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Your first blowouts are not unexpected as the tires were old when you purchased the rig. GY Marathons have fallen out of favor over the years, and I don't think the GY Endurance makes your size. Sailun, although Chinese-made, has a stellar reputation. In fact, I've only heard of one failure, in multiple forums, and the reason was inconclusive. Lastly, there's no reason to replace bearings and hubs unless they already damaged. In some cases, its easier and cheaper to just replace the entire hub/race/bearing as a set.


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Ok to be clear. Zero non road hazard claims on GY Endurance tires since they were introduced over 3.5 years ago.

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Try calling Axle and Wheel Aligning Company in Pasadena and see if they will align RV axles. They may work your bearings as well. HWY225 at Richey, north side of 225. I haven't used them in quite a while but they have been there forever.
https://www.axleandwheel.com/
For an alternative I use Channelview RV Supply on I-10 East just east of BW 8 for all general repairs. They've been there forever as well. I just paid them to repack my bearings for the first time in my life. I always did it myself.
http://www.channelviewsupply.com/
Sounds like whoever said you needed new bearings is BS'ing you unless they removed them and inspected.
Come on over to the working side of Houston where we don't accept such bullcorn.
I ran the new design Carlisle 16" on our previous 5th. No Issues. WalMart.com.
Bought the current Landmark lightly used with Sailun 215 75r 17.5 on it. Had a blowout 2 weeks ago in Nowhere, New Mexico. Replaced it with a Hercules Steelguard HRA, which was all I could get.

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Say it ain’t so Ethyl, a Sailun blowout???

Must have been road hazard. [emoticon]

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Say it ain’t so Ethyl, a Sailun blowout???

Must have been road hazard. [emoticon]


Busted my bubble too. LOL
I don't know what is was. I didn't recall running over anything. On US 550 between Cuba and Bernalillo NM.
Who knows how the previous owner treated them.
Cant decide what to replace them with this winter. We have a full dance card next year.

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Cummins12V98 wrote:

Say it ain’t so Ethyl, a Sailun blowout???

Must have been road hazard. [emoticon]


Busted my bubble too. LOL
I don't know what is was. I didn't recall running over anything. On US 550 between Cuba and Bernalillo NM.
Who knows how the previous owner treated them.
Cant decide what to replace them with this winter. We have a full dance card next year.



I too had a Sailun failure ,that was NOT a blowout, but a tire starting to come apart from being run without air . No tire holds up in those conditions. To the credit of Sailun in my case the tire held together nicely, no damage to the wheel or fifth wheel.

Have I changed my mind on Sailun ,not at all, why should I , when I read the horror stories of Goodyear tires tearing up fifth wheels, and the experience with Sailuns, no It will be Sailuns from now on. Bought my second set of Sailuns about four months ago, to replace the Westlakes that were on the new fifth wheel we bought.

There is no better G or H rated fifth wheel tire on the market then the Sailuns, hands down the better tire then any other brand. Its been proven for several years now. Track record is just second to none . Full dance card or not ,you were unfortunate same as I ,tires can have a failure , but I want the best chance at not having a failure. I would not even consider a different brand ,especially in a G or H rated tire .

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Its simple here for many, some want the best ,some settle for second best . Regardless of where its made I want the best, safety, durability ,cost all come into play. Thats why Sailun has become a very popular tire . This China thing has become redundant ,we all know the quality ,and thats what many chose. If we based things on where they are made ,we wouldn't own much , including our I phones ,computers , and "OUR " trucks

Its also time to put this where its made to bed, we all know ,and we all chose.

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