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Old 11-02-2008, 02:01 PM   #15
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Yes Rick.
I can not beleave I can not find ONE Airstreamer running this tire.
Looks like I will be the first if I buy them. I guess that the SQUARESTREAM way
You may not be the first to buy. However you will be the first to post.

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Old 11-02-2008, 06:24 PM   #16
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on my list of things to do, is a call to my local distributor. i had read that they had stopped making them for a while. i guess i should just call cooper directly.
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Old 11-02-2008, 07:45 PM   #17
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Buy america not

Well off to Wal-mart in the A.M. to get my overseas made tire.
Sorry America.
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Old 11-03-2008, 07:15 AM   #18
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I need some tires, and would probably by the Coopers if I could find them. I've looked and no one around here has them.
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Old 11-03-2008, 10:29 AM   #19
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I found a little service station nearby that can order the Cooper Custom Trailer Plus, 225/75/R15, Load Range "D," max load 2540 lbs. They want $146.37 per tire.

Now, I could pick up Michelin LT truck tires for $125 a pop. The most commonly stocked trailer tire locally is the Goodyear Marathon which also seem to run about $125 each. So, is the Cooper worth $20 more a tire? Let me know before I plunk down my money.
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Old 11-03-2008, 11:21 AM   #20
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I found a little service station nearby that can order the Cooper Custom Trailer Plus, 225/75/R15, Load Range "D," max load 2540 lbs. They want $146.37 per tire.

Now, I could pick up Michelin LT truck tires for $125 a pop. The most commonly stocked trailer tire locally is the Goodyear Marathon which also seem to run about $125 each. So, is the Cooper worth $20 more a tire? Let me know before I plunk down my money.
I've searched all over for D range "LT" tires in either 225 or 235/75/15, but can't find them. The closest I've been able to find is 235/75/15 "XL" (extra load) tires. Wonder if they would be any good on a trailer?
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Old 11-03-2008, 12:46 PM   #21
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I haven't checked, Steve, but I would guess the Michelins are only rated to "C." I really don't need "D" rated tires. The '67 Overlander is only about 4100 pounds dry. It weighs even less right now with the interior stripped down. The Coopers are probably a bit stiff for the Overlander until she's renovated and ready to camp... but I've heard they are good tires. The Michelins would be a bit softer and are still a very good tire... but the trailer's going to sit more than tow over the next couple of years.
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I haven't checked, Steve, but I would guess the Michelins are only rated to "C." I really don't need "D" rated tires. The '67 Overlander is only about 4100 pounds dry. It weighs even less right now with the interior stripped down. The Coopers are probably a bit stiff for the Overlander until she's renovated and ready to camp... but I've heard they are good tires. The Michelins would be a bit softer and are still a very good tire... but the trailer's going to sit more than tow over the next couple of years.
In that case, I wouldn't replace the tires until you plan to use it.

I found the "XL" rated tires were rated for more weight capacity than "C" rated tires, but not as much as "D" rated.
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Well, Steve, I have a 625 mile pull from the house to the shop. The existing tires are shot. We nursed the old girl home from about 15 miles away on the old rubber, but that's as far as she's going to go on those legs. I could pick up some low-end Asian trailer tires for about $300/4... just to get the Overlander down and back. But that said, once our Airstream is "camp-worthy" sometime next year, the trailer is going to see some serious time on shake down cruises. If we were getting ready for our year-long road trip, this would be a no brainer. As it stands, however, the trailer is going to do a fair amount of sitting (not rolling) over the next year.
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I need some tires, and would probably by the Coopers if I could find them. I've looked and no one around here has them.
Cooper listed dealers in San Antonio as
At Automotive inc
Arts Tire Warehouse
Espino Tire and Wheel
The Wheel Group
O'Mallet's Tire Sales
Lynda's Tire and Auto Service

Two in Boerne
Lesters Automotive Center
W&W Tire
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I found a little service station nearby that can order the Cooper Custom Trailer Plus, 225/75/R15, Load Range "D," max load 2540 lbs. They want $146.37 per tire.

Now, I could pick up Michelin LT truck tires for $125 a pop. The most commonly stocked trailer tire locally is the Goodyear Marathon which also seem to run about $125 each. So, is the Cooper worth $20 more a tire? Let me know before I plunk down my money.

That sounds like a good price.
The best I have found for Cooper Custom Plus trailer tires is $208 ea that is with TAX,mounting,balance and installed OUT THE DOOR.
The Maxxis would cost me $137.50 each OUT THE DOOR.
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Old 11-04-2008, 01:14 PM   #26
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Cooper "custom trailer tire plus"

Just got this email today from Cooper Tire.

"Yes we still manufacture the Custom trailer plus ST225/75R15 here in the USA."
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In post 17 you stated you were going to Walmart to replace tires. Did you? Or are you still considering the Coopers?

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I can't speak for Jimini, but I'm strongly considering them.
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