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Old 08-22-2021, 07:19 PM   #21
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what kind of tires

Hi Lisa. We have almost the same 5'er as you do, except ours is a 3810 (RV fridge), and it's a 2017 year model. We have the Sailuns on ours, which are the 14 ply ones, same as yours. Ours are the original tires, which means probably next year we'll be looking for replacements (the 5 year age out plan). That said, I've been watching them, and no signs of any abnormal wear or deterioration. Been happy with them. Also have a TPMS (Pressure Pro) too. When we change, I'll probably sell them to my farmer neighbor, as he's always happy to get a good set of used tires for the farm implements he has. I'll be checking out Sailuns again, as well as possibly Maxxis and maybe a couple of other brands that are well known. I may go with an "85" aspect ratio instead of the "80" since the extra 1/2 inch of height will not be a problem for us.

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Old 08-22-2021, 09:13 PM   #22
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Hey Terry. The other tires seem to be doing okay so we're getting the bad one replaced with another Sailun after he takes care of the axle. I personally think the axle went south on one of our boondocking trips this summer. We had some pretty ugly roads for a time.

Noticed your Jeep on your pic...we have one as well which would have been better suited to the roads we were on. And, husband is former Navy.
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Old 08-22-2021, 10:10 PM   #23
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Wow, you must have hit some "ugly" roads to knock an axle out of kilter! Yes, the jeep is a 1942 "Script Jeep" (early production) Navy jeep. Good man, your husband! GO NAVY!!! I was on an ammunition ship, USS Pyro AE-24. Vietnam, 70-72.
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Old 08-23-2021, 04:37 PM   #24
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Just got took the china bombs off after one blow out and one spilt on side wall with 11,000 mi and made in 2019.found Transeagle trailer tires 4.5 rated ST235/80 r16 and 16ply all steel
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Old 08-23-2021, 09:22 PM   #25
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well sorry if you disagree or receive differing advise.
**I know you will**

All advise is good its just hard to pick thru it all.
I converted from China Bombs to good year G614 110 PSI.
I am on my third set as they have aged out.
I run geeze 15K miles a year out west.
high temps and rough roads.

I know that the Goodyear G614's are expensive compared to salins.
that said. I have had Zero trip interruptions due to tires.
and Stand by Goodyear G614's and their Endurance tires for lighter trailers.

Think about it.
I have had 3 blow outs over 10 plus years in my F350 with Michelin AT2 truck tires.
There the same cost as the Goodyear G614 trailer tires..
Why not spend the same costs for trailer tires as your truck.

My recommendation is stay with Goodyear.
I know they cost more they are also made in America.
Give an American a Job.

As far as axel alignment.
Its possible but the tire wear would be obvious pretty quick.
If you need a axel alignment (they Bend it to correct it)
Try Straight Line Suspension in Mesa Az.
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Old 08-24-2021, 09:16 AM   #26
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I tried to buy good year and was told by good year they are not making the 14 ply trailer tire the size I need. If they don't have the size I can't buy it.
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Old 08-25-2021, 06:59 AM   #27
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Yes, starting with correct tire for load is critical. For me, we stay out about 3-4 months a year but only tow about 4000 miles per year. So--I change tires every 3 years. Why, my experience is that sitting for about 9 months in S. Texas will weaken the tire and result in tire issues while towing. It works best for me. I also keep a roadside service and carry a 12 ton bottle jack. Just a thought!
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Iím putting those on in a month before leaving for Florida. They seem to have good reviews. And thatís all they sell here.
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Old 11-17-2021, 04:38 AM   #29
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Smile I have a Montana High Country 293RK 2016 PLY tires

our 2016 Montana HC came with 235/80R/16 ST Load range E from Keystone and the dry weight is 9880 Lbs Pay load is 3615 which equals 13495 max gross is 13500 LBS so as you see a 10 PLY is big enough an they are going to be 6 yrs old in may an Iwill be changing the to a 235/80R/16 LOAD Range G 14 PLY cuz I want a tire with more plys so as my max weight pre tire will go up an it will have thicker ply side walls cuz if I keep the 10 ply on they will be greater chance of blowing out, so to prevent that I am going to a 14 ply tire an i will feel better. an I have 2003 dodge 2500 ram 5.9 cumins diesel wiht a Edge programmer an it does a outstanding job pulling at 65to75 miles an hour .
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well sorry if you disagree or receive differing advise.
**I know you will**

All advise is good its just hard to pick thru it all.
I converted from China Bombs to good year G614 110 PSI.
I am on my third set as they have aged out.
I run geeze 15K miles a year out west.
high temps and rough roads.

I know that the Goodyear G614's are expensive compared to salins.
that said. I have had Zero trip interruptions due to tires.
and Stand by Goodyear G614's and their Endurance tires for lighter trailers.

Think about it.
I have had 3 blow outs over 10 plus years in my F350 with Michelin AT2 truck tires.
There the same cost as the Goodyear G614 trailer tires..
Why not spend the same costs for trailer tires as your truck.

My recommendation is stay with Goodyear.
I know they cost more they are also made in America.
Give an American a Job.

As far as axel alignment.
Its possible but the tire wear would be obvious pretty quick.
If you need a axel alignment (they Bend it to correct it)
Try Straight Line Suspension in Mesa Az.
I agree with Goodyears, I have never had any issues with Goodyears. However, I had never seen Sailuns until I bought the Montana, which had Sailuns, I replace them first with Carlisle's, took them back the next day, and put G114's on the Montana, I have only pull a 1,000 miles so far no issues.

