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Old 04-02-2016, 10:16 PM   #71
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Here are 15" GYM and 16" michelins.
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Old 04-03-2016, 06:00 AM   #72
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I have heard from multiple sources that you should initially check torque more often after mounting wheels and my experience would seem to confirm that. I think the recommendation is after 50, then 100, and finally 200 miles or at 50, 150, and 350 from start. I usually had at least one lug nut loose on each wheel after just 50 miles.

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We did just that when we first picked up our trailer. 50, 100 and 250. Now every other day. Still, after 10,000 miles one lug on each wheel can be moved, I would not by any means call it loose, but it does move.
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Old 04-03-2016, 07:38 AM   #73
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Added Centramatics and had everything spun balanced with my TPMS sensors in place. Inflated to 80psi.

I feel better now.
Which specific Centramatics did you use?
http://www.centramatic.com/wheel-bal...pe=Trailers-RV
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Old 04-03-2016, 11:07 AM   #74
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Which specific Centramatics did you use?
http://www.centramatic.com/wheel-bal...pe=Trailers-RV
I used the 200-221 Special.

After much debate and research, including a lengthy call the the manufacturer, that is what I chose. It is however, not you only option.

http://www.centramatic.com/wheel-bal...00-221_Special

The website is confusing by the way, these are under the RV section, not Trailer section.
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Old 04-03-2016, 11:21 AM   #75
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We installed the larger diameter Centramatic 300-356 all A plates on our 16" tires.
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Old 04-03-2016, 12:25 PM   #76
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We installed the larger diameter Centramatic 300-356 all A plates on our 16" tires.
That was my first choice before I talked to them, but both options are good.
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Old 04-03-2016, 09:11 PM   #77
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FYI

We just covered 200 miles today. The first trip on the 16s. I stopped to check the mMcGard
Lug nuts twice. Each time I was able to get a bit tighter to 110.
It's a good idea to check yours. Frankly, I did not believe it possible. 😮
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Old 04-03-2016, 09:17 PM   #78
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Btw, we were beat to death on
I - 5 north through Los Angeles.
I could not appreciate the wheels or Centramatics. 200 miles in 6 brutal hours. I'm looking for a different way home.
But no popped rivets.....
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Billings to Oceano , first trip for the 16" michelins, checked the torque 5 times, everything is rollin easy....
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Are the Sendel wheels clearcoated or raw aluminum? It seems that if they are not clearcoated then it would be a good idea to get this done before the new tires.
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They are clear coated.
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I'd like to know how the Michelin's worked out for you.

I'm thinking of upgrading to 16" (Sendel) wheels and Michelin's as well.

Michelin says they don't make a "trailer tires" in 16" . They only tires available in load range E in the 225/75R16 are LT not ST tires.

What is the down side to putting a LT tires on a trailer.

I'm not happy with the GYM just returned from a 7800 mile trip and the GYM were a constant worry. Had to replace two enroute. Luckily no catastrophic events just a pain in the butt type of problem.

Pulling an '06 25' FB Safari.
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Thanks for any updates or advise.
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I'm not happy with the GYM just returned from a 7800 mile trip and the GYM were a constant worry. Had to replace two enroute.
What does GYM mean or refer to?
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What does GYM mean or refer to?
Good Year Marathon "ST" trailer tires.

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