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Old 02-07-2022, 03:12 PM   #1
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Looking to replace tires

It's about time we replace the tires on our 5th wheel. Current tires are Westlake 235/85/16 G rated tires. Tires are about 3yrs old and have held up well. Trailer is a 2018 CC 36CK2 (40ft and around 15K lbs). Wondering what others are running?
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Old 02-07-2022, 03:21 PM   #2
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I went with the Sailun tires. Only had a blowout in 1 over the last 4 yrs. After inspecting the leftovers, I actually found a large metal rode in the tire. So I guess that blowout was unavoidable no matter what brand tires I had on. Iíve been happy with them, so Iíll probably buy again.
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Old 02-07-2022, 03:24 PM   #3
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Well you are going to get lots of answers. If you want trailer St tires Goodyear endurance seem to be standing up for most folks.
I moved away from ST tires pretty quickly. Went with Michelin rib tires.
They are truck trailer all position tires. I'm a Michelin guy. Everything I own has Michelin under it. Never had issues. Others have had issues on some lines of Michelin.
Choose your demon.
From the installer the Michelins weighed a whole bunch more than the goodyears and have a heavy sidewall.

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Old 02-07-2022, 04:43 PM   #4
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Replaced my OEM 235 85 16Gís with Hercules H901 ST G rated. Itís a commercial grade trailer tire with roots in construction & agricultural applications.

Approx 5,000 miles on them thus far with no issues. Very pleased

Was looking at Sailins (also a great choice I believe) but I went with Hercules due to prior experience and good luck with Hercules all terrain tires on 2 different 1/2 ton trucks.
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Old 02-07-2022, 04:44 PM   #5
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We run Sailun S637 235/80R16 G rated on our Montana (GVRW of 16,350) and havenít had any problems (well other a recall on two new ones I put on this past July).
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Old 02-07-2022, 06:19 PM   #6
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It's about time we replace the tires on our 5th wheel. Current tires are Westlake 235/85/16 G rated tires. Tires are about 3yrs old and have held up well. Trailer is a 2018 CC 36CK2 (40ft and around 15K lbs). Wondering what others are running?
After losing two Westlake G's to tread cracking around 10k miles we went with Sailuns, sadly we lost two treads off Sailun around 4k mile mark (within recall period). Then we went with the new Hankook Vantra https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires...tnum=29MR6TH31 and have been happy with them for the first 3k miles.
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10 RV'ers 12 opinions. If you really want to start a sh1d show ask if it's OK to put truck tires on there versus ST.

So I'll just add my $.03 I've had Goodyears and I've had Sailuns and I've had many other brands who's name I have forgotten. Knock on genuine simulated wood I have never had a Goodyear or Sailun fail on me. I've experienced some epic highway scenes blowing "the others".
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10 RV'ers 12 opinions. If you really want to start a sh1d show ask if it's OK to put truck tires on there versus ST.

So I'll just add my $.03 I've had Goodyears and I've had Sailuns and I've had many other brands who's name I have forgotten. Knock on genuine simulated wood I have never had a Goodyear or Sailun fail on me. I've experienced some epic highway scenes blowing "the others".
If anyone is running Sailuns purchased in 2021 you will want to see the recall notice and check your date codes. A brief version of the notice is here https://www.consumeraffairs.com/news...es-120921.html, and the full notice from NHTSA here https://www.nhtsa.gov/tire/SAILUN/SA...103753#recalls

Dynamic Tire out of Canada actually issues the refund for tires and trailer damage done...in fact they covered the cost of my new Vantra tires which I thought was a class act. Sailuns manufactured before this period are great from what I've read, it was just a design flaw when they moved manufacturing from China to Vietnam.
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Old 02-07-2022, 08:33 PM   #9
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Replaced my OEM 235 85 16Gís with Hercules H901 ST G rated. Itís a commercial grade trailer tire with roots in construction & agricultural applications.
Most of our better quality 16" load G tires came first on non rv trailers .
The Hercules is a old brand name we saw mostly around feed mills....small rural towns in farm/ranch country.
Other Load 16" load G tires used in hauling...construction ....farm and ranch are .....

The newer released S637 Sailuns
Samson GL285T
Gladiator QR 35
Provider from Taskmaster

Tires mentioned like the Michelin XPS RIb LT tire and the Endurance ST tire don't come in a load 16" load G .

Several choices out here however I notice on a couple of my commercial haulers websites some brands are on long term back orders.
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I just changed tires on 2/1/2022. I had Sailuns 235/80 with a date code of 2417 on the Road Warrior. This time around I went with the Sailuns 235/85 with a date code of 34/21. The reason to the upgrade is the 235/85 can carry 4400 lbs. vs. 4080 for the 235/80.

Sailun Commercial Truck Tires: S637T HD ST Trailer

I did not have any issues with the 235/80, just wanted the extra difference in weight carrying capacity. I do not plan on carrying more, since we full time, but just like the little difference.
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I had the same Westlake G rated tires on my 2016MY, 34RL Cedar Creek as you have now. They lasted 5years with no issues at all putting on about 26,000 miles on the tires. Air pressure was checked every trip and when on the road I checked every morning before we started our travels. I did cover the tires and used boards in the storage lot when traveling I would use boards when on gravel/dirt sites under my tires.

When I went to replace them, I tried to replace them with the same brand again. But I did not want to order them from the internet, there was no local dealer for Westlake tires.

I ended up purchasing 4-Goodyear G614 RST tires. For my needs these tires work since the trailer axles weight is 10,020 LBS when I am towing per the CAT Scale weight.
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I had the same Westlake G rated tires on my 2016MY, 34RL Cedar Creek as you have now. They lasted 5years with no issues at all putting on about 26,000 miles on the tires. Air pressure was checked every trip and when on the road I checked every morning before we started our travels. I did cover the tires and used boards in the storage lot when traveling I would use boards when on gravel/dirt sites under my tires.

When I went to replace them, I tried to replace them with the same brand again. But I did not want to order them from the internet, there was no local dealer for Westlake tires.

I ended up purchasing 4-Goodyear G614 RST tires. For my needs these tires work since the trailer axles weight is 10,020 LBS when I am towing per the CAT Scale weight.
Your statements are a prime example of why RV trailer owners should always consult with a reputable tire dealer - preferably familiar with RV trailer tires - Before purchasing replacements.

According to the specs I found for your trailer; it has 7000# vehicle certified axles. There are two glaring reasons why the G614s should not have been used as replacements.

The year model for your trailer (2016) puts it in a category that would have caused the manufacturer to install OE tires with a minimum load capacity reserve of 10% each. The G614s do not qualify for that 10% above certified axles recommendation.

Tire industry standards require replacement tires to have a load capacity equal to or greater than what the OE tires provided.

The GY114 would have been a better selection.
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The Sailun 637 has been a great tire in the past , They did have a problem that they have sent out notice on the date codes and are making good on replaceing them. The good year 614 is a tire that has a good long standing owner reputation , I have owned both . They have no problem carrying a very heavy load and they are both load range G tires. The Sailun depending on size is rated high at 4400lbs and 4050 and the goodyear is at 3850 lbs If I recall.
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Back in 2005 G614 was a disaster.3 from 4 blew up.
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