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Old 01-02-2015, 06:12 AM   #15
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In January 2011, we switched to Michelin XPS Ribs (225/75x16, LR-E, inflated to 80 psi). So far, they have been on our 2005 19' Bambi for 20,000 trouble-free miles; and they show no visible tread wear.
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Old 01-02-2015, 06:42 AM   #16
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LT Tires

Installed 16" LT's and wheels 12K miles ago. No issues. Like others have said, I did some bending to get the spare to fit in the carrier. I run 70 psig in them.

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CHECK your brakes when you take the wheels off, the last pic is my brake pad after 25K miles. The leading edge had started breaking apart, all four were like that.
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Old 01-02-2015, 08:59 AM   #17
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Happy New Year everyone!

I'm spending this winter trying to decide if I want to replace the tires on our 2008 30' Classic with LT tires.

I've read most if not all threads (discussions/ arguments) for and against LT tires on TTs, but what I would like to accomplish with this thread is for any and all that have been USING LT tires to come forward and tell the good, the bad and the ugly that you have experienced. Real life stories/ experiences, preferably first hand, but "unembellished" second hand are OK too.

I'm looking at the Michelin LTX M/S2 LT235/85X16E that will handle the load, 3050# along with my 3400# wheels.

Thanks in advance for your help in documenting LT tire options!
The amount of time/distance we've been running our Michelin LTX M/S size LT225/75R16, we'd had 3-4 (I lose count) catastrophic failures on the Marathon ST's.

Only 'good' with the LT's, no 'bad' or 'ugly'.

BTW- you might be pushing it size-wise with 235/85 on 16" rims. Our 225/75 look to be taking up every bit of space between the wheel well trim and each other.
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Old 01-02-2015, 09:02 AM   #18
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BTW- you might be pushing it size-wise with 235/85 on 16" rims. Our 225/75 look to be taking up every bit of space between the wheel well trim and each other.
I think you are right, my 225/75 16's take up all my wheel well space.
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Old 01-02-2015, 12:32 PM   #19
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I replaced the original Marathon STs on our '08 27FB with a set of Maxxis M8008s but after 2 of them were replaced under warranty due to belt separation, I had Jackson Center install a set of Michelin 225/75/16 LTs on new wheels. That was 19 months and over 20,000 miles ago (including a 4 month 12,000 mile trip to Alaska this past summer). These tires have performed flawlessly for us. I'm amazed how cool they are when I check them at a fuel stop, typically <10 above air temperature as measured with an IR thermometer. As other have mentioned, air pressure retention is excellent. There is about 1" clearance at the narrowest point where the body curves under but that causes no interference to remove a tire, you just have to watch where you put your hand. There may be some variation on that clearance from trailer to trailer. I kept a mounted 15" for a spare to allow me to get to the next tire shop if needed. In over 30 years of trailering, these LTs have given me the most confidence of any tires I've put on a trailer.
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Old 01-02-2015, 02:16 PM   #20
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I have LT255/75-16 MS2s Michelins I put on in May on the Sendel T03-6555 wheels. I have about 2000 miles on them with no problems. They hold pressure well. I took the trailer out in September and the pressure was still right where I set it.

The only bad things are you really have to jack the trailer up to get them out of the wheel wells, you may have to bend the sides of your spare tire mount to fit a 16" tire, and they come very close to the edge of the wheel well. Others have reported having to trim the wheel well (not hard, just an extension of one of the Al sheets with an Al molding screwed to it) but I had no problems and mine have not rubbed.

I love the peace of mind I have, whether it is real or not.

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Old 01-02-2015, 05:48 PM   #21
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Just a reminder to everyone with Michelin 16 LT's regarding the recall this spring.They will replace the affected tires at no charge to you if your tires build date is in the time frame that is posted on their website.They will also upgrade to Ribs at no charge if you request them.


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I went with the Michelin LT's on the sendel wheels. One winter trip last year about
4000 miles and one summer trip about 3500 miles. SO FAR SO GOOD. I think I will get a set of centramatic balancers in the spring to install when I do brakes.
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Old 01-02-2015, 07:24 PM   #23
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We put the 16" Michelins on Old Lucy after great disappointment with ST tires. We put right at 60,000 miles on Old Lucy with the LT's without any issues whatsoever.

When we bought New Lucy (2015 FC 25FB) in October, the first thing that we did was get a set of 16" Michelins.

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Old 01-02-2015, 07:31 PM   #24
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You need one of these and then you won't have to jack up your AS at all. I have one in each of my vehicles just in case I run across someone trying to change a tandem tire.

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i found that the "Lynx Levellers" that we already had for the trailer work fine for that too - even with the larger wheels/tires.

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Old 01-02-2015, 07:49 PM   #25
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We have used the Lynx Levelers to change four blowouts on the highway. We recently used them to mount the new 16" Michelins and replace New Lucy's OEM Marathons.

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Putting my new 16" Sendel 03s and Michelins on my 20 tomorrow!


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I've never heard of Michelin Ribs. What are they?
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I've never heard of Michelin Ribs. What are they?

Michelin XPS. See Tire Rack
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