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Old 08-12-2015, 07:05 AM   #57
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16" Wheels

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Right down the road from you in Silsbee Tx. Purchased our wheels and tires from Discount Tire. Not the cheapest but easier to deal with one shop.
Michelin LTX M/S LT225 / 75R 16E1FRD115R tires at $192.00 each.
Sendel T0-6665ST 16" wheels at $115.40 each.

Steel valve stems, spin balance, and associated mounting costs at $140.00
This purchase was in December of 2013, so Iam sure prices have changed.

I put them on our 2009 27' International with no issues.
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Old 08-12-2015, 08:09 AM   #58
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Thanks folks. Ordered the 16" Michelins and Sendels from Discount Tire yesterday. $1319 installed with metal stems. Plus, I get the $70 visa gift card. I really appreciate all the help!


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Old 08-12-2015, 08:38 AM   #59
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16" Wheels and Tires

What was nice for me was the Internet side of Discount Tire. Good prices, rebates, plus free shipping. No local sales taxes, and they have mounting and balancing agreements with dealers in towns and states where they have no local presence. Took my old tires and wheels in with my Sendel's and the new Michelin's to NTB locally who has the mounting agreement with Discount Tire. Cost was $16.50 for removing the tire from the old wheel, mounting the tire on the new wheel and balancing. I supplied the valve stems. I sold the old wheels on Craig's List. I left the old tires at NTB. No need to inflict the ST's on another even though I could have gotten a few bucks in selling the two that hadn't failed as of yet.

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Old 08-12-2015, 01:44 PM   #60
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Well, just got a call from Discount and they aren't able to get the all silver T03s from Sendel either. They do have the ones with the inside of the spokes painted black. Anyone have pictures of these on their trailer?


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Old 08-12-2015, 02:09 PM   #61
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Here's mine.
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Old 08-12-2015, 04:16 PM   #63
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I just bought a 2007 Safari 25FB and the first thing I have done is the Sendel / Michelin wheel and tire package. Will replace the GYMarathon junk spare with a Carlisle tire and use the steel wheel for the spare. Probably will not need it as many have mentioned. I got the wheels and tires from Discount Tire.
They look good, fit well and most important are safer that the stock wheels. If they don't fail, which I don't think they will - I won't have a trailer out for repair.
I just had the bearings re packed and the brakes look good as well.
So running gear is ready for the fall trip to NY, PA and Virginia.
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I have just read this entire post and have a quick question. Since the main reason that everyone is upgrading to 16" rims and tires is due to the poor quality of the GYM's, why not just use the existing rims and put a 15" version of the same Michelin tire? Is that tire not available in 15" or is there a real benefit from going from 15" to 16"?
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I have just read this entire post and have a quick question. Since the main reason that everyone is upgrading to 16" rims and tires is due to the poor quality of the GYM's, why not just use the existing rims and put a 15" version of the same Michelin tire? Is that tire not available in 15" or is there a real benefit from going from 15" to 16"?
I was curious about the same thing. If the 15" Michelin LT tires can support the weight why not go with them which would negate the need for 16" wheels and the replacement cost.
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The 15" Michelin LTX tire is a P rated tire that doesn't have enough weight rating for bigger trailers. A P rated tire gets derated by 10% in the weight rating catagory.
The 16" Michelin LTX tire is a LT tire and has enough weight rating. Most all LT tires are approved for trailer use and do not get de-rated.
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Yes, to Crispyboy.
Sidewalks are not tough enough. These belong a on SUV? I wanted to do the same, but many talked me out of it. I'm glad I did the 16" solution as it is safer.

BTW: sold my original wheels and tires thru Craigslist.
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Well, just got a call from Discount and they aren't able to get the all silver T03s from Sendel either. They do have the ones with the inside of the spokes painted black. Anyone have pictures of these on their trailer?


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I got mine from Tredit. You might check with them. They have multiple warehouses in the country. T03 I'm not always sure if each location is aware of the other warehouses inventory so you may have to call each warehouse. I remember that I called the Kansas warehouse who only had the silver spoke finish. I ended up getting the black spoke finish from the Elkhart location.

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Hey all, thought I'd show mine. Changed to 16's this spring and have done over 2500 miles since, man what a difference. Satisfied for sure.
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