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ramyankee wrote:

Just out of curiosity I looked at the 637 as a probably soon replacement for our 5th wheel but only found 16" tires. What is a suggestion for our 15" wheels? We are in Northern Idaho so looks like we would have to go the Amazon, Simpletire route and get them shipped to us.
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It's an older article, but I would recommend Maxxis m8008:
http://learntorv.com/what-are-the-best-tires-for-your-trailer/


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ependydad wrote:

ramyankee wrote:

Just out of curiosity I looked at the 637 as a probably soon replacement for our 5th wheel but only found 16" tires. What is a suggestion for our 15" wheels? We are in Northern Idaho so looks like we would have to go the Amazon, Simpletire route and get them shipped to us.
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It's an older article, but I would recommend Maxxis m8008:
http://learntorv.com/what-are-the-best-tires-for-your-trailer/


IMO, Maxxis is being left in the dust by the newer tires that have come out in the past 2-3 years. Maxxis still have a 65 mph speed rating, while the Endurance and the latest Carlisle have an 81 mph rating, IIRC. Maxxis also are more money than the Endurance and Carlisles. Not the only ones out there, by any means, but they do have decent reps, especially the Endurance.

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With over 30 rv members reporting issues with ST8008 Maxxis there are better tires out here for a rv trailer.


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www.performancetrailerbraking.com all together. Michael is the new owner, Kelly Barnett is operation department. 334-730-5476

They sell tires, wheels, breaking system/upgrades, supension upgrades and also have 3 mobile teams that travel.

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laknox wrote:

ependydad wrote:

ramyankee wrote:

Just out of curiosity I looked at the 637 as a probably soon replacement for our 5th wheel but only found 16" tires. What is a suggestion for our 15" wheels? We are in Northern Idaho so looks like we would have to go the Amazon, Simpletire route and get them shipped to us.
Thanks


It's an older article, but I would recommend Maxxis m8008:
http://learntorv.com/what-are-the-best-tires-for-your-trailer/


IMO, Maxxis is being left in the dust by the newer tires that have come out in the past 2-3 years. Maxxis still have a 65 mph speed rating, while the Endurance and the latest Carlisle have an 81 mph rating, IIRC. Maxxis also are more money than the Endurance and Carlisles. Not the only ones out there, by any means, but they do have decent reps, especially the Endurance.

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I know some are big on the Goodyear brand, but "decent rep", thats a stretch. Haven't been on the market that long. Time will tell .

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Just finished a 7,000 mile trip, beginning with then new Sailun S637 235/75R -17.5 and matching 17.5 wheels.

Tires/wheels are road force balanced and inflated to 125psi, and the fiver has shocks and MORryde's SRE4000 suspension system. The entire configuration rode perfect for the entire trip.


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Planning wrote:

Just finished a 7,000 mile trip, beginning with then new Sailun S637 235/75R -17.5 and matching 17.5 wheels.

Tires/wheels are road force balanced and inflated to 125psi, and the fiver has shocks and MORryde's SRE4000 suspension system. The entire configuration rode perfect for the entire trip.


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Yes, it is:

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Bit of a over kill putting 17.5 rims and tires on a trailer with 13K or so on the axles?

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Last Saturday I experienced my first blowout on I-5 north about a half hour from home (Tigard Or, SW of P-town), left last week for Vegas and stopped over in Sparks both days in transit and of course it was on the highway side.

I have Carlisle tires now and I read through this thread and others and I hear American made vs let's say China (which I didn't know I had) are recommended so today I did a query on the best RV tires and I see a list of 10 brands and Sailun is not on it, could it just be paid advertisers taking up the top ten?

https://www.usautoauthority.com/best-rv-tires/

Any way the tire in front of the blown one is all warped up so looking for a new set, looks like for the Sailun brand one would have to have them shipped in and then deal with a local shop for the mounting/balancing and of course disposal.

The rig is 8350#'s dry and the tire size is ST225/75R15 with max load of 2830lbs at 80#'s.

I have not called the local tire shops yet but I sounds like I want a G rating with 110#'s for basic requirements? I also get confused with the LT ST ratings but I do want to base this on quality first and economics a close second. I have E rated now and not sure if I should bump it up.

Still it was odd this brand was not listed in the top ten...

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