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cummins2014

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Michelle.S wrote:

I might well be the one mentioned a few post back about a blown G-114, it was actually 4 1/2 years old with approx 40K miles on it. Were doing 65 on the Ohio Turnpike, all tires running within a couple of degrees of each other and also within a couple of pounds. Just suddenly "Boom" a pieces of rubber flying. Only took out the plastic fender skirt which I got replaced for free at the Rally we were headed to. Tire was sent to GY, who upon checking sent a check for a replacement. Mean time we installed all new Sailun H rated tires and new wheels.



If it was on the Montana forum, then you might be the one ???

What was your reasoning switching to Sailun ??

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ford truck guy wrote:

back in 2012, I lost 2 614's on 1 trip from PA to Florida with ZERO damage...

1st was around Baltimore, ran over a piece of something.... I saw it, but couldn't get moved in time. I did not send to GY, t was my fault.

2nd was around 10:30 at night, wife heard something, I told her she was crazy.. we pulled into a Cracker Barrel, sure enough the passenger rear was still aired to 80# but had no tread... No damage to either, GY paid for that replacement in full..

NOBODY will warrant their tires like GY... NOBODY



I lost a tire this year to road hazard, it was not fun. But what gets me here about Goodyear is how giddy some are about this warranty. Who in the world cares about warranty sitting beside the road with possible damage ,plus the fact of it being dangerous if having to pull over. I have to assume if they paid for a replacement then it was a defective tire ?

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Thats the good part when one of those G614 blows out . It’s ugly what they do in damage.


Do you know another tire manufacturer that will pay for the trailer damage or ones insurance deductible?


No, because the higher cost is the "insurance policy" you're buying with the tire. Simple. Pay the higher cost as "insurance" on the chance that you'll 1) have a failure that causes damage and 2) GY chooses to cover the damage (always a [email protected]) OR buy a ~30% cheaper tire, that has a history of far fewer failures for =any= reason and bank the difference.

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cummins2014: Yes it would have been on both the Montana and Redwood Forums.
Part of the reason for the switch: We had two Rim failures, I.E. pin hole in the casting, one which didn't show up for 3 years, so we had no faith in the wheels them selves. A new Distributor in Elkhart was offering an H rated 17.5 Sailun on a new rim, mounted, balanced, and delivered to the Campground for less than the cost of just a GY G-114 and with all the good reports I thought I'ld take a gamble.


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laknox wrote:

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cummins2014 wrote:


Thats the good part when one of those G614 blows out . It’s ugly what they do in damage.


Do you know another tire manufacturer that will pay for the trailer damage or ones insurance deductible?


No, because the higher cost is the "insurance policy" you're buying with the tire. Simple. Pay the higher cost as "insurance" on the chance that you'll 1) have a failure that causes damage and 2) GY chooses to cover the damage (always a [email protected]) OR buy a ~30% cheaper tire, that has a history of far fewer failures for =any= reason and bank the difference.

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X2. And when I was looking for tires 4 years ago the GY would have cost me close to double what the Sailun S637’s did. I’m sorry, but that’s a lot of $ that could be used for something else and I’m already paying for insurance on my fiver. I have absolutely no regrets going with the Sailuns; they still look perfect and have performed flawlessly in all types of hot weather. I would recommend them to anyone and will definitely go with them again if I still own my fiver when it’s due again.


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Michelle.S wrote:

I might well be the one mentioned a few post back about a blown G-114, it was actually 4 1/2 years old with approx 40K miles on it. Were doing 65 on the Ohio Turnpike, all tires running within a couple of degrees of each other and also within a couple of pounds. Just suddenly "Boom" a pieces of rubber flying. Only took out the plastic fender skirt which I got replaced for free at the Rally we were headed to. Tire was sent to GY, who upon checking sent a check for a replacement. Mean time we installed all new Sailun H rated tires and new wheels.



Another happy ending with a GY tire. And YES the Sailun has issues also.


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If you're perfectly honest with yourself you have to realize that there are more issues with the Goodyear tires than with the Sailun. I rarely read any motorhome forums, but I have glanced at a couple that were talking about blowouts with their Goodyear tires.

And, while Goodyear had some definite issues several years ago, there are still occasional reports of 614 failures. OTOH I've read about 1 Sailun failure that I can recall.

Without knowing the number of Goodyear's sold vs the number of Sailun's sold, and comparative mileage of each, there's no way to accurately compare the reliability of each. However the number of complaints about problems with the Goodyear vs the Sailun weigh in favor of the Sailun.


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Cummins12V98 wrote:

That’s fine you guys keep on supporting the Chinese.

Zero issues. Guess that ain’t good enough for some.


MAXXIS aren't Chinese. and maybe in a 3 or 4 years when GY proves itself. I'll give them a shot.


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cummins2014 wrote:

Me Again wrote:

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Thats the good part when one of those G614 blows out . It’s ugly what they do in damage.


Do you know another tire manufacturer that will pay for the trailer damage or ones insurance deductible?



To be honest I have always bought quality tires, and have never had an issue, where there was any damage done . But to answer your question ,no I do not. Nor do I care.

I have $50 deductible, tell me why I should buy a tire with the reputation of the G614 at nearly twice the price of a Sailun , so they will cover trailer damage .


I have never owned a 614, our Bighorn came OEM with Sailun 235/85R16G S637's. Our Laredo came with Goodride ST225/75R15D tires and I Swapped the Goodride's for Goodyear Endurance ST225/75R15E the first week.


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I have seen Sailuns from three different Countries: China, VietNam, and Thailand.
I had planned to replace my G-114 with the same come this spring, but the blow out moved that schedule up, and with the issues we had with the rims and the deal that was offered on the Sailuns with rims, just couldn't pass up the deal.

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