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Old 08-19-2018, 12:48 AM   #1
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Anyone know where Hercules tires are manufactured? They have a G rated tire that seems to be comparable to the Sailun's. I know they made by Cooper but wondering if made in the US or overseas.
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Old 08-19-2018, 04:38 AM   #2
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Just so happens I know one of their Plant Superintendents. I'll ask my son. He is at the Findlay Plant. If he is slow to respond I will see him right after the Rally.

He keeps playing the 4 kids and crazy hours card for slow responses.
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Old 08-19-2018, 06:37 AM   #3
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Hercules tires are manufactured be Cooper tire in Findlay, Ohio.
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Old 08-19-2018, 08:04 AM   #4
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Had them on a tag along, rock solid.
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Old 08-19-2018, 09:59 AM   #5
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Used frequently by ranchers out here and I've had them on a truck years ago. They're a tough tire, but at least the truck tires were stiff and did ride rough. On the other hand, the Sailuns that came on the new rig seem to ride rougher than the 614's on the old one. Not a good comparison since it's different rigs, but it's all I've got.
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I've run Hercules tires on my dually … they're a bit stiff, but wear well.
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Old 09-04-2018, 04:53 PM   #7
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Exactly which Hercules tire would you suggest? I need to replace the GY on my Montana 2013 3582RL.
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Exactly which Hercules tire would you suggest? I need to replace the GY on my Montana 2013 3582RL.

I would suggest Sailun S637's , with all the great reviews why bother with another brand. I wouldn't think even price wise, without checking, the Hercules can compare to the Sailuns.
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Old 09-10-2018, 08:43 AM   #9
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I'm running Hercules on our 2010 295RKD Mountaineer. Have put about 10K miles on them. Thinking I'll get another 10K miles before I need to replace them.

Trailer axle/wheel alignment is such a pain.
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Old 09-23-2018, 04:21 PM   #10
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I would suggest Sailun S637's , with all the great reviews why bother with another brand. I wouldn't think even price wise, without checking, the Hercules can compare to the Sailuns.
Is this a G rated 14 ply tire? Made in China??
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Is this a G rated 14 ply tire? Made in China??
Yes that is it. Over the last several years they have gave the members here great service. After the service they have gave and the price I donít see any reason to try anything else. Tires are one place I wont someone else test them for me.
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Is this a G rated 14 ply tire? Made in China??
They are, and arguably the BEST G rated tire for our fifth wheels on the market.

I know there are some that frown a little on this china made tire, BUT here is my take on trailer tires. My last set of G tires for my fifth wheel were the Goodyear G614's, they served me well, they had at one time, not the best reputation , but they have improved ,BUT at TWICE the price of Sailun S637.

I feel the price of a Goodyear G614 is outrageous, and no where near competitive , and I for one refuse to pay that kind of money for arguably an inferior tire.
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Old 09-26-2018, 02:45 PM   #13
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Tire Description:
The Sailun S637 ST is an all-steel highway rib tire designed to provide the ultimate in performance for trailer applications. The heavy duty all steel construction delivers low rolling resistance, superior strength and durability while providing sure-footing and straight tracking. The S637 ST is perfect for all high load capacity trailer applications.

Features & Benefits:
All steel construction for maximum strength and load capacity.
Multi-sipes improve traction in wet conditions and dissipate heat for prolonged tread life.
Five rib design for improved stability.
Solid shoulder to resist irregular wear and improve fuel efficiency.
Requires special high load capacity wheel. Consult wheel/ RV manufacturer for proper application.
This is the size tire I have on now so I would guess I would go with this same tire: S5541960 ST235/80R16* 129/125 L 14 10 6.50 30.8 9.3 14.7 4,080 3,640 110

But what does it mean by "requires special high load capacity wheel???
Also the current goodyear marathons that came on the fifth wheel have a PSI of 80 these say 110? Does this make a difference???
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Kelly,

To get the full benefit of the G rated tires you need wheels and valve stems rated for 110 PSI. You can run them with 80 PSI wheels but they will have less load capacity. Your wheels should be marked on the inside. I believe Montana went to 110 PSI wheels in 12.
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Tire Description:
The Sailun S637 ST is an all-steel highway rib tire designed to provide the ultimate in performance for trailer applications. The heavy duty all steel construction delivers low rolling resistance, superior strength and durability while providing sure-footing and straight tracking. The S637 ST is perfect for all high load capacity trailer applications.

Features & Benefits:
All steel construction for maximum strength and load capacity.
Multi-sipes improve traction in wet conditions and dissipate heat for prolonged tread life.
Five rib design for improved stability.
Solid shoulder to resist irregular wear and improve fuel efficiency.
Requires special high load capacity wheel. Consult wheel/ RV manufacturer for proper application.
This is the size tire I have on now so I would guess I would go with this same tire: S5541960 ST235/80R16* 129/125 L 14 10 6.50 30.8 9.3 14.7 4,080 3,640 110

But what does it mean by "requires special high load capacity wheel???
Also the current goodyear marathons that came on the fifth wheel have a PSI of 80 these say 110? Does this make a difference???

I am pretty sure your wheels are rated for 110 psi. I wouldn't mess with any G rated tires other then Sailuns, they been out now for several years, with great reviews.

Check your wheels on the backside, pretty sure you will see the 110 psi rating. Simpletire online is probably your best buy, and free shipping.I bought mine locally ,and got a price match from them. So out the door was the same as Simpletire, and then paying to have them mounted ,and balanced at some tire dealer .
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Old 09-26-2018, 04:37 PM   #16
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I believe all recent Montanas come with 110psi wheels. If you're going to change over to load range G tires running 110psi, better make sure you check the wheels first.
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Old 09-27-2018, 08:23 AM   #17
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Ok. Thanks so much for the info. I am a tire/wheel dummy but I am learning. Knowledge is power. If you have a cardiac issue I can fix you up but wheels and tires are another beast.
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To get the full benefit of the G rated tires you need wheels and valve stems rated for 110 PSI. You can run them with 80 PSI wheels but they will have less load capacity. Your wheels should be marked on the inside. I believe Montana went to 110 PSI wheels in 12.

Ok so I know I need to check the wheels to see if they are 110 PSI wheels so can I do that with the existing tires on or do they have to be removed? Will the valve stems note the PSI as well? Can the valve stems be changed if the wheel is fit for the 110 but valve stems are not??
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Kelly,

There is no need to remove the tire from the wheel to check the PSI reading - it should be stamped on the inside of the wheel. For valve stems you should have metal vice rubber stems. Metal stems can be installed on an 89 or 110 PSI wheel.
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Ok so would I have to get under the RV to look on the backside?
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