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Old 01-15-2016, 08:35 PM   #11
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Well I settled on the 15" Maxxis and ordered 3 rims and tires, should have them next week sometime. Then to get them mounted and balanced so I can mark tires off the spring prep list.
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Old 01-15-2016, 09:25 PM   #12
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I guess it would be wise to carry a spare. I think any brand would work as a spare to at least get you somewhere to wait out a delivery.
IMHO, I carry three spares and have had to use all three during one 450 mile trip last Christmas Eve. At least with new Maxxis on the ground, you have much better odds. You should carry AT LEAST one spare if not more. You also need an inflator as you WILL need to air up your tires from time to time.
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Old 01-15-2016, 11:52 PM   #13
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the Kumho is an awesome tire. Just make sure that any "spare" tire is the same circumference as your trailer tires. By the way, Kumho's (857) have an 82 aspect ratio. So, a 195/82R14 Kumho has the same circumference as a 205/75R14 tire.
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Old 01-16-2016, 10:12 AM   #14
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I have Westlake 225/75/15 D rated on my TT. I have 1400-1500 miles on them. So far I've had no problem. Does anybody have any experience with these tires. What tires are considered China bombs since so many tires are being made in China. Thanks
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Old 01-16-2016, 01:18 PM   #15
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We have a 2014 27RLWS T.T. and have put 18,000 miles on our Westlakes, and have had no problems. I have to ad air twice a year. The tires took us on the ALCAN and back and a tour of the mid-West and on to AZ. They have worn 1/3 of the tread.
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Old 01-16-2016, 02:33 PM   #16
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I replaced the Akuret 14" C's on my 27' Flagstaff with 15" Carlisle D's "Radial Trail RH" after a tire failure after about400 miles. Don't see many post about the Carlisle tires, but from my research they are manufactured a little better standards then most. Check out their site ... The Carlstar Group ....
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Old 01-16-2016, 05:53 PM   #17
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I guess it would be wise to carry a spare. I think any brand would work as a spare to at least get you somewhere to wait out a delivery.
15 in are easier to find than 14 in. Bigger is always better.
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Old 01-16-2016, 06:47 PM   #18
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I really liked the idea of staying with the 14" Kumho's due to all the good reviews and the fact I had a source of 14" for free but there was no reliable source I could find for the tires. One dealer local shop told me they no longer made them and the other (Discount Tire) could not find any thing on them either.

I know I could have ordered them from Tire Rack but if they were that hard to locate then I had doubts about getting any IF/should the unfortunate need were to arise on the road.

In the end it just seemed like the Maxxis had better availability, no one had them in stock locally but at least they knew about the tire and could get them in a few days. So sometime next week I will have two new 15" "D" tires on the trailer and new spare.
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I have Westlake 225/75/15 D rated on my TT. I have 1400-1500 miles on them. So far I've had no problem. Does anybody have any experience with these tires. What tires are considered China bombs since so many tires are being made in China. Thanks
I've also got the Westlake 225/75/15 D on a 10,000 lb 5th wheel with 8000 miles in two seasons (2014 model camper). Get them balanced and keep 'em inflated. Shock absorbers can also increase the longevity and improve the ride.
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