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Old 02-11-2013, 09:20 AM   #15
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If you are ever planning to upgrade to disk brakes, I would definately go with 16" rims. Otherwise 15" or 16" will work. You will have to weigh the pros and cons of each.

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Old 02-11-2013, 09:25 AM   #16
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There is a 15" LTX tire by Michelin.
yes. I use them on my trailer. But despite the name LTX they are not a LT tire. The are actually a P-metric tire.
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Old 02-11-2013, 09:28 AM   #17
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If you are ever planning to upgrade to disk brakes, I would definately go with 16" rims. Otherwise 15" or 16" will work. You will have to weigh the pros and cons of each.

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We're running Kodiak discs with 15" wheels and Michelin LTX tires... - works great. Stops very well indeed....

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Old 02-11-2013, 10:05 AM   #18
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Ahhh, the great tire debates. I love these!

My 63 Overlander is just under 4,000 lbs dry, just for reference.

It has 15" wheels, I ran the Goodyear Marathons the previous owner had on it for 6 years total (4 for me, 2 for the POs), with zero problems. I replaced them with Carlisle ST tires a year ago and have also had no problems with those. As always, YMMV.

Good luck, we're all counting on you.
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Ahhh, the great tire debates. I love these!
This, times a thousand.

I finally called my tire guy this morning, asked for a price on four Maxxis trailer tires. With a puzzled sound in his voice, he asked why. I told him I'd consulted the internet and collectively, they'd decided this was the only decent trailer tire. He didn't know if he could get them. Called around, then called me back and told me $150+tax per tire. But he strongly recommended the Master Track. (On the interwebs, this would be considered Chinese crap.) $411.96, out the door for four.

I don't know what to do.

edit: I would like to point out that this tire shop has 100+ Yelp reviews, each one of them five stars. This guy is not trying to get me out the door with the wrong product.
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Old 02-11-2013, 11:50 AM   #20
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I would not trust an ST rated trailer tire on my trailer. Airstreams cost too much to repair compared to an SOB trailer. I want a tire that is man rated (ie rated to not kill humans or Airstreams).

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Old 02-11-2013, 11:51 AM   #21
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I was unaware they rated tires kill/no-kill.
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Old 02-11-2013, 01:28 PM   #22
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Tire manufactures pay a lot of money to test car tires under many different conditions. Speed ratings and safety factors are much better. ST tires are rated for 65MPH max and if it is hot outside you better lower that some more. Very rarely do you see a car tire come apart unless it was run at high speeds with almost no air. I have had flats but never a blow out on a car or truck.

An added benefit to car tires is that they ride smoother and they won't shake your trailer apart. Stiff sidewalls are not needed since the Airstreams have a low center of gravity closer to that of a car.

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