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Eagleback
06-19-2018, 10:26 AM
Looking to replace the OEM tires and going with sailuns. But where did you buy, im in South Florida and no dealers are here. So i will order them, any ideas. also is there any difference between 80 and 85 ratios

mtlakejim
06-19-2018, 10:28 AM
LOL. I just posted almost exact same question LOL

richfaa
06-19-2018, 11:11 AM
Same in Northern Ohio.Tire dealers never heard of them. There are none listed in Ohio. Nearest is Detroit. yes you can order them and find a place to install them. I was a bit leery that no one heard of them and could offer no information on the reliability or company policy. There is "information" on various forums but forums are not were we determine what we will or will not buy.We replaced our G614's with G614's.More expensive but I feel better about it.The 4 G6-14's cost us 302.00 each Installed, Balanced and Ohio sales tax. More expensive but I feel better about it.

RKassl
06-19-2018, 12:48 PM
Rich, we are on our 3rd set of G614's, there were two sets on our 2005 Montana, then the new 2015 came with them. I am more than satisfied. One very interesting thing I have noticed about the G614, is that rarely ever have I had to add air, even after no use in the winter.

Eagleback
06-19-2018, 01:02 PM
I would consider g614 but the price difference and all the good reviews with the saluns and the fact is my camper sits on blocks unless a hurricane comes, were looking for something a little lighter on the pocket book. My oem tires look brand new as there not on the ground and covered but there at there life limit so with the hurricane season on us i need to update. i found simple tire and ebay the only choices and looking for anyone elese that has bought them online as florida has no dealers.

richfaa
06-19-2018, 02:09 PM
Rich, we are on our 3rd set of G614's, there were two sets on our 2005 Montana, then the new 2015 came with them. I am more than satisfied. One very interesting thing I have noticed about the G614, is that rarely ever have I had to add air, even after no use in the winter.

Yes We noted that about the air loss also after 6 months in Florida never moving or checking air we may not be low. at all or maybe 1 or 2 psi.

Eagleback
06-19-2018, 02:12 PM
With all the never ending discussions on how great the sailuns are, why do i not see anyone chime in on where they bought them. Anyone, Anyone. Crickets. Lol

richfaa
06-19-2018, 02:14 PM
I would consider g614 but the price difference and all the good reviews with the saluns and the fact is my camper sits on blocks unless a hurricane comes, were looking for something a little lighter on the pocket book. My oem tires look brand new as there not on the ground and covered but there at there life limit so with the hurricane season on us i need to update. i found simple tire and ebay the only choices and looking for anyone elese that has bought them online as florida has no dealers.

Understand that.We do a lot of miles at interstate and tpk speeds.We know Florida has no dealers as we winter there also. We all have choices and all things considered we choose the G614's

jeffba
06-19-2018, 02:14 PM
they are all out camping

The Bone
06-19-2018, 03:01 PM
google says
https://simpletire.com/catalog?select=1&brand=83&content=42138&meta=14&position=4&query=sailun-tires

dhuhn
06-19-2018, 03:57 PM
I bought mine from simple tire on line then had discount tire mount them for me. When you go online you can look to see if they have a tire installer in your area that they work with. If they do they will send tire to them for your install.

GAinaMontana
06-19-2018, 03:58 PM
We are currently in Montana pulling our 3402rl with a set of Sailun S637 ST235R80/16. So far (about 7000 miles) I am very impressed with them. These are real heavy duty tires, not the maypops (Maxxums) that I replaced. The only difference between 80s and 85s is less than an inch in the sidewall height. See Sailun specs on their Web site. We live in south Georgia just north of Tallahassee, FL and my local small town tire dealership had no problem ordering the tires with a stated manufacture date and mounted, replaced valve stems, and balanced them. BTW , three of the four Maxxums were seperating. These were the first 16 inch Sailuns my dealer had installed although they had put them on semis.

PNW Fireguy
06-19-2018, 04:35 PM
Treddit as they are supplier to Keystone in Goshen. Five tires and a matching OEM wheel for the spare

Mike117
06-19-2018, 05:05 PM
Les Schwab

Fireater99
06-19-2018, 08:21 PM
We purchased our last year from a local dealer who ordered them through his dealership. He was able to match the price I found on line through simple tire. I then paid him to mount and balance.

Carl n Susan
06-19-2018, 08:25 PM
Les Schwab, Big O, and Simpletire.com are the sources who have them in stock that I know of in the western US. An independent dealer should be able them too.

CaptnJohn
06-19-2018, 09:14 PM
Called the nearest tire dealer to my home. He checked price and build dates. Called me back stating 5 Sailun 235/85/16 would be at the shop the next day. He found the 85 for $10 each than the 80. Left the dealer and 43 miles later the tires were changed. Tire shop gave me $30 each for the Rainiers.

WeBeFulltime
06-20-2018, 06:42 AM
I have them from the factory on our Montana and I am considering a set for the F350 also. Of course they won't be the S637. I have checked with 2 independent tire dealers in Chattanooga, TN and have been told by both that they can have Sailuns "over night" or even same day if order placed early.

Maybe people should check with small independent dealers instead of the "big name" tire stores.

PSFORD99
06-24-2018, 10:39 AM
Understand that.We do a lot of miles at interstate and tpk speeds.We know Florida has no dealers as we winter there also. We all have choices and all things considered we choose the G614's


Old habits die hard. G614's at one time had a terrible reputation, although they have improved. Yes we all have choices, and I refuse to be held up for ransom at the price of a G614, when arguably the Sailun is a better tire.

