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StirCrazy
Navigator
Navigator
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.

thanks

Steve
2014 F350 6.7 Platinum
2016 Cougar 330RBK
1991 Slumberqueen WS100
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dfm
Explorer
Explorer
Last year I put Sailun, 16 inch G rated on my trailer and I run them at 95 PSI , as recommended by Fountain tire in Kamloops.
2015 Open Range 340 FLR
2012 Ram3500 Laramie Longhorn/Cummins
1 DW 1 Furperson

Thermoguy
Explorer II
Explorer II
I'm running a Goodyear Wrangler LT tire - 235/85 16. Have the same tire on 2 trailers, very happy with them. No issues with weight for me as I'm under 9K on the tires. LT tires are tested, ST tires are not. Asked lots of questions at tire dealers before making this decision. If your weight is low enough, a good LT tire is a great choice.

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

rhagfo
Explorer III
Explorer III
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.
Russ & Paula the Beagle Belle.
2016 Ram Laramie 3500 Aisin DRW 4X4 Long bed.
2005 Copper Canyon 293 FWSLS, 32' GVWR 12,360#

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phillyg
Explorer II
Explorer II
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.
--2005 Ford F350 Lariat Crewcab 6.0, 4x4, 3.73 rear
--2016 Montana 3711FL, 40'
--2014 Wildcat 327CK, 38' SOLD

Lwiddis
Explorer II
Explorer II
Tires not made in China are immune to road hazards? Age? Under inflation? Over loading? Sun damage?
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ETCrockett
Explorer
Explorer
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.
Eric & Andrea
2016 Jayco Pinnacle 38FLSA
2009 Ford F450 DRW

corvettekent
Explorer
Explorer
Buy a LT (truck) tire instead of a ST (trailer} tire.
2022 Silverado 3500 High Country CC/LB, SRW, L5P. B&W Companion Hitch with pucks. Hadley air horns.

2004 32' Carriage 5th wheel. 860 watts of solar MPPT, two SOK 206 ah LiFePO4 batteries. Samlex 2,000 watt Pure Sine Wave Inverter.

time2roll
Nomad
Nomad
You only buy tires after a blow out?

How about post the tire size and the trailer GVWR?

JIMNLIN
Explorer
Explorer
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.

What ever tire that lasted 39 years I would stick with that brand...:B
"good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment" ............ Will Rogers

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'97 Park Avanue 28' 5er 11200 two slides

fj12ryder
Explorer III
Explorer III
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.
Howard and Peggy

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