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#1 buck

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Posted 16 June 2008 - 06:43 PM

Ok. Here we go again Eggheads ... I've had my Casita about 3+ years now with moderate useage ... And, I'd like to proactively prevent a Goodyear Tire blowout which might cause problems, I'd rather not have to deal with, in out of the way locations especially, if you know what I mean ... (would it wipe out my plumbing and electrical?)....

So, what are your opinions about replacing our factory provided Goodyear Tires... I seem to recall that Kumho's were popular amongst Casita owners, from Casita owner discussions previously .... But, it's been awhile since I've seen any new discussion about this very important topic.

Let have another conversation about this important tire topic. Looking forward to your feedback!

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#2 meanders

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Posted 16 June 2008 - 07:37 PM

Buck
this should be over in the after market tire forum.
actually this topic has been beaten to a pulp if you search the tire forum you will see the comments, and another pandora's box stays closed.
happy casitaing
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#3 Bobinyelm

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Posted 16 June 2008 - 08:04 PM

http://www.casitafor...amp;#entry20984

http://www.casitaclu...hp?showforum=32

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#4 Merrill and Diane

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Posted 17 June 2008 - 03:29 AM

After much research, I found that 8 ply rated tires seem to be the code breaker and hold up the best.

Good Luck

#5 dfltil

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Posted 17 June 2008 - 05:27 AM

I have replaced my tires many times and I swear that I probably don't know the brand. When I need tires, I go to either Pep Boys or Tire Kingdom. Why? Because they have stores all over the country and can help me if I have a problem. And that has happened on a couple of occasions over the years. It's their business and they are the tire experts... so I buy what they recommend.

Both places recommend that you change tires on a trailer every 3-4 years regardless of how the tires look. They advise that trailer tires seldom wear out the tread but suffer more from sitting. I guess that's true because my tires always bump when I first start out after the camper has been sitting for awhile. And I guess I feel more comfortable knowing that if I have a problem while traveling, I just ask where the closest Pep Boys or Tire Kingdom is located.

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#6 ArizonaEileen

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Posted 17 June 2008 - 08:44 AM

Just did a search for Tire Kingdom since we don't have those in Arizona. In the west they're called Big O.

Tire stores will recommend that you replace the Casita tires with Load C ST tires, which is what the Goodyears are.

When I took my Casita to Discount Tire, they were a little freaked out that I'd brought Load Ds with me for them to put on.

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#7 Chris Z

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Posted 17 June 2008 - 12:14 PM

Is Tire Kingdom same as Big O? We have Big O's here too in Ky.
If I do a search on Tire Kingdom it doesn't show any near me but Big O's all around.
?????

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#8 ArizonaEileen

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Posted 18 June 2008 - 12:53 AM

Chris --

Click on TIRE KINGDOM in my post above. A map will come up to show you where the Big O and Tire Kingdom stores are around the U.S.

They're the same company.

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