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Old 12-05-2012, 06:36 PM   #1
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trailer tire replacment for 2012 pinnacle 35 LKTS

can I replace orig tires with a HD E rated truck tire like I use on my truck. 235/85 R 16 Load range E ? I cannot see replacing with a G rated Goodyear tire for $350.00.
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Old 12-05-2012, 07:22 PM   #2
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Off the top, you would be giving up cargo carrying capacity, via the lower load capacity of the Load Range E tire. Changing tires from ST to LT tires is done a lot, since most ST tires are manufactured in China and may not have the greatest reputation for longevity. The Goodyear G614 RST (the tire I think you refer to for $350 ea) is a Load Range G tire with a 3750 lb. rating. Think going to a Load Range E LT tire would take you down to around 3042 lb. capacity per tire. Michelin Ribs or Bridgestone Duravis tires are a popular choice in a Load Range E tire, but again, they have lesser load capacity than Load Range G tires, and while they have a stiffer sidewall construction, are still not quite the same as an ST tire.

I do feel your pain with the cost of the Goodyear G614 though. The fifth wheel we traded for our 2013 White Hawk had the G614. I had replaced them for just under $1300............and that was three years ago. I can "shoe" the White Hawk all the way around for a little more than the price of a single G614. Carlisle and Greenball (both made in you know where) are the only other choices I know of for a Load Range G ST tire. Good luck with your decision.
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We changed our Pinnacle's ST 10 Ply Load Range "E" tires to LT Load Range "G" 14 Ply Steel "G" tires about a year ago and have had no problems.

We went with the Sailun LT G Rated, and yes I know they are made in "You know where"
Sailun makes large truck tires carried by many truck stops accross the county.

I was impressed with the construction and quality of the Saliun tire.
Pricing is resonable at about $223.00 each

http://simpletire.com/sailun-s637-tires

Sailun S637 Tires
SIZE: LT235/85R16
PART: 8244393
SPEEDRATING: 126L
LOADRANGE: G (14 Ply)



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All China tires are probably not all bad although I have 4 almost new marathons out there that would be good training equipment for the local high school football program.

Something to consider.

ST tires are rated at 65 mph so they have a higher weight rating than LT tires which are rated at 116 mph.
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I hear that Kuhmo makes a great 14 inch trailer tire that comes in a load range D. Do a search on this forum or others. They are made in Korea and have a great rep. I think their 857 is the same as our 205 as far as the profile goes. Have a 99 mph rating.
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How many miles do you have on your new tires now Rob? I know you move around a lot more than a lot of us?
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How many miles do you have on your new tires now Rob? I know you move around a lot more than a lot of us?
Ed, we have curently have about 5000 trouble free miles on the Sailun S637 tires.
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I have 7100 on my new rig. Already had one separation. Marathons....Hummph!!
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I hear that Kuhmo makes a great 14 inch trailer tire that comes in a load range D. Do a search on this forum or others. They are made in Korea and have a great rep. I think their 857 is the same as our 205 as far as the profile goes. Have a 99 mph rating.

14" tires won't work on a Pinnacle.
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14" tires won't work on a Pinnacle.
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