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Old 05-20-2013, 01:30 PM   #29
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Originally Posted by Towster View Post
Axles were replace in 2003, so they should be okay.

Anyone else out there try 16's on an older single axle?
What is the load per tire with WD applied (and a 12% reserve on top of that) is the question needing an answer (to fully answer). A YOKOHAMA RY-215 is a commercial 7.00x15 (also, 7Rx15) with a load capacity of around 1800-lbs. If TT axle scale value is 3,200-lbs with WD applied this tire may work. See TIRE RACK site to get details and work numbers.


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Old 05-20-2013, 05:46 PM   #30
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It is not just the static weight and force applied by the WD and anti sway systems that should be considered. It is also the G force applied when tires slam into the edge of a pot hole etc. Or, The force of the anti sway system trying to swing the trailer side ways like a baseball bat. Inherently the anti sway systems purpose is to keep the TV and Coach in a straight line. So when you turn, the lateral force on all tires increase extemporaneous, because of the force applied by the anti sway system.
Add to this the Hiway speed, weight of the coach, poor or unskilled towing technics and you have a formula for failure.

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Old 05-24-2013, 11:00 PM   #31
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Originally Posted by Towster View Post
Axles were replace in 2003, so they should be okay.

Anyone else out there try 16's on an older single axle?
I'm running 215/85R16 LT tires, but on a double axle. My OEM tire size was 7.00R15. No problems with clearance for the last couple of years. I plan to replace them with the same size when necessary.
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Old 05-30-2013, 11:54 PM   #32
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Kyle401, where in Mo. are you? I have been thinking about running 215/85r16 on my 73, I tried 225/75r16 and I didn't have the clearance,The OEM was 7.00x15. I have been going round an round with this, I have went up to 16's on my other trailers just to get a better tire and get rid of the ST s but this one is not letting me. I am in Columbia,Mo.would like to talk to you, can you send me your number Red

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