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Old 12-12-2017, 01:15 PM   #1
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Sailun tires for your truck

How many of you have went to Sailun tires for your tow vehicles? I'm going on 6 1/2 years on my Michelin tires and 42,000 miles. I can get 4 tires from Les Schwab for $647 installed, about 1/2 price of Michelins. LT265-75-16. My trailer size is LT235-85-16 for $575. 40,000 mile warranty.
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Old 12-12-2017, 01:31 PM   #2
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I ran Schwab tires for many years, their customer service is second to none, the very best! I now am running Michelin’s and love them. I’m my humble opinion Michelin makes a superior tire, if they made trailer tires I’d be running them. The Schwab tires gave me about 1/3 fewer miles than the Michelin’s so for the price they are a good option.
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Old 12-12-2017, 03:37 PM   #3
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Bad idea the Sailum tires are ST special trailer. You need LT light truck tires.
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Old 12-12-2017, 04:29 PM   #4
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Sailun main business is bigger tires
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Old 12-13-2017, 03:54 PM   #5
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I am not looking at the ST tires. Got a price on LT235-85 -16 for the trailer and LT265-75-16 for the truck. The Sailun tires are about 1/2 price of the Michelins. I have Michelin tires on all my vehicles presently, but price and the length of time I plan on RV'ing are the difference. Trying to save some money. My trailer is a 3000RK with a 14,000 GVW and in now one of the smallest trailers.
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Old 12-13-2017, 06:57 PM   #6
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Thanks I didn’t know they made LT tires. Good to learn something new.
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Old 12-13-2017, 10:00 PM   #7
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Got them on the 5er and will be putting new tires on the F350 in March. Something else to think about now.
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Old 12-14-2017, 03:42 PM   #8
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I'm a Michelin fan, but I'll take a look at the Sailuns for my TV next time I need tires, if they are rated properly. I am totally satisfied with the Sailuns on my FW at this time.
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Old 12-14-2017, 04:59 PM   #9
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The tires I was looking at were the Terramax H/T sold by Les Schwab and they were LT tires. The picture of the tire said Sailun on sidewall.
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Old 12-15-2017, 07:45 PM   #10
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I am not looking at the ST tires. Got a price on LT235-85 -16 for the trailer and LT265-75-16 for the truck. The Sailun tires are about 1/2 price of the Michelins. I have Michelin tires on all my vehicles presently, but price and the length of time I plan on RV'ing are the difference. Trying to save some money. My trailer is a 3000RK with a 14,000 GVW and in now one of the smallest trailers.
Why would you put LT (light truck) tires on your trailer. and not ST (special trailer) tires? The tires are built to different specifications for those applications.
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Why would you put LT (light truck) tires on your trailer. and not ST (special trailer) tires? The tires are built to different specifications for those applications.
Because with a few exceptions ST tires are JUNK. The Sailun S637 is one of the exceptions. Search "tires" above.
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Old 12-16-2017, 08:21 AM   #12
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Because with a few exceptions ST tires are JUNK. The Sailun S637 is one of the exceptions. Search "tires" above.
If you had bothered to read the quote I was responding to you would have noted that bigred715 got a price on LT tires "for the trailer."
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Old 12-16-2017, 09:19 AM   #13
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The myth that ST tires are specially engineered for trailer use is just that. Look at the test spec’s for LT and ST tires. It takes a much better tire to make the LT grade than the ST classification.
That’s why the very high end trailer manufacturers put LT tires on their new units. The rest give you ST ..... go figure.
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Old 12-16-2017, 09:37 AM   #14
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Then there is information from someone who does know what he is talking about...

https://rvingwithmarkpolk.com/2012/1...s-vs-lt-tires/
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Old 12-16-2017, 10:24 AM   #15
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Very good article. The only thing i will disagree with is that the Goodyear G614 and Sailun tires are now rated to 75mph. They might have been rated at 65mph when this article was written.
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Old 12-16-2017, 11:52 AM   #16
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The article is really good and worth reading. The article is confusing on max speed but if you read it clear through it does explain some ST tires will get a higher speed rating through higher inflation pressure.
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Old 12-17-2017, 05:39 AM   #17
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If you had bothered to read the quote I was responding to you would have noted that bigred715 got a price on LT tires "for the trailer."
I got rid of JUNK ST tires and replaced with LT tires on Montana for years and NEVER A TIRE PROBLEM! I read and understand well.
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Old 12-17-2017, 09:43 PM   #18
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I currently have LT265-75-16 michelin tires on my 3000RK which is much lighter trailer than a lot of the newer trailers. They are 10 ply tires and haven't had any problems with these. I decided that I still want LT tires and according to Les Schwab they have a Terramax H/T Sailun tire in the size I want which is a LT tire. LT235-85-16 for the trailer. Also make a Terramax H/T LT265-75-16 Sailun tire for my truck. Both are a lot cheaper tire where I can save money over the Michelin tires. This is strictly a venture to save money and we may only RV for 5 more years.
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Old 12-18-2017, 12:57 PM   #19
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I have LTs on my High Country. They are all the tires I need. My HC only weighs 9600 pounds empty. I like them because the STs at best are rated for 75 mph. The LTs are rated for 107. I will probably never pull it that fast but it’s nice to know I can. Just joking
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