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Maineiacs
03-24-2021, 08:44 AM
Goodyear Endurance, Maxxis 8008 or Sailun? Just to see what the percentages are in this group.

Laredo Tugger
03-24-2021, 08:51 AM
My tires are clean, sorry I can not participate in this poll. :hide:
RMc

Badbart56
03-24-2021, 09:11 AM
Super Cargo, bought them in 2017. VERY heavy duty tire, much like Sailun. Paid $112 each IIRC.

rhagfo
03-24-2021, 09:19 AM
None of the above run 16” Yokohama LT tires on our 5er.

sourdough
03-24-2021, 09:23 AM
What size/weight trailer and size of tire? That will make a difference.

rhagfo
03-24-2021, 09:30 AM
What size/weight trailer and size of tire? That will make a difference.

It is a TT with a 10,500# GVWR and 225/75-15E tires.

CWtheMan
03-24-2021, 09:40 AM
Goodyear Endurance, Maxxis 8008 or Sailun? Just to see what the percentages are in this group.

The Endurance is the newest GY trailer tire venture. They have added sidewall scuff protectors which adds weight and they are expensive. The Maxxis is antiquated still having a 65 MPH speed restriction. The Sailun is an all steel design earmarked for 7000# & 8000# vehicle certified axles.

Comparisons could include Walmart's Free Country with the Endurance because they both have scuff guard inserts.

Any entry level ST tire has higher speed restrictions than the Maxxis.

Sailun got their rep by being a popular replacement tire for lessor load capacity tires. Numerous brands now have comparable all steel tires, some with 15". Carlisle CSL is one of them. Carlisle's CSL has the TRA max speed for ST tires, 81 MPH.

It would be unfair for me to vote as I've never used any of the above.

NOTE: If you're ever on US-301 in the Waldo, FL area, there is a huge flea market/farmers market there. There is a full time Maxxis sales and mounting vendor there that sells and mounts Maxxis tires of all designs at near wholesale prices.

https://waldofleamarket.com/

Posted by another Maineiac.

sourdough
03-24-2021, 09:43 AM
It is a TT with a 10,500# GVWR and 225/75-15E tires.


Are we referencing the OPs trailer in his signature or just an open ended question? It wasn't specified.

wiredgeorge
03-24-2021, 10:04 AM
Goodyear Endurance, Maxxis 8008 or Sailun? Just to see what the percentages are in this group.

Pointless unless you include rim size; Sailun is not available in 15" which probably 3/4 of the campers utilize. Perhaps adding OEM installed tires which are several different brands especially considering the rim size; 15" and 16" seem to have different OEMs installed.

CWtheMan
03-24-2021, 10:08 AM
Pointless unless you include rim size; Sailun is not available in 15" which probably 3/4 of the campers utilize. Perhaps adding OEM installed tires which are several different brands especially considering the rim size; 15" and 16" seem to have different OEMs installed.

His title line is "quick and dirty tire pole".

Maineiacs
03-24-2021, 10:13 AM
Posted by another Maineiac.


Where from, fellow Maineiac?


If you and I were having coffee at the corner store and I asked you for your recommendation for my 10,500 pound TT, what would you say? I've made the decision to replace the originals but would like to make an informed buying decision.

CWtheMan
03-24-2021, 10:34 AM
Where from, fellow Maineiac?


If you and I were having coffee at the corner store and I asked you for your recommendation for my 10,500 pound TT, what would you say? I've made the decision to replace the originals but would like to make an informed buying decision.

Southwest, North Berwick, born and raised. Joined the Navy when I was 18. Did 31 years. Married a southern girl and landed here in the SC foothills after our full time years.

Being a 2018 model trailer it already had the RVIA 10% load capacity reserves included with the OE tires. I like 15% and would go up a load range if the OE tires load capacity provides less than that.

Brands are personal and it can be discouraging to recommend a brand that fails. RV tire usage plays a big roll in tire durability. Almost all of our early tire failures came after setting in a seasonal site for 2-4 months with tires already having a couple of years usage.

Maineiacs
03-24-2021, 11:13 AM
Southwest, North Berwick, born and raised. .


Nice area. Rural but still close to I-95. I was born and raised in Biddeford, moved across the line to Arundel after 4 years in the USAF. Been here over 40 years now.

notanlines
03-24-2021, 11:45 AM
Sailun, and I had to add 'this' because my vote was only one word.

