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Old 05-30-2007, 06:46 PM   #15
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Old 05-30-2007, 07:11 PM   #16
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A 65 Safari did not come with ST tires , they didn't exist yet . It came with with 700-15 which was a light truck tire .
An FYI, if you want the benefit of the radial tire with the sidewall height and construction of the truck tire, you can get 7.00R15 tires, we had an Argosy that came with a set of Michelin XCA 7.00R15D tires. They were so old they did not have a date code anywhere on them, and we had zero problems with them, unlike the ST225 tires we replaced them with.
We have Marathons on our current trailer, more for ease of replacement while traveling than any other reason. If you want to use the LT tires, remember to replace them more frequently than the special trailer tires, as the LT's have less UV resistant compounds.
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Old 05-30-2007, 08:26 PM   #17
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Like I said earlier I am putting 700-R15 LT on my trailer. I don't understand why people think that trailers have to have ST tires and only ST tires. If that is true why are trailer manufacturers going to LT truck tires on all their trailers including 15000 to 18000 lb. trailers. If they work for them I think I will be ok with them for just over 6000 lb.
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Old 05-30-2007, 08:55 PM   #18
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An FYI, if you want the benefit of the radial tire with the sidewall height and construction of the truck tire, you can get 7.00R15 tires, we had an Argosy that came with a set of Michelin XCA 7.00R15D tires. They were so old they did not have a date code anywhere on them, and we had zero problems with them, unlike the ST225 tires we replaced them with.
We have Marathons on our current trailer, more for ease of replacement while traveling than any other reason. If you want to use the LT tires, remember to replace them more frequently than the special trailer tires, as the LT's have less UV resistant compounds.
Unfortunately I don't think the XCA is made anymore , on my '76 it was an option . In regard to the UV resistance I must say I'm not convinced . My personal experience tells me otherwise . Last year I replaced two of my tires to match the two from the previous year. The tires that came off were 18 years old according to the date code , they had been on two other vehicles prior , with not a sign of deterioration anywhere . They are BF Goodrich commercial TA 235/75/15XL , and so are the replacements. I've kept them in hopes to find a facility that can test them for any internal damage , for my own edification.
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Old 05-31-2007, 09:40 PM   #19
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Correct Tire Selection

According to the Michelin Tire Web Site

Michelin Americas Truck Tires XCA Page

They only make the XCA in 17 inch and it is way too large in outside diameter for our trailers with the 22.5 degree axles.
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