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krobbe

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Posted: 08/24/19 12:43pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I've had Kumho Radial 857 in 205/R14C load range D for several years now. Speed rating R(106mph), 65psi. Tire wear has been really good and they run cool. Bought thru Belle Tire special order (not cheap at $150). These are for commercial light truck, transporter, van and trailer per the manufacturer. Probably the only LT tire for 14's. I might buy again when needed if still available but will probably spend less with the GY Endurance. I have about 15,000 miles with no issues.
My other choice(which are installed on my single axle cargo trailer) is the GoodYear Endurance ST205/75/R14 load range D, speed rating N (87mph), 65psi. I have about 4000 miles on these and so far so good. A little more reasonable at $115.

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I would upgrade to a load range d for extra safety margin. I dont know the weight of that trailer, but that size trailer is usually pushing the weight capacity of a load range c.
I put carlisle radial trail hd on my trailer last year and like them, looks like they m a ke one in your size in a load d and the price is nice!
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krobbe wrote:

I've had Kumho Radial 857 in 205/R14C load range D for several years now. Speed rating R(106mph), 65psi. Tire wear has been really good and they run cool. Bought thru Belle Tire special order (not cheap at $150). These are for commercial light truck, transporter, van and trailer per the manufacturer. Probably the only LT tire for 14's. I might buy again when needed if still available but will probably spend less with the GY Endurance. I have about 15,000 miles with no issues.
My other choice(which are installed on my single axle cargo trailer) is the GoodYear Endurance ST205/75/R14 load range D, speed rating N (87mph), 65psi. I have about 4000 miles on these and so far so good. A little more reasonable at $115.


I too have a set of the Kumho 857's on my travel trailer. Been on there six years, and about 50K miles, still have good tread.

Another 14" LT that is similar to the Kumho is the Hankook RA18

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Desert Captain wrote:

amxpress wrote:

You can't go wrong installing a set of Maxxis M8008 ST tires. They are available in 8 ply rating.
Be sure to have them balanced.


X2 though I cannot imagine buying any tire and not having it balanced. [emoticon]

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Many, Many and the VAST MAJORITY of trailer manufacturers do not balance the tires on trailers since there is no real reason except to make one feel good to do so.

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Many, Many and the VAST MAJORITY of trailer manufacturers do not balance the tires on trailers since there is no real reason except to make one feel good to do so.

Sorry Larry,
I’ve yet to see any trailer manufacturer who balances their tires. Totally a cost factor. There is a reason to balance the tires, and not just to make you feel good. No need for me to expound as it would not make you feel good, and we wouldn’t want that...


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Many, Many and the VAST MAJORITY of trailer manufacturers do not balance the tires on trailers since there is no real reason except to make one feel good to do so.

Larry

True this ...especially using the usual static tire balance machine that is used to balance our tow vehicle tires.

Which can actually make a tire/wheel and hub ass'y more out of balance depending on where those lead weights are placed on the trailers wheel.

Trailer leaf spring suspensions are very stiff and short 26" length leafs which act as a huge damper for any out of balance conditions on a new tire. Some folks point to a tire on a empty flatbed trailer jumping up and down at highways speeds. This is a faulty tire condition and no amount of lead weights will ever make it stop bouncing. BTDT when I was on the road. In my business we had no reloads back to the yard....so we pulled empty trailers back.

There are several reasons the industry over all doesn't balance a tire on trailer axles.


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