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Old 04-30-2013, 10:06 AM   #15
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BlueStar, PowerKing, etc... (China Made) but hold up well being they use many of the old molds from years past. I just got 4 BlueStar's for a 1974 Overlander and 8 PowerKings for three other Airstreams of which both have the same tread just the sidewall manufacture stamping is different. Cost about $115-130 a tire. If you need help finding them, let me know.

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Old 04-30-2013, 12:12 PM   #16
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How about just a good old 7.00x15 LT bias-ply tire?

Good stiff sidewalls to lower trailer sway, been around for years, when they blowout, they don't become a chainsaw down the side of your trailer. Had my first one in 12 years of towing let go its tread a few months ago, but did not blowout. Even rode on the nylon cords for a few miles!

Just an old school kinda guy I guess. They are the only thing I put on my Airstreams.

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Yep, a nylon might throw some or all of it's tread if they get very old but they usually never do any damage or go flat . and you can continue on the cords till you get to a nice safe spot to change it out.


I too feel that the S T nylon tires mainly the 700/15 would be a good choice
if you were going to run a S T tire. Personally I Would never use a ST radial on anything but an old plow or disk behind a farm tractor.
I bought a set of Carlisle 700/15s load range D from Discount tire 3 or 4 months ago to use on the Airstream , They would have been OK but due to the fact that they were out of round a bit and had to use 6 to 10 OZ.s of weights per tire to balance them , I decided to use them on my equipment trailer and went with radials on the Airstream.
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Old 04-30-2013, 06:08 PM   #17
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Dumb question here - can you run bias ply tires on your trailer if you run radials on tour tow vehicle? I remember my father in law drilling it in to me that the two types of tires are NEVER to be mixed (I think he added, "young man" for effect). :effective: :-)

I'm a rookie and totally tempted to leave the GYMs on it (they can carry over 10k# and my max is 7600) - but I'm worried about everything I read about these (and failing batteries and parallax converters and.... ?).

If you can run both types together, what are the benefits beyond not tearing up the trailer on a blowout? What might some of the risks be? Thanks muchly!!
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Old 04-30-2013, 07:05 PM   #18
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Dumb question here - can you run bias ply tires on your trailer if you run radials on tour tow vehicle? I remember my father in law drilling it in to me that the two types of tires are NEVER to be mixed (I think he added, "young man" for effect). :effective: :-)

I'm a rookie and totally tempted to leave the GYMs on it (they can carry over 10k# and my max is 7600) - but I'm worried about everything I read about these (and failing batteries and parallax converters and.... ?).

If you can run both types together, what are the benefits beyond not tearing up the trailer on a blowout? What might some of the risks be? Thanks muchly!!
Yep, not mixing the radials and nylons comes from back in the early 70s when radials started showing up on the market. ALL vehicles back then cars trucks and trailers come with bias ply tires "nylon" and there was concern about mixing the two up as the world became radialized for lack of a better word. The first radials I ever used was in 72 on the back of a 64 Ford Galaxy 500 . The smart people back then said if you were only going to buy 2 radials then you must put them on the back axle and leave the bias ply on the front. So I did and it drove and handled no different than it did before. I never heard anything about trailers and tow vehicles having to have the same type of tire and have never had any issues at all with nylons on the trailer and radials on the truck or visa versa. Have used radials and bias together on the same trailer and on the same axle and never a problem. I would not put a radial next to a nylon on a duel wheel set up though . If you go with the Nylons on your trailer you will have a lot better luck with your tires than with a radial ST .
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Old 04-30-2013, 07:19 PM   #19
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Before radials became popular for trailers, we ran bias ply tires on the trailer and radials on the tow vehicle all the time with no problems.

It's just me, but I would not mix radials and bias ply on a driven vehicle.
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Before radials became popular for trailers, we ran bias ply tires on the trailer and radials on the tow vehicle all the time with no problems.

It's just me, but I would not mix radials and bias ply on a driven vehicle.
Nope I wouldn't either....but then again I STILL run bias tubeless on "Bertha".


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Nope I wouldn't either....but then again I STILL run bias tubeless on "Bertha".

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I remember going from bias ply tires to radials on my 68 Dodge van. The Radials were ten times better. They gripped the road better and rode better. They handled better as well. The were better in sand than bias ply tires. Radials have better contact patch with the road. They also run cooler due to their construction.

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I remember going from bias ply tires to radials on my 68 Dodge van. The Radials were ten times better. They gripped the road better and rode better. They handled better as well. The were better in sand than bias ply tires. Radials have better contact patch with the road. They also run cooler due to their construction.

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Yeah - we had a '73 Plymouth Duster (used - our first car as an engaged couple) that came with bias ply and that's when FIL delivered the speech as we were contemplating radials. Felt 1000 times better - less "sloppy".

I am just going to stick with the GYMs for now....
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Remember Goodyear Polyglas tires with fiberglass belts?

They were OEM on my 1970 Plymouth Roadrunner 440 six-pac. Seems they only lasted about 8-9K miles....
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The company I worked for in the late 60's early 70's bought Goodyear Poliglass tires for our company cars, and we routinely got 20k miles on them....well, on the ones we didn't tear up, anyway.

Seems they couldn't take a heavily loaded sedan driven day in, and day out at 90+ MPH.
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This is all really helpful- I'm inclined to go with the bias ply 700/15s, they sound like they may do the best if there is a failure. On the other hand, I am a second generation Michelin buyer and they seem less prone to failure. So do failures happen without any kind of warning, or is it (almost) always preceded by bulges or tread separation (which I'm seeing now on my no-name Chinese tires I bought in a pinch).
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