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Old 09-09-2017, 08:09 AM   #1
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Replacing tires recommendations

I have West Lake tires on my GD376 and am going to need to replace them soon. I'm looking for recommendations for alternate brands to replace them or should I stay with West Lake?
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Old 09-09-2017, 08:23 AM   #2
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Anything is better than a tire made in China. I got rid of the Westlakes on my toy hauler as soon as I bought it new and put on Michelin XPS Ribs, a commercial grade truck tire. No tire issues in 3.5 years.

Or you could check out the new Good Year Endurance ST trailer tire that is American made - first of its kind. Supposed to be really good.
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I'm agree with V3600 on tire selection
Others are going to say they must be trailer tires. That's like some say I must use Harley oil in my Harley or the engine is going to explode LOL
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Old 09-14-2017, 12:26 PM   #4
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I have the so called upgraded "G" imported tires on my TH'er. My shopping list will be narrowed (only) to the Goodyear "H" tires. Excellent reviews, excellent (as in high!) prices too!
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Old 09-14-2017, 01:56 PM   #5
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The new GY Endurance or Sailun 637s. The Endurance is new this year so is untested. No known reports on Sailun failures.
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Old 09-14-2017, 02:07 PM   #6
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Hercules also a good brand.....
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I'm agree with V3600 on tire selection
Others are going to say they must be trailer tires. That's like some say I must use Harley oil in my Harley or the engine is going to explode LOL
A more accurate analogy would be to put motorcycle tires on your motorcycle rather than small car tires. Tires are designed and constructed for a particular application. small car tires may fit on the bike rim but you won't get the same performance.
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I know it's not much of a test, but have a combined 7000 miles on two sets of GY Endurance. Pulled new Westlake tires off of a GD bumper pull and my personal GD 5er. So far pull fine and no discernible wear. Running at highway spds temp has been 100-110 and pressure +/- 95 on my E-rated tires. (80 cold) Have another set on the road on a Lance but have not gotten a report.
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I use LT tires on every trailer I have owned. I have never had a flat, Ill stick with what I know and works but I do understand how some people feel about trailer tires vs. light truck. They are not constructed nor function the same

If I were to get a trailer tire, I would get the Goodyears.
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The new GY Endurance or Sailun 637s. The Endurance is new this year so is untested. No known reports on Sailun failures.
X2 on the Sailuns, the s637 is now available in an ST version for both 80 and 85 sizes. I put a set on my trailer and couldn't be happier, they are seriously beefy tires. I did a lot of research before getting mine, and could not find a single report of anyone anywhere having a problem with these tires!
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Replaced mine with
Provider ST235/85R16 Radial Trailer Tire - Load Range G.
Taskmaster Tires and Wheels - TTWPRG235R16
Radial special trailer tire has a ply rating of 14 and a 4,080-lb max load at 110 psi.

2 years and several trips later, no issues. Still no visible wear.
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Replaced mine with
Provider ST235/85R16 Radial Trailer Tire - Load Range G.
Taskmaster Tires and Wheels - TTWPRG235R16
Radial special trailer tire has a ply rating of 14 and a 4,080-lb max load at 110 psi.

2 years and several trips later, no issues. Still no visible wear.
The RV Factory put those on my 5ver when they built it. The date stamp on the tires showed them to be 3 years 9 months old on the date the rig was delivered. Since Taskmaster says the expected life of 3-5 years under "imperfect" conditions, I have to replace them. They seem to be decent tires but old tires on a factory order $100k+ rig is a shame.
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The RV Factory put those on my 5ver when they built it. The date stamp on the tires showed them to be 3 years 9 months old on the date the rig was delivered. Since Taskmaster says the expected life of 3-5 years under "imperfect" conditions, I have to replace them. They seem to be decent tires but old tires on a factory order $100k+ rig is a shame.

That is horrible! That is a shame to say the least. I got the tires from Discount Tire in May of 2015 with a date code of 0415.
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