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Old 04-25-2010, 05:29 PM   #1
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correct tire size

Hi All,
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I need to replace the tires on my 1977 22' Argosy. What size tires do I need. Will be towing it from So Cal to Or?

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Old 04-25-2010, 05:57 PM   #2
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Welcome Laurie, The tire size that came on your trailer was 7.00X15 We have Yokohama tires they are a different number but they say 7.00X15 on the tire and they are very good tires.

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Old 04-25-2010, 07:58 PM   #3
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Radials

I'm running 225/75R15 radials on the Overlander. I blew a tire in the middle of nowhere Idaho and the nearest shop didn't have the right bias tires. All the tires were old, so I went for a total replacement. These tires seem to run fine. They are labeled "trailer service only" and are D rated. By the way, this shop was in Idaho Falls and they were nice enough to offer to put mount one tire and put it on the trailer to fit check it. We did a couple measurements and the radial replacement seemed almost a perfect fit.

I think it's a good idea to think about switching to radials for one reason--you won't often find a shop with bias ply D rated trailer tires in the right size. I think you have a better chance of finding a replacement radial, and one that has a DOT date less than a year out.

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Laurie, The Yokohama number is YR215 it is a radial light truck tire with a D rating. Toyo also make a good tire for your trailer.

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Old 04-25-2010, 08:25 PM   #5
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I just put on 225/75R16" Goodyear Wranger HT, I to had the old bias ply and wanted to run a radial tire the same size as possible. the 225/75 15" is about 1" shorter than the original. By switching the wheels and going to 16" I was to keep the same height. More money with buying new wheels but I personally didn't want to reduce my ride height.

7.00 X 15 bias ply ouside diameter 29.3"
225/75R16" outside diameter 29.3"
225/75R15" outside diameter 28.3"


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... I personally didn't want to reduce my ride height.

7.00 X 15 bias ply ouside diameter 29.3"
225/75R16" outside diameter 29.3"
225/75R15" outside diameter 28.3"
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Excellent insight. I was only concerned at the time about the width fit in the wheel well. I never thought of the height, which is more important the longer the Airstream is. The good news is that I've gone over some pretty bad humps into gas stations, etc, with the Overlander and not dragged the tail end yet.

Now if the bolt pattern on my TV and the Airstream were the same (they are not), going to 16" wheels would allow just one spare...

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1971 29 ft need 4 tires is radial better than bias for towing
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