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Old 10-24-2014, 04:42 PM   #29
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Save a few bucks and order black-wall tires without the raised white letters. Problem solved. I like the clean look (without raised white letters) on Airstreams.
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Old 11-01-2014, 06:04 PM   #30
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I wish they made a whitewall tire. I think they look classy on an older trailer.
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Old 11-01-2014, 08:48 PM   #31
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In ... out ....in ...out .... in / out ...repeat as necessary!

Ask your wife if still confused.


That taken directly from the North Dakota tire / manual ... or, the eastern MT manual ... or, the Idaho manual ...or, the Siberian manual ...YMMV


Does this really make a difference???
Well, the letters on the outside are more exposed to external moving air(not shielded by the axles and hub assembly like the inside area); hence more drag ... and, the tires will wear out faster, too ...
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Old 11-01-2014, 09:07 PM   #32
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I had a 1973 Dodge Charger with the BFGoodrich Radial T/A's, raised white letters out...
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Nobody today puts the letters out, so why the expense to manufacture them?

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I had a '73 Plymouth Duster (the slant 6 225, not the real one with the 8 cylinder :-) ). I had white lettered tires on it which officially made me cool.

Today, I proudly do the same on my trailer so I can remain as cool as I always was. :-)

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And if I could find whitewalls, I'd go with them even on the 2012.

My trailer. My tires. My rules.

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(I really don't take this as seriously as I'm making it sound...but I do love how rabidly anti-letters the crowd is! :-D ).
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Old 11-02-2014, 04:13 AM   #33
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Looks good! It's like a good friend of mine said once, when I was telling him how I would set up his boat, "When YOU pay for it, you can tell me how to do it..."

-Red, kind of digging the white letter scene...
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Old 11-03-2014, 05:16 PM   #34
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They DO look good! Like my 1973 Nova - cool then, cool now! I take back my earlier post of "in"


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Old 11-03-2014, 05:21 PM   #35
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Get some new GYMs - problem solved.
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Old 11-03-2014, 05:55 PM   #36
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They DO look good! Like my 1973 Nova - cool then, cool now! I take back my earlier post of "in"

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Old 11-03-2014, 05:56 PM   #37
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Old 11-03-2014, 06:27 PM   #38
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My first inclination was to have them installed with the white lettering facing in. However, the date codes are on the same face of the tire with the RWLs and I wanted the date code to be easily visible so it would be harder to convince myself the tires are younger than they actually are when it comes time to replace them.

Now that I've had them on for a while with the RWLs facing out, I rather like it. I hadn't thought about the fact that it's a very 70s look, but a number of people have commented on it, from "I didn't know Michelin made trailer tires" to a few trucker types along the lines of "I'll bet you have less trouble with trailer tires than most of these yahoos driving 80 mph on cheap trailer tires."
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Michelin LT Raised Lettering: In or Out

Out is both cool and practical! And I went and mounted mine in!


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