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Old 06-02-2018, 02:21 AM   #1
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Factory G-Rated tire upgrade

I am going to be in the market for a Voltage in a few years when I retire. I notice on the Voltage website that a factory upgrade to a g Rated tire is available. Does anyone know if it is worth it or are the still Westlake tires? Would I be better off using the money to buy some Sailun tires instead?
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Old 06-02-2018, 02:25 AM   #2
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I am going to be in the market for a Voltage in a few years when I retire. I notice on the Voltage website that a factory upgrade to a g Rated tire is available. Does anyone know if it is worth it or are the still Westlake tires? Would I be better off using the money to buy some Sailun tires instead?
Go with the Sailuns great Tire and probably cheaper than the factory upgrade!

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Old 06-02-2018, 03:32 AM   #3
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When we got our Voltage, it came with the Westlakes, a lot of other Voltage owners were having trouble with them, We went ahead and got the Sailuns, They are way better then the Westlake's, We had about 6,000 miles before the change, The weight of the tire and sidewalls will make you get the Sailuns. Ask the price from the Dealer first, then check with Big-O tire for pricing.
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Old 06-02-2018, 10:48 PM   #4
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I have Geostar G574 14 ply tires on my trailer. We have put 23K miles on them in the past 8 months with no issues, and they were on the trailer when I bought it last summer. Highly recommended. $125 each at Walmart.
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Old 06-03-2018, 06:08 PM   #5
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We just put the Sailuns on this weekend. First run seems good. I didn't notice a big change to the ride over the factory Westlakes, but the S637 is beefy! (I went with the 85's over the factory 80's)
I know a lot of folks have had problems with their Westlakes. We ran them approx 10k.miles in all types of weather. Checked the tire pressure often and never had a problem. When we removed them, I noted slightly more wear and cupping on the right tires than the left, but not significant. But I trust the Sailuns just based on their weight and heft.
Some guys go to the 17.5" wheels and tires to reduce rpm. If you were going to make a factory change, maybe that's where your money is better spent after market.
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Old 06-03-2018, 09:01 PM   #6
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Yes I believe I will probably be better off spending the money on the Sailun's instead of a factory upgrade. Also, after thinking about it I plan on getting the TPMS monitoring system on the new tow vehicle so what better time to install the sensors as during the tire upgrade.
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Old 06-04-2018, 07:13 AM   #7
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I am going to be in the market for a Voltage in a few years when I retire. I notice on the Voltage website that a factory upgrade to a g Rated tire is available. Does anyone know if it is worth it or are the still Westlake tires? Would I be better off using the money to buy some Sailun tires instead?


G rated tires are a MUST . First blowout with
Factoryís Eís with great tread cost my insurance co. About 6K and 3 weeks in the shop... so Gís are cheap insurance. I tell every RV owner to go up at least 1 load rating (Dís to Eís..Eís to Gís) etc etc.
4K load rating can help fill the gap for a trailer not perfectly level or perfectly loaded as well. As an added bonus I feel it pulls much better as well stiffer side wall means Iím pulling a round tire not pushing an egg 🥚 and less side walk flex means it doesnít sway as bad.


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2013 new Voltage, 2014 3 blowouts with factory tires. Changed them all to Goodyear Marathon's same rating (we were on the road...). 2017 3 more blowouts had time and $. Changed all to Goodyear G rates. No problem since. Do it! The repairs were a pain and took forever both times. Also, get a TPMS system.
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Old 06-06-2018, 10:11 PM   #9
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Make sure your rims are rated for the extra pressure the G's required to handle higher load.
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Old 06-07-2018, 03:08 AM   #10
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We ordered / purchased a 2017 Voltage and the day we brought it home I took it to my local tire store. I had already negotiated the trade in and purchase of new tires. I had read enough horror stories about all the OEM tires on RVs that I wanted some peace of mind. We went with a Greenball Towmaster Tire in a 14 ply G rated all steel 16 inch. As others have said ensure your wheel has enough load rating to handle the new tire. Toyhauler pulls very well and when backing the tires donít flex much at all. Normally run 105 lbs pressure and to date no issues. Probably 6k miles on them. Couple things to consider IMO. These tires are approx 60lbs in weight per tire not including the wheel. When you add up all 7 tires (spare) the extra rolling mass I believe has some negative effects on stopping. I didnít have but 20 miles on the stock tires before changing so canít compare exactly. However, my tow vehicle is a 2017 Ram 5500 C&C so itís disc brakes are very large already. The drum brakes on the RV are mushy and frankly with gain on 9 it still feels like it needs more in emergency stopping situations. I have a full set of hydraulic disc brakes in the shop for 6mth just havenít made time to install them. My RV weighs in at 19,900 lbs when loaded so with all the variables not sure what the tires actually bring to the equation. Lastly, these tires were about an inch taller overall. With RV coming in at 13.4 ft tall this now puts us at 13.5+. All trips have to be meticulously planned so we donít have bridge issues etc. In summary, go with a good G rated tire from the start and minimize the chance of tire blowouts. There will be other things to challenge you with on the RV to keep you occupied. Lol. Good luck.
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I don't think the weight of the tires makes any noticeable difference to stopping difference. I ran the stock ST tires on my 3950 for almost 20000km before changing them for LT tires.
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Old 06-07-2018, 07:45 PM   #12
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While I donít have a Voltage I do have a Denali. The factory tires were 15Ē D rated. I had less than 5,000 miles on it and had two blow outs. Way too expensive.

Upgraded to Maxim E rated a month ago and replaced the pathetic E Brakes with Titan Disc Brakes. Also added a TPMS system.

Trailer pulls better with the stiffer tires and the braking is greatly improved. Hard stops are much better, almost as if the trailer wasnít there.




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Old 06-08-2018, 06:08 PM   #13
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G rated tire

I went another direction. I found a 19.5 rims and put 225/704 19.5 tires on my Voltage 5th wheel. The trailer handled well on the factory tires. It handles great now. I bought the rims from Boar Tire and Wheel. I posted some pics frist time doing this let me know if they don't come through.
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