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Old 07-24-2021, 09:01 AM   #21
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Is there a tire brand that has no history of failures?

No! I And until there is a major rash of Sailun RV tires fail, wont consider them a bad product. Yes, there are a few but is it an epidemic kind ofc problem
 
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Old 07-24-2021, 01:17 PM   #22
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Just my 2 cents but I will weigh in on this issue between 12 ply Rainiers and 14 ply G-rated Sailuns. I for one have had a tire blowout and changed to the spare on the side of the road. Trust me.....that's no fun!!!


When we purchased our 2019 Montana High Country, I drove it less than 1000 miles before removing the factory 12 ply Rainiers and switched to 14 ply Sailuns. My reason is simple...if you take off a 12 ply Rainier and pick it up in one hand and the pick up a 14 ply G rated tire of the same rim size, you will be able to see and feel a definite difference between the two. The 14 ply tire is noticeably heavier.


If you compare the thickness of the side wall and the stiffness of the sidewall, the 14 ply is noticeably thicker and heavier.


If you compare the thickness and stiffness of the outer tread, the 14 ply is noticeably thicker and heavier.


I for one am not sold on Sailuns...I am simply sold on 14 ply G rated tires for our 38 foot long camper. I believe the additional weight, thickness and stiffness of the 14 ply is superior and I feel better towing with them.
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Old 08-03-2021, 03:02 PM   #23
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That is an awful lot of wear for only 400-500 miles. My Sailuns don't look at all like that and I have 20K miles on them now. Something is out of wack for that tire, alignment/pressure/wheel bearings?
The photo may look like wear but it was a new tire and coming apart. All 4 tires were wearing even and normal. This was a tire on the verge of coming apart.

The replacement Synergy brand tire I got on the road of the same type and size has about 1,000 miles so far. It is doing just fine. No signs of uneven wear anywhere.
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Old 08-03-2021, 03:08 PM   #24
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The photo may look like wear but it was a new tire and coming apart. All 4 tires were wearing even and normal. This was a tire on the verge of coming apart.

The replacement Synergy brand tire I got on the road of the same type and size has about 1,000 miles so far. It is doing just fine. No signs of uneven wear anywhere.
Im sorry I should explain I was referring to the outside edge of the tires. That edge is really worn down for only 500 miles. That type of wear is from low pressure, not my opinion, but from tire manufacturer information.
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If I'm not mistaken, it's not worn, but actually missing part of the outside edge, like separated and gone.
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Old 08-03-2021, 06:55 PM   #26
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It looks that way on the sides because the center was just about ready to depart like in the other thread. The whole center tread was beginning to separate from the tire. It makes the photo appear like the sides have worn.

Cold tire pressure early in the morning was checked and adjusted to 108 psi for all tires. I actually use 2 quality tire pressure gauges to cross check. It was the TPMS that alerted me to pull over before it totally separated. I also check hub and tire temps with one of those handheld infrared instruments at stops.

The replacement tire is showing no wear issues. The failed Sailun tire was showing no uneven wear issues prior.
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