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Old 06-19-2015, 07:28 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by wmtire View Post
The company that FR, Inc and some other RV manufacturers use is Lionshead.

Lionshead Tire and Wheel | Digital Hill

You actually have a MasterTrack pictured, not to be confused with MasterCraft tires, which are Cooper Tires associate brand. I know it may seem like splitting hairs, but worth noting.
Cooper not a good tire?

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Old 06-19-2015, 03:25 PM   #12
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If your wheels are rated for 110psi, I would seriously look at the Sailun S637 tires that are G rated and only $150 each at NTB. I have the GY G614s on my camper and love them. However I had two of the bombs as my spares until about a month ago. I went to NTB and ordered the Sailuns. They are spitting images of the GYs. Across all forums in the RV world, they have been getting great reviews. I knew if I ever blew out one of the GYs, the China made ones would not carry the weight, so I bought another steel wheel from Tredit Tire for $41 and then mounted the Sailuns on the wheels. Yes, on long distance trips, I carry two spares. Learned this from a friend several years ago. If you have a heavy trailer, as most of us do here, when you blow one out, before you can get it stopped you have most likely damaged the other remaining tire on that side. PLUS, the Sailuns are rated for #3750 pounds per tire and nearly the same diameter of the GYs.


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Old 06-19-2015, 10:11 PM   #13
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I also read good reviews on the Sailuns, I like the idea of two spares, it's on my to do list. I would like to move the spare tire carrier over some and mount another to had 2 spares. I am going to check into getting 2 Sailuns to mount on the spares.
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Old 07-29-2015, 07:20 AM   #14
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Originally Posted by SouthAlabama5er View Post
I know this subject has been rode to death, but I have a 2014 Sandpiper 376BHOK. It came with Master Craft 10ply tires and in the past 6 months I have had 3 tires with bubbles/knots in the sidewall. My dealer replaced the first one under warranty now the warranty company Loins Head (I think) is saying the other two tire are outside the 1 year warranty and won't do anything about. I knew the tires were cheap China bombs and replaced them with Goodyear G614's. Ok my question is how many other people have had the problem with the tire having bubbles/knots in them?
I've had that problem on our Sierra. I've had it happen to all five tires on our 5th wheel. Duro replaced all of them and have not had it happen since. I stayed with Duro because I don't know what else to use. Seems like most all are made overseas and if not can't get one in the size I need. I always feel my tires when we stop while traveling. Feeling for those bulging knots and the heat of the wheel. It's funny how people complain about "China Bomb tires" and fail to realize most everthing they own in their homes is from there.
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Old 07-29-2015, 07:33 AM   #15
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My local dealer stopped handling anything but Duros; he swears by them.
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Old 07-29-2015, 08:12 AM   #16
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My local dealer stopped handling anything but Duros; he swears by them.
I bought my camper new in 2010. That's all that's ever been on it. I've only had the bulging knots on the original set of tires that came on the camper. When I did replace them, I stayed with Duro and just went up a size. I think it was a half an inch taller and they had a higher weight rating. So far so good. I keep the tires clean and regularly inspect them.

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