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Old 03-18-2016, 08:51 PM   #1
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Goodyear G614

Thinking of changing my tires to the G614's on my Blue Ridge 3710 BH. Has anyone done this?


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Old 03-18-2016, 11:47 PM   #2
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Those would be a great choice. I installed Michelins on my 3025. I will be, and suggest you do as well, installing the Lippert wet bolt kit.
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I didn't go to these tires, but I did consider them.

Make sure your rims support the 110psi.

Check the outer diameter of your tire vs. the G614 and that you have enough space between the tires.

You might also consider a Sailun tire in the same size (235/80/16). It's getting good reviews and is less expensive than the G614.
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Old 03-19-2016, 08:41 AM   #4
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Thank you. I'll take a look at them.


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Old 03-19-2016, 09:03 AM   #5
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Thinking of changing my tires to the G614's on my Blue Ridge 3710 BH. Has anyone done this?


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Just curious, what brand came on your Blue Ridge?
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Old 03-19-2016, 10:52 AM   #6
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Mine came with Goodyear Marathons


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Old 03-19-2016, 11:32 AM   #7
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I'm also considering going to a G tire. My problem is that my rims are 80 psi rims, and it's hard to find 16 x 6.5 rims in a 6 lug pattern. Most of the high pressure rims are 8 lug.
However I think I've found some at etrailer that will work. I'm still researching.
Amazon did have the G614 tires for $272 each, but they are now over $300. Simpletire.com has them for $272 plus $23 shipping, so after buying high pressure valve stems, you're at $300 per tire plus mounting and balance, which usually runs $20 - $30 per tire. So, a set will run aprox $1300. Just wherever you buy them, check the date of manufacture, just to make sure they aren't 3 years old at install. Tire suppliers like to get rid of old stock. We don't want to start out with old but new tires.
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Old 03-19-2016, 03:26 PM   #8
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How do you find out if your rims are rated to handle the extra PSI of G tires? Is it stamped on the rim?


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Old 03-19-2016, 03:49 PM   #9
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The rims which came on my Vengeance had it stamped on the back. It states max. load of 3750 lbs. and in another place, it says 110 PSI. Sometimes they stamp them inside the wheel so the tire would have to be removed to see it.

I love the peace of mind my G614s give me. I had the dreadful Towmax blowout and camper damage years ago. Never want to do that again.

I think these are a fairly common FR wheel. Maybe you have the same?

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Old 03-19-2016, 05:37 PM   #10
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Goodyear G614

I sure hope so. I had a blowout yesterday. Ruined my daddy-daughter campout. It completely tore up my fenders and the wheel well. So it would give me a big peace of mind if I could go to G rated tires. If I didn't have to buy new rims, that's a big plus!
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Old 03-19-2016, 06:16 PM   #11
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Dang it! I feel your pain. Here's our old Cyclone on the way to Kerr Lake on a Friday afternoon in 2013. We had two other camper families waiting for us to meet up with them and then head down the road to the campground.

About $1000 and 6 new GoodYear Marathons at Discount Tire and we were back on the road three hours late.

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That's painful!! On the stress level and the pocket book!


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I wanted to upgrade to a "G" rated tire on my 3710 after one of my wonderful Goodyear Marathons blew up on us last summer. I couldn't find any in the size I needed. The camper came with 235/80's. Seems like "G" rated start at 235/85's. The 85's are an inch bigger than he 80's. On my rig there is only 2" between the stock tired as it sits so I was not able to make the switch. The rims are stamped for 110 so that wasn't an issue. Instead I went with Gladiator brand st. The Gladiator also has a slightly higher load rating than the Marathon. I know it's not a true test but we just put 1100 miles over the last two days with no issues. They have a nice linear tread pattern so they shouldn't create too much heat. Now if I make it 1100 miles back home next weekend without an issue I'll really be happy!! Nothing worse than constantly worrying about when the next tire will blow.
Funny thing is when I swapped out the old with the new a few weeks ago, the newest Marathon that replace the one that blew last summer, already had broken belts on the tread and was bulging horribly. That tire maybe had 500 miles on it.
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I wanted to upgrade to a "G" rated tire on my 3710 after one of my wonderful Goodyear Marathons blew up on us last summer. I couldn't find any in the size I needed. The camper came with 235/80's. Seems like "G" rated start at 235/85's. The 85's are an inch bigger than he 80's. On my rig there is only 2" between the stock tired as it sits so I was not able to make the switch. The rims are stamped for 110 so that wasn't an issue. Instead I went with Gladiator brand st. The Gladiator also has a slightly higher load rating than the Marathon. I know it's not a true test but we just put 1100 miles over the last two days with no issues. They have a nice linear tread pattern so they shouldn't create too much heat. Now if I make it 1100 miles back home next weekend without an issue I'll really be happy!! Nothing worse than constantly worrying about when the next tire will blow.
Funny thing is when I swapped out the old with the new a few weeks ago, the newest Marathon that replace the one that blew last summer, already had broken belts on the tread and was bulging horribly. That tire maybe had 500 miles on it.
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I was worried a 235/85 wouldn't fit. I found a Sailun 235/80/16 that is rated for 4,080# at 110psi. Everywhere I've read, Sailun has really good reviews. Might try those tires. http://www.sailuntires.ca/images2/637/637.pdf


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I've heard a lot of good things about those tires too! That's a really heavy rating. The gladiators I just got are rated at 3520.


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I've heard a lot of good things about those tires too! That's a really heavy rating. The gladiators I just got are rated at 3520.


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It is really heavy but for $170 a tire, I'd rather have a heavier tire than a lighter one. Now if they were $300 a tire, I'd completely agree with you.


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GY only lists a single rim width for the G614 tires. IMO if Goodyear thought it to be safe to use a rim width other than 6.5" they would have said so in this spec sheet which lists the rim width as 6.5" and the measuring rim width as 6.5". (Click on the G614 RST)

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I was worried a 235/85 wouldn't fit. I found a Sailun 235/80/16 that is rated for 4,080# at 110psi. Everywhere I've read, Sailun has really good reviews. Might try those tires. http://www.sailuntires.ca/images2/637/637.pdf
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If I am reading this correctly, Sailun tire warranty is limited to Canada. Check under exclusions in this attachment.

http://www.sailuntires.ca/catalogs/S...RT-Catalog.pdf

Every piece of knowledge I gain seems to steer me back to the Maxxis tires from Discounttiredirect....Thanks Herc.
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On a fiver that heavy and considering costs, I sure would look at 17.5 inch tires.
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I went to GY 614's last year after a Marathon blowout plus damage. Didn't have to upgrade wheels and damage repair was minor.
My brother just ordered 4 new Sailun S637 and new 17.5" rims rated at 125 lbs. for his Cyclone TH from Trailer Tires & Wheels in Edon, OH for $425 each including shipping, mount & balance & new center caps w/lug nuts. He should be getting them on Monday via truck freight.

The Sailuns are made in China but, his research at several heavy equipment manufacturers/suppliers showed the majority of the trailers he looked at had Sailuns on them. His own former employers 20 ton equipment/paving machine trailer had Sailuns.

Just more food for thought.
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