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Old 07-13-2012, 07:52 PM   #1
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Question Tires

The tires I have on my 5er are Freestar and they are the original tires. They have about 12,000 miles on them and they are 4 years old. On my way to Wisconsin a couple of weeks ago I noticed that the are showing signs of cracking and excessive wear. I have started a search for new tires. Does anyone have a recommendation for tires? The size of the tries is LT235/85R16 Load Range G.
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Old 07-13-2012, 08:24 PM   #2
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Had good results out of Maxxis tires on my last fifth wheel.
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Old 07-13-2012, 08:38 PM   #3
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The only US made G tire is Goodyear 614, I had to sets of them both had tread separation so I changed to 17.5 wheel and Sumitomo H tires and my problems where solved. If you are putting that few of miles on you may want to stay with tires made in China.

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Old 07-14-2012, 12:33 AM   #4
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Had good results out of Maxxis tires on my last fifth wheel.
Maxxis makes a G load range tire ???

Many folks looking for a upgrade from the ST G tire go with the G614 or the commercial grade 17.5" wheels and tires.
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Old 07-14-2012, 05:04 AM   #5
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Hi, my china bombs started to blow and a tire dealer told me they put Firestone ht tires on trailers. They are a 10 ply light truck tire but told me they had some comercial haulers using them with very good wear and lots of miles so I put a set on. Just my pennys worth.
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My experience with the Goodyear G614 RST tires in LT235/85R-16G wasn't good - 2 tread separations, the latter doing over $2500 damage to the 5th wheel. I upgraded to the 17.5" Michelin XTAs (215/75R-17.5) load range J (4805 lbs @ 120 PSIG) tires in 2010 and have had no more problems.

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I am running GY 614's on mine but if I ever have to change wheels I will go to the 17.5"s
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Old 07-23-2012, 06:45 PM   #8
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Not good news about the Goodyear tire issues. I just bought a new set...!
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Old 07-23-2012, 08:13 PM   #9
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The G614 were problematic up until '08 or '09 ?? era when Goodyear made some changes. So far tire complaints have dropped. Maybe Goodyear fixed their problem.

Someone mentioned the Firestone Transforce HT which they are indeed very popular with commercial haulers, however their only load rated up to 3042 lbs which is well short of the 3750 lb LT G requirement for the OP tire size.
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Old 07-24-2012, 08:37 PM   #10
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The GY G614 RST tire is mimicked by many of the “off shore” manufacturers. Because you already have the proper rims you may want to do some shopping around. Manufacturers such as Greenball, Sailun, Power King, Hi-Way Trooper, Geostar, etc…etc…and more, have adequate stock levels.

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OOPS! Another option. Forgot the Hankook F19 Tire 7.50R16/14. Also a LRG and suitable replacement and sold at Walmart.

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Old 07-24-2012, 10:40 PM   #12
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We are running the Sailun S637 "G" Load Range tire on our Pinnacle and have been very happy with the qualty, performance and price.
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