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March 22, 2017
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I recently received a 2016 Retro 177SE, the spare tire is still a white wall G78-14; however, the trailer tires have been replaced by blackwall trailer tires.

When asking the previous owner about the tires, was informed the whitewall (Corker) tires were not trailer rated and were a safety concern.

1) are the Corker tires coming with the trailer, trailer rated?

2) leads on any good white wall trailer tires?

March 22, 2017
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Coker does not make trailer tires. Many people have had issues with the Cokers Tires, apparently Riverside RV no longer uses Coker Tires on their trailers. There are currently no White Wall Trailer tires on the market that anyone knows of.  If the previous owner put Radial Black tires on your trailer that is a good thing!

March 22, 2017
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Kristopher said
Coker does not make trailer tires. Many people have had issues with the Cokers Tires, apparently Riverside RV no longer uses Coker Tires on their trailers. There are currently no White Wall Trailer tires on the market that anyone knows of.  If the previous owner put Radial Black tires on your trailer that is a good thing! 

Thanks for the information.  Too bad there are no white walls available, the black walls detract from the over all look.  but better safe and on the road, than look good on the side of the road.

April 3, 2017
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We have had our 2016 177 SE almost a year now and were unaware our tires were unsafe until we had a blow out.  The tire exploded in a parking lot after a 3 hour drive.  it blew the entire wheel well out and including the interior wall.  My trailer was full of wood splinters and debris.  I’m just grateful it happened after we got of the busy freeway! We could’ve died.  I’m in love with my trailer but very angry that a brand new trailer could be sold to first time RVers with unsafe tires that don’t meet the required specs of the trailer.

April 4, 2017
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kristinwilson99 said
We have had our 2016 177 SE almost a year now and were unaware our tires were unsafe until we had a blow out.  The tire exploded in a parking lot after a 3 hour drive.  it blew the entire wheel well out and including the interior wall.  My trailer was full of wood splinters and debris.  I’m just grateful it happened after we got of the busy freeway! We could’ve died.  I’m in love with my trailer but very angry that a brand new trailer could be sold to first time RVers with unsafe tires that don’t meet the required specs of the trailer.  

Glad to hear you are safe.  Reading this, I am grateful that the tires have been replaced.  Still looking for trailer rated white walls.

June 7, 2017
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I saw a website for a company out of CA. I think the Web site is widewhitetires.com. The offer trailer tires.

June 20, 2017
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mtcyphert said
I saw a website for a company out of CA. I think the Web site is widewhitetires.com. The offer trailer tires.  

I sent an email to see their availability.  If they do have trailer rated tires, good for me they are the next town over.

June 22, 2017
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Let us know how you make out. Good luck.

June 22, 2017
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mtcyphert said
Let us know how you make out. Good luck.  

Contact the shop, and confirmed that they do have steel belted radial trailer rated tires that are white walls.

the link for those tires is http://www.widewhitetires.com/…..Tires.html

the price per tire is listed plus shipping; which for me with a 177SE plus spare would be $75 shipping.  Even though their shop is the next town over, they ship to you and there is a couple of weeks lead time.  Soon as my tires get a little more wear I will be changing over.

June 29, 2017
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I just reached out to the White wall tire company.  My biggest concern each time I take the trailer out is those tires.  I plan on replacing them asap.

June 29, 2017
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Good luck. I’m glad ours came with trailer rated tires when we bought it. I would worry every time I took it out, too

December 19, 2017
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I am curious anyone have an update on this issue ? Has anyone tried the white wall tire company? 225x 15 white wall load range d ? your thoughts please

May 12, 2018
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I’m really glad I saw this thread about the tires that came on my 177.  They get so hot on the road I can’t put my hand on them!  And, not on a particularly hot day.  I’ve been worried about a blowout and seeing the other posts now will replace them.

Now I plan to replace them, but would really like to hear from anyone who has tried the white wall tires mentioned in earlier posts here.

What other tires have y’all been using??  Radials seem like a no brainer…any white walled tires in our size?  Thanks for any info.

MarkT

May 13, 2018
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Hey Mark,

We just had Goodyear Endurance tires put on our 181B.  I hate to lose the white walls but I have to be honest, I kind of like the black tire and red wheel look on our trailer.  I feel very good about the switch we made.  We have not yet traveled with the tires save the 1 mile drive from my mechanic’s garage so I can’t report on how they travel.  

The eye opening moment for me was last summer while traveling to the Adirondacks from our home in Connecticut.  We were in the Lake George, NY area and decided to stop to check out the area.  I decided to check the tire pressure and was shocked at how hot the tires were.  As you mentioned, I couldn’t keep my finger on the tire due to the extreme heat.

Also, when changing out the tires ( I helped to get some practice on the trailer) I noticed some “scuffing” or rubbing in the wheel well.  The Cokers were a bit taller than the Endurance tires.  There is not a lot of room to spare which is somehting I never really noticed.  Now, it is possible that the marks were the result of us overloading the trailer but we are pretty careful with how much we put in the trailer.  However, I have never weighed the trailer.  I plan to get a dry weight on it in the coming weeks and then weigh it loaded up for our cross country trip this summer to make sure we are not overloaded.  Again, not sure if it wwas the cokers being a little too close or my weight.  this may be something you all want to check on.

 

Thanks,

 

A.J.

May 13, 2018
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Hey A.J.

Thanks for the response.  You mentioned in the earlier post that you were going to contact the White Wall Tire Co.  Did you?  Did you get your Goodyear Endurance tires from them?  Are they specifically for travel trailers?  Do you mind saying what they cost you?

I’m not taking my trailer on the road again till I get this settled.  Thanks for any additional info you can provide.

MarkT

May 13, 2018
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Hey Mark,

 

I did reach out to a few companies that produce whitewall tires.  I believe they are use a vulcanization process to adhere the whitewall to the side wall of the tire.  In the end, I decided to go with the Goodyear Endurance as it is a trailer tire with great reviews and it is made in America.  I believe most of the whitewalls out there, aside from the Cokers, are Master trac.  In the end, I was more comfortable with the Goodyear’s.  My mechanic got the tires for us and we had them put on at his shop.  He got them for $95 each (We purchased three).

 

This was far cheaper than getting whitewalls.  The two quotes I got on whitewalls were going to be about both around $600 for two tires plus shipping.

May 13, 2018
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That’s the price I’ve been finding too…  I’d like the whitewalls, but not THAT much.

Thanks again.  It’s good to have someone to talk to who has the same interests/concerns.

MarkT

August 27, 2018
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I found Kendra Karrier trailer tires in 2″ whitewall for $122. ST205/75R14 LRD.

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