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azdryheat wrote:

What I know is I've had two 5th wheels in the last eight years running Michelin truck tires, traveling all over the US in the heat of summer and have yet to have a tire issue. I don't baby my tires and I don't run them at max pressure. My current Michelins are five years old and are wearing fine. So called tire experts can talk about shear and degrees and such but I'll talk from actual tire usage and the 100% reliability of my truck tires. Truck tires are tough and can take the abuse, Chinese trailer tires can't.
Looks like a well thought out post, good points until that last sentence. That mis-statement throws the whole post into doubt.

My Sailun ST tires, and almost every other one I've read about have lasted with no issues. Chinese-made and an ST tire, but an excellent tire that I would buy again in a heartbeat.


Don't forget, though, that the Sailuns =originally= were imported as truck tires, but they decided to rebrand them as ST tires to avoid higher import tariffs. They are, for all intents, the exact same tire that was labeled for truck usage 5-6 years ago. I've had this from several different tire/truck dealers, when asked about them.

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ChuckSteed wrote:

Sailun tires are as good as any GY tires made for RVs... personally I run a Geo Star Chinese made G rated 14 ply tire... starting 4th season... r7n them at 105 to 110 psi...

They will continue to perform quite well... GY G614 is a nice tire but not worth the cost factor when a good G rated 14 ply tire will work just as well

If you’ve got money to burn then buy the best....Sailun would be your huckleberry
So far there's no indication that the Sailun isn't the best. There are still a few reports of issues with the Goodyear and they have had some real problems in the past. So far I've read of 2 Sailun tires that there have been problems. If someone offered me my choice of tire at no cost to me, it would still be the Sailun with no hesitation.

IMO this is one of those times when higher price is not an indication of higher quality.


x2! Now, if Sailun would get into the 15" D/E rating market, with the same quality, they'd =own= it. [emoticon]

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"x2! Now, if Sailun would get into the 15" D/E rating market, with the same quality, they'd =own= it."

ENDURANCE has a stellar record and is at a very competitive price. OH and it's US Made.

NEVER have I said the Sailun is a bad tire. I have had ONE GY tire issue and they stood behind it. EVERY RV I have owned over 25 years has had US Made GY's. Not even a flat over that time.

GY's on my vehicles? NOPE I prefer Michelins.


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Calling Chineese made tire junk is more political than fact. Many Chineese tire are ISO cetified and many so-call American tires are made in China. So folks please don't confuse facts with politics. Buy American is a good thing however.

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Just an FYI: Not all Sailuns are made in China, I saw a stack of Sailun 17.5" tires that were labeled "Made in Korea".


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Michelle.S wrote:

Just an FYI: Not all Sailuns are made in China, I saw a stack of Sailun 17.5" tires that were labeled "Made in Korea".


IMHO that is MUCH better!

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Cummins12V98 wrote:

Michelle.S wrote:

Just an FYI: Not all Sailuns are made in China, I saw a stack of Sailun 17.5" tires that were labeled "Made in Korea".


IMHO that is MUCH better!


Mine were made in Vietnam, the old stomping ground for Michelin.

http://www.rjsmith.com/Dau_Tieng_and_Michelin_Complete.html


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Calling Chineese made tire junk is more political than fact. Many Chineese tire are ISO cetified and many so-call American tires are made in China. So folks please don't confuse facts with politics. Buy American is a good thing however.

The issues with poly carcass ST tires came with load C/D/E ratings even when all were made in the USA and made later made in china. I was around towing for a living and our domestic tire makers ST tires had the same issues if not worse. BTDT.
The 16" Sailun S637 were probably the first new gen made over there load G tire that hit the streets sometime in the '10 era mostly on regional service trailers.....later on rv trailers.
Now we have several brands made over there commercial grade all steel ply carcass ST load G tires with real service records (years and miles).

And we have lots of excellent P and LT tires made in china to choose from for our tow vehicles/trailers.


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When Goodyear introduced their new (Endurance) ST tire line-up they had a new size. It's a ST255/85R16 LRE with a load capacity of 4080# @ 80 PSI. I noticed that some of the newer Montana 5th wheel trailers are coming with those tires as OEM. It's a little surprising to see a Keystone trailer with high dollar OEM tires. I also noticed another ST tire manufacturer touting that size, Greenball.

* This post was edited 06/15/19 01:15am by CALandLIN *

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Looks like the GY Endurance ST255/85R16 LRE is about $207. Not cheap or "high dollar" but they do hold up well!

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