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Old 07-25-2016, 09:15 PM   #1
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Carlisle or Sailun in a 235/85R16

I have Duro ST2100 235/85R16 F load (12 ply) tires on my 40' Cardinal fifth wheel and just had a blow out.

In Canada, we do not have the vast availability of trailer tires the States can provide. I'm down to two choices.
My 5th Wheel weighs in at about 15,300 lbs.
The Cardinal specs called for a 235/80R16 E load (10 ply) and too light in my opinion.

I'm looking at replacing them with either the Carlisle 235/85R16 F load (12 ply) or the Sailun 235/85R16 G load (14 ply).
The Carlisle's are rated for 3900 lbs and the Sailun's are rated at 4048 lbs.
Both are the same price from my tire dealer.

What's your opinion of these two tires?

What would you do?
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Old 07-25-2016, 09:33 PM   #2
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Have you checked out the Samson tires?
They are g rated, I just put a set on my sabre, this spring.


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Old 07-25-2016, 09:37 PM   #3
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I have Duro ST2100 235/85R16 F load (12 ply) tires on my 40' Cardinal fifth wheel and just had a blow out.

In Canada, we do not have the vast availability of trailer tires the States can provide. I'm down to two choices.
My 5th Wheel weighs in at about 15,300 lbs.
The Cardinal specs called for a 235/80R16 E load (10 ply) and too light in my opinion.

I'm looking at replacing them with either the Carlisle 235/85R16 F load (12 ply) or the Sailun 235/85R16 G load (14 ply).
The Carlisle's are rated for 3900 lbs and the Sailun's are rated at 4048 lbs.
Both are the same price from my tire dealer.

What's your opinion of these two tires?



What would you do?

were about are you with your 5ver?
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Old 07-25-2016, 09:41 PM   #4
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With your weight, I'd opt for the Sailun. I've yet to read a bad review of them.
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were about are you with your 5ver?
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Given those 2 choices I would get the G rated and drive away happy. I like as much added safety margin as I can get.

Sorry about the blow out. I have not had to deal with that yet but I know one day it will happen.
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With your weight, I'd opt for the Sailun. I've yet to read a bad review of them.
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I have Duro ST2100 235/85R16 F load (12 ply) tires on my 40' Cardinal fifth wheel and just had a blow out.

In Canada, we do not have the vast availability of trailer tires the States can provide. I'm down to two choices.
My 5th Wheel weighs in at about 15,300 lbs.
The Cardinal specs called for a 235/80R16 E load (10 ply) and too light in my opinion.

I'm looking at replacing them with either the Carlisle 235/85R16 F load (12 ply) or the Sailun 235/85R16 G load (14 ply).
The Carlisle's are rated for 3900 lbs and the Sailun's are rated at 4048 lbs.
Both are the same price from my tire dealer.

What's your opinion of these two tires?

What would you do?
IMO you may need the 4080# tires. Problem is, they require a minimum rim width of 6.5". Here is a picture of a like sized Westlake tire.

http://www.irv2.com/photopost/showfull.php?photo=29709
http://www.irv2.com/photopost/showfull.php?photo=29711
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FWIW, I've never seen a complaint about Sailun tires.
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Old 07-26-2016, 01:17 PM   #10
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When looking at the Sailun website, I figured out that the tires we RV'ers want is listed as products on their Commercial tire site. Since FR recommends a 235/80R16 E load (10 ply) tire (not an 85R), Sailun has started making a tire specifically for the RV world, its the Sailun ST235/80R16 G load (14 ply). It's the Sailun S637T Regional All Position tire Mft. order code is 5541960.

The primary requirement for your wheels are WIDTH and High Pressure Support. Your wheels must be 6.5" and support 110psi. My Wildcat came with HiSpec Series 6 wheels and they do support the Sailun.

The Sailun has more plys and is heavier. At 110psi, it will also ride rougher. The carry weight is inline with the existing tire that FR shipped.

I spent a lot of time pouring over the various websites and dealer info to lay down a spec by spec comparison of Maxxis vs. Sailun specific to the 16" wheels on my Wildcat. My current Maxxis have 12,000 tow miles on them and I don't anticipate new tires until the beginning of next season.

The file attached to this message is a simple Excel sheet saved as a PDF for the chart compare.
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