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Posted: 02/14/20 01:18pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

So the 2014 5th wheel we have agreed to purchase has Triangle TR656 14ply Load range G tires. They were installed in Sept 2019 with little to no use since then (RV stored for winter).

I have tried to research the overall rating or reviews as compared to Goodyear G614, which appear to be the standard. Not much on the tire, a few ratings here or there, but not enough to make a confident assessment into the overall quality of the tire. I know the price is about 1/3 to 1/2 the price of a comparable Goodyear G614, and that is it.

Does anyone have experience with these tires? Should I just commit to replacing these before a long distance road trip?

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The tire manufacturer is the least concerning issue to me. Age, inflation, not exceeding maximum tire weight/load range, protection from sun when in storage, road hazards and balancing are the reasons tires fail. And the longer a company has been making tires, the more complaints.


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I sure wouldn't replace them out of hand. That's a lot of money to spend, for a maybe, perhaps, moment. I've not read of that many load range G tires failing. Maybe a few Goodyear G614's [emoticon], but really the G rated tires don't seem to have the same issue as many of the E rated tires of 5-10 years ago.

I'd go over them good, check for weather checking and dry rot, especially between the tread. If they look good, and don't lose air unreasonably fast I'd use them. But I'm notoriously tight fisted too though.


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They were installed SEP 2019. What is the manufacture date on the tires? That makes a big difference.

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Yes, you should replace them immediately; and send them to me for proper disposal.

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Sell em on CL and buy some good quality "G" tires. MY choice would be the GY "G" tires at Simple Tire at $292 EA. They have the Sailun at $209 EA.

GY will replace the tires if they have a non road hazard failure. No other tire manufacturer will do the same.


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The G614 sure isn't the standard for comparing a load G tire. Not with its checkered history.
As mentioned we don't see tire issues with foreign made brands in a all steel commercial class G load tires like we do with load C/D/E ST trailer tires.

I see many haulers (commercial) using same 656 Triangles 17.5" on their service trailers with no issues.

If it was me I would run them...but like any tire watch them.
I also wouldn't let them get below 100 psi while sitting for the winter or running 70 mph down the road.


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Currently Triangle tires are built primarily in China. However, they are building a huge plant in NC.

They were the first to build the steel cased ST225/75R15 LRF tire. Others have followed suit.

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troubledwaters wrote:

Yes, you should replace them immediately; and send them to me for proper disposal.



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Cummins12V98 wrote:

Sell em on CL and buy some good quality "G" tires. MY choice would be the GY "G" tires at Simple Tire at $292 EA. They have the Sailun at $209 EA.

GY will replace the tires if they have a non road hazard failure. No other tire manufacturer will do the same.



Yup, Simple tire has gotten more expensive on Sailun S637's , I am guessing their popularity . But don't despair [emoticon] You can still get them for 158.99 at Walmart , or similar price from Big O tires ,they carry them in stock , just about anywhere in Arizona .

Sailun continue to be about half the cost of those Goodyears

* This post was edited 02/17/20 09:57am by cummins2014 *

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