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Old 09-27-2011, 09:24 AM   #1
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'04 25' Safari- what size, and where to buy tires?

Hello all, our trailer and all its manuals are stored 200 miles away. I'm picking it up this weekend for the NorCal rally, and it's time for new tires before we head up. I helped a fellow on the side of the freeway yesterday with a shredded Marathon (our trailer has its original Marathons), so am going to get Michelins this time.

Without the trailer here, i don't know the size?

And, where do you buy trailer tires? Regular tire dealer like Big O, or America's Tire?

All advice welcome. We're near Walnut Creek CA.

Thanks,

Don
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Old 09-27-2011, 12:50 PM   #2
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I have a 2004 25 Safari. Original size was ST 225 75 R 15, load range D. ST tires are trailer service only and I blew out numerous Marathons and no names towing in hot weather and decided to upgrade.
I replaced mine with P 235 75 R 15 Michelin LTX XL. Even though they are P (passenger) tires, they are extra load and carry the same load as C rated LT tires (about 2200 lbs). My trailer is 6300 gvw and the tires have plenty of capacity for the load. Cost was about $150 per tire.
Inflation is 50 lbs and I noticed a smoother ride with the new tires. Before the switch I was running E rated ST tires inflated to 75 lbs and the ride was harsh.
It is nice to tow at 70 mph and not constantly be worried about tires.
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Old 09-27-2011, 02:15 PM   #3
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I run Michelin LT tires. P23575R. These are light truck tires. 50 psi. Mine are the Michelin tires made for Sears. I got them on a 4 for the price of 3 deal.
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