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Old 07-10-2016, 12:03 PM   #1
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Tire suggestions?

I have a '04 Dutchmen Victory Lane 35SRV with a gross weight right around 14k. It's currently got 235/85/16 E rated truck tires on it. I'm needing new tires and trying to decide between going back to the E rated truck tires or going for a ST tire at G rating to actually have enough tire to handle the weight. One of my local suppliers has Samson G rated ST tires in stock but I don't know much about them outside of the fact that they are Chinese stock. Anyone have any suggestions or ideas as to which direction I should go?

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Old 07-10-2016, 03:51 PM   #2
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The two most common replacement tires that I know about are Maxxis and Sailun - at least at reasonable price points. 235/85/16. We're running the Sailun's - they're literally 61 lbs each compared to 32 lb on the stock tires.

110 psi pressure at max load. Make sure your wheels and valve stems are appropriated rated.

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Old 07-12-2016, 11:04 AM   #3
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Michelin XPS Ribs will be perfect for your operation. I ran them on my last rig that weighed similar to yours.

I ran them 5 years and best of all they are speed rated to 75 mph.

At a rating of 3,042/lbs @80 PSI, you wont have to buy new wheels.
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Old 07-12-2016, 07:29 PM   #4
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I also run Michelin XPS Ribs, I had mine for six years 15,000+ miles and still look new. They weigh about twice a much as the China Bombs that came with the trailer. You won't go wrong with these tires.
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I've heard nothing negative about Sailuns. From what I've seen and heard,...an impressive tire for the price.
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