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Posted: 10/06/21 05:45pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Today, while driving on a freeway, we blew out aST235/80R16 with a G load rating. This tire was mounted on a 16,000 lb 5er. The tire brand was Samson and yes, that tire is mfg. in China. We will be purchasing 4 new tires in the next day or two. Can you recommend a better tire than the one that blew? We don't mind paying for quality, in fact we would much rather pay for quality than experience again what happened today.


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Shortly after I bought my Big Horn I put Hercules tires made by Cooper on after I had a blow out. I love that tire. They may be harder to find in the east coast.


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Posted: 10/06/21 07:54pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

No personal experience with them, but many knowledgeable forum members are using Sailun brand, and recommending them.

Goodyear also makes a G load tire.

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You might look at Hankook.

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I have Hercules G rated tires on my trailer. Highly recommended by my tire guy who installed them on his father's trailer as well. I've only had them for about 9 months, but they give me peace of mind. My trailer has a GVWR of 10,500 lbs. That is very close to my tire guy's father's trailer. I know I have more tire than I'll ever need, but I'm anxious to see how they perform over time.


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Pretty tough to beat a Sailun S637; I have had mine on my 16k fiver for 6 1/2 years so far with zero issues and they still look great. They also only lose about 3 psi each evenly over winter storage.

Yes, they are Chinese tires but they have a great track record and I would buy them again without hesitation.


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What ^^^^^^^^^^he said^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^


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Posted: 10/07/21 06:53am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Samson 16" GL 285T load G is a go to tire on haulers websites. One thing we do not use or recommend to others is derate those heavy tires with 80-95 psi low pressures like we see on rv websites.

Top rated 16" load G for trailers with 7k-8k axles on rv and non rv trailering website without doubt is the Sailun S637 which comes in two 16" sizes at 4080 lbs or 4400 lbs capacity.
I have six S637 on a triaxle GN stock trailer/7k axles with around 35k-37k miles with no issues. I keep 110 psi sitting for weeks or full loads or half loads on local runs 400-450 mile runs.


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Posted: 10/07/21 07:13am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Just a heads-up about the Sailun: they are now made in Vietnam, and there have been several instances of complete tread separation. This was on tires made earlier this year in Vietnam. Dunno if it's a continuing problem. I loved the Sailun tires on my Fuzion, six years old and still going strong when I sold the trailer. Now I'm having second thoughts, but won't need tires for another year or so, hopefully anyway. There may be more news by then.


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I'm included in the Sailun crowd, but I'm not liking what I've heard here and other sites about the recent made in Vietnam Sailuns.


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