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Old 01-12-2018, 04:09 AM   #1
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Tire choice

If you were given 2 choices which one would it be. ST 235-80-16 LRE. Sailun or Goodyear Endurance.
Sailun been around a while and has good reports, BUT Chinese
Endurance, new on market and no real track record. Replaced the Marathon which did have a dubious track record.

Not looking for an LT vs ST debate, this is about ST

Will entertain comments about LR. Trailer considering is 5th wheel with dubious tires and LRE, 10500 UVW and 13500 GVRW.
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Old 01-12-2018, 05:21 AM   #2
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Following... I am torn between the same two tires and I need to replace ours this spring too. I did buy a goodyear endurance for a spare... very nice looking solid seeming tire.

My only concern with the sailun tire, is that it is so hard I wonder if it will just beat up my rig going down the road.
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Old 01-12-2018, 07:00 AM   #3
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Hereís a review on the Sailun tires by Big Truck Big RV.
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Old 01-12-2018, 07:04 AM   #4
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After doing a lot of research on here and other forums last year I upgraded to 17.5 wheels and went with the Sailuns from trailertiresandwheels.com. We bought a 42' 5er that's just over 16k wet. Haven't had a single issue with them so far and don't expect to. They are a solid tire from what I've seen and compared to the 16's I got rid of, are a lot beefier and solid feeling. If I had to do it over again, I'd pick Sailuns. Currently looking at going with Sailuns for my truck as I'm upgrading to 19.5's in the next few weeks.
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After doing a lot of research on here and other forums last year I upgraded to 17.5 wheels and went with the Sailuns from trailertiresandwheels.com. We bought a 42' 5er that's just over 16k wet. Haven't had a single issue with them so far and don't expect to. They are a solid tire from what I've seen and compared to the 16's I got rid of, are a lot beefier and solid feeling. If I had to do it over again, I'd pick Sailuns. Currently looking at going with Sailuns for my truck as I'm upgrading to 19.5's in the next few weeks.
I have Sailuns on my 5ver. I thought Sailuns were TRAILER tires only?? Do they make them for trucks now?
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Old 01-12-2018, 08:54 AM   #6
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Not sure about 16's,,, I was very limited with my 15's... I went with Maxxis,,, and am Very happy so far.....
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Old 01-12-2018, 09:02 AM   #7
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Given those 2 tires choices and your 13,500k gvwr isn't it over kill. I'm working off of memory and certainly can be wrong but aren't those 110 psi tires which can pound the crap out of your trailer. Aren't those tires rated for 4k pounds which would be 8000 carrying capacity on each axle? I think you probably have no more than 10-11 k on the axles or 5.5k or so per axle. The Michelin xps probably would be better tire with a stronger sidewall and handle the axle and trailer weight easily. If its just that you want a cheaper cost tire then either one of those would work.
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Old 01-12-2018, 10:35 AM   #8
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I'll be looking at tires next year (4 seasons on my TowMax) and most likely go with the Goodyears. 80 PSI wheels are staying. Since I am getting commendable performance from maybe the most hated tire out there I feel the Sailuns would be massive overkill.
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I replaced my 15" Blow Max the second season with Maxxis E rated which was an upgrade from the D rated. 4 seasons then a tire damaged by a bearing failure lasted another 1500 miles until I got home. I saw the heat damage then. So I got second set of Maxxis after over 25,000 miles on the first set. Maxxis also has 16" and I ordered them from Amazon.
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Old 01-12-2018, 03:25 PM   #10
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My Endurance are almost a year old and have about 8,000 miles. No problems yet.
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Old 01-12-2018, 08:42 PM   #11
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The 16" Sailun S637 load G at 4080/4400 lb capacity @ 110 PSI is a commercial grade all steel ply carcass made for the regional service industry. I have six on a triaxle GN trailer with 7k axles. Not the best idea for a trailer with 5.2k or 6k axles.
The Sailun S637 tires construction have nothing in common with the usual load C/D/E poly carcass ST tires.

For a trailer with 5.2k-6k axles I would stick with a load E LT or ST tire.
Michelin XPS Rib or the Bridgestone r-250 LT E at 3042 lbs both are a commercial grade all steel ply carcass tire and top of the heap for 5.2k and 6k axles.
The Goodyear Endurance ST has been out just over a year so as mentioned it has no service record.
The Provider ST from Taskmaster have been around the service trailer industry since the '10-'11 era. One RV trailer mfg has them as their OEM tires on their heavier lines.
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I have Sailuns on my 5ver. I thought Sailuns were TRAILER tires only?? Do they make them for trucks now?


Running a set of Sailun TerraMax HLTís on my F350 now. 10 ply rated and ride is smooth and quiet. Impressed thus far but have less than 10k on them now.
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Old 01-15-2018, 06:49 AM   #13
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I have this exact tire size and I chose the goodyear. About 2500 miles on them so far but I'm happy with them.werent super expensive. They look good. Trailer itself is a tad heavier than yours and I considered going to lrg but didn't want the 110 psi ride quality. I do watch things closely with tpms.
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The Sailuns appear to be a great tire but are not a choice for many 5ers wheels. The 110 psig for full load inflation pressure is well beyond the common 80-94 psig wheel ratings. I have not been able to find a table for Sailuns that show the load to pressure capabilities though most other tire manufacturers post theirs on the 'net. I would have liked to have used Sailuns but ... those wheels on our 5er so have some LTs instead. As far as Goodyear Endurance - I'm still waiting on a lot more other folks experience, especially after their later Marathons. As a matter of fact, I really don't like ANY Goodyears after having them on past cars and pickups, but that's my personal experiences
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