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Old 02-20-2013, 11:16 AM   #1
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RV Tires Great Deal?

A local Truck tire dealer can get me 6 Chinese Sailun S 637 RV Tires 275/70R 22.5s for my Fleetwood DP balanced and installed for $2713.86. Wondering if anyone out there has had any of these? I understand that these are not Michelins or Goodyear. The tire also has the anti RV material. For that price very tempting.

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Old 02-20-2013, 11:35 AM   #2
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I haven't bougth RV tires but if the Chinese ones are $2,713 but Michelins or Goodyear tires are not that much more I'd rather not put my life and families life in danger for $500.

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Old 02-20-2013, 11:52 AM   #3
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The only thing I can find on them is that they only began importation to North America from China last summer. They are partnered with Dynamic Tire of Canada.

I am very picky about what I put on for tires, whether they go on my RV or my Jeep. This is mainly due to my own experience. Just keep in mind that your tires are the only thing between you, your family and the road you're driving on. I'm not saying they are a good tire or a bad tire. I'm just saying that in the world tire market they are an unknown commodity with virtually no track record.
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Old 02-20-2013, 12:08 PM   #4
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Hi mrock,
That price is quite high for Chinese tires. I have the same size tires you have. 1Q 2012 I got 2 Michelin tires (through the FMCA Michelin Advantage Program) for the same or less $s than you mentioned. If you belong to FMCA go to their web site and check out the program. If you don't belong to FMCA, this might be a reason to join.
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Old 02-20-2013, 12:59 PM   #5
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I had Chinese tires on my last 5th wheel...no more Chinese tires.
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Old 02-20-2013, 03:28 PM   #6
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I have 275/70r22.5 sailun on my 40 ts. and are over 4years old with 25 thousand miles ,just had them checked and thay are as good as new.pk42
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Considering the reputation the Chinese manufacturers have for all most everything they produce, I would stay away. One mans opinion.
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Old 02-20-2013, 03:42 PM   #8
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Chinese Tires

With only one exception every tire that has failed me in 40+ years of RVing has been Chinese.

I've been conditioned not to trust them.
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Old 02-20-2013, 04:19 PM   #9
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Considering the reputation the Chinese manufacturers have for all most everything they produce, I would stay away. One mans opinion.
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Man, the thought of putting on a tire made in China if I could at all avoid it even if it costed more money.... I have never bought tires from China and try to avoid buying anything made in China. Why?? think you can figure that out.
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Lots of opinions, and I have mine. However, I would suggest you also determine what type and length of warranty the manufacturer offers....and get it in writing. You might also want to know what distribution networks carry/support this brand of tire in case a tire issue arises and you need assistance and/or tire replacement. As others have experienced, getting a replacement MH tire when the coach is immobile 100 miles from the nearest signs of civilization can be a lenghty process....even involving a popular brand tire. And like a couple of others have said, that price just doesn't sound that good to me. There is more to selecting the right tire than just price....a lot more. Just MO....
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I've had great results with Korean Hankook's on my cars but did not buy them for the MH. just purchased six Goodyears for a total of $4,500 installed. They were the OEM tires on the rig and performed well. Very expensive I think but I like the peace of mind.
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Old 02-21-2013, 08:27 AM   #14
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For that price you can get Toyo, Continental, Firestone, Goodrich, Kumho, Hankook, Yokoahoma, Sumitomo, all major brands with a known reputation and a good US dealer network (in case of warranty issues). I don't automatically condemn Chinese tires, but why gamble when you can get a known brand for the same price?

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