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Old 06-21-2015, 08:23 PM   #1
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Researching Buying New Tires

In the past I've ran Sailun truck tires on my 5er and obtained great results, while eliminating my failing ST tire problem.
I'm considering buying Sailun S637, 275/70R22.5, LR H truck tires for our MH. AT $219 ea, they are a very good buy.
That website says they are steer and trailer tires, but don't mention drive axle. The Sailun website says they are "all-position" tires, does that mean they may be used on the drive axle? Comments and recommendations are welcome.
I AM NOT going to buy the over-priced Michelin or Goodyear MH tires unless I have no other valid option.
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When yours and your family's life is at account, the old saying can be said " you only get what you pay for"

With saying this, the choice is your and so is the consequences are your too.

you already have your mind made up. Buy what you want.

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Don't let all the bull from the rocket scientists and brain surgeons scare you. There are many tires on the market that are as good or better than Michelin and a lot less money. And they do not have cracked sidewalls in three years or less.
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When yours and your family's life is at account, the old saying can be said " you only get what you pay for"

With saying this, the choice is your and so is the consequences are your too.

you already have your mind made up. Buy what you want.

Something constructive would be nice. Are you saying only specific tires made for MH's are safe and reliable? Do you have any documentation to support your views? Our families safety relies on the tires on the 80,000# semis you and I meet/pass on our nations highways every day. Ever seen the results of a head-on collision with a semi?
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Old 06-21-2015, 09:48 PM   #5
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Personally, I too am getting hesitant on paying the premium prices for Michelin and Goodyear. However, I don't know if I'm quite yet ready to use a Tier III tire (which includes all the Chinese manufacturers ...Samson, Double Coin, Sailun, Aeolus, etc.).

Again, personally, I may take the compromise and would strongly consider the established Asian brands from companies based in Japan ...Toyo, Yokohama, Sumitomo, etc. or ones from the South Korean based companies ...Hankook, Khumo, etc. I have used yokohama and Toyo tires on my cars with complete satisfaction pertaining to wear and comfort.

Even though the Japanese and Korean brands aren't as cheap as the Chinese brands, I'd still feel very comfortable using a Toyo or Yokohama instead of a Michelin or Goodyear on the motorhome ...I just don't like paying the substantially higher prices for those two brands. If they were all the same price, Michelin or Goodyear would be the obvious choice.


ETA: I've posted this link before but for those who haven't seen it, we know that Chinese truck tires will be gaining an increasing presence in the U.S. and will hopefully drive down the high prices of the Tier I truck tires from Michelin, Goodyear, and Bridgestone.
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Ray, The Steer/Trailer tire designation is usually determined by the tread design. It is and can be an all position tire but it does not qualify for an all weather or traction tread designation. There are no restrictions to using that tire on the drive axle however, have your tire chains readily available if you intend to do any mountain driving if there is any possibility of snow or ice.
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Old 06-21-2015, 10:43 PM   #7
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Sure, Michelins and goodyears are good tires, but there's nothing wrong with the lesser known brands either. They are on millions of semi trucks across the nation with no issues. Buy what you want.
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Old 06-22-2015, 01:52 AM   #8
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I put the Sailun 255/70/22.5 H tires on my motorhome with counteract beads. They run very smooth. They don't "feel" any different than the Michelins they replaced. There are a lot of trucks running Sailuns with good results. I'm sure it's happened but I've never found anyone that spent the money to replace Toyos, Yokohamas, Hankooks, Sailuns, Samsons, etc. with Michelins because they were demonstrably worth the price.
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Went through same tire thing a few months ago- Went with Samsun and love them - ride better than the good years as far as we can see- I looked around at lts of truck stops - Not many good years or michlins on the big trucks that put on lots more miles than we do. MORE CASH DOES NOT MAKE BETTER QUALITY
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We just put new tires on our bus this spring. Did not go with the high priced tires nor did we go with the super inexpensive tires. I did research on this site and on the internet in general. I like to believe that the user of a tire will give a sincere rating on them when asked. If I was not happy with my purchase and someone else was considering the same tire I would most certainly give my opinion and the reasons why I would not buy that tire. Just commenting on how bad cheap Korean, Chinese, Japanese tires are is useless. If you have hard data why then offer it up or if you just don't like them, tell us why. To unequivocally hail a brand or down grade a brand with no opinion or data is a waste.

We are not FT'ers but I did want a sense of security. We found a brand that we felt would offer us that security at a price we were comfortable with. I say do your research and filter out responses that have no credible info to back up the statement.
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When we had our gasser I put Toyo's on it. Now we have a DP and today I put two Toyo on it. For me they are a excellent tire. They ride smooth and handle great. Two tires out the door 933.00
When we bought it, it had Sumitomo on. So far I have replaced the front and one side. The beginning of the year I will replace the other two.
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Take a look at Daytons. They are maid by Bridgestone and can be had for about $350 each locally, mounted and balanced.
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I got 6 Michelins (19.5) from Costco for a very reasonable price. Only $40 per tire more than the cheaper brands I looked at.

I ran Sailuns on a 3 ton straight truck, and they're.... meh. Not a good tire. They wore like crap, the sidewalls broke down and sagged after a year, yet the ride was hard. Truck was only 2yrs old, low mileage, so it wasn't the truck's fault. Not a horrible tire, but the Michelin is a 1000 times better. Although those tires have issues with weather cracking.

I had Good Years on our MH and had a blow out. No longer a fan.
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Toyo, great tire great prices
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