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Old 01-17-2016, 09:36 AM   #15
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oldeguy,
Think you did well--TTW has supplied many tires and wheels to retrofit a lot of RVs over the years. Got my 17.5" setup from them. And I now have Sailun S637s on the trailer, S737s on the front of my 450. So far, they are doing good, but like you, too new to know how they will last. Some good buys on eBay if you don't need local service.
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Old 01-18-2016, 08:38 AM   #16
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Thks Wingnut60,

I drove the 5ver to them, they changed the tires for me...Nice folks!
BTW the sell the GY tires also....
a link to them Trailer Tires and Wheels - Steel & Aluminum Trailer Wheels, Bias & Radial Trailer Tires
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Old 01-18-2016, 09:45 AM   #17
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Back in '08, I heard about TTW from a local RVer who had changed out to 17.5s from them. Happened to have a business trip that allowed me to divert a little out of my way and I picked up 4 Michelins/Hi-spec wheels and took them home. At that time, they had a little shop in the alley behind the hardware store that surely did not inspire confidence in his tire operation. His knowledge of exactly what I needed from the questions he asked, told me he knew RV tires/wheels combos and that he had seen a need to upgrade almost EVERY TT/fiver that came out at that time. Have tried to send many RVers on the forums to him for at least an information source to find out what they need. His business has grown a lot since that time.
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Old 01-19-2016, 08:52 AM   #18
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wingnut60...I agree...the owner knows alot about the RV and trailer tire market and about the history. Per TTW the sailun tires were trailer rated tires, then US goverment imposed a high import tax on this tire making it not feasable to sell in the US, so Sailun changed the rating to truck tire...lower taxes. TTW had a very impressive display at the PRI show in indy convention center, a GY Sailun tires side by side at the show, and unbiased about the two (and spent about 40 minutes with me about tires and wheel combos), the store...well it is not so impressive, just an mail order business. But during my visit then sat me in the break room and offered me coffee and donuts. On the rating side...my 5ver is right on the rating on tire loading, don't like that! But didn't want to spend the bucks on an up-grade to the 17.5 at this point. The reason is...new to RV'ing...don't know if I'm going to really like it...
Final point...any one looking for RV or trailer tires should talk with these guys...lots of info...lots of experience
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Old 01-19-2016, 07:41 PM   #19
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Per TTW the sailun tires were trailer rated tires, then US goverment imposed a high import tax on this tire making it not feasable to sell in the US, so Sailun changed the rating to truck tire...lower taxes.
Actually its the other way around. I have six of the original LT235/85-16 G at 3750 lbs capacity on a triaxle trailer. One heck of a tire for the price.

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Here are some more observations on these LRG S637 tires...

Over the last 6 years or so, we have sold HUNDREDS of Sailun S637 tires in the 235/85R16G size. First the LT version, and more recently, the ST version.

Same tire, different designation.... and yes this change in designation was indeed done to beat the tariff on LT tires and keep them reasonably priced. The tire was not changed.

We have sold these tires for all kinds of trailers, Stock trailers for ranchers, Toy Haulers, RV trailers, Stacker car trailers for race cars, Open car trailers for hot shot haulers. There have been a bunch of repeat customers over the years, and for many commercial type users, this is the only tire they will buy.

My point is, if your considering the Sailun S637, do it. A year from now, you will be back on this forum telling others about how well these tires have worked for you!

One note of caution: be sure your wheels are suitable for the higher load capacity and 110 PSI pressure. This is important.

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"Actually its the other way around. I have six of the original LT235/85-16 G at 3750 lbs capacity on a triaxle trailer. One heck of a tire for the price."

Must of had sometimers....
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I vote to stay with the G rated tires. I traded a Keystone Alpine after a very early BlowOut on it. Put the new Goodyear E tires back on it, and found broken belts in thr 3 other tires on the ground. My new camper has the Goodyear G114 tire factory installed with a 125 psi rating. I would not trade this one for the problems that I had before!
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up date on my Sailin tires ...logged about 3500 miles to date, from Cleveland, OH to Mobile, AL...Mobile to ocala, FL...then to Tampa, a few othe locations in FL. Then back to Ohio via I 95, I 26, then I 77. Towing speed was 65 to 70...except down hill touched 78 MPH once. all good!
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I have about 6-7000 on the Sailun 17.5s on the trailer--doing fine.
I have over 9000 on the Sailun 19.5s on the fronts on my 450--doing fine.
One thing I do differently, is to run Centramatics for balancing on all 8 axles.
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The Sailun S637 in size LT 235- 85- 16 LR G will be perfect if your wheels will take 110psi. They should be marked on the back. These are commercial truck tires and are very well made with super thick sidewalls (61 lbs).
These are what you want - best performance for the price.
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There are a couple of other tires most people overlook.

ST235/85R16E rated at 3640# @ 80 PSI.
ST235/85R16F rated at 3960# @ 95 PSI.

215/75R17.5F with an overall diameter of 30.2" is rated at 3530# @ 100 PSI.
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