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Old 07-22-2018, 07:26 PM   #11
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Just an FYI if anyone cares the Sailun tires are Made in China. From what I have read they have a good track record. I will stick with GY's for my RV's and Michelins on my Vehicles.
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Old 07-22-2018, 08:26 PM   #12
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Yep, Sailuns are Chinese made. I was skeptical when first thinking about them, but numerous reports of them lasting and have yet to read of one that blew out (surely it has happened, just not mentioned that I have seen), I decided to try them. They did better than the Michelin XTAs that had tread separations on 2 of 4 on my previous '05, and Michelin would have nothing to do with replacing/compensation. My current '15 has the OEM GY G-114s and noticing some uneven tread wear--not from alignment. When it comes to replacing them next summer, will be hard pressed not to use Sailuns.

Simple Tire:
Sailun S737 H------$147
Michelin XTA J------ 370
GY G-114 H-------- 347

Based on my experience with one set (also had Sailun 19.5s on the last 450) I can see that it is easy to get 2 sets for much less then Mich/GY pricing.
Not saying Sailuns are only way to go, but they seem to be holding up very well overall.
I neglected to say that there is also the mounting charge to be considered when buying from Simple Tire, but that would apply to the others as well. I believe the out-the-door price on M & GY are sometimes over $400 each.
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Old 07-22-2018, 09:49 PM   #13
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Also as an FYI, on the other two 5th wheel forums I follow the Sailuns always come to the top. Goodyear and Michelins of course will always peak, but as pointed out the money matters also.
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Old 07-23-2018, 10:49 AM   #14
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"My current '15 has the OEM GY G-114s and noticing some uneven tread wear--not from alignment."

Sounds like mine. Contact GY Customer Service. Ask to speak to the GY Rep in your area. Take it to a GY "OWNED" store!!! That is where I got chumped a bit by going to a independent GY store.

They pro rated 3 of my tires and the California Rep that I contacted after the dust had settled on the 3 tires had the 4th replaced for free on our return trip to SoCal.

This is what they look like prior to loosing the center tread and after. I had just checked the tires with a IR gun 15 minutes prior to seeing tread fly off.

If your tires are around this date code they are probably de laminating. Center tread comes off but outside does not. They don't blow unless you simply ignore them!



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Old 07-23-2018, 02:14 PM   #15
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Take it to a GY "OWNED" store!!! That is where I got chumped a bit by going to a independent GY store.
Along those lines.

If you have work done at a GY owned store, getting work done that relates to the initial service is not that big of a deal.

If you go to an indy, good luck trying to get something taken care of at another indy.

If you have work done at an indy and they damage your fancy aluminum wheels - you have no recourse through GY and your battle will be with the indy owned store.
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Old 07-23-2018, 04:16 PM   #16
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I agree with all the posts, Goodyear did well by me and many others when a tire fails for some reason. I think for the money you get a good tire that was built for the job. I would replace with the same brand and size.
I’m on board with that too!!
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Old 07-23-2018, 05:51 PM   #17
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At just a few hundred dollars more than the Goodyears, you can buy 17.5 inch rims and Sailun tires. I did it, and like the security of the additional plys and weight carrying capacity. Simpletire.com is the best place to shop.
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Old 07-23-2018, 08:44 PM   #18
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Be VERY careful. You can't put bigger rims and tires on your rig and not experience problems. Just today I had to rescue a newly obtained rig on I-95 S. in Florida due to mismatched rims and tires. The tires actually touched each other in turns because the previous owner of this newly acquired rig put 17s on a rig that came with 16s. The guy got down the road less than 15 miles with his new purchase and experienced two blowouts.
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The Sailun 17.5" tires are actually a little less in diameter than the 16" Goodyears, so you shouldn't have any problems.
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I did the change from 16 to 17.5s—probably the best upgrade I have ever made. And if the tires were too close after the change, they were too close before.
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