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Old 04-29-2013, 01:20 PM
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My trailer is a '98 so it is possible that our tires are different. I do know mine were the factory tires though.
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Old 04-29-2013, 01:27 PM
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Thanks - I was pretty sure that is what was on the trailer. There aren't a lot of options where the boat is. Wal-Mart told me they can't get 215's in a 14". There are a couple of other places nearby, but have only offered up off-brand tires. I'm not a fan (based on nothing other than my own paranoia about a name I don't know). I'm still trying to get a couple of other places to answer the phone.
You might be better off going to a dedicated tire shop.
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Old 04-29-2013, 04:42 PM
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You might be better off going to a dedicated tire shop.
The local Goodyear tire store finally answered the phone and they don't stock them, but can have them in a day. That works for me! Now to drive down, get the boat/trailer up on stands, remove the wheels/tires and take them for a ride. If only they were like car tires where you could do endless burnouts on them to remove all traces of tread before replacing them...
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Old 04-29-2013, 06:15 PM
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The local Goodyear tire store finally answered the phone and they don't stock them, but can have them in a day. That works for me! Now to drive down, get the boat/trailer up on stands, remove the wheels/tires and take them for a ride. If only they were like car tires where you could do endless burnouts on them to remove all traces of tread before replacing them...
Good to hear you got the problem solved. Too many salesmen follow the rule of selling what is on hand to avoid buyer's remorse. Might keep the sale percentage numbers up, but not necessarily the same with customer satisfaction.
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Old 05-02-2013, 11:35 AM
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OK, I spoke with several dealers in the area and got quotes from $85 to $130 per tire plus mount/balance.

I then spoke with a good friend who owns a large tire dealership and also is a large/semi/trailer tire remanufacturer. He told me that regardless of brand, I really would NOT see any difference in tire life. He told me that the real determinant of tire life of ST tires are the UV blockers and that there are no differences between any of the brands. In other words, they ALL dry rot the same. If you are looking for tread life, that is a different subject. Since my trailer mostly sits and probably only gets used for 500 miles a year, I went with the cheaper brand. I just had 5 D-stone tires mounted and balanced for $525 yesterday.
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Old 05-02-2013, 01:41 PM
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OK, I spoke with several dealers in the area and got quotes from $85 to $130 per tire plus mount/balance.

I then spoke with a good friend who owns a large tire dealership and also is a large/semi/trailer tire remanufacturer. He told me that regardless of brand, I really would NOT see any difference in tire life. He told me that the real determinant of tire life of ST tires are the UV blockers and that there are no differences between any of the brands. In other words, they ALL dry rot the same. If you are looking for tread life, that is a different subject. Since my trailer mostly sits and probably only gets used for 500 miles a year, I went with the cheaper brand. I just had 5 D-stone tires mounted and balanced for $525 yesterday.
You got it close to correct, but not quite. It is indeed the UV inhibitors that allow the tire to live through exposure to the elements. They don't all receive the same UV package and that is what determines their life. You may find that less expensive tires will out-perform name brand tires in this.

Tread life is truly another subject that is based upon tread design and tire compound. Cleaner rib tread offers less rolling resistance and potential for longer life. The harder the compound is, the longer the tread will last. This is very simplified explanation as there are plenty other factors that go into this.
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Old 05-04-2013, 01:31 PM
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My experience:
Cloaked: "Hello, Kumho dealer (KD), can you get me these 857s?"

KD: No we do not have access to those tires. Anything auto we can get, but trailer tires are not available to us."

Cloaked:" Why not?"

KD: " We can't order them and they have never been available to our wholesale buyers."

Cloaked: "OK, thanks."

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Did you try Discount Tire? They should be able to get them.
http://dt.know-where.com/DiscountTir...=360&map.y=170
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Old 05-04-2013, 03:08 PM
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Did you try Discount Tire? They should be able to get them.
http://dt.know-where.com/DiscountTir...=360&map.y=170
That is where I got mine. Then had the local dealer to mount them and balance the wheel(s).



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