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Old 03-02-2013, 04:17 PM   #1
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What's the best 15" tire for a 24' Argosy

So I have read most of the posts about changing to 16" wheels and tires. What if I want to stay with 15" wheels for my 77 Argosy 24 footer. The gross weight totally loaded should not top 6,000 lbs. With 4 tires on the ground that's only 1,500 lbs each. What's the best tire to get and stay with 15" wheels?

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Old 03-02-2013, 06:17 PM   #2
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In my humble opinion, the Michelin LTX M/S2 P 235/75/15 XL.


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I agree with Top. Been running a set on my 25' for 4 years and lots of miles. Gonna get another set this spring.
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Old 03-12-2013, 03:27 PM   #4
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In my humble opinion, the Michelin LTX M/S2 P 235/75/15 XL.
After doing a bunch of research, I've just placed an order for a set of those Michelins myself.

In my case I'm also getting new 15" rims (both for looks and for not trusting what my new trailer's wheels have been doing behind my back for the last 37 years!).

I'm new to the Airstream addiction and I really can't justify spending $500 more to get 16" rims and tires and then under-inflating them to 40psi when the P235/75/R15XL tires look to me to be higher spec than the 7.00-15LT tires that these older and lighter trailers shipped with. I'd rather put the money towards the TPMS, brake controller, WD hitch and gawd-knows whatever else it still needs!
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Old 03-12-2013, 03:48 PM   #5
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I'm with Top and I too stayed with the 15s instead of going to 16s. I feel they are more than enough for my 25 Safari and I have total confidence in my tires now. It's a good feeling.
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Old 03-12-2013, 03:53 PM   #6
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Last year the day I bought the trailer I purchased the towmax tires by recommendation but buying today I too would go with Michelin mentioned above.
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Old 03-12-2013, 03:56 PM   #7
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I have the Michelins that Top recommends on my '75 Argosy 24'. They have worked perfectly so far, they've been on my trailer just under a year. I have about 2100 miles on them, and around 1500 of those were Texas-hot miles. The tires run much cooler than the STs they replaced.

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Old 03-12-2013, 07:44 PM   #8
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After looking at the ratings on Tire Rack I decided on the Firestone Destination LE2. The rating from users is right up there with the Michelins, although the tread life is a little less, but we'll never reach that much mileage on either tire before they age out. My BFFs at the tire store speak highly of them too, and at about $40/tire less than the Michelins I'm gonna give them a shot.
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Old 03-12-2013, 08:35 PM   #9
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I put the Michelin LTX M/S2 P 235/75/15 XL on my 74 25 ft Trade Wind last year and have put about 5000 miles on them. I'm very happy with them.


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