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    as I wanted to upgrade my trailer wheels to something reasonable I was looking for tire and rim combinations and stumbled across a site with surprisingly good prices. I ordered a spare tire first (radial on white rim) as the cover will hide the beauty of any rim so only price matters. Price including shipping $95. Now they posted the new alloy rims they got: price of rim and radial tire including shipping $140. At other places you can barely get a bias ply with white rim for that price (and pay a lot of shipping too). I'm upgrading from 185/75D13 to 205/75R14. Unfortunately 15" tires wouldn't fit my fenders and changing to larger fenders would have been "major construction". The old Escort trailer has bullet proof steel steps and fenders and not the new Tupperware fenders. Still better than the 13" stroller wheels operated at their maximum load capacity.....

    No relationship with this company! Just wanted to pass it along in these times where prices matter a lot more:

    http://shop.wheelsexpressonline.com/...ADIAL-TIRE.htm

    Looks like they sell left overs from belly-up boat manufacturers and others (18 left after my purchase).

    As a side note: I contacted Kenda tires and asked about tire pressure: the response was as I expected it. As I don't need the full load capacity they recommend to run these 50PSI tires at 40-43PSI only which also extends their lifetime. At 35PSI they have 1430lbs capacity instead of 1760 at 50PSI. Just take these 2 points and do a linear interpolation in between for your requirements in case you upgrade to get a better ride.

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    Check out recstuff.com for good pricing and selection of wheels.

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      #3
      I am surprised the fenders are not moveable. All the trailers I have owned (three brands so far) have a second set of holes further down on the bottom edge to allow them to be raised for bigger tire clearance. But also, if you do go with a larger tire/wheel, it is highly recommended to get bigger brakes as well... I've gone to trailer parts superstore http://www.easternmarine.com/ for some of my trailering needs... Your prices look very reasonable. I just had two tires changed out at WalMart... 205/75/14 for $129 (Goodyear Marathon radials). Included taking the old tire and installing high pressure valve stems (also recommended) you ask for when mounting new tires. Those stems are much better than the standard cheapies and after a while those cheapies tend to leak due to higher pressures...
      Doug ;}
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        #4
        Go Aweigh2452 wrote:
        I am surprised the fenders are not moveable. All the trailers I have owned (three brands so far) have a second set of holes further down on the bottom edge to allow them to be raised for bigger tire clearance. But also, if you do go with a larger tire/wheel, it is highly recommended to get bigger brakes as well... I've gone to trailer parts superstore http://www.easternmarine.com/ for some of my trailering needs... Your prices look very reasonable. I just had two tires changed out at WalMart... 205/75/14 for $129 (Goodyear Marathon radials). Included taking the old tire and installing high pressure valve stems (also recommended) you ask for when mounting new tires. Those stems are much better than the standard cheapies and after a while those cheapies tend to leak due to higher pressures...
        trust me, I checked a lot before I ordered and no one came even close in price to this guy. Most places make their profit on shipping and for what I paid $280 total now I would have paid $100+ more. You paid more for the tire only than I paid for it including an alloy rim!

        The alloy wheels are in the mail and should be here by Tuesday..... As I wrote, these are parts from belly-up boat and trailer manufacturers and I may do advertising for them after their death but I don't care about that.

        No extra holes in my 1996 Escort trailer. Drilling 8 new 1/2" holes through 1/8" steel (actually twice through both sides of the tube) while ruining the galvanized surface wasn't something I would have been keen of. So 14" was the max. but still a big step forward to a reasonable trailer.

        This is the situation:

        won't get the bolt heads nor the nuts in if I would drill new holes into the step....

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          #5
          Their prices don't really seem fantastic and they are selling a brand of tire I've never heard of - and don't state the tire brand on their mounted stuff. You can buy Kenda tires from etrailer on the rim for $111 (steel)- to $180 (Aluminum)

          http://www.etrailer.com/dept-pg-Tire...5%7C75~14.aspx

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            #6
            yep, bias ply. Never have a chance to be installed on my trailer. The galvanized rim with radial is $124 cheapest and $140 max.

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              oldjeep wrote:
              Their prices don't really seem fantastic and they are selling a brand of tire I've never heard of - and don't state the tire brand on their mounted stuff. You can buy Kenda tires from etrailer on the rim for $111 (steel)- to $180 (Aluminum)

              http://www.etrailer.com/dept-pg-Tire...205|75~14.aspx
              +1 for etrailer. I purchased LED tail lights from them. One was cracked in shipping. I had another in just a couple of days. No cross-ship or additional charge to my card. They sent me the UPS label in my email for the return ship. These folks are very easy to work with. I will buy from them again.

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