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12-30-2018, 10:00 PM
I have a 3100RL that I purchased for use as a temporary home during a divorce. Now that Ive owned it a few months I plan to keep it and move it from Mesa, AZ to Jupiter, FL, a 2,200-mile trip. I do not own a truck so this will be a paid move. Before setting out I plan to replace the tires. I would appreciate some suggestions on a decent set of budget tires that will get the Monte to Florida safe and sound. Once in Florida the coach will probably not be moved again except for short distances. Thanks.

12-31-2018, 05:41 AM
just look at the sailun tire. you don't need to go any further....great value for the $$$$.
make sure your rims match the psi of tires.

12-31-2018, 06:17 AM
I would also suggest that you pack your bearings and make sure you are not drastically overloaded before attempting your move. I suspect that you may be overloaded based on you're living in it full time. Good luck on your move,

12-31-2018, 08:26 AM
A second vote for the Sailuns. Pleanty of tire stores we sell you cheaper tires and promise they'll do the job, but if they don't you will be spending a bunch of money and time.

Montana Man
12-31-2018, 09:07 AM
Brand X. 2200 miles is nothing for any new tire that has the proper load rating.

12-31-2018, 09:36 AM
Consider this; whoever moves your trailer is most likely to drive as fast and as long as they can. Time is money. With most cheap tires having a 60 mph speed rating your tires are apt to spend a good deal of time at max and above their speed rating, thus causing abusive heat temps. If you wait until summer time than the situation will be more pronounced. The China bombs are a crap shoot, some have blown on the first trip, while some have gone many thousands of miles. I put about 5,000 on mine before switching to Sailuns. Since the 3100RL is one of the lighter Montanas you have that going for you. I don't think the Sailuns are much more than the China bombs, so if your budget allows I would go that route. If you are going to be moving the trailer occasionally than consider that the Sailuns with their heavier construction will hold up better while supporting the stationary weight of the trailer.

12-31-2018, 10:21 AM
Simple Tire has Sailun 235/85 /16 G s at $675 set of 4 with free shipping.
Agree you should have the bearings packe and brakes checked before the move.

12-31-2018, 01:33 PM
2X on the Sailun’s. That is what I will be putting on my rig in the spring.

01-07-2019, 07:20 PM
Put Sailun tires on my 3000RK this last fall and made my trip to Arizona thru California. The roughest ride I have ever experienced going done I-5 freeway. had my tires set at 100 PSI and had also put on Timbrems on the truck. Ride was so rough that the inside skin on the entry door cracked in about 8 to 10 places several inches where the screws were. I-5 from Corning to below Sacrament was extremely rough and needs major paving. Did this for 5yrs between 2010 and 2015 having Michelin tires at 80PSI and never had any damage to trailer. Don't know for sure if the Sailuns at 100PSI and Timbrens, or lousy road on I-5.

01-07-2019, 08:58 PM
I would go with Sailun tires just for peace of mind not look back!

01-07-2019, 09:04 PM
Ed, first of all you didn't mention the year of your 3100, we need to know this so we can give you a straight and knowledgeable answer. The rims may have an 80# or 110# limit. You can find this stamped on one of spokes on the inside of the rim. If it has a 110# rating the Sailun's will work if only 80# they will work BUT you can not fill them over 80 psi and that will not be good on them since they will be low and not wear correctly. Check the stamp on the rim and then post it here and you can get the correct answer,

01-08-2019, 02:27 AM
Under NO circumstances should anyone ever buy Castlerock Tires. They are nothing but China bombs. Had two blowouts within 4 miles on these tires that were properly taken care of, properly inflated and only had 3500 miles on them. And no we didn't run over anything to make them explode

01-09-2019, 01:40 PM
Are we forgetting the Goodyear Endurance, two sizes available, one thats a definite , both 80 psi, so rims are not a factor.

ST235/80/16 rated for 3420 lbs., most likely will fit the weight range of the 3100. $ 627.96 set of four ,free shipping from TireRack.

ST235/85/16 rated for 3640 lbs, definitely cover the weight range of the 3100 $ 719.96 set of four, free shipping from TireRack.

Price falls pretty much in line with the Sailuns, they have been getting pretty good reviews.