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Old 04-26-2015, 10:11 AM   #15
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Thanks for 17.5 rim suggestions. Has me thinking
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Old 04-26-2015, 10:23 AM   #16
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Am going to get rid of the China Bombs shortly. After only one year of towing, 4k miles, had one blow this spring at only 50 mph. Sadly, the tire can be the least of your worry's as when it throws the tread like most seem to, the wheel well and trim damage can be significant. Noticed after mine blew, that there isn't a ridged panel above the wheel in the well. It tore out everything above the blown tire and about 25% above the tire in front exposing the interior flooring and insulation. I will install a ridged panel in all the wheel wells when I do the annual maint.
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Old 04-26-2015, 12:46 PM   #17
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There is nothing currently on the market in 16" G rating that I could recommend. Several in 17.5 h and j rating. Lots of commercial tires
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I agree with the axle weight rating. Mine is 13600 so the 614s were the right thing for me. If you are talking about greater than 6000 lbs per axle then you need the H rated tires.
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Check out Trailer Tires and Wheels - Steel & Aluminum Trailer Wheels, Bias & Radial Trailer Tires they do this all the time and know their stuff. Will put tires/wheels together, balance them and ship to your door. Good people to work with.
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I agree with the axle weight rating. Mine is 13600 so the 614s were the right thing for me. If you are talking about greater than 6000 lbs per axle then you need the H rated tires.
I had g614's on my DRV. First trip thru cap. Replaced shock, fender and Goodyear paid it all. Next trip thru cap on front tire. took out sewer hookup, fender, landing gear foot. Goodyear paid for all of it. These were 2 year old tires. There are hundreds of posts like this on forums. I will not run them and don't advise anyone to run them.
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My Chinese Freestars are 7 years old on my 7000 lbs axles. No plans to replace them till they'll be worn.
After all my previous LT tires lasted past 7 years old with no issues.
My Replacement tires will be LTs load range E or G and possibly Sailuns. They are build to European spec for their trucks there.
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My Chinese Freestars are 7 years old on my 7000 lbs axles. No plans to replace them till they'll be worn.
After all my previous LT tires lasted past 7 years old with no issues.
My Replacement tires will be LTs load range E or G and possibly Sailuns. They are build to European spec for their trucks there.
The 16" G will be a problem. G614 only one and it has a terrible track record. That is why many are going to 17.5 that need the G 110 psi tire
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First time I hear of problems in the last 12 years. LTs are solid.
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