CWtheMan
03-24-2021, 04:00 PM
Nice area. Rural but still close to I-95. I was born and raised in Biddeford, moved across the line to Arundel after 4 years in the USAF. Been here over 40 years now.

I have a 1st cousin that is a medical doctor. He practiced at the Saco/Biddeford hospital/medical center all of his practicing career. Same age as me. his name is Dr. John Roberts. He resides in S. Portland now.

rhagfo
03-24-2021, 04:50 PM
It is a TT with a 10,500# GVWR and 225/75-15E tires.

Are we referencing the OPs trailer in his signature or just an open ended question? It wasn't specified.

There is no question mark at the end of my sentence, there is a period, making it a statement. :D

sourdough
03-24-2021, 04:53 PM
There is no question mark at the end of my sentence, there is a period, making it a statement. :D

Did the OP PM you to tell you that? His original question did not specify.....
And yes, that is not only a statement but a question. His clarification came after your assumption.

rhagfo
03-24-2021, 05:01 PM
Goodyear Endurance, Maxxis 8008 or Sailun? Just to see what the percentages are in this group.
__________________
Jim
2018 Cougar 32RLI
2017 F-250 4x4 Crew Cab

Did the OP PM you to tell you that? His original question did not specify.....
And yes, that is not only a statement but a question. His clarification came after your assumption.

Then a quick Google search.
https://www.rvguide.com/specs/keystone/travel-trailer/2018/cougar-half-ton-east-/32rli.html

sourdough
03-24-2021, 05:38 PM
Then a quick Google search.
https://www.rvguide.com/specs/keystone/travel-trailer/2018/cougar-half-ton-east-/32rli.html


Russ, a huge assumption. Is the OP asking about a new trailer? A friend? Upsizing? To make that kind of leap has put lots of folks in bad situations; always know the facts. Open ended questions have no good answers....XXX 101. I knew the trailer and specs....not what the question was about nor anyone else.

UKLimey
03-25-2021, 04:47 AM
Carlisle tires

Javi
03-25-2021, 04:51 AM
Generally speaking I but Carlisle tires for my trailers.. I did try the Goodyear Endurance the last time out and although there was no problem I wasn't that impressed and will go back to the Carlisle most likely.

rhagfo
03-25-2021, 04:54 AM
Russ, a huge assumption. Is the OP asking about a new trailer? A friend? Upsizing? To make that kind of leap has put lots of folks in bad situations; always know the facts. Open ended questions have no good answers....XXX 101. I knew the trailer and specs....not what the question was about nor anyone else.

True, I could have added a line to the effect that based on the OP's signature this is the weight and tire size of his current trailer.

travelin texans
03-25-2021, 07:57 AM
Ran Goodyear 614s 16" G rated til they wore out, replaced with Sailun S637s 17.5" H rated. Couldn't afford the GY replacement, got all 4 17.5" wheels & tires for the price of 3 GY tires, would recommend the Sailuns.

Ibdagriz
03-25-2021, 09:30 AM
Maxxis 8008's on our 9k TT. Almost 4 years now and look like new still.

E rated 15".

Griz

MerlinB
03-25-2021, 11:19 AM
Goodyear Endurance, Maxxis 8008 or Sailun? Just to see what the percentages are in this group.


Maxxis 8008, ST225/75R15E - 10k 5th wheel.

KimNTerry
03-25-2021, 12:08 PM
Provider ST225/75R15E - 10k 5th wheel purchased at Discount Tire

G Giroux
04-01-2021, 08:16 AM
GOODYEAR ENDURANCE
Just changed over as previous tires had run its 7 year max.
see you in another 7 years.
Stay safe
Stay positive
Test negative
GPG :CF2:

skmct
04-01-2021, 08:39 AM
Maxxis 8008 13k fw

adeakins
04-01-2021, 08:44 AM
Sailuns. Came with the trailer. Probably will replace after this expedition (4,500 miles)

locomech
04-01-2021, 10:08 AM
I replaced the Trailer King tires that came with the trailer at a little over 15k miles. I was going to buy Carlisle tires but Discount Tire didn't have them in stock, so they recommended the Goodyears for the same price as the Carlisles. I went up a load range from a C to a D. No complaints so far.

BradLV
04-01-2021, 12:19 PM
I just replaced the factory TKs with Goodyear Endurance. I went up a load range to E (trailer is spec'd for 225/75r/15 D). Only one trip on them so far, about 600 miles, but they held their pressure, stayed cool and tracked well while I watched Class A's and semi's blowing around a bit.

