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Old 09-12-2016, 10:45 AM   #57
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I doubt Thor Industries pays more than $25 per GYM. Recreational/utility railer tires are rated trailer to limit liability in order to produce as cheaply as possible. I don't have experience with other trailer tire brands because if buying new I want better inherent quality and for the manufacturer to be concerned with liability. Liability exposure is what makes the difference.


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Old 09-12-2016, 11:40 AM   #58
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We have a 2015 27FB FC that I am interested in putting Michelin tires on. If I stick with 15" tires what tire is recommended? Why are some AS owners moving to 16" ?

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Getting back to the original question, we have Michelin LTX/MS2/P235 R15/ on our 28 International. After three years full timing and 63,000 km. they have been flawless.
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Old 09-12-2016, 04:59 PM   #59
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I used the 15" Michelin on the 25' and Nokian Rotiiva AT 235/75R15 116/113 S, max load 2760 on the 30'


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Old 09-12-2016, 06:31 PM   #60
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I used the 15" Michelin on the 25' and Nokian Rotiiva AT 235/75R15 116/113 S, max load 2760 on the 30'


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How do you like the Nokias and how hard are they to find?

There's also this Pirelli - an actual LT15" tire with 2335# capacity but they seem hard to come by as well.

https://m.tirerack.com/tires/TireDet...=375SR5SCORATR
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Old 09-12-2016, 09:01 PM   #61
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So far I really like them. Discount tire in stock 3 days from distribution center.


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Old 09-13-2016, 08:30 AM   #62
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Here is a link to post with pictures other comments.

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Old 09-13-2016, 09:00 AM   #63
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Another 15 - inch tire that could be considered is the General Grabber HTS for some of us cost conscious folks. Tire buyer.com had them for $93 each.
It has nearly identical specifications as the Michelin tire. It is XL rated, 109t service at 2271 lbs. Derated it would be 2064 lbs.
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Help- Michelin Defender model?

Tried to find the LTX M/S2 Michelins here in Helena. Both Costco and local Eagle Tire told me they are replaced by Defender model now; supposedly same tire. Any input is appreciated. I can get tomorrow for $140/ea, mounted. We plan to head back to TX next week sometime so want to get the GYMs replaced, since they are now down to minimum tread lines...
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Old 09-22-2016, 11:27 AM   #65
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Tried to find the LTX M/S2 Michelins here in Helena. Both Costco and local Eagle Tire told me they are replaced by Defender model now; supposedly same tire. Any input is appreciated. I can get tomorrow for $140/ea, mounted. We plan to head back to TX next week sometime so want to get the GYMs replaced, since they are now down to minimum tread lines...
Within the new Defender Line you will find the
LTX/R75/15 / 108 / T tire. Michelin has it for sale at $ 145.00 per. It is a 70,000 mile tire.
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Within the new Defender Line you will find the
LTX/R75/15 / 108 / T tire. Michelin has it for sale at $ 145.00 per. It is a 70,000 mile tire.
Thanks. Do you know what the maximum recommended load is for this LT tire? On one source I see 2208 lbs.:

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tirete....jsp?techid=35

. . . which should be de-rated 10% for use on a trailer, or about 1987 pounds per tire, according to many threads here on the forum.

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I have ordered these tires $650 installed from discount tires includes steel stems, balanced and mounted. Credit for gym tires have not yet been given. Hopefully $100. These tires meet everything without having to buy new rims.

https://www.nokiantires.com/all-seas...an-rotiiva-at/
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Installed these tires, but they are just barely rubbing against the shock in my '59 Overlander.

I use a Monroe 555003 shock, which is 2" in diameter. Has anyone found a smaller diameter equivalent shock?
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Thanks. Do you know what the maximum recommended load is for this LT tire? On one source I see 2208 lbs.:

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tirete....jsp?techid=35

. . . which should be de-rated 10% for use on a trailer, or about 1987 pounds per tire, according to many threads here on the forum.

Thanks,

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Hey Peter - just to be clear - these are NOT LT tires. They are P tires with "extra load" but absolutely 100% P rated tires shiv is the only reason you would derate them when used on a trailer. If they're 2208# as a P tire, you can count on 2007# when used on a trailer. 4 of them takes you over 8000# so see what you've got on the scales and make the call. I use the prior version which derated gives me 1985# or 7940# for the 4 on my 27FB with a 7600 GVWR - just 6000# loaded for camping on the scales - so I'm comfortable with that.

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