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Old 03-17-2016, 01:15 PM   #11
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"The ONLY 16 inch ST rated tire worth a damn is a Goodyear G614 but they are $$$$."

So true!!
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Old 03-17-2016, 01:24 PM   #12
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I'm one of the many that swapped out the Marathon "MayPops" for Michelin LT Xrib. Was a REALLY GOOD move as tire problems went away. There are several internet sites that sell tires and have the inflated dimensions available online. I went to one and compared the sizes and tire ratings before selecting the Michelins. Chose the Xrib series (expensive!) over others because of extra sidewall strength, and because they were recommended by many Rvers.
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Old 03-17-2016, 01:45 PM   #13
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from all the aspects I have read on my Wildcat, RF figures what load each axel & tire can handle, what the pin weight is on the truck, then they add it all up & give you the GVWR, GAWR,& Tongue Weight. Then they all the bell & whistles to your camper, You can not put tires with less carrying capacity than what it came with or you will have a problem. The only play you have is the CCC, but I found you do not have a lot of playing room.IMO.
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The ONLY 16 inch ST rated tire worth a damn is a Goodyear G614 but they are $$$$.

The Sailun in equivalent size and LR G is showing promise at quite a lesser cost.
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Old 03-17-2016, 07:57 PM   #15
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If you do upgrade to a load range G tire make sure your rims can handle the increased PSI. Jerry


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Old 03-17-2016, 08:05 PM   #16
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I'll echo what ependydad said. As a rule, ST tires have a higher load capability than the same size LT.
My setup is a good example. My Chaparral has the ST235 80 16 E on it. The side wall says @80 psi- Max load is 3520. I have the Firestone Transforce HT tires on my truck. The size you are looking at, LT235 85 16 E is rated with a Max load of 3042. Link That's nearly 1000 lbs difference. My 5er weighs 12,500 before I put anything in it. The GVWR is 14,500. If I load it up, the pin weight is about 2400 lbs. If I do the math right, that still leaves over 12,000 on the trailer axles. The LT tire would be completely maxed out. (3042 X 4= 12,168) I'm not comfortable with that.

I completely agree the recent Marathons are garbage, but I would still go with an ST over an LT unless the LT was a F or G load range. But then you'll need to check your wheels to make sure they can handle the additional air pressure.

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I'm one of the many that swapped out the Marathon "MayPops" for Michelin LT Xrib. Was a REALLY GOOD move as tire problems went away. There are several internet sites that sell tires and have the inflated dimensions available online. I went to one and compared the sizes and tire ratings before selecting the Michelins. Chose the Xrib series (expensive!) over others because of extra sidewall strength, and because they were recommended by many Rvers.
I checked into the Michelin Ribs and the cost was almost the same as the G614's. So, a rib is $249, and a G is $272, then I'll go with the G's.
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I have four smason g's waiting for spring to go on.
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Old 03-17-2016, 09:48 PM   #19
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I have four smason g's waiting for spring to go on.
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What is "smason g's"
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The ONLY 16 inch ST rated tire worth a damn is a Goodyear G614 but they are $$$$.
Nope. The GY G614 is an LT tire. Same with the Sailun S637.

Both are only designed and intended for trailer use, but are still LT tires.
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