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Old 09-25-2011, 12:40 PM   #1
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I am new to the forum. I just got a 2012 Jayco Swift 154BH, It came with ST 175/80R/13 6 ply rated tires, the name on the tires are Power King - Tow Max.

I donít like the looks of this tire, or the way it handles when towing the trailer, they have to much sibe to side roll in them. I am looking at a set of 8 ply rated Kendaís in the same size.

Does anyone know if Kenda makes a good tire?

Alos does anyone know if I could go with 14" tires ?
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Old 09-25-2011, 01:40 PM   #2
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I am looking at a set of 8 ply rated Kenda’s in the same size.

Does anyone know if Kenda makes a good tire?
I would not put a Kenda tire on a travel trailer or fifth wheel if they were free.

What pressure are you running the present tires? Are they Load range C? It is hard to find a ST tire that is not made in china but some have better reputation than others. My old rig had Triangle which is the same factory that the Goodyear Marathon is made. I had good service out of the Triangles. I have a number of friends who have all had problems with Kenda Loadstars. I have them on my lawn tractor, but would not bet my families life on them.
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Old 09-25-2011, 02:28 PM   #3
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Welcome to the Jayco forums.

I have to agree with 'norty1' on the Kenda tires. Another option if you feel a need to change tire brands is Maxxis, they seem to be one of the more popular tires for trailers. My '05' Eagle came with them, and I plan to replace them with Maxxis again next spring (going from "C" to "D").

Maxxis ST Radial: http://www.maxxis.com/Industrial/Tra...ST-Radial.aspx

Just not a big selection of 13" tires out there..., and going to a 14" rim/tire may create clearance issues, and/or effect the Dexter axle assembly warranty.

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I would not put a Kenda tire on a travel trailer or fifth wheel if they were free.

What pressure are you running the present tires? Are they Load range C? It is hard to find a ST tire that is not made in china but some have better reputation than others. My old rig had Triangle which is the same factory that the Goodyear Marathon is made. I had good service out of the Triangles. I have a number of friends who have all had problems with Kenda Loadstars. I have them on my lawn tractor, but would not bet my families life on them.
They have 50 psi in them, and they are load range c.
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These tires are not very stable, they have 50 psi of air in them, and with the trailer setting in the drive way you can push on the side of the trailer and the tires will roll from side to side, I mean big time! I don’t think that the side walls are stiff enough to support the weight of the trailer.
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I sure would hate to have to replace new tires, unless I did not trust them. Sounds like you have them at the right pressure. I might relay my concerns to my dealer, that rig must still be factory fresh.

If you are seriously considering replacing them, I would look into a D rated tire if you can find one with that rim size.
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