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Old 02-04-2019, 04:21 PM   #29
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Now made in TN. I had that impression but re winter orientation, but after researching things think they are a great all around tire, simply breaking into the US market and shaking a Scandinavian reputation. I like them as they are an LT and not an ST tire, but in the end and for my TT weight, the ST was also a fine fit...keeping it generally under 65. Know your tire load and go from there. Again these are 235 and the fit may have been a bit tight in the tire hange...that in light of a last minute install decision I decided to go with the GYE, which I new fit. If I had been ahead of schedule I'd be running Nok's right now. But to be clear, IMO this is splitting hairs, and I would be satisfied with either...assuming the noks fit as described.

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f438...15-156339.html

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f438...3s-120650.html





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Old 02-04-2019, 05:20 PM   #30
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For those looking at LT tires, specifically Michelin Defender MS/2 , look at the Tire Rack. I found them to be the best price, free shipping and got a $70 cash card to boot. I got my tires in 2 days. I used them once before and highly recommend Tire Rack.
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Old 02-04-2019, 06:44 PM   #31
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I have the mich defs ms2 on the TV as they were available in a LT spec when I swapped out the 10's ( Michelin Defender LTX M/S, 245/55R19 103H (1929 lbs) for the Michelin Defender LTX M/S, 245/65R17 107T SL (2149 lbs). Love them!

However the Mich Defs were not available in an LT when replacing the GYM’s which is why everyone was swapping their 15” rims for 16” rims to go with an LT tire (my spec LTX 225/75R16 115/112R. I have a Bambi and expect that others with a dual axel and a different load per tire need may be able to find the mich Def in an LT in their size.


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there are numerous other threads that address swapping rim size to get a better load rating with a mich LT tire. However with the presence of Nokians and now GYE's the need to buy new rims to accommodate the larger (lt) rated tire seems to me to have subsided. I simply didn't see a reason to buy larger rims
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Old 02-04-2019, 07:31 PM   #32
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However, there are other 15" LT's in other brands, but not E rated, that's why many went to 16" wheels.
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Old 02-04-2019, 09:39 PM   #33
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. . .The DOT on them is Nov. 2014. I'm planning a 5000 mile trip in March and would like some input on weather I should change them out or go one more season. The tires look great but going on year 5. Any thoughts would be appreciated.
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If you choose not to replace them now, and end up having a blowout which causes some damage [or worse], will you kick yourself for not spending the money to minimize your risks?



Personally I would replace them ASAP.

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PS -- In the "big picture" scheme of things, new tires are a very small part of your overall investment, including tow vehicle, annual expenses like insurance, maintenance etc., and so forth.
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Old 02-04-2019, 09:56 PM   #34
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If you choose not to replace them now, and end up having a blowout which causes some damage [or worse], will you kick yourself for not spending the money to minimize your risks?



Personally I would replace them ASAP.

Why tempt fate?

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PS -- In the "big picture" scheme of things, new tires are a very small part of your overall investment, including tow vehicle, annual expenses like insurance, maintenance etc., and so forth.
Tires are the key to safety for your AS and your TV. Tires are the most important part of your whole setup.
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If you want the best internet, delivered price available on Endurance tires use SimpleTire.com.

I have purchased four full sets of tires (for both trailer and our vehicles) over the years with great satisfaction.
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Based on this thread, I am going to replace the tires on our 2017 27' FB FC. We have put only 10k miles on them and only two seasons, but we are going on a long trip to Florida in March and starting in snow locally. I thought about maybe trying to get another summer out of them, but then I found myself thinking of our security and the chances of a blow-out. I came down on saying "why take the risk for the relatively small amount of money to have peace of mind".

Thanks to everyone for posting with their experiences.
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Old 02-06-2019, 10:59 AM   #37
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Based on this thread, I am going to replace the tires on our 2017 27' FB FC. We have put only 10k miles on them and only two seasons, but we are going on a long trip to Florida in March and starting in snow locally. I thought about maybe trying to get another summer out of them, but then I found myself thinking of our security and the chances of a blow-out. I came down on saying "why take the risk for the relatively small amount of money to have peace of mind".

Thanks to everyone for posting with their experiences.
Don't forget to also get a TPMS; that will help your "peace of mind" with your new tires!
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Old 02-06-2019, 05:36 PM   #38
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Pappy19...totally agree. I needed the E's but suspect that some duals may not.

To also agree with others...tires are cheap, especially if you only need 3...i also replaced the spare.
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QUOTE=pappy19;2206888]However, there are other 15" LT's in other brands, but not E rated, that's why many went to 16" wheels.[/QUOTE]
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Tires to be replaced

I have a 2013 -27 FB ( 6yr.old in May) with about 20k + miles on and they are going to be replaced next month. Going with Goodyear Endurance tires 15 inch

I have not had an issue with my OEM tires. Feeling very fortunate about that.

Up here in good old Canada they will be installed for $1020 taxes included Canadian Funds.
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Over 100,000 miles in Alaska, Canada, many NPs and trails, Newfoundland and boondocking...never any tire trouble of any kind. Michelins, but even more important EARLY REPLACEMENT and always check the manufacture date EVEN IF THEY ARE NEW.
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My Discount Tire guru advises that the GY Endurance and Maxxis M8008 are good 15" tires. Airstream currently is putting Endurance tires on trailer they previously put Marathon's on. Saves cost of 16" rims if the Endurance are ok.
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GYE Tires

I was told by the service manger at our AS dealer to not run the GY Marathons more than 3 years. I replaced them with GY Endurance tires after 2 years. Weve put 7500 miles on the new tires so far. One of the biggest differences Ive noticed is that I do not have to put air in them to maintain proper pressure as often as the Marathons. I had to add air to the Endurances once in the 7500 miles while on the Marathons I had to add air every week or two. I dont see the need to spend the extra money for 16 wheels and Michelin tires.
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