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Old 01-03-2015, 09:51 PM   #29
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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 01-05-2015, 06:04 PM   #30
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Thumbs up Thank you, thank you very much...

...to steal a line from the great Elvis Presley.

I am ecstatic at the amount of quality feedback from everyone and I'm sure that Streamers for years to come will learn from this Thread.

Thanks especially for the size discussions, our Classic is in winter storage and I can't just stroll out to it and check measurements. I will probably just go with the "standard" factory size Michelin LT 225/75 16E. I've always been an "overkill" (did I say normal?) kind of guy and that high load 235/85/16 really caught my eye. It appears they will also catch the trailer and each other as well. Don't need that.

I'm thinking, from what I've read here that most ST tire manufacturers will sooner than later regret outsourcing to China as more replacements go towards LT American (did I say quality?) made tires and away from the seemingly more and more troublesome STs. A win/win for American jobs and TT folks!

Thanks again for all the feedback this far, and if anyone else has any more insight, wisdom and knowledge into this discussion, don't hesitate to contribute!
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Old 01-13-2015, 10:14 AM   #31
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Putting my new 16" Sendel 03s and Michelins on my 20 tomorrow!


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Please let me know how they fit and are you changing the spare tire?
I just purchase my new 20' and want to change the rims and tires a well. Just some advice make sure the install high pressure valve steams also . Thanks Bryon
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Old 01-13-2015, 10:11 PM   #32
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I got the same wheel/tire combo that Airstream uses as well on the Eddie Bauer and now on the Classic. Michelin 225/75/16 and they are fantastic. Mine fit fine in the spare wheel rack and I also do not run 80psi in them. I will add that each user should follow the Michelin load/pressure chart for each application just like the vehicle companies do. Not enough air or too much air is bad for any tire. The chart info is great. Use the gross vehicle weight rating and then each axle weight rating of your trailer to determine optimum tire air pressure. Example my trailer is gross 7000 lbs with each axle rated at 3500 lbs. My tire's test rated at 3580@45psi and 3880@50psi. So there is my applicational optimum 45-50psi. (technically 45psi). That is for a gross rating of 7760 lbs with 4 tires.
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You might wish to read up on the stresses on tandem axle trailer tires. The use of the Load & Pressure Tables isn't proper in this instance. See Tireman9s blog.
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Old 01-14-2015, 01:10 PM   #34
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I set my air pressure at 65-70lbs cold with the 16's and they run cool.
45lbs in a E rated is under inflated and will cause you problems.


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Old 01-14-2015, 01:29 PM   #35
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I have been running my 16" Michelin LTs at 72 psi for my 25FB's for over 60,000 miles now. This pressure setting has worked well for me.

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Old 01-14-2015, 01:42 PM   #36
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I set my air pressure at 65-70lbs cold with the 16's and they run cool.
45lbs in a E rated is under inflated and will cause you problems.


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Yes, I run my trailer tires at 70psi, and they run cooler than my tow vehicle tires at the same 70psi.
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Old 01-14-2015, 02:21 PM   #37
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Run 16" LTs at 72 cold. Have done it on two units so far, no issues and even in western heat are cool to the touch at stops.
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It isn't so much about running temps as it is about interply shear due to forces on a trailer not seen on the TV.
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It isn't so much about running temps as it is about interply shear due to forces on a trailer not seen on the TV.
Based on that argument we should all run bias ply tires, and there may be some merit to that. I've never seen a bias ply tire throw a belt. They just throw all the rubber, frequently blow out, and rarely would they go above 20,000 miles.
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Based on that argument we should all run bias ply tires, and there may be some merit to that. I've never seen a bias ply tire throw a belt. They just throw all the rubber, frequently blow out, and rarely would they go above 20,000 miles.
If you don't pull your camper 5k miles a year bias ply tires would be a good choice.
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If you don't pull your camper 5k miles a year bias ply tires would be a good choice.
I have a friend in our unit that will run nothing bur bias ply tires on his vintage 31' because when they do tear up, they usually do no damage to the trailer. However, he tears up about two tires a year.
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Stopping on the side of the road is an unacceptable option. Forget TT damage, THAT'll get you killed.
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