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Old 02-19-2016, 09:12 PM   #1
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14'' to 15'' tires

I have been looking for a little more ground clearance and may still do a
over/under axle flip. I figured a D rated tire would be a good place to start.
I have always felt the C rated tire was pushing it on this size trailer anyway.


Kenda Loadstar
225-75 D 15
8 ply bias D rated.
Mounted on white steel rims.

I was suffering paralysis by analysis with this tire game. Went to my local
RV dealer mechanic and told him my concerns about "china bomb" tires.
He said they have good luck with them and he had no concern selling them to a repeat customer.
These come with a warranty and I feel good that a trusted source recommended them.

My other tires came with the trailer that I bought new in 2011 so I was due anyway. This should be an upgrade from the 14 inch C rated tires.

I'll post a pic when I mount them on the trailer.
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Old 03-01-2016, 11:57 AM   #2
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Geez, me too. I don't know how big your trailer is, but out Surveyor 220 is about 5000lbs loaded with 14" load range C Chinese tires too. They should be ok for probably 3 years at the rate we camp but I too might have to go to a 15" rim to get load range D tires. Not sure I have the room in our wheelwell, MJONES, any thoughts? A lot of guys are going to an LT tire to get a better tire but weight wise our stock load range C tires should be ok. I just want better, longer lasting, reliable tires, not apprehension that they will blow out. I'm pretty consistent with keeping the tires at 50lbs psi and inspect them before and after each trip. Good luck!
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Old 03-02-2016, 10:36 PM   #3
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Kumho 857 14" LR D Great tire
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Old 03-02-2016, 11:09 PM   #4
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Kumho 857 14" LR D Great tire
Also the Hankook RA08, LR 'D', 99 mph rated
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Pt1655: not sure if 15s would be too tight on the 220, but 14 inch Kumho load D would definitely work. I also tow the 220 around 5000 and would feel better with load D. I am now about 3 years with the Towmax with no problem, but probably will change this year.
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Old 03-06-2016, 11:29 AM   #6
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mjones12,
Hidee ho! We are at 3 years old for our tires too and I hope to spring for new ones this fall before our annual week fall trip. I couldn't find the Kumho load D on either Discount Tire or Tire Rack web sites. May I ask where you found the info? I hope you've had a great year so far camping!
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If you can't find the Kumhos (I couldn't), the Hankook RA08 is the same tire, you only need the 195R14 cause it is the same physical size. I ordered mine from Busdepot.com, $510.00 for 4 shipped to my door.
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Pt1655: The Kumhos I got for a previous camper were located by my tire dealer. I just now did a search and found them on both Tire Rack snd Sears. I just googled Kumho 857.
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Pt1655: The Kumhos I got for a previous camper were located by my tire dealer. I just now did a search and found them on both Tire Rack snd Sears. I just googled Kumho 857.
Update: Talked to my aforementioned tire dealer and decided to go with the Maxxis 14 inch. Still load C, but he says Maxxis makes the best trailer tires. Period. Towing at 5,000 pounds, I think I'll be fine. I trust this guy because I have been there many times with money in my hand, which he would not take because I still had lots of life left in my car or truck tires.

The Maxxis are $94 each, and he found some 14-inch D-rated Kumhos for around $150 each. I don't think Maxxis makes a D-rated 14. So I'm going with the C Maxxis, which my guy keeps in stock.

I'll just feel better getting the Towmasters off and knowing that I have a better tire. They very well may go another three years without a probem, but I'm looking for peace of mind. Plus, my tires will now be balanced, which seems to never be the case with factory tires.

Best wishes to all you Surveyor guys.
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Great info you guys, thanks! Hope to afford tires this fall before our annual vacation. My factory Towmax tires stil look good after 3+ years but you never know! Happy camping everybody! Pt1655
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