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Old 01-03-2016, 09:15 PM   #1
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Which brand and where to buy

I have hard times searching for white wall tires for my 59 overlander. Where can I found this here in canada or northeastern US? Which brand sells LT rated white wall tires? Thank you all
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Old 01-03-2016, 09:24 PM   #2
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AFAIK, nobody. I have never seen a whitewall LT tire since the early 1980's, if then. I have seen white letter LT tires, but not white walls.
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Old 01-03-2016, 09:25 PM   #3
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Try Coker Tire in Chattanooga, Tennessee. They specialize in tires for vintage automobiles. They have a lot of wide whites. They may have what you need.

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Discount Tire has a WW in the brand called Hankook model H724.
Tire Details - Discount Tire

I have these tires on 3 classic cars with 15" rims. I asked Discount if they would be discontinuing this tire? They said not anytime soon. There is huge demand for this tire with some other application. If Hankook discontinues it Discount will look for another source as they can sell a lot of these.

Two issues.
1 the nearest store is Michigan or Ohio.
2 this is a passenger car tire and I wouldn't be excited about putting a passenger car tire on a trailer unless I used the trailer for show only.

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Google "white wall inserts" for another option. They go on under the rim and work fine. They were used a lot when I was a kid 50+ years ago.
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But then, so many things used to work just fine when I was a kid...
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Old 01-06-2016, 12:39 PM   #7
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I echo Action - Discount Tire. Make sure they jack the trailer up properly and while it's in the air check your bearings for any play.
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Are you going to tow the trailer much? Or just show tires?
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Old 01-06-2016, 03:35 PM   #9
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Of course I will tow more often the trailer than showing it off but I saw one of these trailer in SC with white wall tires and it was awesome. Many people on a VW forum wrote that tire inserts leads to tire problems so is this true on camping trailer??
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You might check with Coker tires..
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I worked for Goodyear years ago and they always said almost all the sidewall failures occur on the white wall side of the tire, due to the extra rubber needed for white wall as it heats up more. The white lettering on race tires is put on with a grease pen.

Heat is what causes tire failure. I have not owned a white wall tire in over 45 years, and will continue with this practice, as my side wall failures have been 0.

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