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Old 09-11-2009, 07:41 PM   #1
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Continental Vanco 2 225 / 70R15C tires

Here is another tire to consider if you are getting upset with the trailer tires that are out there. I have installed these on mine. They look good and from what I have researched, should do the job without having to go to 16" wheels. They are a commercial D rated tire with a max. load of 2470 lbs. @ 65 psi. and a speed rating of 106 mph.
Oh, I have NO connections with Continental in any way

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Old 09-11-2009, 07:48 PM   #2
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Your post says your new tires 225/70's. Does the lower diameter tire diameter affect the stance of your trailer? I'd love to see a picture of your trailer with the smaller tires on it.

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Old 09-11-2009, 08:52 PM   #3
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Hey Brian, it does sit about 1/2 " lower. The Marathon's diameter is 28.3" and the Vanco 2 are 27.4 " A will get a photo up later.

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Look interesting

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Old 09-12-2009, 03:09 PM   #5
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Brian, not sure what type of photo you are after, up close or what. So here are 2 shots.

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Interesting. How close are the sides of the tires to the insides of the wheelwells? >Lower aspect ratio means wider tire.<
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Are the Vancos ST or LT tires?
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Old 09-12-2009, 06:15 PM   #8
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The Vancos are a commercial mini bus van tire. They are defiantly not an ST tire, and I do not think they are rated as an LT tire either.
I just got back from a 22 day trip stopping at 4 campsites and covering about 1,200 miles with these tires. I stay at about 72 to 76 mph on the interstate. Got into some interstate construction areas that really bounced the Airstream around with no markings or rub marks on the wheel wells. It did bounce everything we had on the rear bed off! LOL
I would say there is about 1"- 1.25" of room in the inside and about 1.5" outside.

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I thought the only tires that were recommended for Airstreams or for trailers in general were ST or LT tires?
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I thought the only tires that were recommended for Airstreams or for trailers in general were ST or LT tires?
Good question! I'm gonna go out on a limb here and say the Vanco tire is like an LT tire since it has both the index load rating and a D load rating JMHO! I do know from the highway towing I've done with them on that there is no difference on how the trailer tracks in comparison to when the Marathon tires were on. If anything, it tracks better. Hopefully someone with more knowledge about tires will chime in about this.

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In order to bring this thread back to life....are there any more actual applications from the readers who may be using the Continental Vanco 2 tires. I have to replace my Goodyear OEM tires after a blowout. I had about 12K miles on the tires and wish not to repeat that experience!!! However, the list of replacements are indeed short and quality of all is questionable. These tires are new to my list and are priced in the same ballpark has Goodyear.
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Question Made in ????

Where are these tires manufactured? There should be two letters in the DOT code on the side of the tire that indicate the location.

I bought a set of Carlisle tires that were supposed to have been made in the good ol' USA, but the DOT code revealed that they were from the other side of the Earth.

The required "Made in China" marking was placed on the part of the tire that is covered by the rim when mounted!
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Tires come from Germany

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...are there any more actual applications from the readers who may be using the Continental Vanco 2 tires...
hi hank

it appears this is a passenger van tire (car like ride with EXTRA load and tread life)

it is interesting that there is only 1 review on the tr site, i've never seen JUST 1 review there on a tire.

Continental Vanco 2

vanco is a class/style with 5-6 models to choose from.

Contis

and here's the conti stuff...

Continental Tires - Continental launches the Vanco 2:

so it appears this model is similar in application and design to the mich' x or lt series for vans.

good luck choosing!

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