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Old 08-01-2008, 07:16 PM   #29
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Hi Run 215/75D14 Tires

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I left getting some new tires up to my mechanic. He put on "Hi Run", a brand I never heard of saying it was a good inexpensive tire. At the time I propbably would have chosen something more name brand, but the tires were on. 10,000 miles later and no complaints. But if anyone has any info on these tires I would be interested.
Hi Lumatic,
I had purchased four Hi Run tires from Plains Tire Co., Rock Springs, Wyoming at $57.21 each on 8-1-2007, balanced and mounting included. Made in China, 215/75D14 Trailer Use-Load Range C for my 23 foot, 2006 Safari. After several weeks I was sitting in the lawn chair on a camping trip I noticed the treads were no longer flat, but were irregular when viewing from across. Between each of the treads, splits were developing between the treads on two tires. They were about 1 to 2 inch splits... everywhere. Whoa... Green River, Wyoming had a Plains Tire Co., no Hi Run tires and the cause of the splitting... over weighted trailer. Yeah Right.

Immediately driving to Salt Lake City, Utah to find replacement tires, I found Les Schwab Tires and bought a set of TowMaxx 14 inch tires, mounted and balanced for $353.27 on 8-16-07 and have been happy since... (I cannot find their receipt with the rest of the tire size information, as I write.)

You might just keep a close look at the tread looking irregular and check between the treads for splits. If you see the splitting, be prepared to take the blame for exceeding the manufacturer's specifications, if there ever was any intend to stand behind the tire.

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Old 08-01-2008, 09:11 PM   #30
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I went Maxxis load rating "D" and have been satisfied as I can be with about 1500 miles on them. I too was reluctant to go the Marathon route.

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Old 08-02-2008, 05:36 AM   #31
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I put 225 75 R15 Maxxis tires on my 73 Overlander. They are a "D" Load trailer tire. I called the Maxxis corporation and found a dealer close to my home. I have read much discussion on where many of these different brands of tires are made. I have read that it is important to know what country they were made in. Other RV folks I have spoke with all have their favorites.

I researched the cost of tires and installation for about two months. Do your home work. The prices are all over the place and so our the installation costs. I took mine to an old established tire shop that was around before all the franchise shops. It carried the Maxxis which I read was a good tire. I got the best tire price, and installation cost. Plus the character of the people, building and the shop I found appealling. It was an old place. It has seen some years and the people were friendly and residents for generations.

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