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Posted: 04/23/21 08:35pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I know the go to for the 16” are the Sailun tires. My new trailer has 14”. Looking to replace them this weekend. Are there a go to for them? Looking at the Goodyear Endurance in the ST215/75/14. Is there something better? TIA

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I've run Goodyear Endurance's on a large fifth wheel and had good luck with them (much better than with the OEM China tires). These were load range E tires on a 40 ft fifth wheel so they were running near their load limit. The rubber held up well over time and did not weather check and the tread wore well. I woudl buy them again.

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Posted: 04/23/21 09:48pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Endurance is good tire. Might be an equal but nothing better IMO.


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I was looking at the Hankook Vantra 195R14 before I traded my last trailer in. Load index 104 (1,984 pounds) and R (106 mph) speed rated, and they're actually tested against modern LT testing criteria not 1970s ST testing.


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Best 14” trailer tires ?

Like a which is best 1/2 ton truck brand their is no best trailer brand of trailer tires.

The Endurance ST tires have a good service record since their introduction in Jan of 2017. Their downside, for those that travel a lot of miles per year, is with only 8/32nds of tread depth equate to 1/4" of usable tread. Not the best idea for a road type trailer if your expecting 30k-35k miles of service.

The Carlisle HD also has a good service record since its intro in Sept 2016. Lots of equipment trailers now come OEM with them.

Another one at the top is the Provider which was the first new gen higher speed rating 81 mph ST tire that came out in the 2010 era in the commercial trailer industry.....and made its way over to the RV side.

What brand of ST tire is the best/most popular ....depends on which rv/non rv website......and what type of rv/non rv trailer is used.


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afidel wrote:

I was looking at the Hankook Vantra 195R14 before I traded my last trailer in. Load index 104 (1,984 pounds) and R (106 mph) speed rated, and they're actually tested against modern LT testing criteria not 1970s ST testing.

That Vantra looks interesting. But I won’t need tires for about 4 years.
We have the Endurance now.


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I've used "no name' Chinese tires for years, mostly from Les Schwab. Never had a blowout in over 30 years. Secret is to keep them up to 50+ lbs and inspect them each time you stop for gas or back into a camp site. Looking at how far over the edge of tire they are running tells you if the pressure is correct. Have absolutely no use for the pressure sensors, not accurate enough for me. Wish I could get rid of them in my HHR. Also, don't overload or drive much over 65.


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I have 14 inch Providers LR D. Worked well.


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Thank y’all for the responses. Exactly what I was looking for. It’s a new to us 31’ 2018 Heartland Sundance. Sold our 5ver and went to this. We are definitely not road warriors. I’d be surprised if we put 1000 miles a year on one. Just need the best chance of not having a blow out. It’s insane to chance $2000 trailer damage with a blow out by trying to save $20-$100 per tire. Lol going to get the GY put on this week.

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Good choice. While you are at it get a tpms also as that $2,000 estimate of damage from a flat is very conservative.


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