Don't skip the TPMS, I use the TST 507.

CWtheMan
04-01-2021, 01:03 PM
Maxxis 8008 13k fw

If your trailer's OE tires were ST235/80R16 LRE, the Maxxis may not qualify as replacements. Reason; that size and load range Maxxis provides 3420# of load capacity at 80 PSI.

Many of the OEM tires of that size provide 3520# at 80 PSI.

vampress_me
04-01-2021, 05:14 PM
Guess Iím old school, or just old. Second set of Maxxis on the camper in my signature. Have worked great for us, along with my TPMS.

NevadaRich
04-02-2021, 07:25 AM
6 Sailuns on My 2015 Toy Hauler, I carry about 21K and wanted I good tire, have about 15k miles so far, still look new

K_N_L
04-02-2021, 08:51 AM
Sailuns - put about 30K on the first set - date code was '16 so replaced with the same this January. The old ones were probably good for another 10-15K however I do have a tight 180 turn in the cul-de-sac to my parking which is hard on any tire / suspension . Walmart @~$155 a tire.

Apalinto
04-02-2021, 09:07 AM
Replaced my TKs with Goodyear Endurance tires yesterday. ST235/80R16E 123N. I have had good service from Carlisles on previous trailers but was put off by reviews this time (out of balance issues). The Goodyears had very good speed ratings however the Sailuns and Carlisles did better in load rating specs. All three brands exceeded the requirements for my mid range Cougar. We shall see.

CWtheMan
04-02-2021, 11:37 AM
Replaced my TKs with Goodyear Endurance tires yesterday. ST235/80R16E 123N. I have had good service from Carlisles on previous trailers but was put off by reviews this time (out of balance issues). The Goodyears had very good speed ratings however the Sailuns and Carlisles did better in load rating specs. All three brands exceeded the requirements for my mid range Cougar. We shall see.

The TXs have a maximum load capacity of 3520#. The GY Endurance; 3420#, both at 80 PSI.

LaTundra
04-03-2021, 05:08 AM
Maxxis 8008 10 ply

Lee
04-03-2021, 06:19 AM
Carlisle tires.

Best price I found was through Wal-mart online with free shipping to my local store.

I also went up 1 load range.

rustyrider
04-12-2021, 02:40 PM
I am runnin Sailun on the toy hauler and runin GY 614"s on 5th wheel.

Jax
04-13-2021, 03:42 PM
Maxxis 8008's on my 9k TT. E rated 15".

Original wheels / tires were 14". I put on new wheels, new tires, and new leaf springs.
The original leaf springs were flat. Now I have good clearance and the trailer follows quite wonderfully.

Blackrock
04-13-2021, 05:54 PM
I'm running Hercules tires on my 5th wheel after I put 6K on the original China bobmbs.

G Giroux
04-13-2021, 05:58 PM
Goodyear Enduance

Maineiacs
04-21-2021, 01:03 PM
After doing enough research to satisfy myself, I went with Hercules ST225/75/R15F in place of my original 15 inch Trailer King E range tires. I was able to get them mounted on my rims for $660. out the door. Goodyear E is rated for 2,830 pounds, Carlisle CSLís F rated at 3,080 pounds and the Hercules F is rated for 3,200 pounds. While I donít ever plan on carrying that much weight, Iíve had tire issues in the past and for me, this was the right choice. Thanks to all for your thoughtful opinions and responses.

JRTJH
04-21-2021, 01:45 PM
After doing enough research to satisfy myself, I went with Hercules ST225/75/R15F in place of my original 15 inch Trailer King E range tires. I was able to get them mounted on my rims for $660. out the door. Goodyear E is rated for 2,830 pounds, Carlisle CSLís F rated at 3,080 pounds and the Hercules F is rated for 3,200 pounds. While I donít ever plan on carrying that much weight, Iíve had tire issues in the past and for me, this was the right choice. Thanks to all for your thoughtful opinions and responses.

Did you keep the same OEM wheels that are rated at 2830 pounds? While you may have "improved the weakest link" if you've got the same wheels, you may have just moved the "weakest link" from one spot to another... There's not a "trending problem with wheels cracking" but they do have a history of issues and running LRF tires at 95PSI may contribute to wheel problems.....

It's a "done deal" now, but keep an eye on your wheels .....

Stumpy75
04-22-2021, 09:03 AM
Goodyear Endurance. Increased to LR E from D.