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Old 08-30-2016, 01:01 PM   #11
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I had the same problems with two of the original tires on my 2012 A frame. Read the warranty, they will replace them if within the time period. They should have a recall on these tires seems to be a real problem. When on the road cant find a d rating tire at most tire dealers at least i couldn't. Keep proper inflation and speed rating for tire is 65 mph. Made in CHINA
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Old 08-30-2016, 01:24 PM   #12
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A122BH. Had a bubble develop on one original tire a year ago. Fortunately a friendly driver pointed it out to us and we were able to get it replaced without incident. Tire place replaced it with a Load C rather than a Load D. This last weekend other original tire blew. Again fortunately we were at an intersection when someone pointed the 'flat' out to us. Just came off the freeway and had driven the Grapevine in CA earlier in the day. Good luck is on our side. Again, tire place replaced with C rather than D, said he couldn't find any Ds anywhere. When I asked what difference it makes, he said how much weight we put in the vehicle and how much pressure in the tire (50 now instead of 65). We don't put hardly any additional weight in the vehicle as we don't even load it with water, so it is just dishes and camp chairs.

Has anyone else had an issue with not being able to find D tires? Anyone have any knowledge of if a Load C over a Load D would not be a good thing? Making the 9 hr drive south again this weekend for a family wedding.

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You're really going to have to get some LRD tires back on that trailer. Discount tire carries Carlisle tires and Carlisle does make your size in a LRD. If not in stock they can probably get them using Discount Direct.

Another option would be to go to the ST175/80R13 in a LRC. It has more load capacity than your OE tires but it's about .6" taller and .2" wider but a lot easier to find.
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Old 08-30-2016, 03:18 PM   #13
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The camper came with a Kenda Loadstar ST175/80R13 load range D radial trailer tire. It is the only tire like this (load D and radial) that I have found. One of mine had a bubble in the sidewall too. I purchased a replacement from Amazon but it is not available there right now. The following link has the same tire.


ST175/80R13 Load Range D Radial Trailer Tire - Kenda Loadstar

Tire stores are poorly equipped to handle orders for these tires. I have had more than one shop try to put load range C tires on a too heavy camper. One guy tried to persuade me that a ST175/80D13 was the same thing on the basis that the "D" meant load range D. It doesn't, the D in the code means it is bias ply.

I hope you were in a position to return the blown tires to the seller, because they made a big mistake in putting the wrong tire on your camper that could have resulted in significant property damage from the error.
IMO you need to contact store owner and if a chain the headquarters and tell them you are not happy with the "guy" trying to sell you an unsafe tire for your TT. I would also contact BBB in the town where the store is located. let me know if you need assistance in what statements you can make about the LR-C being unsafe for use on an application that requires LR-D.

I trust you now are more comfortable with tire terminology and know when a salesman is selling you a load bull feathers
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Old 08-30-2016, 03:55 PM   #14
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Carlisle has supposedly started making both the ST175R13 and ST185R13 in Load Range D (and C). Cragar shows shipping in 2 weeks if ordered today.


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Old 08-30-2016, 09:24 PM   #15
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IMO you need to contact store owner and if a chain the headquarters and tell them you are not happy with the "guy" trying to sell you an unsafe tire for your TT. I would also contact BBB in the town where the store is located. let me know if you need assistance in what statements you can make about the LR-C being unsafe for use on an application that requires LR-D.

I trust you now are more comfortable with tire terminology and know when a salesman is selling you a load bull feathers
Thanks. I studied tire specs well enough to learn what I needed when I got my first camper years ago. The incident in question happened a while ago and is now past.
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Old 08-31-2016, 10:14 AM   #16
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I had the same bubble on one of my tires and lucky for me I got it replaced with the warrenty.
But, I did find replacement tires on Amazon and they are still avail to order.

2 New Premium Grand Ride Trailer Tires ST 185/80R13 8PR Load Range D - 11059

Sale: $134.70 & FREE Shipping

Most local shops will install for a fee.
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Okay, went back to tire shop and they can only get one Load D and would work on getting the second. When I asked if I could order them and bring them in, they said they would mount them and refund what we paid for wrong tire.

Now I see the amazon link above is a 185 rather than 175. Would like to stay with what is on the sticker on the trailer (since the replacement of the first failed tire with the wrong load led to the replacement of the second failed tire with the wrong load). How do I order the Carlisle tire from Crager for two week delivery as posted in #14 by pgandw above? Or should I just order the same tire that was originally on the trailer thru Recstuff for $60 each and $20 shipping? I guess the real question is does anyone know if Carlisle is a better quality tire (since the original Kendas failed)? And how do I find out how much the Carlisle tire would be?

Thanks much for all your wisdom.
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Old 08-31-2016, 04:03 PM   #18
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Okay, went back to tire shop and they can only get one Load D and would work on getting the second. When I asked if I could order them and bring them in, they said they would mount them and refund what we paid for wrong tire.

Now I see the amazon link above is a 185 rather than 175. Would like to stay with what is on the sticker on the trailer (since the replacement of the first failed tire with the wrong load led to the replacement of the second failed tire with the wrong load). How do I order the Carlisle tire from Crager for two week delivery as posted in #14 by pgandw above? Or should I just order the same tire that was originally on the trailer thru Recstuff for $60 each and $20 shipping? I guess the real question is does anyone know if Carlisle is a better quality tire (since the original Kendas failed)? And how do I find out how much the Carlisle tire would be?

Thanks much for all your wisdom.

Carlisle is an older US company that is proud of their tires. They even put their name on the tires unlike many of the low cost imports.
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Old 08-31-2016, 04:39 PM   #19
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I'm sorry. I gave the wrong source for the new Carlisle tires. Try this link:

Carlisle Radial Trail RH Trailer Tire ST145/12 | JEGS High Performance

Scroll down for the 13" tires. Prices are pretty good before shipping.

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I'd go with the Carlisle. If for no other reason that to support there being a choice other than the cheap OEM's tires.
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