Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 06-07-2013, 09:38 PM   #1
2 Rivet Member
 
1973 Argosy 22
Shepherdsville , Kentucky
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 71
Tires

I finally have our 73 Argosy to the point that it's usable now. Most things inside has been repaired or replaced as has been everything on the roof. The outside will be taken care of in the fall. Now we are ready for new tires. The tires are 700-15 bias ply and I was wondering if I should or could replace them with radials and what size they should be. I appreciate any help
__________________

__________________
Tom S is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2013, 06:57 PM   #2
4 Rivet Member
 
DryFly's Avatar
 
1972 Argosy 20
Snoqualmie , Washington
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 411
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tom S View Post
I finally have our 73 Argosy to the point that it's usable now. Most things inside has been repaired or replaced as has been everything on the roof. The outside will be taken care of in the fall. Now we are ready for new tires. The tires are 700-15 bias ply and I was wondering if I should or could replace them with radials and what size they should be. I appreciate any help
There's a lot of talk on the forums about LT tires vs ST tires. First, you definitely need to get rid of the old bias ply tires and go to radials. Second, determine what load range you need, then jump down the rabbit hole and explore LT or ST. Based on your current tire, i think youll either need to go to an ST tire or go up in size to a 235 to get into a decent LT, but that may not fit on your trailer. I just bought a new spare for my 20'. It's an ST205/75R15. The old tire was a 700-15 bias ply like yours. After a LOT of research I decided to stick with the ST rated tires. Whatever you decide, I would definitely recommend high pressure (metal) valve stems.
__________________

__________________
DryFly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2013, 07:22 PM   #3
Rivet Master
 
rideair's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 1,223
I personally like the 7.00x15 bias plys, that's all I'll run on all my vintage trailer. Nice stiff sidewalls for less trailer roll, if the blow out the don't become a chainsaw down the side of your trailer causing lots of damage, etc....

Just put four on a 1974 Overlander and getting ready to replace a set I have on a 1966 Overlander that's been on there for about 10 years with many, many miles on them.

Enjoy,
__________________
Paul Waddell
rideair is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2013, 09:51 AM   #4
3 Rivet Member
 
Savage68's Avatar
 
1974 Argosy 22
Hamilton , Montana
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 154
Images: 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by rideair View Post
I personally like the 7.00x15 bias plys, that's all I'll run on all my vintage trailer. Nice stiff sidewalls for less trailer roll, if the blow out the don't become a chainsaw down the side of your trailer causing lots of damage, etc....

Just put four on a 1974 Overlander and getting ready to replace a set I have on a 1966 Overlander that's been on there for about 10 years with many, many miles on them.

Enjoy,
I also just bought a spare and after checking what was already on it, I added another ST205/75r15 on a white spoked wheel.

I broker classic, vintage & collector cars and I can understand wanting to keep the vehicle original, but sometimes newer IS better.
__________________
Savage68 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2013, 10:10 AM   #5
2 Rivet Member
 
1973 Argosy 22
Shepherdsville , Kentucky
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 71
I went to a national brand tire store and told the man behind the counter I wanted to get a price on 4 7.00/15's. He looked at me and said "what size is the tire, I never heard of that". I then went to a distributor and he explained the pros and cons of bias and radials and I went with 225/75r 15's.
__________________
Tom S is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-2013, 12:24 PM   #6
2 Rivet Member
 
1979 Argosy Minuet 6.0 Metre
Spruce Grove , Alberta
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 35
In Canada, different provinces have different regulations. in British Columbia you MUST have ST tires.

Alberta and Saskatchewan does not have any regulation on tires, and after traveling behind many a suspicious rig with what looks like wheel barrow tires, you realize the importance of legislation.

I guess make sure your tires adhere to legal standards for all areas you intend to haul through.
janel.p
__________________
Janel.P is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-2013, 09:17 PM   #7
Rivet Master
 
Silver Goose's Avatar
 
2008 27' Classic FB
Burkburnett , Texas
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 955
Quote:
Originally Posted by Janel.P View Post
In Canada, different provinces have different regulations. in British Columbia you MUST have ST tires. ...
Am I correct in assuming this is ST vs bias ply tires? Does BC have a problem with LT tires on a trailer?
__________________
AIR 47751
Air Safe Hitch, Reese Dual Cam 800#, Centramatics
Silver Goose is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2013, 10:29 AM   #8
Rivet Master
 
switz's Avatar

 
2014 31' Classic
2015 23' International
2013 25' FB International
Apache Junction , Arizona
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 4,799
Images: 8
Wherever the registration and title is issued is also where the rules apply to that unit for tires or whatever. One can not be expected to be changing tires at every border.