There are people sold on Sailuns, that is their choice. My choice is different.

Happy trails.
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Old 11-29-2021, 05:20 AM   #31
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It is my opinion that the GY G614 RST will never again be seen on 7000# vehicle certified GAWRs. Why? They cannot provide the load capacity to meet the RVIA 10% load capacity reserves for OE tire fitments on those axle loads.

Look at the difference:

GY LT235/85R16 LRG at 110 PSI, max load 3750#
ANY ST235/85R16 LRG at 110 PSI, max load 4400#

7000# X 1.1 = 7700# / 2 = 3850#

Anyone working as a tire installer in the tire industry should (SHOULD) know the tire industry standards require replacement tires to provide, at the minimum, a load capacity equal to or greater than the OE tires provided.
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Old 11-29-2021, 06:58 AM   #32
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It is my opinion that the GY G614 RST will never again be seen on 7000# vehicle certified GAWRs. Why? They cannot provide the load capacity to meet the RVIA 10% load capacity reserves for OE tire fitments on those axle loads.

Look at the difference:

GY LT235/85R16 LRG at 110 PSI, max load 3750#
ANY ST235/85R16 LRG at 110 PSI, max load 4400#

7000# X 1.1 = 7700# / 2 = 3850#

Anyone working as a tire installer in the tire industry should (SHOULD) know the tire industry standards require replacement tires to provide, at the minimum, a load capacity equal to or greater than the OE tires provided.
Thanks, I forgot about what you brought up.

On another note, I don't often make purchases based upon political reasoning. What matters is getting what I pay for. I can't help it if American business sends their work offshore. There are many products we use that aren't even made here anymore. The idea of American made sounds good but doesn't guarantee anything.
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Old 11-29-2021, 09:06 AM   #33
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It is my opinion that the GY G614 RST will never again be seen on 7000# vehicle certified GAWRs. Why? They cannot provide the load capacity to meet the RVIA 10% load capacity reserves for OE tire fitments on those axle loads.

Look at the difference:

GY LT235/85R16 LRG at 110 PSI, max load 3750#
ANY ST235/85R16 LRG at 110 PSI, max load 4400#

7000# X 1.1 = 7700# / 2 = 3850#

Anyone working as a tire installer in the tire industry should (SHOULD) know the tire industry standards require replacement tires to provide, at the minimum, a load capacity equal to or greater than the OE tires provided.

IMO that's a good thing to leave those G614's OFF any 7K axle. As said before those tires have done more damage to fifth wheels than any another tire on the market, and their little brother the Marathon is close behind.

There is a member on another forum that is a Goodyear loyalist, and finally after his 18 month old G114's threw the tread ,not the first for him ,he's finally got the message ,and is going with another brand . This last episode tore up the fender on his Mobile Suite.This was not the first time on damage ,but he still stuck with Goodyear until this last time .
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Some thing happen to me on anther keystone rv axles were out of alignment from the factory and can get out of aligned going down the road have your axles checked they can be aligned just liked your truck you just have to find the right shop that can do it. they actual bend the axles for camber. last year it cost me $400.00 to do it but no more tire problems
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On a trip south last year when I checked torque on my wheels I noticed heavy wear on the inside of a tire on the roadside. Found curb side had wear on the outside of two tires and while investigating found 1 suspension clip had torn away from the frame and one fractured on the opposing side. Upon further inspection found fractures and undercut in welds on two more hanger clips on the 2021 Montana. After a series of calls, pictures and emails to Keystone and our Dealer, Keystone stepped up with replacement of all 6 hanger clips, suspension kits, axles and tires. The new Montanas also come from the factory with 45 degree angle clips welded in the suspension hanger clips and to the flange of the chassis which I also had installed on our rig.
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Old 03-12-2023, 07:15 AM   #36
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My dad told me a story many years ago from when he was a teen. This would have been in the 1940's. A new highway was constructed between Lapel, Indiana and Noblesville, Indiana replacing the original section of Highway 32, which for the next 60 years would be called "Old 32", but was eventually renamed 191st street (based on the Indianapolis road naming now). So the "New 32" became the main road between the two towns.

He told of another one of his class mates that was "slow" in the head (well, he always used a more politically uncorrect term to identify this young fellow), but suffice to to say, what he described was someone with autism.

Anyway, because the new road was a paved road and not chopped up partially gravel and asphalt it was quite common folks to push the limits of their 1930's and 40's styles automobiles (speed excessively).

One day this young man was "speeding" excessively and sure enough, a policeman pulled him over. From the story, the first thing the officer said to the young man was, ....

Son, do you know what kind of road this is?
And the young man answered.
Well yes sir. It's "concrete."

So, with the back drop of this story, I'll add my 2 cents to the question:

"So, what kind of tire to get?"

Answer: A round one!



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Old 03-12-2023, 09:53 AM   #37
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The Trailer had Sailun Load Range L when purchased but with the replacement of Suspension, Hanger/Clip and both axles they installed Transeagle ST235/80R16 radial tires with a rating of 129/125M Load Range G.
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Old 03-12-2023, 10:00 AM   #38
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Answer: A round one!
Wrong answer.
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Load range L sounds like a lowboy tire. 20ply
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