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Old 03-15-2019, 01:29 PM   #1
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Rainier Tires

I have a 2018 Montana fb3920 with 235/80/16 14 ply rainier tires from china.
Has anyone had experience with traveling on these?
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Old 03-15-2019, 01:47 PM   #2
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The early E rated Rainer tires have a poor reputation. There has been very little data on the newer G rated tires. Let us know how it goes.
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Old 03-15-2019, 01:55 PM   #3
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I have a 2018 Montana fb3920 with 235/80/16 14 ply rainier tires from china.
Has anyone had experience with traveling on these?
I've not had the mentioned tires. I do know the tire has a 5 yr warranty. The tire supplier Tredit, also offers a Tredit Advantage Program. It's an application you download to your phone. I've attached some information on the app.
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Old 03-15-2019, 04:15 PM   #4
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We have about 1400 miles on our Rainiers without issues but I don't trust them. My plan is to use them this season while keeping a very close eye on them and changing them out before season 2.

They did indeed come with a 4 or 5 year warranty through Tredit. Still have little faith in them.
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Old 03-15-2019, 11:20 PM   #5
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We ran our new tires for one season, but felt very uneasy about the reputation these tires had. I pulled in to a site and the first words from a fellow camper was; I should get rid of them quickly. My next campgrounds, two new model 5th wheels had severe damage from blowouts associated with the china tires. I spent a $1000 for G rated tires and replaced all 5 after the 1st season and it has been well worth the peace of mind that comes with it.
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Old 03-16-2019, 07:15 AM   #6
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Look at the Brochure for your model year. Does it tout Rainier tires?
The latest Montana brochure touts Sailuns.

Having roadside assistance to help if a tire blows is good.
What is better is not have a tire blow at all.

Having a tire blow and the damage it can cause could be a trip ruining event
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and off to the races

The correct size of Sailuns don`t cost that much and eliminates one more thing to worry about. I find it hard to believe people still try and get away with the factory tires after all that`s been written about them. Really stock tires are just delivery tires IMHO. Adding a few hundred dollars to the cost of a very expensive camper should be nothing to fret about. Consider the damage cost and time down.
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Check your spec sheet against what's on your rig. For my 2018 HC345RL, it specs a ST235/80R16 load range F. My surprise yesterday when I noticed they are actually a load range E. Heading to the dealer tomorrow for, hopefully, the gear box oil leak fix.
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When I got my Montana HC the service manager with 30+ years in the business told me "Run them for a year and then get rid of them". I got rid of them after 3 days of ownership. Call it peace of mind, call it not having to deal with a blow out at the worst possible time, call it stupid, I don't worry about it now. IMHO, buy the best that you can afford, as soon as you can and move on to something more important-LIKE DINNER!

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