I would inquire as to the qualifications of the government personnel that specify "ST" tires in this day and age when much better built tires are available.
__________________
WBCCI Life Member 5123, AIR 70341, 4CU, WD9EMC

TV - 2012 Dodge 2500 4x4 Cummins HO, automatic, Centramatics, Kelderman level ride airbag suspension, bed shell

2014 31' Classic model 30 twin beds, 50 amp service, 900 watt solar system, Centramatics, Dill TPMS, disc brakes, 16" tires & wheels
switz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2013, 12:15 PM   #9
2 Rivet Member
 
1979 Argosy Minuet 6.0 Metre
Spruce Grove , Alberta
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 35
to the best of my knowledge, BC has to be ST tires. I passed one tent trailer where they were getting fined (unhooking and heading to tire shop), the tires looked very small and wimpy. that's the most picky area we have hauled yet, so have tires to comply with regulations.
I don't think they make it a habbit of checking everyone hauling through the province, but if things look kinda suspicious or too wiggley on the road they will stop you.
but really now, an airstream so dazzles most people and you could be smuggeling contraband cheese in the wheel wells, and a zebra in the bath without raising suspicion.
janel.p
__________________
Janel.P is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2013, 04:49 AM   #10
Rivet Master
 
switz's Avatar

 
2014 31' Classic
2015 23' International
2013 25' FB International
Apache Junction , Arizona
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 4,799
Images: 8
That sure sounds like a shake down to me. I bet some local politicians feather their nest every month with kickbacks....

Installing better tires than the sub standard "ST" tires with greater weight capacity and also installed by the factory as an option would be a logical explanation to tell them to pound sand.

That kind of behavior could generate an international incident if a non-Canadian unit were stopped. Or perhaps they do not want tourism revenue in that province?
__________________
WBCCI Life Member 5123, AIR 70341, 4CU, WD9EMC

TV - 2012 Dodge 2500 4x4 Cummins HO, automatic, Centramatics, Kelderman level ride airbag suspension, bed shell

2014 31' Classic model 30 twin beds, 50 amp service, 900 watt solar system, Centramatics, Dill TPMS, disc brakes, 16" tires & wheels
switz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2013, 05:44 PM   #11
Bex
4 Rivet Member
 
1976 Argosy 28
Eckville, Lacombe County , Alberta
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 447
Send a message via Skype™ to Bex
This is all I could find regarding BC.
7 Things You Need to Know Right Now about Towing a Recreational Trailer in BC | TranBC
http://www.th.gov.bc.ca/cvse/referen...info_sheet.pdf
I did look up some legislation and it was only to say the tires had to conform to the GVWR or GAWR (of the trailer)
I cannot see them stopping folks over ST or LT tires (just my opinion), but certainly for other reasons (sway comes to mind) and then the inspection would reveal tire issues if there were any.

Bex
__________________
TAC AB-1

A wise man once told me he wanted to stay fit enough to run a marathon on his hundredth birthday. Another said he wanted to be shot by a jealous husband on his, I'm with the latter. God bless you Richard.

Carpet Cleaning is what I do, it's not who I am.
Bex is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2013, 04:58 PM   #12
2 Rivet Member
 
28Argosy's Avatar
 
1976 Argosy 28
Marshall , Virginia
Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 49
Our 28' Argosy has LT tires. True or not, but we were told that ST tires are more subject to sway and harder on the shock absorbers as a softer ( more like vehicle) tires.
__________________
28Argosy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-2013, 11:52 PM   #13
3 Rivet Member
 
crunch27's Avatar
 
1977 Argosy 24
St. Thomas , Ontario
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 102
We just put Michelin LTX 235/75R15 M/S2 on our 24ft Argosy. Can Am did the work for us. They look great.

We are looking forward to some long road trips next year. Safe and sound.
__________________
1977 24' Argosy Double Bed
VIN...24.D7V.1086
2012 F150 Lariat 4X4
with 3.5L EcoBoost
crunch27 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2013, 07:03 AM   #14
CLOUDSPLITTER "Tahawas"
 
ROBERT CROSS's Avatar

 
2003 25' Classic
Zanadude Nebula , WNY
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 11,153
Images: 1
Wink

I've said it before and I'll say it again.....I like jelly donuts.
Cream is inferior by any standard other than my own.

Rave-on...

Bob
__________________

__________________
PFC.....

ďAfter all these years the reason I continue to love Thanksgiving.....I still sit at the kids table.Ē
RLC

Sandra wanted to go to Cleveland on vacation,
but Iím the Husband, so we went to Cleveland.
RLC
ROBERT CROSS is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:23 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.