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elishaman

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Posted: 06/19/19 03:34pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I need advise on replacing the china oem tires on my 5th wheel. It came with st235x75r15 brand x tires. I am considering going to a Bridgstone Duravis m700 light truck tire in a 225x75r16. The Bridgstone Duravis is within 1" height of the size of the 15" that are on it now. I have used the Duravis on other travel trailers with great results. Of course I would have to buy new 16" custom wheels which will run about $110 each. My other thought was to just replace the 15" tires that came on it with Goodyear Endurance. I have has bad experience with Goodyear marathons. I know the Endurance is suppose to be a completely redesigned tire trying to bring people with bad Marathon experience back to Goodyear. We are planning a cross country trip next year and the last thing I need to worry about is a catastrophic tire failure. Please let me now your opinions.

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You will get to hear people rave about the Endurance, we all know about the Marathons, and G614's and their issues. IMO its still too early to be raving about the Goodyear Endurance, but they may prove to be great tire. I'm skeptical because of some of the other Goodyear trailer tires.

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Posted: 06/19/19 04:54pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

“and the last thing I need to worry about is a catastrophic tire failure.”

Brand isn’t that important IMO. Age, UV protection, speed, air pressure, load range, weight, road hazards are more critical.


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GY ENDURANCE has a STELLAR record.


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Trailer tires and wheels.com has a promo ending 6/20 for 20% off.

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LT tires generally have more flexible sidewalls than trailer tires. Also, on an LT, check the load rating.

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Posted: 06/19/19 06:42pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The Endurance has only been out for a couple of years.
Its going to take longer (time and miles) to see if they will have a good long term service record. Right now their popular. The only problem so far is some aren't getting very many miles before the tread is worn down. Which isn't surprising as the Endurance has only 8/32nds of tread. This may work for those that don't tow many miles per season.

A 1-800 with Bridgestone about tires for my various trailers over the years says their 1st recommendation is the Duravis R250 commercial grade all steel carcass LT tires.

Or the R500 HD which has a rib type AS tread which works better on a trailer .

The R250 or the R238 have 14 or 15/32nds of tread. These tires are good for 40k-60k miles on a trailer or 7-8 years of service.

The M700 tire show to be a off road tire with no continual rib in the tread/large lugs and voids which can have lots of tread squirm on a trailer.
Tire rack says it comes on a 17" size only. I didn't look at Bridgestone website.


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We have Sailon Tires on our 5er now going on 2 years, and they are holding up great. Highly recomend have not had issues with them so far. Good Luck and Happy Camping !!


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md_procouple wrote:

We have Sailon Tires on our 5er now going on 2 years, and they are holding up great. Highly recomend have not had issues with them so far. Good Luck and Happy Camping !!

I just put the Sailuns on our 5er in march. Only a thousand miles on them but they seem like the right choice. My tire guy sales Michelin, Goodyear, Bridgestone & the Sailuns and I went with his recommendation.

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Cummins12V98 wrote:

GY ENDURANCE has a STELLAR record.


Ron, not sure that can be said, stellar for two years okay, of course we still have the skeptics on the Saliun tire, although they have proved themselves a quality tire. I think it would be fair to say they have been okay so far ?

Running them on a cargo trailer is one thing , on heavy fifth wheels another . Let us not forget the Goodyear G614 and the blowouts that continue today and the damage they do, big reason they cost double of the Saliun . Granted they will cover the damage . I have insurance don’t need to pay double for a tire to get more insurance .

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