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Rozeboom
07-13-2020, 08:26 AM
Has anyone used trans eagle tires 235/85 16load g tires

scattershot
07-13-2020, 09:02 AM
Never heard of them, which doesn’t mean much, but if they are made in China I’d pass.

Rozeboom
07-13-2020, 09:08 AM
Heard made by sailun

mlh
07-13-2020, 10:45 AM
We have a great tire, Sailum. No I haven’t heard of them but why gamble a $80,000 camper on a $200 tire.
Lynwood

jsb5717
07-13-2020, 10:57 AM
I've heard of them but they are just another "me-too" tire. Personally I wouldn't take the gamble either. Sailun tires have such a good price point with a great reputation why gamble on an unknown?

Hblick48
07-13-2020, 02:17 PM
Has anyone used trans eagle tires 235/85 16load g tires

I put a set on our rig in January. Unfortunately haven't gone anywhere because of Covid 19. I was able to purchase from wholesale distributor, so saved many $$$.

I called Simple Tire to ask about difference between Trans Eagle and Sailun since they sell both. They told me they had the exact same construction except the Trans Eagle has a higher speed rating than Sailun. Tire was at least twice as heavy as the load F tire it replaced.

Tread looks similar to Sailun. Wonder how many Chinese tire manufacturers are making all steel load g ST tires? My hopes are they were made by Sailun, but no way to verify.

Rozeboom
07-13-2020, 02:40 PM
Because I can not get sailing tires here and if I order on line no one will mount them for insurance reasons

jsb5717
07-13-2020, 02:46 PM
Interesting. I had no trouble. I bought them on Amazon and Discount Tire mounted them for me.

kencare
07-13-2020, 09:12 PM
Because I can not get sailing tires here and if I order on line no one will mount them for insurance reasons
Ordered Sailun's from Walmart on line $127.00 each, shipped to Walmart in Yuma this past winter. I took the wheels in and they mounted free as they were bought from Walmart, charged me $12.00 per tire for balancing.

Rozeboom
07-14-2020, 06:00 AM
Walmart tire shops all shut down

Our3820FK
07-14-2020, 08:56 AM
I ordered and received Walmart Sailuns 2 weeks ago to replace ones I found with screws in them. Manufacture dates matched and very recent, nearly 40K on the first set, wearing well except for the road crap putting holes in them. Discount tire mounted/balanced them, good to go for the next adventure.

CalandLinda
07-14-2020, 11:10 AM
Has anyone used trans eagle tires 235/85 16load g tires


Transamerica is one of those private brand tire wholesaler's entering into the OEM tire market.

Their signature brand trailer tires are Transeagle. They have obviously done their homework and have entered with five popular sizes with all steel construction. Here is a listing.

ST235/80R16 LRG
ST235/85R16 LRG
ST225/90R16 LRG
ST225/75R15 LRF
ST215/75R15 LRG

All have an 81 MPH speed rating letter (M).

jsb5717
07-14-2020, 02:35 PM
Transamerica is one of those private brand tire wholesaler's entering into the OEM tire market.

Their signature brand trailer tires are Transeagle. They have obviously done their homework and have entered with five popular sizes with all steel construction. Here is a listing.

ST235/80R16 LRG
ST235/85R16 LRG
ST225/90R16 LRG
ST225/75R15 LRF
ST215/75R15 LRG

All have an 81 MPH speed rating letter (M).


But the key question remains...how good are they, really? We know that Sailuns git-r-dun so what makes these a contender?

CalandLinda
07-14-2020, 06:45 PM
But the key question remains...how good are they, really?

Once we know the answer to that, we'll never have questions about quality, will we?

sourdough
07-14-2020, 07:12 PM
Once we know the answer to that, we'll never have questions about quality, will we?



Ahhh, and therein lies the question....who wants to put an unknown tire on their RV to see if will be OK or cost them several thousand dollars vs putting on a known, proven tire? I'm in the latter camp.:)

CaptnJohn
07-19-2020, 02:04 PM
[QUOTE=Hblick48;1190504]I put a set on our rig in January. Unfortunately haven't gone anywhere because of Covid 19. I was able to purchase from wholesale distributor, so saved many $$$.[l/QUOTE]

That will amount to next to nothing if one or more blow. Iím more concerned with safety and saving the 5er from tire destruction.

saber707
07-19-2020, 02:35 PM
Someone, a few years ago, was the first to try Sailun. Just sayin.....

phillyg
07-19-2020, 05:16 PM
Because I can not get sailing tires here and if I order on line no one will mount them for insurance reasons

Weird reasoning. When I bought Sailun from Simple Tire, they found an installer in my little SWFL town. Perhaps you should investigate further.

G & S Russell
07-19-2020, 09:38 PM
Check the DOT number. It’ll tell you what factory they are made in. Sailuns are MW27.

phillyg
07-20-2020, 06:33 AM
Check the DOT number. Itíll tell you what factory they are made in. Sailuns are MW27.

I tried to find info about MW27 but got lost in Google land. I'm not trying to start an argument over this, but even if the Trans Eagle tire is made by Sailun, in a Sailun factory, how can we determine if it is made to the same standard as the Sailun tire we are extolling as the be all, end all? Also, unless its recently changed, we know from prior experience that the NHTSA doesn't monitor or hold ST tires to the same standards as passenger and truck tires, and it's not unknown for Chinese mfgrs. to put anything they want on tires. They've been called out by the NHTSA for doing that on passenger and truck tires.

mlh
07-20-2020, 09:23 AM
I think is they were my tires I would research them on line often and see what kind of service they are giving if good use them. If I found any trouble replaced them. Keep a close check on air pressure and any sign of trouble.
Lynwood

Hblick48
07-20-2020, 09:53 AM
I did some research on the DOT numbers. MW (Sailun) is made by Shenyang Peace Radial Tyre Manufacturing Co , LTD. Trans Eagle is code 10 Nanking Rubber Industrial Co., LTD.

I'll keep the forum updated as to how they age.

Hblick48
07-20-2020, 10:05 AM
BTW, just checked out Nanking. Been in the tire business for over 50 years. Based in Taiwan.

CalandLinda
07-20-2020, 11:58 AM
check the dot number. It’ll tell you what factory they are made in. Sailuns are mw27.

mw=

shenyang peace radial tyre manufacturing co., ltd.

Shenyang

liaoning

china
*****

10=

NANKANG RUBBER INDUSTRIAL, CO. LTD.

ZHANGJIAGANG
JIANGSU

CHINA

PSFORD99
07-22-2020, 11:26 AM
I went thru this with Westlake tires, asked about them, never did get any information I could live with, or any when I googled them that gave me any confidence in them. They looked identical to the Sailun ,all steel construction etc. So after 400 miles to get the fifth wheel home, I sold them ,and ordered a new set of Sailuns.

My point as said why experiment with a brand of tire no one knows much about . Just go with Sailun. Eventually some of these clones that look like the Sailuns ,may prove out. When the Sailuns came on the market, besides the G614 they were about the only game in town, so the choices were limited then. I see the reasons the OP is staying away from Sailun, none of them, and this may sound a bit harsh, but none of them hold much water.

CalandLinda
07-22-2020, 02:30 PM
Sometime when setting around the computer with nothing much to do, research just why Sailun got popular. It's not complicated, it was just being in the right place at the right time.

When TransEagle started building the two popular 16" LRG all steel tires they added a 15" LRF all steel tire to their inventory. Before many people knew about that 15" tire all of the other, all steel ST tire builders started building it. In a huge industry like tires, timing is nearly everything.