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Old 05-05-2016, 01:03 PM   #29
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I use the 15" Michelins on my FC 30, about 20,000 miles in past 3 years. No issues. Last CAT scale indicated 1,780 on TT tires, compared to de-rated 1,985 capacity. Even without the tire speed restriction, I don't go above 65 towing. I just don't feel safe towing at higher speeds than that.
I run the Michelin LTX MS/2 P235 R15 T-108 Tires on our 30, International. Couldn't be happier. Much improved ride and I do like to cruise at 70 mph when conditions allow. With a full tank of water and trip ready I am consistently at or under 7,300 # on the trailer axles.
I also like not having to adjust tire pressure every time I move the trailer.
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Old 05-06-2016, 12:00 PM   #30
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Just saw these tires on the tire rack site. Michelin defender 31x10.5r15LT. It says it needs a 7 inch rim, could it be used on an AS? Plenty of wight capacity. Any thoughts?
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Old 05-06-2016, 12:14 PM   #31
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Does an inch in rim width make that much if a difference assuming the AS width is six inches?
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Old 05-07-2016, 08:53 AM   #32
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Does an inch in rim width make that much if a difference assuming the AS width is six inches?
There is a wheel width range that applies to every tire size. It is usually published along with the other specs (diameter, width, etc.).
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Old 05-07-2016, 08:58 AM   #33
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The width range for this tire is seven, will this work with an AS wheel width of six? What problems if any? Thanks in advance.
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Old 05-07-2016, 09:03 AM   #34
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Guess what my question is is what are the results of running a tire rated at a seven inch rim on a six in rim. Blowouts, not staying mounted, whatever. A little research shows nothing major, but I trust the experts on here.
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Old 05-07-2016, 10:21 AM   #35
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Old 05-07-2016, 10:34 AM   #36
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Is Anyone Running 15" Michelins on a 27' or 28' Airstream?

I may move to Michelin but I've been running BF Goodrich 15" for 4 seasons now with no issues. Link to original post:http://://www.airforums.com/forums/f...ml#post1310490


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Old 05-08-2016, 10:56 AM   #37
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The width range for this tire is seven ........
I hope you realize that a *range* means a maximum AND a minimum. A single dimension is NOT a range.

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....... will this work with an AS wheel width of six? What problems if any? Thanks in advance.
A 31X10.50R15LT has an allowable wheel width range of 7" to 9", so, No!, you can NOT use it on a 6" wheel. If you did, the tire would arch and the vehicle would tend to wander and be sensitive to cross winds and grooves and ruts in the pavement.
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I didn't need the condescending remarks but thanks for the info, that's what I needed to know.
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Old 05-14-2016, 05:11 PM   #39
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Thanks for all the replies! I will be ordering new 15" Michelins next week and possibly some centramatics too.
I added Centramatics to my set up also. I put them on 6 days ago, and have moved the AS about 6 feet since then...so a little too early for me to give a review. But they were easy to install. Good luck!
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Old 05-21-2016, 01:28 PM   #40
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Currently using Maxxis 15" load range E on 07 Classic, 29'. Towing with 06 Dodge 3500 Dually 4x4, Cummins. Tows beautifully, no movement inside
Trailer. Why would I want to change to 16"'? Just to buy Michelin, which is an excellent LT or P tire? Always believed in ST tires for trailers because of sidewall flex anyway.
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Old 06-01-2016, 07:08 PM   #41
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I just ordered a set of the Michelin Defender LTX M/S in a 235-75/15. They are now available. They're rated at 2271 lbs. With a 10% derate they're at 2044 each. Should be more than adequate for my 28 Intl, which has a GVW of 7600#. I hope they can handle it.
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Dave - what do your trailer axles weigh on the scales loaded for camping with WD applied? Probably a few hundred pounds less than GVWR, I'm guessing.

I have the older version on my 27FB which sees about 6000# on the trailer axles loaded for camping with WD applied and they've been terrific.

I don't recall offhand - maybe Switz remembers - I think that standard says to divide by 1.1 (not to multiply by .9) and if so, that would add another 20# or so to each tire as well. However - my memory could be off there and even if it's correct, I can't explain why that's the mathematical operation instead of the one you did to arrive at your number. If this is 7th grade algebra and I'm missing something, I have an excellent excuse but will wait to see what others have to say 😂
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