Originally Posted by Pdx camper
bought 2 of the same exact carlisle radials the op got on monday.
St205-75-r14 from amazon
Came home to tires on the porch....One of them looks like a nice tire Made 5020 so fresh enough. The other was a tractor tire
Straight grooves no cross tread pattern front tire for a tractor! Now i have to send the wrong tire back and wait till monday to get my other new tire. The correct one mounted up easy enough. The new ones have 100 lbs more weight rating than the kr35 karriers, curiously the kr35s were c rated and the carlisle are D. The kr35s were manufactured in 2017 but one of them has a consistent leak which was real annoying on a 2700 mile trip last summer. As for the spare it looks like it has possible belt separation.
I decided to get 2 new tires for $156 total including new valve stems and ditch 2 of 3 of the kr35s. Which were manufactured 3017. The kr35s are chinese. But so are the carlisles if i can get 4-5 seasons out of the carlisles i will be happy for $156.
I am keeping the one good kr35 as a spare. I will probably replace it spring 2022.
Just ran about 200 miles over the last few days tires look good, they kept pressure, they track well, no noises, no bubbles, if they are available next spring i will purchase one more for the spare. I swapped the two I purchased a few months back in my driveway with just pry bars and swearing it worked out fine.