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Old 09-09-2013, 03:10 AM
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Those aren't Kumhos that separated it is a Maxxis tire. The owner is replacing all 5 of them with Kumho Tires.

I agree it can happen to any of them. I just hadn't heard of a problem with Maxxis until that one. I am currently trying the Kumho tires myself. We shall see. I'm on season 2 with thte set of Kumho's.
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Old 07-28-2016, 06:57 PM
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I think I have to retract my recommendation for the Kumho 857's I made in post #2. This is my third summer with the tires and now had my second major tire failure. I always check tire pressure and keep them at max pressure. I never thought the Greenball tires that came on the trailer were any good but never had any issues in 6 years before replacing them with the Kumho's.

This happened on our return trip from Eastern Washington on Tuesday. Thankfully I have aluminum fenders or it would have made a mess of the trailer. Only black marks on the frame and fender bracing. I couldn't see the tire since I was pulling the boat with the motorhome so other cars flagged me down on the long straight section of freeway.
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Old 07-28-2016, 07:08 PM
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+1 for Kumho. I put new Kumho tires on when my boat arrived here in NZ. We don't have the large range of manufacturers represented here but Kumho is available and a well respected brand. I agree with Peter that one issue is not enough to judge the brand objectively. I haven't read on here or anywhere else bad reports? (other than the link posted above)
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Old 07-28-2016, 07:28 PM
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I am getting new tires next week to replace my original 2006 ones. I already forgot the name.
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Old 07-28-2016, 08:59 PM
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I am getting new tires next week to replace my original 2006 ones. I already forgot the name.


They should be Kenda Loadstars.


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Old 07-28-2016, 10:07 PM
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+1 for Kumho. I put new Kumho tires on when my boat arrived here in NZ. We don't have the large range of manufacturers represented here but Kumho is available and a well respected brand. I agree with Peter that one issue is not enough to judge the brand objectively. I haven't read on here or anywhere else bad reports? (other than the link posted above)
+2 on Kumho 857 trailer tire. Load range D

Carries a 190 on single axle well...
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Old 09-09-2017, 07:55 PM
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Well it is 9-9-2017 and both of those 857s I installed four years and fours days ago today just gave it up. I noticed the first one just after leaving 3 miles from home, turned around and swaped it out at home with the spar 857 I bought too. I also grabbed the spar off of the fishing rig, good thing because an 1-1/2 later the passenger side failed. Both tires failed on the side wall near the transition to the tread. I always run max rated pressure and boat is always garaged. Drivers side failed on the outside sidewall the other was inboard sidewall. No Scuff marks from impact anywhere and tires have never been run at low pressure.
Discount Tire put a warranty on them so I'm about to give it a test drive🙂

Our shortest lake trip is 2hrs one way with several trips from OKC to Beaver which is about 5hrs so they've seen some miles. As a single axle the tires are fairly well loaded. I might move up to a 15" rim to get into a Load Range D.

How has everyone else faired with their Kumhos? This was my first set, always Marathons prior.
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Old 09-09-2017, 08:13 PM
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Mine are five years old. Nothing bad here.
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Old 09-09-2017, 09:29 PM
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I too bought a set of kumhos back in 2013 , and 2 of them recently blew, so haven't faired well for me.
I replaced them with the new Goodyear endurance tires made in usa. They are 14 inch with a D load rating, so well see how they do.
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Old 09-10-2017, 11:54 AM
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Been running the 857's for a number of years with zero issues. Unmounted and Placed side by side with the crap towmax tires (I had a belt delamination on the RV on a trip and the only tire available) is startling. Sidewall of the khumo is easily twice as thick and much stiffer.
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