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Old 06-19-2012, 12:58 AM   #1
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Replacement tire suggestions?

Anyone have any good suggestions for replacement tires for their Rockwood TT? I have the Loadstar 205/75/14. I am not seeing to many choices in this size. I want something I don't have to worry about.
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Old 06-19-2012, 01:45 AM   #2
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The best reviews I have seen have been Maxxis M8008's, or Khumo Radial 857's. The Khumo's are load range D and on Tire Rack for $127/ea. You would have to check a local for Maxxis. I know Discount Tire sells them up here, but I don't remember what they ran.
I have seen mixed reviews for the Goodyear Marathons. Some love them, some hate them. I have also seen some good reviews for Towmax. The ones I specificaly will stay away from are Carlisle, Trail Express or other off brands. Almost always hear they are garbage.
Just my $.02
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Old 06-19-2012, 10:02 AM   #3
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Has anyone heard of or run Greenball tires? One of my local tire dealers has used them for eleven years and swears they have not had any problems with them.

They are made in New Zealand. When i do a google search i don't get much information other than Michelin and BF Goodrich come up.

A set of four, load range E runs $490 mounted, balanced and road hazard. Load range D runs about $5 a piece less. I would have to change wheels to run E load range. These are 15" tires.
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Old 06-19-2012, 10:20 AM   #4
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Here is a link to their website. http://www.greenball.com/about.html
Pasted this with my phone.

I'm not so sure about them. I see they make several brands.
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Old 06-22-2012, 07:31 PM   #5
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Thanks for the suggestions. I ordered some Kumho 857's after reading nothing but great reviews online. They were actually a little hard to find in a 205/75/14, but America's Tires carries them, $137 a piece.
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Be sure to have your new Kumho tires balanced and install steel valve stems.
Good luck.
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Greenballs are a solid tire used by a lot of dealers (tire) in NB Canada. However 2 I spoke with urged the KUMHO 857s. So I put them onto our 2012 trailer. Loadstars were not an option...
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Be sure to have your new Kumho tires balanced and install steel valve stems.
Good luck.
And a TPS system of some sort to protect your investment.
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Old 06-22-2012, 10:17 PM   #9
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I hope you measured because the Kumhos are alot bigger than the tire you had. The Kuhmo is not an ST so the aspect ratio is different. 195/75/14 is the replacement size for your 205's. I don't have room for a larger tire on my trailer, I hope you do.
Can your rims handle the extra psi of a load range "D"?
50lb PSI to 65 lb PSI is a 30% increase. Make sure your rims can handle that.
I have them on my boat and they are a great tire!
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I got a good deal on etrailer.com for a Loadstar spare plus a mount and cover. Fast shipping and took just a few minutes to install. Seems like a quality tire and the pressure was correct when it arrived.
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