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#1 Peter Collins

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Posted 19 August 2007 - 04:56 PM

I installed Kumho 851 or 857 tires, load range D, 14 inch rims, believing I have done a good thing. (I'm a veteran of 4 blowouts of various load range Cs--Goodyear, Carlisle, and Nanking (spelling ?) all provided the excitement.)

What are others' experience with these babies? They are seriously heavy duty, as my children would say.

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#2 Ben Idle

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Posted 19 August 2007 - 05:27 PM

Peter,
Just in case your thread gets moved, you will probably find it in a special section for Tire Reports in The After-Market Accessories Forum located here:
http://www.casitaclu...hp?showforum=32

In addition you may find some of your answers already there.
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Edited by Ben Idle, 19 August 2007 - 05:29 PM.


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#3 Bobinyelm

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Posted 19 August 2007 - 08:53 PM

Flawless so far (3000+ miles) on 857s.

Check the "other" forum as well for comments.
No unhappy 857 users there as far as I know, either.

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Posted 11 September 2007 - 09:21 PM

2000+ miles on Kumho 857's and 14" aluminum wheels running 60lbs. pressure based upon my Casita's loaded weight. I retorqued the lugs after the first 400 miles and nothing has loosened since. I check the the pressure and lugnut torque prior to each major leg of a trip and the tire temperature at fuel stops. Aside from this I don't worry about the trailer tires any more than I do on my truck or automobile.

Read the tech notes available from Discount Tire here: http://www.discountt...erTireFacts.dos It is probably one of the better references on trailer tires.

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Posted 12 September 2007 - 04:22 AM

QUOTE (Gary J. Carter @ Sep 12 2007, 01:21 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
2000+ miles on Kumho 857's and 14" aluminum wheels running 60lbs. pressure based upon my Casita's loaded weight. I retorqued the lugs after the first 400 miles and nothing has loosened since. I check the the pressure and lugnut torque prior to each major leg of a trip and the tire temperature at fuel stops. Aside from this I don't worry about the trailer tires any more than I do on my truck or automobile.

Read the tech notes available from Discount Tire here: http://www.discountt...erTireFacts.dos It is probably one of the better references on trailer tires.

Gary,
It would appear "new" posts on threads this old bordering on commercials for TIRES belong in the Tire Reports forum.

Read the advisory notes available from Webmaster here: http://www.casitaclu...hp?showforum=32

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#6 micasita_17

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Posted 12 September 2007 - 06:40 AM

QUOTE (Eggalitarian @ Sep 12 2007, 04:22 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Gary,
It would appear "new" posts on threads this old bordering on commercials for TIRES belong in the Tire Reports forum.

Read the advisory notes available from Webmaster here: http://www.casitaclu...hp?showforum=32

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I agree, Egalitarian.

Those who wish to desert our remaining American manufacturing companies, like Goodyear, as well as totally disregard what the company that MAKES our trailers installs for us, should take their commercials for their Foreign Corporations to the obscure thread where Eric intended them to go so no one has to see it.

To my knowledge, none of the people putting these foreign tires on their Casitas are really qualified as tire experts, so I choose not to be swayed by amateurs who think they are smarter than those who DESIGNED our trailers.

Who knows, maybe some are even "shills" employed by the foreign company sent to various US forums to sell their product? Apologies to those who are just innocent victims taken in by all this hype, of course.

Paula

Edited by micasita_17, 12 September 2007 - 06:45 AM.

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#7 Ben Idle

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Posted 12 September 2007 - 06:52 AM

QUOTE (micasita_17 @ Sep 12 2007, 10:40 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Those who wish to desert our remaining American manufacturing companies, like Goodyear, as well as totally disregard what the company that MAKES our trailers installs for us, should take their commercials for their Foreign Corporations to the obscure thread where Eric intended them to go.

To my knowledge, none of the people putting these foreign tires on their Casitas are really qualified as tire experts, so I choose not to be swayed by amateurs who think they are smarter than those who DESIGNED our trailers.

Who knows, maybe some are even "shills" employed by the foreign company sent to various US forums to sell their product?
Paula

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Posted 12 September 2007 - 06:54 AM

It don't get no better than this.

And, to think that some people watch television to be entertained. anim_wow.gif
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Posted 12 September 2007 - 06:58 AM

Amen, Paula, and regardless of "great prices", I do not shop at Wal-Mart. As you can tell from my signature, I'm 100% for American made.
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Posted 12 September 2007 - 07:46 AM

QUOTE
Those who wish to desert our remaining American manufacturing companies, like Goodyear, as well as totally disregard what the company that MAKES our trailers installs for us, should take their commercials for their Foreign Corporations to the obscure thread where Eric intended them to go so no one has to see it.

To my knowledge, none of the people putting these foreign tires on their Casitas are really qualified as tire experts, so I choose not to be swayed by amateurs who think they are smarter than those who DESIGNED our trailers.

Who knows, maybe some are even "shills" employed by the foreign company sent to various US forums to sell their product? Apologies to those who are just innocent victims taken in by all this hype, of course.

Paula



LOL, better go look closer at the sidewall of those beloved GoodYears. I hope you speak Chinese. ohmy.gif

Edited by KountryKamper, 12 September 2007 - 10:03 AM.

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Posted 12 September 2007 - 10:53 AM

Folks,
Casita uses the tires that cost them the least money and meets the min requirements. There is no question a load range D tire will be better than a load range C tire.

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Posted 12 September 2007 - 11:27 AM

Hey Paula-

Have you received your HONDA Ridgeline yet? I saw your post the other day saying that you ordered one. The Ford, Chevy, GMC, and Dodge guys are looking for you.

Should we all listen to you? Are you smarter than the vast majority of people that may not agree with your opinion?

If you don't want to change to Kumho tires, that's fine with me. I won't try to convince tou to think MY way. Please convey the same respect to the rest of us.

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Posted 12 September 2007 - 03:04 PM

honda ridgeline;japanese canadian.

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Posted 23 October 2007 - 05:11 AM

Here's what I now know for sure.............after replacing my factory issued Goodyears with Kumho 857 load range D 14"s, I drove 4,633 miles from Memphis to CO, WY, MT, SD and back to MEM. The improvement in how my 17'SD towed/handled was apparent from the get-go. Whether it was on I-40 or on some poorly maintained two lane asphalt road or on some washboard gravel road, the Kumho's made all the difference in the world. I keep 55psi in them and that seems to work just fine. There was no noticeable wear on either tire after 4,600 miles. My towing peace of mind has improved tremendously.

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#15 Jay herb

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Posted 23 October 2007 - 11:23 AM

Don,
I agree with you on changing to Kumho tires, just finish a 3,000 + miles to Utah and did a lot of back roads and some interstates and I love the way the Kumhos handled much better than the Good Years.
I had little over 20,000 miles on the Good Years with no problems but the handling is much better with the kumhos. Jay

Edited by Jay herb, 23 October 2007 - 02:13 PM.

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