As far as availability, Simple Tire can have them on your doorstep very quickly, and even shipped to a local tire shop,so getting them anywhere in the country is no reason to stay away from them.

Texan
06-24-2018, 01:55 PM
Old habits die hard. G614's at one time had a terrible reputation, although they have improved. Yes we all have choices, and I refuse to be held up for ransom at the price of a G614, when arguably the Sailun is a better tire.

As far as availability, Simple Tire can have them on your doorstep very quickly, and even shipped to a local tire shop,so getting them anywhere in the country is no reason to stay away from them.

Agree. I bought my 1st set and had rv dealer install them before i drove off the lot. I just bought my 2nd set in February and had local tire shop install. I bought both sets at simple tire with no problem. While people are worrying about there tires they should also be worrying about there wheels. I've had 2 wheels in 2 years crack with the sailun's on them. The sailun's seem to be tougher than the wheels.Needless to say, i replaced all 4 wheels with Hi-Spec wheels and hope they will be ok now. If you are worrying about not being able to get sailun's then do like me and carry an extra mounted steel wheel
spare. I don't worry about the tires, i worry about the wheels. Wheels can be harder to find in an emergency than tires especially if you are looking for an matched wheel. Now if i have a tire problem i don't worry. I just install one spare and hopefully i won't have any more problem's before i get home and i can address the problem then.

md-procouple
06-24-2018, 02:00 PM
We bought our, s online from Simple Tire and had them shipped to us, there was a local dealer, but didn't carry the type of tires we needed, but we did have them mounted and balanced there. Good Luck and Happy Camping !!

Vagabond
06-24-2018, 02:02 PM
We live in Arizona and purchased ours from Big O Tires.

phillyg
06-24-2018, 02:25 PM
Purchased from simpletire.com last year and they had four "partnered" installers here in my little corner of SWFL, and Englewood is not even an incorporated city. The tires were drop-shipped to my chosen installer. I have to believe there's at least one installer in your area.

christm
06-24-2018, 02:26 PM
Bought them online from Simple Tire.

US $647.80
Free shipping
Order 4 NEW SAILUN S637 - 235/80R16 TIRES 80R 16 2358016View order details .

I think they charged me $10 per tire to mount and balance.

RichardK
06-24-2018, 03:12 PM
I bought mine from Les Schwab. They are primarily in the NorthWest.

Shovelhead
06-24-2018, 03:34 PM
Simple Tire online fast and free shipping

PSFORD99
06-24-2018, 08:22 PM
Agree. I bought my 1st set and had rv dealer install them before i drove off the lot. I just bought my 2nd set in February and had local tire shop install. I bought both sets at simple tire with no problem. While people are worrying about there tires they should also be worrying about there wheels. I've had 2 wheels in 2 years crack with the sailun's on them. The sailun's seem to be tougher than the wheels.Needless to say, i replaced all 4 wheels with Hi-Spec wheels and hope they will be ok now. If you are worrying about not being able to get sailun's then do like me and carry an extra mounted steel wheel
spare. I don't worry about the tires, i worry about the wheels. Wheels can be harder to find in an emergency than tires especially if you are looking for an matched wheel. Now if i have a tire problem i don't worry. I just install one spare and hopefully i won't have any more problem's before i get home and i can address the problem then.

Although I bought my Sailun's locally, I would have ordered from Simple Tire if necessary. I don't care if someone doesn't want them, thats great, but don't make it sound like they are hard to get, because they are not.

They have become a very popular RV tire, and have a stellar reputation with a very reasonable price.

So far my old wheels on my 2008 3400 RL have held up well with two sets of G rated tires.

drichmond
06-24-2018, 08:45 PM
Looking to replace the OEM tires and going with sailuns. But where did you buy, im in South Florida and no dealers are here. So i will order them, any ideas. also is there any difference between 80 and 85 ratios

Simple Tire. free shipping and they will send them to where you are having them installed

BuilderBob
06-24-2018, 09:01 PM
Jest into town got are Sailun's from Simple tire.com best price came in about 4 days had them mounted and never looked back less then half price and a better tire had G614 on my other 5er never agine.

GEWilson49
06-24-2018, 11:25 PM
Mr Truck on YouTube recommended simple tire.com to purchase Sallun trailer tires.

Mr. C
06-25-2018, 04:05 AM
Bought mine at Simpletires.com. they shipped them to me in 2 days, had them installed at Discount Tire. I live in the Dallas area. They ship anywhere. Great to do business with.

jimc
06-25-2018, 05:16 PM
I replaced mine with Sailuns while in ST. Pete. Go online to Simple Tire & order them. Have them shipped to a tire shop near you (they have lists). Schedule install with tire shop, or just take in your wheels & old tires one or 2 at a time, have the Sailuns mounted, rinse & repeat for the remaining tires. It's a good deal.

Sac Colorado
06-25-2018, 05:57 PM
Bought mine at "Simple Tire". I ordered them and 4 days later they were leaning against the front steps early in the morning. I paid about $100 to discount tire to mount, balance and install stainless steel stems on all for tires. The tire build date shows they about about 8 months old when I received the. I was very happy with the experience.

2 Yoopers
06-25-2018, 07:06 PM
I went online to Simple Tire, they were running a sale at the time. Checked on E Bay and found out that Simple Tire sells them on there as well at a better price. Paid 496.77 for 4 235/80r 16 delivered in 4 days to my work.