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Old 07-06-2015, 09:08 AM   #15
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I too have a 2006 30SO. Tire stories just like yours. Switched to 16" and Michelins. No complaints yet. Even tows better.

I had a similar issue on my 2002 30' Classic with SO, and after reading all of the associated threads, I went with the following:

4 Tireco Sendel 16 X 6 6-5.5 aluminum rims (same design that As puts on their newer trailers)

4 Stainless Steel Caps

1 Dexter Steel Rim 16 X 6 6-5.5 (spare tire rim)

Total = $648.16 delivered

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4 Michelin E rated LTX MS/2's 16" $213.00 each
1 Falken Rocky Mtn (same exact diameter as the Michelin's) for
the spare = $104

Centramatics = full set was $235

Never looked back, even with this added expense, I do not worry about a blowout any more.
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Old 07-06-2015, 10:25 AM   #16
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When we bought our 2008 Classic 25fb (8000lb GVWR) I bought Michelin LT235/75x15 MS. Their max inflation is 50lbs for about 2100lbs on each tire (downgraded slightly due to trailer use). If I had your trailer I'd go with the 16" rim/Michelin upgrade.

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Old 07-06-2015, 11:58 PM   #17
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Looks like I'm going to go with the Sendel 16" what size tire in the LTX ms2? My tire size now is 225/75/15.


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Old 07-07-2015, 11:05 AM   #18
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Found this thread.

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f438...ns-136895.html

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Old 07-10-2015, 11:37 AM   #19
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Tire problems

The best thing you can invest in for tire problems is to get some type of tire pressure measuring like the Advantage Pressure Pro in Harrisonville, MO. Call them at 800-959-3505 to get the details on getting this product. I have used this system for the past 13 years and it has saved me many headaches when tires start to lose pressure and it warns you immediately.
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Old 07-10-2015, 12:34 PM   #20
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I had a tire pressure monitoring system on my ST's but when each of the 3 tires went on me, it wasn't a slow leak, it was BAM! So I might as well not have had the monitor system because by the time it went off, the tire was already blown. After the 3rd one, I went with all new 16" rims and MS-2's. Now my tire monitor system can really tell me my current pressures and temps.
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Old 07-10-2015, 01:18 PM   #21
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My guess is to go with the 16" wheels and Michelin tires. But that is not all of it. Keep a close eye on the wheel bearings and grease because I have heard of the bearings failing on a 30 SO. No, I do not know why the bearings failed. But I bet the heavy load has something to do with it.
Never had a bearing failure but at my last wheel bearing greasing I chunked Chinese bearings for set of Timken bearings. I did keep one old set of bearings. I greased them back up, put them in a ziplock bag and threw them in my trailer toolbox for an emergency spare.

Anecdotal story - one of our unit members went to 16" LT tires on their 30' slideout this Spring. He also claims the trailer tows better.
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