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Old 05-05-2004, 08:55 AM   #1
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65 Caravel / Globetrotter Tires

I need a good source for getting tires for my two new Airstreams before I can move them. The '65 Caravel has tires on it currently that are F78 15 inch. The '65 Globetrotter has 700 15s on it. Are these the correct tires? Where can I get new tires this size? Is there a good online site? Thanks in advance.

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I was in your shoes last year, so here is what I'd recommend,

-Call Cordovan Tires at 1-800-238-6469 - see web site:
http://www.cordovantires.com/index_1.html

-Ask about availibility of the
Powerking Premium Super BF34 (6 ply)

(As of last month, 6.70x15 are available (but not listed on the web site.)

-Ask for the name of a distributor in your area.
-Call distributor and ask for name of a local dealer who can order the tire.
(Neither the distributor or dealer will have ever heard of this tire, but who cares as long as the fitment is correct.)

I paid $59.00 for the each tire last year.

There are other bias plys around, but this is the easiest one to get. (Every tire dealer tries to sell a radial, they don't understand the advantages of the bias ply for a travel trailer.)

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Old 05-05-2004, 02:12 PM   #3
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Bias advantage

What is the advantage of using the bias tire you talk about?
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I was in your shoes last year, so here is what I'd recommend,

-Call Cordovan Tires at 1-800-238-6469 - see web site:
http://www.cordovantires.com/index_1.html

-Ask about availibility of the
Powerking Premium Super BF34 (6 ply)

(As of last month, 6.70x15 are available (but not listed on the web site.)

-Ask for the name of a distributor in your area.
-Call distributor and ask for name of a local dealer who can order the tire.
(Neither the distributor or dealer will have ever heard of this tire, but who cares as long as the fitment is correct.)

I paid $59.00 for the each tire last year.

There are other bias plys around, but this is the easiest one to get. (Every tire dealer tries to sell a radial, they don't understand the advantages of the bias ply for a travel trailer.)

Regards,
Keith

Keith, I noticed that you posted this same info on another
TIRE THREAD.
Your link doesn't work but aren't the Cordovan Powerkings
LT (light truck) rather than ST (special trailer)?
The Cordovan tire HOMEPAGE doesn't list any ST tires.
This TRAILER TIRE ARTICLE gives a clear explanation of why P or LT tires are not recommended for trailers.
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Old 05-05-2004, 10:43 PM   #5
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The web site works if you go to

http://www.cordovantires.com

But I agree, these look like Truck tires, not ST. I found this site to have trailer tires:

http://www.etires.com

I searched by size F78 15. Are these the correct size for the 1965 17' Caravel?

Will these fit the 1965 19' Globetrotter?

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Give Cordovan a call. Like I said, the tires were available last month or so, but may have been dropped from the web site.
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Rob, the metric conversion for F78-15 is 205/75-15.
700-15's are still available but if you do a search on "700-15" you'll see that some folks have opted for 225/75-15 which is slightly smaller in tread width and diameter.
Any Goodyear dealer should be able to accomodate you.
I run Goodyear Marathon ST225/75R15 load range D on my '71 Caravel. They should be fine for your GT but I'm not sure they would fit your '65 Caravel wheelwells.
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