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Old 05-10-2022, 07:39 AM   #1
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Are Sailun tires still the go-to?

So I'll be in need of tires soon for my 5th wheel, and I'm shopping.
It seems that the Sailun S637 tires (235/80 R16 size) were the all the rave the last few years. Is this still the case? What are some other tires that I might be looking for? I would like to have US made tires if possible, I know the Sailun's are Chinese. Thanks in advance!
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Old 05-10-2022, 07:43 AM   #2
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I have used Carlisle radial trail tires on my trailers with good results.
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Old 05-10-2022, 09:41 AM   #3
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Actually, the Sailuns are now Vietnamese made. But that's still China I suppose.

Sailun had a bad run of tires and had some recalls on certain tires that covered a 3 or 4 month period in 2021. Supposedly they are all good now.

I just put on my second set of them a few months back and they are doing fine, although I have't put on a lot of mileage.
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Old 05-10-2022, 10:45 AM   #4
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We still use them on our Montana and like them. Two were made in China and two new ones made in Vietnam (or so they say). 7,400 problem free miles on the two new ones after having to replace the original new ones because of the recall.
BTW, I believe I have read that the Vietnamese now dislike China. LOL
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Old 05-10-2022, 11:17 AM   #5
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Some people like the Goodyear Endurance tires. They are U.S., made, and have an N (87 mph) speed rating. The Sailun are made in Vietnam, ans have an L (75mph) speed rating.


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Old 05-10-2022, 11:27 AM   #6
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I use Sailun's on my 24' enclosed car hauler. Many trips around Colorado mountains in the last 4 years and two trips to Florida and back and they still look like new.
I put Sailun's (22.5's) on our coach also and they wear like iron.

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Some people like the Goodyear Endurance tires. They are U.S., made, and have an N (87 mph) speed rating. The Sailun are made in Vietnam, ans have an L (75mph) speed rating.


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Old 05-10-2022, 12:55 PM   #8
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I've looked at the Endurance tires, and I had them on my travel trailer. But the Endurance tires in that size are only E rated and have a lower load capacity rating. I think a similar Goodyear to the Sailun S637 would be the G614, and they are pricey.
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No problems with mine so far.

For what it's worth, I found Walmart online to have excellent prices, fast delivery, and recent date codes.
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So I'll be in need of tires soon for my 5th wheel, and I'm shopping.
It seems that the Sailun S637 tires (235/80 R16 size) were the all the rave the last few years. Is this still the case? What are some other tires that I might be looking for? I would like to have US made tires if possible, I know the Sailun's are Chinese. Thanks in advance!
Just installed a 2nd set of Sailuns on our Road Warrior toy hauler. The first set was a little over 4 1/2 years old and had 25K miles on them. The reason I changed earlier than what I would is we are leaving Phoenix area and will be heading to Yellowstone, Glacier area then across the northern part of the states.
Figured to be preventive I would change the tires out when I wanted too, not setting beside a road somewhere.
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The 16 Sailun S637 ST is a commercial grade all steel ply carcass tire made for the regional service trailer industry. They come in two sizes ST235/80-16 g load range at 110 psi/4080 lbs capacity and a ST235/85-16 load G at 4400 lb capacity. Most folks doing that type of work report 70k-80k miles of service. Not all 16" trailer wheels are 110 psi rated. These tires weigh close to 60 lbs and work best on heavy trailers with 7k and 8k axles.

The Endurance ST235/80-16 load E/80 psi @ 3420 lbs capacity is a poly carcass tire. The Endurance does come in a ST235/85-16 E at 3640 lbs capacity and a good choice for rv trailers with 5.2k-6k axles
The Endurance with only 8/82 nds of tread depth isn't a good choice for a road trailer like a regional service trailer or a rv trailer that sees 15k-20k miles per year.
But they are popular with most rv folks who don't travel but maybe 5k-7k per year....and still time out before the wear bars show.

Point is their two different class of tires.
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Saliuns made in China on my rig.
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Very happy with our Goodyear Endurance.
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