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Old 05-24-2016, 07:10 AM   #1
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Picking up new fifth have tire question e vs g rated

We are picking up our new 2016 3825fl this week and after seeing the recall for the tire inflation placard and reading that the 3825 should have G rated tires I think the one I'm getting has E rated Marathon.
Having a sob 5th with a 15500 gvwr that came with g rated from the factory I think the e rated are not quite enough tire for the units weight.
Placard on the new trailer indicates E rated tires with de rated 7000 axles.
Thinking that I may ask dealer to swap my G rated for the E as they are the same bolt pattern and rim size. Tires on my sob are 4 months old. They are Sailun s637 14 ply weight indicated on tire is 4085.
I understand the whole 25% on the pin so the tires are not carrying all the weight concept. I feel that it is better to have more capacity and not need it than need it and not have it. Takes a lot of the blow out factor away.
Would go to 17.5 but budget took a hit with new truck and 5er.
Anyone else purchase this model that came with e rated tires?
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Old 05-24-2016, 07:36 AM   #2
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Sorry, I don't own this brand 5th wheel. I do, however, totally agree with you on switching the E rated tires out for your G rated ones. I, like you, believe a bit more margin on anything I 'm pulling down the road at 60-65 mph is a good thing.
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Old 05-24-2016, 07:53 AM   #3
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Margin is a good thing on a 5er with a starting weight over 14000 lbs and a gvwr over 17000 lb. I think maybe FR overlooked something here.
Love the 5er but does me no good if I can't feel safe going down the highway. We tow approximately 15,000 miles a year.
I see 17.5 wheels and tires in my future very soon budget concerns or not.
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Old 05-24-2016, 08:34 AM   #4
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Swap to your Gs. Always good to have too much then not enough.
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I would swap and keep the G's
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Old 05-24-2016, 08:38 AM   #6
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Swapping the 4-mo. old Sailuns is a no-brainer IMHO.
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Old 05-24-2016, 08:46 AM   #7
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Thanks,
Just trying to do it right. DW is obsessive with the tire factor.
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I agree with all of the above. I had a 15,800 GVWR fiver and was overloading 1 tire and 2 others with "E" tires. If you already own the G wheels/tires, I'd swap for them in a heartbeat.
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Talked to service manager at dealership and he says no problem we'll swap em if they fit. So I keep my Sailuns and my old rims...
Whew... DW will be happy. She had a time getting someone to replace the original sailuns while in Mississippi. No one had ever heard of them and they wanted to replace with what they had in stock. Um... NO..
In the crew I travel and work with we have 5 with heavy ( over 15,500 gvwr) 5ers. All but one are running the Sailun s637 g. The other is running 17.5 Michelin xta.
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Our Cedar Creek 38CK came with "G" rated Westlake. 4,080 lbs rated per tire. Next time to change tires I'll go to the Saliun tires.
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