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Old 06-12-2005, 09:00 PM   #15
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Thanks till,

We do highway driving and 2 lane roads. No back woods stuff. Are axle and shocks are new. I will shop tomorrow.

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Old 06-12-2005, 09:44 PM   #16
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I have a 64 Globetrotter for which I'm buyin 16" steel wheels and commercial Michelin XPS-RIB 225 75 16 tires. The XPS-RIB's are identical in height to the 700 15 as verified by Ed in Michelin's commercial tire dept. The new tires are .9" wider (.45" inside .45"outside) than the 700 15's. The XPS-RIB has a steel sidewall (stranded), a high mileage rating, and it could be inflated to 80 lbs. Its and E rated tire. I plan to run it at 60 lbs. for my single axle.

The cost of one tire is around $170 from COSTCO or Discount (a tough pill to swallow) but, me and my trailer are worth it. I bought the wheels at Southwest Wheel (Derric Sweden) for $189.49 (3 wheels) plus shipping. I specified (per Arlen) load range, circle dia. etc. for the wheels. I also plan to check dynamic simulation of static load (upward and inward travel of the tire) to assure adequate clearance from a width standpoint. Altogether I will have about $740 invested in wheels and tires.

If I keep the tires protected when not in use (to prevent dry rot) and my $700, I plan to get many years of safe performance (no blowouts) and 60,000 miles from the tires. I may expire before the tires but, my silver thermos will have good shoes.

My floor is ripped up, the toilet is ripped out, the old power system is ripped out, and the plumbing doesn't work; and I'm buying tires! Do you sense something is wrong?

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Old 06-13-2005, 06:01 AM   #17
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Please be careful not to beat your "Thrmos" to death with too stiff of a tire. I have noticed a big difference in ride quality on my TV when I put load range C's on it vs. the standard car tire. The ride is a lot more stiff, I can feel most of the little divits in the raod that I had no idea that were there.

I too have new tires for my coach that is still comming apart for rebuild.
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Old 06-29-2005, 02:35 PM   #18
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Originally Posted by uwe
I found these on the tire rack website:\

Try the Y742S tires also from Yokohama, just a more agressive tread design.
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Old 06-29-2005, 03:31 PM   #19
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Did my standard "Pre Flight" on our '04 Classic today and found a bubble on the lead tire on the driver's side. Was told it looked like "Impact" damage from a chughole, railroad crossing etc. Ouch! Replaced it with the Goodyear ST just because that's what the factory supplied. Not certain that's a good enough reason but find all this discussion worth while. We stay mostly on the interstates and secondary roads but that doesn't rule out chugholes etc. necessarily. I will be watching for road hazards form now on and check my tires very carefully each time I stop. Seriously thinking about carrying a spare since it's just two of us loading the trailer and not with that much weight anyhow. The new Goodyear cost me $110.00 while the Carlisle Discount quoted would have been around $160 with road hazard guarantee etc.
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Old 08-27-2006, 06:47 PM   #20
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Oh, no. I think I did it.

I just came in, did a quicky search, pressed control-end, and posted away my question about the dates.

By the way, I've been over in that other, current thread wondering where my question and Terry's answer went to.

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Old 08-27-2006, 07:08 PM   #21
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After many miles, including last summer and this summer to Salem, I am happy to report the 225X75X15 Load "D" Goodyear Marathons have travelled well. Along with the Centramaitc Wheel Balancers, the Globe Trotter has smooth sailing. The final test was returning from 2006 VAC rally in Creede Colorado. Chris drove the truck and I rode in the GT. Asside from pavement seam banging, the GT rode on a cloud. I had 65 psi in the tires. Since each tire is carrying about 1900 lbs when hitched to the truck, I lowered the psi to 60. (100 lbs cap for every pound of air.) The trailer now rolls smoothly over those pesky pavement seams.
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Old 08-27-2006, 10:54 PM   #22
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DOT Codes

Hi, just a few notes for Lamar and Terry. The dot code is supposed to be on the inside. Usually the DOT code is on the oposite side of the more decorated [white wall / raised white letter Etc.] side of the tire. On vehicles with directional tires, you will find two showing and two not showing. Next note: tires now have a four digit DOT code because your tires could be "187" 18th week of 1997, 18th week of 1987, or 18th week of 1977?

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Old 08-29-2006, 05:57 PM   #23
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I went with the ST 225/75 raidials after a bunch of searching.

Found a set of Delta's on Ebay they are made by a bigger company that labels these under a few names.

Total 244 bucks.

I'll let you know how they look in few days

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