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Author Topic: Trailer Tires. Are all Makes and Sizes the same?  (Read 411 times)

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Trailer Tires. Are all Makes and Sizes the same?
« on: August 17, 2018, 03:37:42 PM »

The answer is No.

Guy I bought my Ranger off of said he had just got new tires, Kumho 857ís. 205/R14 C rated.

I looked into them and they had great ratings, so I bought another for the spare.

Then I heard about some blow out issues in a year or two. My one did, but in a weird way. All the bands broke and stuck out through the sides making it loose air.

I never noticed it until I came back from fishing and had a flat. If they had done it before this trip I hadnít seen it.

Flash forward. Can no longer get them, quit making them. They were a Korean Tire.

Looked and found Goodyear had started making tires in America again. The Endurance trailer tire is a D rated tired( better that the C) at 2040 lbs per tire. Also rated for85 mph.

I ordered two. Went to put them on today and noticed just how different the two tires were. Both same size.

Side by side. Goodyear in front.



Another view.


Old tire clearance



New Goodyear tire clearance.


The old tires just fit. The new ones look and fit much better.

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Re: Trailer Tires. Are all Makes and Sizes the same?
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2018, 06:36:32 PM »

Looked and found Goodyear had started making tires in America again.
That is great to hear. I know I know it doesnt mean they are great tires just because they are made in America but I like the sound of it and I like you would take my chances on them before a Korean tire.

The tires look like a much better fit.  ~c~
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Re: Trailer Tires. Are all Makes and Sizes the same?
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2018, 04:41:13 AM »

Oh I forgot to add that the Kumho Tires ran about $150-160 each. The Goodyears I got for 2 for $155 shipped.
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Re: Trailer Tires. Are all Makes and Sizes the same?
« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2018, 09:54:20 AM »

Looks great ~c~

Glad you found a good trailer tire. I'd have to go look at what tire my tire guys sells me but they are 65 each so they might be what you're using.

I know a good trailer tire doesn't have to be expensive.
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Re: Trailer Tires. Are all Makes and Sizes the same?
« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2018, 09:56:06 AM »

The sidewalls of the Kunho don't appear rigid enough to support trailer and boat weight. That may be why the tire was failing. JMO

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Re: Trailer Tires. Are all Makes and Sizes the same?
« Reply #5 on: August 30, 2018, 08:20:15 AM »

The fact of the matter is that you can no longer buy a good trailer tire.  As far as I know,  right now,  the only trailer tire still made in the US is the new Goodyear.  in the past,  the Goodyear Marathon was the best ire made until the moved it to China,  then they became Maypop's just like all of the others. 


When the Kumho 857 came out,  it was the best that you could buy,  hence the price tag.  At first,  it was actually a very good tire until they started cost-out on them.


Let us know how you like the new Goodyears.


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Re: Trailer Tires. Are all Makes and Sizes the same?
« Reply #6 on: September 02, 2018, 06:43:10 AM »

So Far So Good.

The trailer seems to pull along easier than it did before. So far, and I know it has not been that long, they are doing great.

I found the best price on a website called Simple Tire. Great Company to work with. Tires were shipped via Fedex and they separated the set and only delivered 1 of the 2. Called Simple Tire and they sent me out another Free of Charge. Wasn't their fault but they took care of it right away.

Oh and they actually gave me a discounted price over what was showing on their website when I placed the order.

If you need tires give them a look.
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