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Old 05-14-2008, 03:02 PM   #1
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Recommended Tire size/rating: '72 Argosy 22'

Good day all.

My po put passenger white wall tires on my argy. Looks great, but .... I wish to replace them with a proper tire. He may or may not have put the proper size on. Can any of you advise the correct tire size?

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The tires you have on the 22' may be OK. There is a talk here about using P rated tires on Airstreams "in some cases".

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f465...ade-40248.html

Have you ever towed with the Bird??? Guess some have done it in the past....

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Old 05-14-2008, 03:53 PM   #3
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Hi, I just replaced the tires on my 76 Argosy and ST225/75/15 LRC were a match to the original 7:00x15 tires. I think these are what you're looking for. Don
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Hi, I just replaced the tires on my 76 Argosy and ST225/75/15 LRC were a match to the original 7:00x15 tires. I think these are what you're looking for. Don
That is correct. And there used to be people that would go to car dealerships and install whitewalls on blackwall tires, maybe you could find somebody to do that for your new tires.
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7.00 X 15 is still available (called 7R-15), I put YOKOHAMA RY215 on my Silver Streak this past year. See post number #309, here, for a comparison:

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Thanks for all the input!! I need to change mine since they are ove 5 yeaars old and the trailer sways quite a bit in a crosswind or when a truck passes.

Thanks for th correct size. As far as WW I found a link awhile ago when I was looking for tires for my wagon .... here it is

Whitewall Radial Tires by Diamond Back Classics®. Antiques Classic Hot Rods Muscle Cars vulcanized custom tyres for the collector car hobby.

I won't chance it though, I'll get the ST tires. Last question. Radials or Bias ply?
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Last question. Radials or Bias ply?
Both have their good and bad points. The bias tires will wear faster, and be stiffer when cold. Remember the "square wheels" feeling in our cars and trucks with bias tires?
Radials will ride softer, wear longer, and help (a little) on fuel. They are slightly lower in height, and the steel belts can come apart internally, causing tread separation and blowouts.
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thanks OL63. I will weigh the pros and cons and get the tires.
I do remember the square wheels. Somewhat fondly, actually. Dad and Mom had a '74 Midas Mini when I was younger. Feeling the square wheels meant we were going camping!!
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The tires you have on the 22' may be OK. There is a talk here about using P rated tires on Airstreams "in some cases".

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f465...ade-40248.html

Have you ever towed with the Bird??? Guess some have done it in the past....
I've seen that pic before. I think you posted it when I introduced myself.

trust me, I will never tow with the bird and, in my experience anyway, these passenger tires are really not helpful in a cross wind or when trucks pass me.
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