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Old 02-14-2016, 07:06 PM   #1
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Goodyear Cargo g26 15" LRD tires

I know - another tire topic. Happy with the Michelin LTX 15" tires but have seen the Goodyear Cargos and have some questions.

Goodyear has a Cargo g26 225/70 r15 with 2540# capacity and max inflation of 65 psi. Sounds like a load range D to me but there is no prefix on this tire. Definitely not an ST, seems most likely an LT but I suppose could be a P. Must be that European coding system?

A few questions:

1) should this be considered an LT or P metric tire?

2) with 2540# and max pressure of 65 psi - isn't that exactly what the GYMs in 15" offer? Speed rating on these cargos is 106 mph.

3) the 15" Michelins are 235/75 and these cargos are 225/70 - so if I have the math right, the sidewalls are about 3/4" shorter than the Michelins. So that makes them about 1.5" shorter overall - correct?

I love the idea of a full LRD option in 15" but don't know if I want to drop the trailer 1.5" or have to adjust the hitch for that change in height. Had the chance to see them live next to my trailer and it does seem like a big drop in height.

What do you think?

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....160215004224:s
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Good choice.

They are European Commercial tires, so they are governed by the ETRTO.

They don't have a lettered load range as we do here, but do have the Load Index. They are listed under the heading of "light-Truck" on the Goodyear EU website.

You will have to make some hitch adjustments because of the lower height.

There is a forum member here that was using the Continental Vanco2 in the same size. I don't recall his name.

I've always thought this was a great tire choice for larger, heavier Airstreams. Especially those that may travel a bit faster than 62MPH.
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Those are real tires.
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If they are 1.5" shorter overall wouldn't you be lowering the trailer only 3/4" ? The top part being 3/4" shorter shouldn't affect ride height.
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Goodyear Cargo g26 15" LRD tires

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If they are 1.5" shorter overall wouldn't you be lowering the trailer only 3/4" ? The top part being 3/4" shorter shouldn't affect ride height.

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That makes a lot of sense...
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I have used them on my tri axle with great results! Spendy and hard to find!
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uh...
You may really want load range E?
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You may really want load range E?
Other than "because that's what I have" why would you make that statement?
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I know - another tire topic. Happy with the Michelin LTX 15" tires but have seen the Goodyear Cargos and have some questions.

Goodyear has a Cargo g26 225/70 r15 with 2540# capacity and max inflation of 65 psi. Sounds like a load range D to me but there is no prefix on this tire. Definitely not an ST, seems most likely an LT but I suppose could be a P. Must be that European coding system?

A few questions:

1) should this be considered an LT or P metric tire?

2) with 2540# and max pressure of 65 psi - isn't that exactly what the GYMs in 15" offer? Speed rating on these cargos is 106 mph.

3) the 15" Michelins are 235/75 and these cargos are 225/70 - so if I have the math right, the sidewalls are about 3/4" shorter than the Michelins. So that makes them about 1.5" shorter overall - correct?

I love the idea of a full LRD option in 15" but don't know if I want to drop the trailer 1.5" or have to adjust the hitch for that change in height. Had the chance to see them live next to my trailer and it does seem like a big drop in height.

What do you think?

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....160215004224:s
I have been ambivalent towards Good Year tires in general. Mostly ran Michelin tires for the most part. Until I had a massive blowout thread separation last year with the Good Year Marathon on my AS. Not only the expense of the trailer repair but the hassle of dealing with the entire episode.
I will never drive a vehicle or pull a trailer with Good Year tires on it for the rest of my life.
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Steve,
You may also consider these Nokian tires-
http://www.nokiantires.com/summer-ti...n-cline-cargo/
Or these-

http://www.nokiantires.com/tire-sele...passenger-car/
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I'm looking at Nokian tires, very expensive but with a 3200 lb load capacity.
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Other than "because that's what I have" why would you make that statement?

Depending on which trailer you have Load Range D may not be sufficient.
But maybe it is.


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We have G26s on our rig

Hi Steve,

I ended up with G26 Cargos on our rig last year. Was it ours that you were comparing it to? I had to make an adjustment on our hitch/Reese to accommodate the lower height.

I went from a Kenda/Loadstar Bias Ply Load Range E to the G26 Cargo LRD. I tried to locate some Maxxis tires that others have recommended but would've had to get them shipped to a shop in Boston and I needed a relatively quick turnaround as we were headed for a trip to Nova Scotia and really needed new tires. I had limited options for a radial as the 15" Michelin LTXs that seem so highly recommended did not have a whole lot of margin for our single axle rig. Our vintage trailer is fairly light but somehow we manage to load a lot of stuff in it when we travel. Anyway I took Top's recommendation for the G26 as a good starting point and in some other thread there was a discussion about speeds and I have been known to push the 65mph barrier at times and the G26 was available in 2-3 days. I considered the Michelin Rib but the cost was $50/tire higher. I could only find two issues for us, the lower overall height and that they are summer only. I have ambitions to use our trailer for a winter ski adventure or two with my son since we're up in NH but for now I won't try that with the G26s. The lower overall height is still a concern as we do not have gray tanks so my trailer's sewage hookups dangle and the G26 tires made the clearance a little worse, so I am extra cautious on driveway and gas station ramps. I'll get some use out of these tires but may explore 16" rims on the next round. As for the ride, we seem to have less cupboard spillage after traveling so overall no significant issues on these tires.

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