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Old 03-28-2013, 06:56 PM   #1
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Gladiator QR25-TS TRAILER ST 235/80R16...

Gladiator QR25-TS TRAILER ST 235/80R16...Opinion on these tires
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If there made in China, consider them JUNK! Install a quality LT tire and move on.
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Old 03-29-2013, 11:13 AM   #3
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Gladiator QR25-TS TRAILER ST 235/80R16...Opinion on these tires

I use Michelin tires on my trailer. I replaced the ST 235/80R/16 tires that were on the trailer after I had a blow out that caused almost $3100 in damage. (Power Kings, China)
The Michelin sizes tires are LT 245/75R/16E which is more than adequate for my trailer.
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I had 2 tires go last summer $8000. Damage. Thank god for insurance. Both LT's one was Kelley Springfield. I would like to go back to ST's but they all seem to be made in China or Korea.
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Old 03-30-2013, 09:32 AM   #5
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I had 2 tires go last summer $8000. Damage. Thank god for insurance. Both LT's one was Kelley Springfield. I would like to go back to ST's but they all seem to be made in China or Korea.
Were they the correct Tire size and load rating of tire for the camper?

Were they at the proper air pressure for the load that they were seeing?

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I've ran the Kellys with good luck on my trucks operating in commercial service some years ago but never ran them on a trailer.

I did a email to Kelly-Springfield in '08 asking which of their 16" LT E tires they recommended for a 10k trailer. The answer came from Goodyear. Goodyear says they didn't recommend any of the Kelly Springfield LT tires for use on a heavy trailer.

Major tire makers have several line of LT tires and some lines may not be suitable for trailer service. Always ask the tire manufacturer which tire they recommend for use on a trailer.
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Were they the correct Tire size and load rating of tire for the camper?

Were they at the proper air pressure for the load that they were seeing?

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All of the above.I'm going to go back to ST's
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I went the the tire in the op. I'm running them 80 psi and not over 60mph. $636.00 installed at my local farm service dealer. He sells a lot to guys hauling heavy equipment.

So I'll keep this updated.
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In 16" I run the Michelin XPS RIB tires and they are more than adequate for most campers. Bridgestone makes a steel carcass commercial tire also. Standard truck LT tires are not adequate for most campers. I do not know of a G rated 16" tire I could recommend. Most go to 17.5 for this.
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Goodyear g614 and Sailun S637 are two G rated 16" tires that have very good reviews when used on heavy 5th wheel trailers. I went with the Sailun on my Gateway and they are comercial heavy duty all steel belted tires but they are new so I don't have many miles on them yet.
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Goodyear g614 and Sailun S637 are two G rated 16" tires that have very good reviews when used on heavy 5th wheel trailers. I went with the Sailun on my Gateway and they are comercial heavy duty all steel belted tires but they are new so I don't have many miles on them yet.
G614 good reviews???? I have never heard of anything but trouble with them. I know they failed in first year on our Mobile Suites. Lots of others report the same. We all left and went to 17.5 Goodyear J rated tires.
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I use Michelin tires on my trailer. I replaced the ST 235/80R/16 tires that were on the trailer after I had a blow out that caused almost $3100 in damage. (Power Kings, China)
The Michelin sizes tires are LT 245/75R/16E which is more than adequate for my trailer.
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The specs for your FR/CC trailer indicates you have two GAWR 7000# axles.

Those replacement tires you have on it are in violation of DOT minimum regulations.

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G614 good reviews???? I have never heard of anything but trouble with them. I know they failed in first year on our Mobile Suites. Lots of others report the same. We all left and went to 17.5 Goodyear J rated tires.
Dang how heavy is that Mobile Suites?
I've read good reviews on the G614s but never run them. I went with the Sailun S637, it's an all steel commercial all position heavy truck tire. I really like them so far.
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