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wowens79

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Posted: 07/06/22 08:37am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I'd go with the Goodyears, I've been running a set for 4 years, and they have been great.

If you are worried about capacity, if you bump up to a 215/75/14 you get 2200lbs, and they are only .6 inches taller.


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davehultin wrote:

Yesterday we returned from our most recent trip, and seven miles into the trip ... kapow! Blowout. :-(

I'm at the point where I want to get fresh tires all the way around before our long trip at the end of the month, but I can't quite decide which tires I should get.

The trailer's GVWR is 7660. The tires are 205/75R14.

The original tires are Kendo Karriers, rated to 2200 pounds at 75 psi.

It seems like the big favorite around these parts is the Goodyear Endurance, but they're rated at 2040 pounds at 65 psi.

Both are load range D, both are 8-ply, so it seems the most significant difference comes down to the load capacity.

Pros and Cons:
* Pro for Karrier: Higher load capacity.
* Pro for Endurance: Seems to be a favorite of many.
* Con for Karrier: I've alraedy replaced two prior to yesterday's blowout. Confidence in Karrier is declining.
* Con for Endurance: I'm giving up some load capacity if I replace all four.

So ... do I get the "better" tire and sacrifice some carrying capacity?

Or, any other tire suggestions? (etrailer.com shows Westlake as another option, which I've never heard of.)


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davehultin wrote:

dodge guy wrote:

The Carlisle HDs are one of the best out there right now. Had them on our TT. I would go with the load range E if they are available in your size.


When I started towing I though Carlisle was a swear word when talking about tires. Have things changed?


Yes they have! They really stepped it up and make some of the best trailer tires on the road. They are now stronger and have a speed rating of 81mph!


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Had the Carlisle hd's on mine, loved them. I stepped up a size and went with load range e's, never had a problem with them. Good luck on your decision!

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I went with the Goodyear Endurance. I did some sleuthing around online and I was slightly surprised to find the best deal was Walmart!

Tires from Walmart? I was a little nervous that I'd get something that was deep into the "old tire" pile. But I was thrilled to see that the date stamp on the tire shows they're fresh! They came to life in the 20th week of 2022!

I'm getting them installed next week, repacking the bearings while I'm at it, and then back to our regularly scheduled camping trips without missing a beat! (As long as the repair schedule agrees!)


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