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Old 03-13-2019, 03:29 PM   #1
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Another China tire blowout

Well after one year and 2 blowouts on my 2018 sandpiper 372LOK Iím ready for some new rubber. My my tire size is st235/85R16. Load range F. My stock rims are clearly marked 110 psi max . Was looking at Goodyear G614 235/85R16 anything else out there worth looking at ?
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Well after one year and 2 blowouts on my 2018 sandpiper 372LOK Iím ready for some new rubber. My my tire size is st235/85R16. Load range F. My stock rims are clearly marked 110 psi max . Was looking at Goodyear G614 235/85R16 anything else out there worth looking at ?
What was the tire that blew ?
For starts.

There are many very recent , very long and detailed threads on tires.

I run Michilans and Toyos on several vehicles. Have for 15 years now.
No Blowout 's
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Sailun S637 ST has gotten great reviews online...if you can find them in stock
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If you want to stixk with ST tires GoodYear Endurance seem to be OK. What speeds to you tow at? Most all ST tires have a low speed rating. Thats the main reason most folks go with LT tires.
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Old 03-13-2019, 04:06 PM   #5
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Go to the simple tire web site. 14 ply sailun tires . Got 4 for under 600. Great tires . Good year has a pressure guide for tires brass on axle weight. You don't need 110 psi. Use the chart . I run mine a 90. Running max air on a 14 ply when you don't have too just leads to a much rougher ride for your trailer.
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Sailun speed rated 85
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origonal tires are sterling sport st with 75 mph speed rating load range f make the run from Florida to Virginia twice a year and lots of local trips Virginia and North Carolina area
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Thanks for replyís. On my way home from the Daytona 500 back to Virginia Beach was my last blowout. My wife,my 6 year d son and my 9 year old son were on board. Every rest stop I checked tire psi and felt for excessive heat. Each stop everything checked out. Iíve been very nervous about the stock tires since I purchased our new 5th wheel after reading about tire disasters on this forum. I figured at least I could get one year out of my China crap then upgrade. I was wrong . My 2011 Chevy 3500 dually Duramax with Michelin LTX tires has performed flawlessly. I would love to have the same confidence in my 5th wheel tires. My familyís safety is #1 priority. Iím not concerned about price just want a good safe tire that I can run at posted speed limits without any further blowouts. Thanks again for your replyís
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Different type of trailer I Know -- But the same animal-
Race Trailer - 26 ft 10K loaded - The Goodyear G614 235/85R16
Are the proffered tire in my circle but I've tried Greenball ASC's on my Race trailer- Yep they are made in China-- So what ! So is everything else is .
These have been the very best tires I've ever had so far. Pressures @ 110 lbs- Track Good and wear seems to minimal after 6K miles, Just saying there are other options out there. Don't want to hear from the China Bomb experts out there !
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Well after one year and 2 blowouts on my 2018 sandpiper 372LOK Iím ready for some new rubber. My my tire size is st235/85R16. Load range F. My stock rims are clearly marked 110 psi max . Was looking at Goodyear G614 235/85R16 anything else out there worth looking at ?

Are those ST235/85R16 LRF tires original equipment?


The reason I ask that is because tire industry standards require replacement tires to have the capability to carry an equal or greater load than the OE tires. Your LRF tires have a maximum load capacity of 3970#, the GY G614 is maxed out at 3750#.
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Gotcha makes since. Just curious if I have two 7000 lb Dexter axlesthatís 14000. Then the Goodyearís @ 3750 each = 15000 That # works ? Or Iím I missing something?
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Somehow, somewhere, somebody started calling tires that were not made in the U.S. junk and ďChina bombĒ has become a fun term people throw around. Most tires are made outside the U.S. but that doesnít mean they are all junk. That said, most RV manufacturers will throw pretty much anything on a trailer to keep the rim off the pavement till it belongs to you.

Check out the specifications of any tire being considered and when ordering, may I suggest specifying the load index rather than load range. That way you will know the capacity of the tire rather than knowing it falls into a particular capacity range.

This last year I purchased 6 ST tires specifically made for a national tire chain (store brand), The tires were not made in the US and they are good tires. 235/85/16 size, 129 load index, full steel carcass, each weighs 43 lbs and have a speed rating of up to 87 mph (suicide speed).

Best of luck to you.
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https://www.consumerreports.org/cro/...re-tires-made/
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Gotcha makes since. Just curious if I have two 7000 lb Dexter axlesthatís 14000. Then the Goodyearís @ 3750 each = 15000 That # works ? Or Iím I missing something?

I have a lot of references on the subject of replacement tires. They all basically say he same thing because it's an industry standard. This one says it in the fewest words. The first block of red letters is the standard.

If you'd like to see it from a ST tire manufacturer just ask.

https://www.nittotire.com/media/1529...TSD-12-008.pdf
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