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Old 07-31-2007, 12:11 PM   #1
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C or D range tires?

Opinions? 1970 Ambassador. Load range C or D tires?
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Old 07-31-2007, 12:21 PM   #2
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I'd say D, or even E.
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Old 07-31-2007, 01:04 PM   #3
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C or D

What is the Gross weight(max weight)?
Reguardless of which type or size of tire you go with I recommend you also purchase a tire pressure monitering system.
You can't feel when a tire is comming apart much less when the pressure is dropping.
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Old 07-31-2007, 02:20 PM   #4
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Metalhead -

Guessing you are asking for trailer tires, right? TV tires would be a seperate and likely different answer....

Get a gross weight for your trailer, add your gear weight, fluids, propane, and etc.... Then add in a safety margin..... See what you come up with, buy tires that will handle your weight, and you'll be a 'happy camper'...

On the TV tire question, that is a far more involved answer....

Hope that helps.

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Old 07-31-2007, 02:31 PM   #5
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Metalhead -

Guessing you are asking for trailer tires, right? TV tires would be a seperate and likely different answer....

Get a gross weight for your trailer, add your gear weight, fluids, propane, and etc.... Then add in a safety margin..... See what you come up with, buy tires that will handle your weight, and you'll be a 'happy camper'...

On the TV tire question, that is a far more involved answer....

Hope that helps.

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mr toy,

excellent advice, and i'm going ot take it.

i'm the guy you always see along the hwy w/ a blowout; but by golly i got the best deal on the planet on my Zody's load range A super duper RV retreads, and my spare is always flat, or i forget it at my other brothers house.

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Old 08-01-2007, 11:40 PM   #6
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Not "THE" Kevbo.... no...!

Kevin -

You, from the land of Uber-woodpiles.... travel with enough juice, between the 2 Honda's, the AGM batteries, the Cowboy Beer and the Hemi (outta OD of course) to run AT LEAST a small compressor (its GOTTA be under the CornHole game, somewhere....) so that you can get those retreads rollin again.

I done tol'd youse bout gettin dem cheap retreads.... always go to Lefty's Tire Extravaganza and Pawn, for the bes't off brand 2nd's - from Ecuador maybe.... They'se jus run a 'little' hotter... if'n youse get it outta the ditch ok.... Oh, and 'balancing' is really over rated! Why balance it if its only gonna go 10 miles max!?

Oh, and the rug really DID tie the room together....

Ciao my friend! Everyone else too!

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Old 08-02-2007, 06:33 AM   #7
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From the 1970 catalog ....

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Opinions? 1970 Ambassador. Load range C or D tires?
Here are facts instead of opinion:

"... 700 X 15 Truck-type extra strength wheels with nylon tubeless tires (6 ply on 18 foot Caravel and 21 foot Globe Trotter; 8 ply on 23 foot Safari; 6 ply on all tandem models)"

In the 1950s and 60s, the tandem axle trailers used tires with one less ply (or ply rating) than used on the largest single tire trailer. Hope this helps.
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Old 08-02-2007, 06:46 AM   #8
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Specs for '76 were , all tandem axle units came with load range C , all single axle units came with load range D. Now if you like to read , hit the search tab and type in tires .
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I had also read that tandem tires should be "C". My question is what would it matter if you put "D" on a tandem?
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I had also read that tandem tires should be "C". My question is what would it matter if you put "D" on a tandem?
Hi Yuki:

In my opinion, I don't think it matters greatly if you put Load Range "D" as opposed to LR "C" tires on a vintage tandem axle Airstream. The ride will be slightly harsher, but can be adjusted with lower tire pressure (for those who don't feel obligated to "max out" their tire pressure). I think the LR "C" tires were spec'd for tandem axled trailers because they met the engineering rerquirements at a lower cost than four "D" tires, which would have provided more load carrying headroom than the engineers thought necessary in 1970.
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Old 08-02-2007, 11:12 AM   #11
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mr toy,

excellent advice, and i'm going ot take it.

i'm the guy you always see along the hwy w/ a blowout; but by golly i got the best deal on the planet on my Zody's load range A super duper RV retreads, and my spare is always flat, or i forget it at my other brothers house.

kevin
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Wait until I get my hands on you in ABQ (sorta rhymes, no?)........you ain't gonna have no more tire problems ever again when I'm done!!!!!
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Old 08-02-2007, 11:16 AM   #12
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Hi Yuki:

In my opinion, I don't think it matters greatly if you put Load Range "D" as opposed to LR "C" tires on a vintage tandem axle Airstream. The ride will be slightly harsher, but can be adjusted with lower tire pressure (for those who don't feel obligated to "max out" their tire pressure). I think the LR "C" tires were spec'd for tandem axled trailers because they met the engineering rerquirements at a lower cost than four "D" tires, which would have provided more load carrying headroom than the engineers thought necessary in 1970.
I agree ,with one exception, you will need to determine if the wheels are rated for the higher load and psi rating of the D's. Some wheels will have this stamped on the rim, others not .
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