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azdryheat wrote:

Any tire from China is junk, no other way to describe them.


Or sure there is, but the pesky forums rules preclude using the most accurate terms. [emoticon]

FWIW, so far I am happy with my Goodyear Endurance tires.

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BB_TX wrote:

Do you have 80 psi wheels or 110 psi wheels? The G614 and Sailun are 110 psi tires.

If by wet you mean loaded for travel then the Michelin XPS Ribs are great tires for lighter weight trailers. For that weight you should have something in the range of 9,000 lbs on the tires. The Goodyear Endurance ST is a relatively new tire that seems to get good reviews. I believe it is an 80 psi tire.


A less expensive alternative to the XPs are the Bridgestone Duravis R238. For only 12k lbs, a G tire is a bit of overkill, IMO.

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Two years after purchasing my Jayco Eagle FW, I up sized the wheels from 15 - 16" to run Light truck tires. I ran BFGoodrich Commercial TA's, load range E for the past eight years. Had a blow out in September and purchased a new set of Goodyear Endurance trailer tires. I have put 6,000 miles on the new tires and have not had any issues. I believe the tire failure was due to leaking metal valve stems and extremely hot weather. Happy with both of my tire selections to date and agree to stay away from the cheap china tires if at all possible, if it's within your budget.


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ScottG wrote:

azdryheat wrote:

Any tire from China is junk, no other way to describe them.


Or sure there is, but the pesky forums rules preclude using the most accurate terms. [emoticon]

FWIW, so far I am happy with my Goodyear Endurance tires.

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Wow, apparently my China-made Sailun tires never got the memo. Six years 20,000+ miles, and still look and ride great. Couldn't be happier, and cost about 60% less than some other brands. Win, win.


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My 5th is similar weight and my research came up with Carlisle or GY Endurance. Weight wise check your rims and if they are good for 80psi you should be good with E rated at about 2800# each. Mine stock came with D rated 2580 each stock which is cutting it a bit close IMO. The E rated also have a higher speed rating which was nice. Not that I really go over 65 but it's nice to know I'm not right up against the rating.

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With 33" axle spacing, I would suggest the GY Endurance in your current size, or the Bridgestone R238 in a 245-75-16.
I have not seen an unmounted Endurance, but I had Duravis 250's before, and they are a heavy steel tire.

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Bottom line that RV does NOT come close to needing "G" tires.

I guess the ENDURANCE "nay-sayers" have decided 3 full years on the market has proven these tires to be worthy as they seem to be silent now.

Do a search for "ENDURANCE tire failure". You won't fine any that are not road hazard.


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Cummins12V98 wrote:

Bottom line that RV does NOT come close to needing "G" tires.


Agreed - It may not even be an option if OP has 15" wheels. Mine (similar weight) came with 15" and the highest rated I could find are E. Not that I wanted higher than E - I was just curious. A good quality E rated tire is plenty for an 11K 5th wheel.

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Here's what I know for sure. Maaxis for three years and 0 problems.

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mtofell1 wrote:

My 5th is similar weight and my research came up with Carlisle or GY Endurance. Weight wise check your rims and if they are good for 80psi you should be good with E rated at about 2800# each. Mine stock came with D rated 2580 each stock which is cutting it a bit close IMO. The E rated also have a higher speed rating which was nice. Not that I really go over 65 but it's nice to know I'm not right up against the rating.


How do you know how much weight your rim can carry so i know if i can upgrade my 15" rim to E load?

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