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Old 09-22-2015, 10:30 AM   #1
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Alternative Repalcement tires for Jayco 5th Wheel

My wife and I own a 2008 Jayco Designer model 36 RLTS. Recently we had the unfortunate experience of the passenger side front tire self distructing and taking with it half of the fender skirt. After this wakeup call we decided we should look into changing out the other three tires this winter even though the tread wear is still fairly good. Jayco installed Goodyear LT235/85R16 model G614 RST load range G. I very much like the performance of these tires but when I started shopping for replacements it was true sticker shock. The best price for the Goodyears was $350 each.

Is there an alternative replacement tire brand that would have the same characteristics as the Goodyear G614 RST but not with the Goodyear price?
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Old 09-22-2015, 11:12 AM   #2
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I have a 2011 Pinnacle 36 REQS and I replaced mine with Gladiator 235/85R 14 Ply . I did some research and found that Goodyear holds the patent on them, they have same tread design as Goodyear G6 . They are between $200. - $300.00 depends on where you buy them. They are an excellent tire, no problems. Hope this helps
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Old 09-23-2015, 05:21 AM   #3
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Jayco put G614's on new? They and other manufacturers sure aren't doing that now it seems. Someone please correct me if you know different.

A former Jayco owner on here that might post to your question put Sailun tires on his Pinnacle a couple of years back and he towed coast to coast with them for a total of approx 10,000 miles if memory serves before he sold the rig. I have G614's my Designer that I put on not long after I bought it new. I couldn't stand the thought of the original ST "E" rated tires blowing up.
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Old 09-23-2015, 05:35 AM   #4
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Someone posted on here recently that Jayco was offering a tire upgrade to G614's on 2016 Pinnacles.

That would be one I would insist on. If I had done that from the beginning it would have saved me lots of time, money and headaches.
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Since your 5th is a 2008 it's very possible a previous owner changed tires for the 614's (unless you are the original owner)
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Since your 5th is a 2008 it's very possible a previous owner changed tires for the 614's (unless you are the original owner)
Did you mis-read? He said that Goodyear put them on after the blowout.
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Did you mis-read? He said that Goodyear put them on after the blowout.
yeah, I did.
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What Jayco did that really bugs me, is that it is bad enough putting ====== tires on, but also the rims are rated at only 80 psi so to make the rig safe it is not just putting new tires on it is also replacing the rims.
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My wife and I own a 2008 Jayco Designer model 36 RLTS. Recently we had the unfortunate experience of the passenger side front tire self distructing and taking with it half of the fender skirt. After this wakeup call we decided we should look into changing out the other three tires this winter even though the tread wear is still fairly good. Jayco installed Goodyear LT235/85R16 model G614 RST load range G. I very much like the performance of these tires but when I started shopping for replacements it was true sticker shock. The best price for the Goodyears was $350 each.

Is there an alternative replacement tire brand that would have the same characteristics as the Goodyear G614 RST but not with the Goodyear price?
If I were you I would reevaluate your thinking. You have had 8 years of good performance on your present tires which is more time then anyone recommends. That is outstanding performance in anyone's book!! Tires are never the place to price buy. I'd bite the bullet and buy the best tire that I could find.
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What Jayco did that really bugs me, is that it is bad enough putting ===== tires on, but also the rims are rated at only 80 psi so to make the rig safe it is not just putting new tires on it is also replacing the rims.
Our 2012 Pinnacle came with rims rated at 110# so the upgrade to Sailun G's LT's was not an issue.

Have you checked your rim specs?
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