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Old 01-23-2016, 01:51 AM   #41
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I had one pop on me last October and I have no way to know what caused it. I will say this, I have about 300 miles on the other 3 since the blowout (most of those driving the rest of the way home) and was surprised I didn't lose another one.
This is what it looked like:
Ugh!!! Guess I'll be tire shopping. Not exactly what I planned for a 2 month old rig....... I'll have to see if maybe I can put them on one of my 7x12 cargo trailers so it isn't a total loss.... Those are lucky if they see 6K pounds total on the dual axels.
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Old 01-26-2016, 10:57 AM   #42
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I will be replacing mine with the Sailun S637's shortly. They seem to get great reviews and seem fairly affordable for a G rated tire.
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Old 01-30-2016, 12:28 PM   #43
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371rebh Factory Tire Failure

I bought my 5'er April 2015. Had 1100 miles on it when tire blew Oct 31, 2015, with no warning on Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel. It actually blew in the tunnel that goes under water level. Had to stop and change it out on bridge over the bay with no pull-off lane. Didn't want to drive another 7 miles, through more tunnels, with a flat. I installed spare, drove it home and parked it for the season.

Ratings: 15,411 GVWR, 13,197 dry, 2,244 cargo, 7000# axles, 110 psi rims. (Note: I check pressures daily, inflate to max - 80 psi - and never drive more than 63mph.)

Tires that came from the factory were the Constancy LY188's (ST235/80R16 - E rated).

I wanted to share my experience with others, as I have seen a few similar situations from folks on this site. I am in the process of going back to the dealer to seek monetary compensation for the failed tire(s).

It looks like most are going with the Sailun or Goodyear G614 tires with the factory rim. Going with a G114 would require new rims as well.

Any other similar experiences/suggestions for better tire?
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Old 01-30-2016, 02:44 PM   #44
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Hey,

It will be printed inside your rim. If you have these rims they are 110psi.

Here is a picture showing the difference in size vs my old tire and the new Sailun.

Attachment 97846

I replaced them all, I just brought 1 tire on each side of the trailer to the shop at a time; she is a heavy beast!
Did you have any clearance issues with the Sailun's on the 371rebh? I assume you went with same size as factory LY188 (235/80R16)? Thanks in advance.
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Old 01-30-2016, 04:48 PM   #45
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I bought my 5'er April 2015. Had 1100 miles on it when tire blew Oct 31, 2015, with no warning on Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel. It actually blew in the tunnel that goes under water level. Had to stop and change it out on bridge over the bay with no pull-off lane. Didn't want to drive another 7 miles, through more tunnels, with a flat. I installed spare, drove it home and parked it for the season.

Ratings: 15,411 GVWR, 13,197 dry, 2,244 cargo, 7000# axles, 110 psi rims. (Note: I check pressures daily, inflate to max - 80 psi - and never drive more than 63mph.)

Tires that came from the factory were the Constancy LY188's (ST235/80R16 - E rated).

I wanted to share my experience with others, as I have seen a few similar situations from folks on this site. I am in the process of going back to the dealer to seek monetary compensation for the failed tire(s).

It looks like most are going with the Sailun or Goodyear G614 tires with the factory rim. Going with a G114 would require new rims as well.

Any other similar experiences/suggestions for better tire?
I can't make out the GAWR in the picture you provided. It does look a little like 7000#. If that is so you might point that out to FR with the make and size of the OE tires. Could get you 4 new tires appropriate for the 7000# axles.
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Old 01-30-2016, 05:40 PM   #46
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7000# -- Good Point

You are right. I will bring that up with FR.

Meanwhile, I have done some research. I see where many folks in various threads say GY will replace tire(s) and pay for damage to RV; however, I did not see that stated on their website. I called GY, and they stated they would only pay for such items after a thorough review. I have found a set of 4 Sailun tires, ST235/85R16's, shipped, for $572.75 from SimpleTire.com.

I also saw in another forum where someone had them installed, and after 15,000 miles, they're still holding up: https://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/f...print/true.cfm

Of course, YMMV, but I am leaning toward the Sailun's. 14 ply tires, L speed rating, 129 LCC for single axle. Only difference is .9 larger diameter. I was able to find the OEM size of 235/80R16's on Bonanza, but they are $735 shipped -- same specs.
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Tires?

Hoosier-n-VA, if you do opt for new rims, look at the 17.5" wheels and equivalent tires (215/75/R17.5). They actually have a smaller outer diameter than the 235/80/R16 because of the lower aspect ratio. But, they jump you up to a H-J load range (4,900+ lbs. per tire). It's not cheap, though.

I did it and am happy that I did.
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17.5

I have done my homework on 16's, but not 17.5's... What is your recommendation? Whatever I buy, I'll follow up on here so we have another data point.
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I have done my homework on 16's, but not 17.5's... What is your recommendation? Whatever I buy, I'll follow up on here so we have another data point.
I am happy that I upgraded, but I also know that I'm running very heavy- over 16k gross camper weight and 14k on the axles/tires themselves. I liked the peace of mind that the extra carrying capacity gives me AND they're a commercial trailer tire, so I felt like they were a step up from ST tires. I couldn't go with LT tires as they don't have the carrying capacity without increasing in sizes and my tires were already very close (less than 2" between them).

I have something like 6-7,000 miles on these and I'm not looking back.

I bought from Trailer Tires and Wheels - Steel & Aluminum Trailer Wheels, Bias & Radial Trailer Tires but I really liked the personalized service from Rickson Wheel Manufacturing. Rickson just couldn't get me the tires + wheels in the timeframe that I needed AND they were about $400 more expensive than TT&W AND I didn't like their rim options.

Just something to noodle.
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Did you have any clearance issues with the Sailun's on the 371rebh? I assume you went with same size as factory LY188 (235/80R16)? Thanks in advance.

Hey I had the same factory tire you did. I went to the sailun's 235/85/16. There is lots of room to accommodate these tires. Only put 600-800km on them but happy so far. The tires the unit came with LY188 are garbage.
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