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Old 09-11-2011, 06:20 PM   #1
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7.0 x 15 what is this in a modern tire?

My 81 Excella 2 has 7 x 15 C load range tires. What is the modern equivalent tire for this trailer. The 7 x15 are really hard to find surely there must me a modern equivalent.

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Old 09-11-2011, 06:26 PM   #2
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There are some companies making a 7R X 15 (the radial replacement for the old 7.00 X 15 bias ply), but most people are using the 225/75 X 15 ST tire. However, lots of people are having troubles with the newer "ST" tires. Yokohama is one that I know makes the 7R X 15 tire in a load range D.
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Old 09-13-2011, 05:48 PM   #3
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I have a 1964 Safari that needs tires replaced also. I am having the axle done this week. What do you think of truck tires? I know there is a debate about what to put on. Radial or biasply, Truck or Trailer tires? So any thoughts which way? I had heard a little bit about ST tire problems. I will look into the Yokohama also....
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Old 09-13-2011, 05:55 PM   #4
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You can get Goodyear Marathons if you want to pay the price or you can go with Chinese made tires that are considerably cheaper. I talked to Topline tires and they had C rated tires for about $80 each installed and D rated for about $100 each installed. Sam's club wanted almost $600 for a set of 4 mounted and balanced. They said they have had less problem with the chinese made tires than the American Branded tires made who knows where. 225/75-15 is the right size.

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Old 09-13-2011, 06:14 PM   #5
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Hi again, I Just got off the phone with Discount Tire and thought I'd share my findings... they have a 225/75/15 Carlisle Radial Trail RH 10 ply loade range "E" rated 2846lbs/tire. My Safari is 3250lbs dry. Its their newest tire for trailers, new rubber composition supposedly better to last longer with out dry rotting. They are 115.00/tire. The Yokohama's RY 215 LT tires are 188.00/tire.

I am going to talk with my axle guy tomorrow and see what he thinks of the new Carlisle's.

Good luck with your search!
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Old 09-13-2011, 06:18 PM   #6
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Hi Perry, I Just read your post about the Chinese and American Tires. must have just missed it when I posted about Discount Tire.

Thanks for the info!

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Old 09-13-2011, 07:46 PM   #7
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Carlisle's has been making tires for decades. Does your trailer only have one axel? Let's say your trailer gross weight is 5000lb loaded then you need a tire that can handle 2500 lbs. So load range E is about right. I will probably run D rated tires since I have two axels.

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Thanks Perry! Yes, mine is single axel.

Good luck to you!

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