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Posted: 09/24/22 06:31pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

ok so I am wondering what tires people are buying and having deicent luck with. had my second blow out in 39 years so time to look at tires.

I was going to go with the sailune but I don't want to have to buy new rims right now so it will be a standard under 100psi tire.

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I happen to think that it isn't necessary to run max sidewall pressure for a tire. IMO you can vary your pressure to reflect the amount of weight on that tire. I ran "G" rated Sailun 16" tires at 95 psi for years, and they still looked good when I sold the trailer, and they were over 6 years old. I was running a triple axle toyhauler with about 2,500 lbs. on each tire, I weighed them so I know. I didn't need to the full 110 psi, and the resultant rough ride. It worked great for me.


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Posted: 09/24/22 08:17pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Depends on what your trailers OEM axle ratings are.

For 5.2k-6k axle I use a good all season tread 16" LT235/85-16 E at 3042 lbs per tire. Michelin XPS Ribs and Bridgestone R238 are a commercial grade all steel ply carcass tire and are tops for those size axles

For My triaxle GN stock trailer with 7k axles I use Sailun S637 ST235/80-16 load G tire at max sidewall. In a heavy tire like a load G I personally wouldn't use any pressure less than 90 psi. Those are a very heavy stiff commercial grade tire and like all commercial grade tires they can run hot with lower pressures.

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Posted: 09/24/22 08:42pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

You only buy tires after a blow out?

How about post the tire size and the trailer GVWR?


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Buy a LT (truck) tire instead of a ST (trailer} tire.


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After my last blowout, I upgraded the China bomb tires from the factory with Tires Hercules LT 235/85R16 H-901 DOT LYC B2RLHE LOAD RANGE G tires. We bought them in TN at the Farmer’s CO-OP in Sevierville. The sidewall is 110 PSI cold but I follow the PSI recommended for the FW which is 85 PSI cold. I have been very pleased with these tires.


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Tires not made in China are immune to road hazards? Age? Under inflation? Over loading? Sun damage?


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Based on your specs, an E or F-rated tire will do, so GY Endurance will work. If you want to upgrade to a G like Sailun or Hercules, and adjust psi downwards per their load range chart, you should be able to stay below your wheel rating.


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Our 12,360# GVWR 5er came stock with LT 235/85-16 tires we used the same as replacements. Yep, only 3,042# capacity each, but a better built and tested tire.


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Posted: 09/25/22 09:45am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have Sailun 637s and run them at 80psi. That's plenty to support the weight of my tri-axle toy hauler.

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