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Old 03-04-2015, 11:00 PM   #21
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The Kumho 205r14 is about 1 1/2" larger in diameter and would be too close in my aplication. I was going to buy the Kumho in 195r14 but was told that size was discontinued. I bought the Hankooks RA08 in size 195r14 from the busdepot.com
$508.00 for 4 shipped to my house, and had mounted and balanced at local tire shop, sold the 1 year old Westlakes to a local grass cutter for his utily trailer.
It is also important to ask the date of mfg. on the tire before buying, the busdepot had the best price and tires were mfgd only 4 months earlier.
Goodness, trying to figure out this tire stuff is challenging! I'm glad and very much appreciate all the help offered on this forum!
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Old 03-04-2015, 11:26 PM   #22
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chinese tires

Hello Mrs. Kumbo!
i must ask if your tires are made in China?
normally the tires that Forest river installes on the campers are of Chinese origin. i can tell you that our 5th wheel camper had only about 1200 miles on it when the first tire "blew" out on us. of course i had a spare ("chinese') tire that i used to change the blown out one. it was very nice to have that option except for the Damage that was incurred on the camper. ( it caused damage to the underneth of the camper and also the floor of the living area. about 200 miles later i lost another tire which (thank God only damaged a little bit of the fender.) I replaced ALL tire as soon as i got to a discount tire company and found the BEST tire available.
i purchased the MAXXIS (m8008 trailer tires) that were in stock that "according" to a search engine and Tire brands was supposed to be the best for Campers.

So far we have approx. 9,000 miles on the tires with NO issues.

this cost me $500.00 for my deductible to repair the camper and of course it is never in factory condition ever again.

Chinese Bomb tires will really tear up your camper.

No matter how much you use your camper it is recommended that you change the tires every 5 years..

best of luck
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Old 03-04-2015, 11:53 PM   #23
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Goodness, trying to figure out this tire stuff is challenging! I'm glad and very much appreciate all the help offered on this forum!

I just did a search for the Kumho 195 vs 205 and it's surprising just how much more expensive the 195 is, nearly the double the price! Yikes!
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Old 03-05-2015, 12:06 AM   #24
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The Hankook RA08 size 195r14 is $109.00 each at busdepot.com
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Old 03-05-2015, 12:13 AM   #25
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The Hankook RA08 size 195r14 is $109.00 each at busdepot.com
That's more in line with the budget, I'll check it out
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Old 03-05-2015, 12:33 AM   #26
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Will be replacing the C range tires with D range tires and my short list looks like this, in order of preference.

Maxxis M8008's
Kumho 857's
Goodyear Marathons

Will be adding the TST Flow Thru TPMS on the 4 trailer tires and the 4 truck tires.

Hope this helps you. AND I welcome any comments on my list.

Deal Alert...
Discount Tire Direct, already one of if not the cheapest place for these tires, currently has a $100 off of a $400 or more purchase done through eBay/Paypal. They don't offer the Kuhmo's, but both the Maxxis and Marathon's are available in various sizes.

I just recently purchased 225 75 15 D Marathons through them and the tires I received were only a few months old.

I also just purchased the TST 507, and the best price I found was through InfoTech RV Solutions @ $220 shipped (4 sensors). The kit was "drop shipped" straight from TST. My kit was missing a small part, and both InfoTech and TST were all over getting it taken care of FAST.

Motor home TPMS SYSTEMS PRESSURE TRACK TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM,TPMS, RV TIRE MONITOR, RV TPMS SYSTEM
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Old 03-05-2015, 05:35 PM   #27
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but u can get the hankooks through discount tire, thats where we got ours from
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Old 03-05-2015, 06:45 PM   #28
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but u can get the hankooks through discount tire, thats where we got ours from
Yep, it looks like you can order through them. Thanks for the suggestion

Your trailer probably has the same tires as ours, did you get the 195R14 tires?
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yup 195R14 fit perfectly does not sway as much either
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Old 03-05-2015, 08:26 PM   #30
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yup 195R14 fit perfectly does not sway as much either
Me too!!
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