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Author Topic: HD trailer tires  (Read 2038 times)

Offline transamz9

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Re: HD trailer tires
« Reply #15 on: June 01, 2017, 04:43:20 PM »
I just wanted to do a little follow up on the Sailuns  I put on. I really don't have any hard fuel mileage numbers because well.......I really don't care. It is what it is. LOL  I also drive with traffic so one trip I might keep it around 68 and the next trip we are liable to rolling along at 75 so it would be hard to get a good number anyway.

What I can tell is they have a lot less rolling resistance and it's pretty noticeable. The way I'm judging this is very complicated and scientific..... :rotfl: :rotfl:.

There is one place we go that is all 2 lane the whole trip and just outside one town there is a hill that is about a mile long and is "flat" the whole way up. What I mean is you can see it, there is no up and down in the hill it is just flat straight up at the same grade when you hit it. No matter how I hit it, at the 55 MPH speed limit or at 65 it don't matter with the old GY tires about 3/4 the way up I was at 55 MPH foot on the floor the whole way.  It would get to 55 and that's where it would stay the rest of the way up. The last trip we took was the first trip with the new tires and it was 57 MPH. We have made this trip probably 15 time in the past two years and the results were always exactly the same ,55.

Another way I can tell is on the interstate it shifts much less out of OD to 5th. Before, a bump in the road would make it drop a gear but now it takes a small hill to make it drop a gear.

The other thing I like about them is how well they hold up when jacking the trailer in and out of a tight turn. With the 10 ply GY's it looked like the tire was going to pull off the wheels and the wheels look like they were going to break off the axle. Now it just looks like the wheels' going to break...... :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:

So far I'm pretty happy with the results.

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Re: HD trailer tires
« Reply #16 on: June 09, 2017, 06:51:28 PM »
Thanks for the report Trans.  Good to hear that the lower rolling resistance has helped MPG's.

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Re: HD trailer tires
« Reply #17 on: June 11, 2017, 10:14:52 PM »
I've only heard good things about the saliuns

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