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Old 12-06-2012, 04:27 PM   #1
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need tires , help

I have a 2011 Sierra 356RL, loaded about 14,000 pounds. I'm ready to replace the factory tires, they are 235/80/16 load range E . What is the best tire? I have never purchased a trailer tire before so I need some input from the experts .

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Our 5er's GVW is 15,500#. After several frustrating ST tire problems I upgraded to load range G tires in tire size 235R85/16. There are several brand options. I first bought Sailun commercial tires, but they are now hard to find, so I just bought 2 Gladiator tires to replace 2 Sailuns ruined during our Alaska trip. Goodyear is the most expensive, then Sailun, then Gladiator tires.
You must have rims corresponding to the maximum tire inflation/weight charts. Normally load range G tires are inflated to 110psi max, but I don't have that much weight on the tires so mine are inflated to 95psi. per load/inflation charts.
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The G rated tires are 110 psig tires. You need to check you rims to see if they are rated for 110 psig. Most E rated rims are not.

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I switched to Goodyear G-614s. Very heavy built and great track record.
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I am leaning toward Goodyear G-614 but where do you find the 16" rims rated for 110 PSI ?
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Just for reference, I experienced two (2) tread separation failures of the OEM-supplied Goodyear G614 RST tires, the second doing $2500+ in damages to the 5th wheel. Inflation pressure was checked both times before setting out that morning, and Goodyear wound up replacing all 4 tires in addition to paying for the damages to the RV. You may want to use the Search feature here on iRV2 to get a good history on these tires.

Having said that, I've since upgraded to 17.5" wheels and tires with over 1000 lbs/tire additional load capacity, so I can't comment about the current batch of G614s - maybe they're fine; maybe not. Insofar as G-rated 16" wheels are concerned, Scott at TrailerTiresandWheels.com shows suitably rated 16" aluminum wheels on his website.

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I am leaning toward Goodyear G-614 but where do you find the 16" rims rated for 110 PSI ?
MY 16" aluminum rims have the maximum air pressure rating (110psi) cast into a web- on the back side of the rim. Steel rims usually have this stamped into the rim, and is hidden by the mounted tire.
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Our 5er's GVW is 15,500#. After several frustrating ST tire problems I upgraded to load range G tires in tire size 235R85/16. There are several brand options. I first bought Sailun commercial tires, but they are now hard to find, so I just bought 2 Gladiator tires to replace 2 Sailuns ruined during our Alaska trip. Goodyear is the most expensive, then Sailun, then Gladiator tires.
You must have rims corresponding to the maximum tire inflation/weight charts. Normally load range G tires are inflated to 110psi max, but I don't have that much weight on the tires so mine are inflated to 95psi. per load/inflation charts.
We are running the Sailun tires on our 5er.
Great tire, heavy construction, resonable price, we have not had any problems.
When we had our 5er weighed, we are at 15,200 lbs total, the axles are carrying about 12,200 of that total weight.
They are avaialble here Sailun S637 Tires at SimpleTire.com
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If it were me, I would look into LT (light truck) tires. I have them on mine and they are wearing real well, look like they will outlast the date code replacement time. (7 or 8 years I think.)
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Best is going to 17.5 rims. Next best is a commercial LT like Michellin XPS Ribs.
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