheels? Found a place on line that sells wheels/tires complete - more money of course and shipping may be painful... just wondering?
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Old 04-07-2013, 03:26 PM   #13
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Is it worth going to 15" wheels? Found a place on line that sells wheels/tires complete - more money of course and shipping may be painful... just wondering?
IMO, not worth the money since you can get a good quality tire with enough load rating in 14". So by going to 15" you really wouldn't be gaining anything.
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I didn't have clearance between the wheels or between the wheel and the well to upsize to 15". The Kuhmo's gave the load range D and the speed rating that I was looking for.
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Old 04-07-2013, 04:26 PM   #15
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I have the original radial trails on my trailer going on the 7th season and I don't have any noticeable dry rotting.When is the standard replacement cycle on trailer tires anyway? I don't put a whole lot of road time on my popup trailer and the tires still have plenty of tread on them. I figured by now I would be replacing due to dry rotting but these tires are still looking really good.
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Old 04-17-2013, 10:54 AM   #16
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When we had our Grey wolf I upgraded to 15" and load range d Maxxis.One poster said it doesn't get you anything. I disagree. You get a bigger safety margin and a lot less stress while traveling.

You can't go wrong with Maxxis or Kuhmo.

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Old 04-17-2013, 11:20 AM   #17
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I just want tires that won't dry rot every 2 years as its inconvenient and expensive.
Although tire quality probably has a lot to do with dry rotting, using tire covers helps a lot with that also. We use our tire covers at all times, other than camping, seems to help tremendously.
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Old 04-17-2013, 11:26 AM   #18
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I just installed a set of Westlake on my Surveyor ultra lite that weighs about 6500lbs loaded. My tire guy is also a trusted friend and said the Westlake are very similar to the Maxxis but about $150 less per set installed. So far i'm very happy with them and they were only $355 installed. My tire size is 205/75/R14. Load Range C.
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Old 04-17-2013, 12:08 PM   #19
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I have the original radial trails on my trailer going on the 7th season and I don't have any noticeable dry rotting.When is the standard replacement cycle on trailer tires anyway? I don't put a whole lot of road time on my popup trailer and the tires still have plenty of tread on them. I figured by now I would be replacing due to dry rotting but these tires are still looking really good.
It is recommended to replace trailer tires every 5 years regardless of miles or how they look.
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