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klr650goldwing wrote:

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.


Sailun. Former truck tire re-branded as ST tires for import tax purposes, or so many people have told me.

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fj12ryder wrote:

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.


Hadn't heard this. Will keep my ears/eyes open for more info.

FWIW, we have Provider G's on our 30' GN triple axle trailer. They're working well, so far.

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We are currently in Boone, NC and will find new tires while we are here. I just called a local truck tire place and they are recommending Carlisle tires over Hercules. Do any of you have experience with Carlisle tires?


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I had Carlisles on Montana HC with no issues.
Up sized to a pre owned 18,000 GVW landmark that had Sailuns. Had one blow out in nowhere New Mexico. Replaced with Hercules Strong Guard. Have maybe 8,000 miles on them. No problems so far.


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I considered Sailuns, but they were overkill for my GVWR so I went with Endurance. Very well made tire - heavy. Didn't loose any psi over our summer travels.


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There are good Chinese tires and bad Chinese tires. Carlisle and Hercules are good Chinese brands - probably better for your spare than your main tires. If you want a tire that you can trust driving down the road, for your trailer weight, buy the G rated GoodYear or Sailun tire as many have expressed very good results with both. I have heard that Walmart usually has good prices on the Sailun tires, I had priced them at a "tire" shop and they were way over priced, they wanted me to buy their Chinese brand tire... I have GoodYear tires on my 5th wheel, but my weights are not as high as yours. If I needed G rated, I would have purchased Sailun tires.

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laknox wrote:

fj12ryder wrote:

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.


Hadn't heard this. Will keep my ears/eyes open for more info.

FWIW, we have Provider G's on our 30' GN triple axle trailer. They're working well, so far.

Lyle



Couple reports on the Montana forum with the Vietnam made Sailuns, looks like a bad batch, they had about the same date codes . No blowouts ,what I saw was partial tread separation .

12v98, might have to consider those Endurance next time if those Sailuns continue with issues ,or make sure they are made in China . [emoticon]

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I considered Sailuns, but they were overkill for my GVWR so I went with Endurance. Very well made tire - heavy. Didn't loose any psi over our summer travels.


Good call on the GY's. I never seem to loose air on mine or much on any of my other tires. Is that because of the tires or just better installation methods?


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"Couple reports on the Montana forum with the Vietnam made Sailuns, looks like a bad batch, they had about the same date codes . No blowouts ,what I saw was partial tread separation ."

Sounds like the GY 17.5 "H"



"12v98, might have to consider those Endurance next time if those Sailuns continue with issues ,or make sure they are made in China ."

I have been running the Endurance on my Boat Trailer with ZERO issues towing at 70mph all Summer long for 4 years now. Probably have 20k or more and have around 1/8" tread left.

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I ended up with Endurance as I couldn't get Carlisles in time for a trip. I will tell you that they have a =lot= less tread than most other STs that I've seen. Surprised heck out of me, for sure. I sure hope I don't have to tow in heavy rain as the siping is =shallow=.

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