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Old 09-10-2012, 09:13 PM   #1
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Need new tires for SandPiper 37SP

Need some new tires for my SandPiper 37SP. Just bought toy hauler yesterday and need some new tires. Previous owner put new made in china tires on it three years ago and trailer has been sitting all this time. I am not going to taken any chances with made in China tires, especially ones that have sat that long.

So should I buy the Goodyear G614 tires or are there better ones out there? Trailer loaded is 16,000 tandem axle tire size 235/85R16/G

Want to hear what everyone else is using and if you ditched the 16's and went to another wheel and tire all together. Look forward to getting everyone's input.

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Nobody has replaced their tires yet? Would like to here your experiences
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Old 09-12-2012, 08:45 AM   #3
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Nobody has replaced their tires yet? Would like to here your experiences
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If your TH has two axles, an upgrade to 17.5 wheels would enable you to run robust load range J tires tires. I upgraded to 17.5 Michelins from the Goodyear 16" G14's which were okay but pretty close to their max with the weight of my Excel fiver. I have about 7k miles on the Michelins now and they still appear new. My wheel alignment is almost perfect on that trailer which contributes to long tire life.

On my (new to me) triple axle toy hauler, I am staying with 16" tires but going with a set of highly recommended Bridgestone Duravis R250 LT tires. They are replacing Goodyear Marathons which are widely known to be problematic (pop!!) on triple axle toy haulers.
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I also have a 16K GVWR tandem axle 5th wheel that was OEM-equipped with the Goodyear G614RSTs. After the 2nd tread separation failure that did >$2500 in damages to the 5th wheel, I upgraded to 17.5" wheels with Michelin XTA 215/75R-17.5 tires rated at 4805 lbs @ 120 PSIG. These tires are 1/2" shorter in diameter than the LT235/85R-16 Goodyear G614s, so fitment is not a problem. These all steel construction tires run extremely cool and have been absolutely trouble-free, including our recent vacation where we ran across I-10 in West Texas with ambient temperatures as high as 103 degrees F. I purchased our 17.5" tires and wheels premounted and balanced with lugs and center caps from Scott at Trailer Tire and Wheel Supermarket.

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I also have a 16K GVWR tandem axle 5th wheel that was OEM-equipped with the Goodyear G614RSTs. After the 2nd tread separation failure that did >$2500 in damages to the 5th wheel, I upgraded to 17.5" wheels with Michelin XTA 215/75R-17.5 tires rated at 4805 lbs @ 120 PSIG. These tires are 1/2" shorter in diameter than the LT235/85R-16 Goodyear G614s, so fitment is not a problem. These all steel construction tires run extremely cool and have been absolutely trouble-free, including our recent vacation where we ran across I-10 in West Texas with ambient temperatures as high as 103 degrees F. I purchased our 17.5" tires and wheels premounted and balanced with lugs and center caps from Scott at Trailer Tire and Wheel Supermarket.

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I used these guys too for my wheels and Michelin XTA's. Great service and prices.
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Steve R and Rusty

Thanks for the great response. That's the info I was looking for. I am going to give Scott a call. I have talked to several tire places in Phoenix and nobody turned me onto 17.5 tires. Did you notice any difference with the smaller sidewalks?

If you don't mind me asking what did the set of rims and tires run ya? Not sure what shipping would be to AZ.

I will be taking toy hauler to dunes and offroading on aprox 15 miles on bumpy dirt roads

I am also planning on running a Dill TPMS from tire rack for $239.00

Can do triple axles and will sense pressure and temp. Seems like cheap insurance

Dill High-pressure Retro-fit Trailer Tire Pressure Monitor

Thanks for taking time to Post letting myself and others know there are better solutions out there
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