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Old 07-30-2019, 07:18 AM   #661
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NOTE: be sure to ask for metal valve stems when the tires are instlled on the wheels.

they are the same cost.

the plastic ones can break and crack over time.
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Old 07-30-2019, 04:40 PM   #662
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when i phoned around town, no dealer had issue finding next day stock on Michelin Defender 225/75-16" LTX E rating profile.

the same profile in 15" are very hard to come by , as very few truck use anything as small as 15" any more. most use 16" up to 22"
They do not offer a 15" Michelin in an LT rated tire anymore; just in 16" and larger. That is why many of us with 15" went to the new GoodYear Endurance... I used to run the 15" Michelins on my older 25' AS's but last time I purchased, I ended up with Michelin P rated Passenger tires on my 2014 model when I replaced the OEM GYM's. Although the Michelins I had them put on were the LTX Defender tires, they were not E rated. The load was fine for the overall load/weight of my AS, but I felt the AS handling was mushy and like it was leaning/riding on the sidewalls when I changed lanes or was in a turn...
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Old 07-31-2019, 07:20 AM   #663
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We use the Dill 1506 TPMS system on both our 2014 Classic and 2015 23D International Serenity and the senders are mounted inside the tire and have a metal valve stem.

I do not trust any tire made by GoodYear. Period.

Never had a Michelin tire failure in over 45 years on my cars and trucks. Switched all three Airstreams we have owned to Michelins as soon as possible after purchase.

In fact, I arrived at the selling dealership of the 2014 23D with 15” Michelins mounted on 15” five lug nut SenDel wheels and left the stock 14” wheels and GYM tires at the dealership.
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Old 07-31-2019, 08:08 AM   #664
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I used to think that way but after having a set of all season Michelins come apart on my wife's car, I now feel that they may be better than most, but they are not perfect. Michelin did warranty the whole set and apparently had a raft of replacements. We have been running Conti's on her car ever since and I noe have Yoko's on my Airstream.

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Old 07-31-2019, 07:37 PM   #665
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the new Michelin 225/75r16 tires and 16" wheels are on our As22FB. they fit well.

we had to use 5 sheets of plywood under the bottle jack even though it has 20" of reach. we put 120 ft-lbs torque on the 16" wheels, 110 ft-lbs are used for 15" wheels

no mods were need as the tires are only 1/2" closer to the sides

here is the bottle jack in action
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the new Michelin 225/75r16 tires and 16" wheels are on our As22FB. they fit well.

we had to use 5 sheets of plywood under the bottle jack even though it has 20" of reach. we put 120 ft-lbs torque on the 16" wheels, 110 ft-lbs are used for 15" wheels

no mods were need as the tires are only 1/2" closer to the sides

here is the bottle jack in action
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Great posts. Nice... jack, too.

Get some 12" square 3" or thicker squares cut from scrap lumber to put under your jack. The thicker base blocks are stable and the jack will take less effort.

My brother in law was towing a nice car in an enclosed car trailer and I looked at his 15" tires. A brand I had never seen and C RATED. After mentioning C Rated 14 inch tires... he bought a set of E Rated Tires when he arrived home. The car was worth more than most new Airstreams. So... not everyone is up on tires.
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In 48 pages of information on changing to 16 wheels, Im sure this subject is covered. However, Im not savay enough to sift through all that info to find the answer I need.

Can I change my 1994 Excella 30 to16 wheels and LT tires. Will they fit? Does it work?
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In 48 pages of information on changing to 16” wheels, I’m sure this subject is covered. However, I’m not savay enough to sift through all that info to find the answer I need.

Can I change my 1994 Excella 30’ to16” wheels and LT tires. Will they fit? Does it work?
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In 48 pages of information on changing to 16 wheels, Im sure this subject is covered. However, Im not savay enough to sift through all that info to find the answer I need.

Can I change my 1994 Excella 30 to16 wheels and LT tires. Will they fit? Does it work?
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Old 08-22-2019, 08:43 PM   #670
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canam rv told me to use 55psi cold ( they go up to 68 psi hot) in the 16" Michelin tires on a Bambi
i was using 70PSI cold- (they went up to 79 psi hot)
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Old 08-22-2019, 08:56 PM   #671
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canam rv told me to use 55psi cold ( they go up to 68 psi hot) in the 16" Michelin tires on a Bambi
i was using 70PSI cold- (they went up to 79 psi hot)


I always puzzle over this (did a long thread in here the beginning of this season with new GYEs).

Note that the RATE of rise in pressure is nearly double starting at 55 PSI - 24% over 55 cold vs 13% over 70 cold. Yours is a single axle, yes? Mine is a double and seeing 6000 on the scales, 55 cold worked for me with the 15 Michelins but seemed too low on the GYEs based on the rise in temps. I went up to 75 I think - too much pressure - too much bouncing - so came back to 65 cold which is plenty of capacity, about a 15% rise in PSI over cold and a fairly decent ride (though not as pillowy as the Michelins were...).

I dont know that theres a single right or wrong here - just sharing some of my personal experience. Worth everything you paid for it
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2020- 30 & 2019- 33 foot Classics use 16 Inch Michelins

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In 48 pages of information on changing to 16 wheels, Im sure this subject is covered. However, Im not savay enough to sift through all that info to find the answer I need.

Can I change my 1994 Excella 30 to16 wheels and LT tires. Will they fit? Does it work?
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The 2020 30 RV Classic and the 2019 33FB Classic both use LT225/75R/16LRE tires as standard equipment. Found this for you at the Las Vegas Airstream yesterday.

Hope that helps.
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The 2020 30 RV Classic and the 2019 33FB Classic both use LT225/75R/16LRE tires as standard equipment. Found this for you at the Las Vegas Airstream yesterday.

Hope that helps.
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Thank you, I have been also learning which Michelin to order
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The Centramatic wheel balancers for the 16” SenDel wheels with six lug nut bolt pattern is #300-356 All “A” plates. Order directly from their website (Centramatic.com) and no sales tax if you are not in Texas.
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The original tires at Post #1 have EVOLVED into, of course, a better tire by Michelin. (?)

Agilis Crossclimate LT225/75/R16 load range E

Same Sendel wheels. I replaced the original 15 inch SPARE tire/wheel as it would be a 15 inch steel wheel and matched the other four 16 inch Sendel wheels.

Like Switz I purchased four Centramatic #300-356 A Plates for my 16 inch wheels. Installed them yesterday at home, one at a time. Attached the tow vehicle and lifted one tire, removed, added Centramatic, snugged lug nuts, lowered and torqued to 110# (100# to 110# in the manual). After the first service station I will recheck the torque.

Many claim amazing things about the Centramatics... I will see. If all are true... I will be very satisfied. Much like taking vitamins... I do not know if I feel any better or not, before taking them.

The Centramatics are not wrapped at all in a large carton. I had emailed a member if his were shipped this way, but no comment. So... I am on my own. Obviously not an issue being shipped from Texas. A bit of abrasion of being tossed around by UPS.
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Since the Centramatics are not polished and are behind the wheel and get covered in brake dust, appearance is not high on their list of things to do.
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