New shoes for a 27' Safari?
Hi Everyone!!!! …. New Airstream owner and (forum poster) & need advice about tire replacement.
I just purchased a 2007 Safari 27 FB and am going to replace the tires first thing.
She has Goodyear Marathon ST225/75R-15 with DOT MFG code of 21/12, which would put the tires at over 4 yrs old now.
She has a GVWR of 7,600, GVW of 5,647 with axels rated at 3,900.
After reading multiple post on this site…. I was ALL set to purchase 16” rims and put on either Michelin XPS ribs or Duravis R250 LT225/75R-16 tires with E-range 2,680 rated tires for a total of 10,720 max load.
BUT after reading….. now I’m thinking about sticking with the 15” stock rims and going with the Michelin LTX M/S2 XL… rated @ 2,183 lbs ea.
Now on TireRack, I see that Michelin has newer tire the Defender LTX M/S2 XL that is rated @ 2,271 lbs.
I’ve had very good luck with Michelin tires (Truck, Car & 5th wheel camper) in the past and really want to stick with their brand.
ANY comments, input of thoughts would be greatly appreciated!!!!