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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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Well I've had a Blowout on a GY G114 "H" 17.5" tire at 4 years and 40K miles then switched to Sailun "H" 17.5 stamped "Made in China" and with 2 years and 15K miles lost an inner section of the tread, but never lost air. Bought a replacement thru Wally World because I needed a spare. Generated a warranty with Tredit the distributor and received a check that more than covered the cost of the Wally World replacement.
So will be watching them closely, and don't anyone suggest GY Endurance because we're pushing 20K on the fifth wheel.


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Michelle.S wrote:

Well I've had a Blowout on a GY G114 "H" 17.5" tire at 4 years and 40K miles then switched to Sailun "H" 17.5 stamped "Made in China" and with 2 years and 15K miles lost an inner section of the tread, but never lost air. Bought a replacement thru Wally World because I needed a spare. Generated a warranty with Tredit the distributor and received a check that more than covered the cost of the Wally World replacement.
So will be watching them closely, and don't anyone suggest GY Endurance because we're pushing 20K on the fifth wheel.


Why would anyone push a tire that can’t carry the weight?

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We currently have Samson tires on our trailer that could be up to 7 years old. The 5er is a 2014, we bought it in 2018 so we don't know for sure how old the tires are. We have traveled about 15,000 miles with these tires. I have always kept the tires aired up to 110 lbs. Now I'm wondering if we should just put the same tires back on. The blow out did put a hole in the sidewall about the diameter of a baseball. But is it possible that these current tires are at the end of their useful life span?


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klr650goldwing wrote:

We currently have Samson tires on our trailer that could be up to 7 years old. The 5er is a 2014, we bought it in 2018 so we don't know for sure how old the tires are. We have traveled about 15,000 miles with these tires. I have always kept the tires aired up to 110 lbs. Now I'm wondering if we should just put the same tires back on. The blow out did put a hole in the sidewall about the diameter of a baseball. But is it possible that these current tires are at the end of their useful life span?


Tires have a date code - Look that up and decide. Most think about 5 years is all a trailer tire can handle. A cheaper brand, less than that. Really consider what tires you put on it. A quality brand is not much more expensive than a non quality brand. But having the correct weight rating is the most important and some go up a rating just to be safe.

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The age of the tires can be determined by the DOT code on the sidewall. Four numbers in a oval, the first two numbers are the week and the second two are the year. If they are OEM tires, you're likely living on borrowed time, although our Sailun tires on the last trailer were 7 years old when we sold it.


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klr650goldwing wrote:

We currently have Samson tires on our trailer that could be up to 7 years old. The 5er is a 2014, we bought it in 2018 so we don't know for sure how old the tires are. We have traveled about 15,000 miles with these tires. I have always kept the tires aired up to 110 lbs. Now I'm wondering if we should just put the same tires back on. The blow out did put a hole in the sidewall about the diameter of a baseball. But is it possible that these current tires are at the end of their useful life span?


Love your taste in vehicles BTW. My Arctic Fox is a 2014 and the DOT markings showed the tires were made in 2013 and 2014. With a 16,600 GVWR and a cross country trip looming, I didn't want to chance the old tires even though there was plenty of tread and no visible sidewall cracking.

In the aviation world, there's components that are hour limited, cycle limited (ie take-offs and landings) and time limited. I tend to consider RV tires as time limited items. They would have probably done OK but it was worth the $800 I spent for Sailuns for piece of mind.

On the bright side, I sold the set of old Goodyear G614's to a local guy on Craigslist for farm use for $200.

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