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Old 08-05-2015, 01:39 PM   #1
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14" LT tires

So I'm reading about how crappy the Chinese tires that come on TT are. Ours is a Rockwood 2306 with 14" wheels and 205/75/14 tires. I don't see many options for replacing them with LT tires. BFG has the old KO all terrains in 195/75/14. What are folks using on their 14" wheels?

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Old 08-05-2015, 01:49 PM   #2
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The only D rated tire I've seen is a Karrier. Google it
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Old 08-05-2015, 01:59 PM   #3
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So I'm reading about how crappy the Chinese tires that come on TT are. Ours is a Rockwood 2306 with 14" wheels and 205/75/14 tires. I don't see many options for replacing them with LT tires. BFG has the old KO all terrains in 195/75/14. What are folks using on their 14" wheels?

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You can find what I refer to as Euro-metric tires. They are usually 8-ply rated and are made for trailers, vans, and transporters more commonly find in Europe.

Hankook and Kumho build them, as do a few others. TireRack carries the Kumho's usually.

Now a Euro-metric sizing is a hair different as it omits the aspect ration which would be 82. So a Euro 205R14 is actually taller than a ST205/75/14. Most people go to a Euro 195R14 when using these as a substitute.

Hold on and I will find some previous discussions on this.

EDIT: Previous threads

http://www.forestriverforums.com/forums/f219/best-14-8ply-trailer-tires-61036.html


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Old 08-05-2015, 02:05 PM   #4
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The only D rated tire I've seen is a Karrier. Google it
It's the one I use......no issues so far......
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You can find what I refer to as Euro-metric tires. They are usually 8-ply rated and are made for trailers, vans, and transporters more commonly find in Europe.

Hankook and Kumho build them, as do a few others. TireRack carries the Kumho's usually.

Now a Euro-metric sizing is a hair different as it omits the aspect ration which would be 82. So a Euro 205R14 is actually taller than a ST205/75/14. Most people go to a Euro 195R14 when using these as a substitute.


This is exactly what I did - Kumho 857's. I went with the 195R14's. They are slightly narrower but still fit the rims and are very close to the OD of the original tires. There wasn't a lot of clearance between the tires or above the tires to begin with, so I didn't stay with the 205's.

Tires are sold as an ST, but they are marked LT on the sidewalls? Either way, much happier with the LR D tires on there. Time will tell if they were worth the extra $$.
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I went with the Hankook RA08 in the 195r14 size You can buy them from the busdepot.com, about $120 each/8 ply d rating, 99 mph rated. 1 year trouble free, and peace of mind..........
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