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Old 03-31-2013, 10:21 PM   #57
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We bit the bullet and purchased a 2008 Classic 25FB. The tires are the original Goodyear Marathons. A lot of tread but the manufacture date on one of the tires was 0207. All the tires were mounted so the manufacturer date was on the inside. I suspect the remaining 3 tires are the same date as well as the spare. Spare looks brand new in the cradle. This week I'll try to find a tire shop to purchase and mount 5 new Michelin LTX235/75x15s. If they all refuse to install the LTX on the trailer I'll have to go with the online purchase and take the wheels down to mount and balance.

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Old 03-31-2013, 11:11 PM   #58
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Like SteveH, I also kept the GYM/steel wheel 15" spare with the 16" Michelin conversion. I suppose there's some risk to that, but it's very small, as it only has to get us to a tire shop where we can repair or replace the Michelin.

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Old 04-01-2013, 09:01 AM   #59
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The only challenge to the ST spare as a concept is if it has leaked air (and the GYM do leak air). Does the operator have an air compressor available out in nowhere?

Since my TV was converted to air suspension, I have an air compressor with a small air storage tank on board with an air chuck beside the rear license plate. A 25' air hose reaches all the TV and TT tires.

Perhaps a bottle of "fix a flat" or whatever it is called could save the bacon.
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Old 04-01-2013, 09:14 AM   #60
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I carry a small air compressor I bought at Walmart, and a 12 volt extention that allows me to reach any tire on the rig from the cig lighter socket in the truck. It is capable of inflating an "E" rated tire, and then some.

I think this is a good idea for all RV'ers.
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Old 04-01-2013, 09:18 AM   #61
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I've always carried a hand pump for air, bicycles, low tire, whatever. Has a gauge on it. Step on the base and push down with two hands. Old fashioned but reliable.

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Old 04-01-2013, 09:24 AM   #62
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I've always carried a hand pump for air, bicycles, low tire, whatever. Has a gauge on it. Step on the base and push down with two hands. Old fashioned but reliable.

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Man! I don't think I could inflate an "E" range tire with that anymore, if I ever could!
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Old 04-01-2013, 09:34 AM   #63
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It could take awhile if you need a lot of air, but still easier than 110# in a bicycle tire.

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Old 04-03-2013, 06:32 PM   #64
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I've decided to get 5 Michelin 235/75x15 LTX tires this Saturday to replace the 0207 Goodyear Marathons. Can anyone recommend an accurate tire pressure gauge?

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Old 04-04-2013, 12:26 AM   #65
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Kelvin, you might consider using the price of that fifth tire towards new 16" wheels and Michelin LTX. Keep the 15" spare, you will probably never need it.

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Old 04-04-2013, 07:28 AM   #66
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For emergency... Portland Design Works Shiny Object CO2 Inflator with Leather Sleeve and Cartridge | Backcountry.com

You can go to any Motorcycle site and find these CO2 cartridges.. they deliver a LOT of pressure, but once punctured, may lose pressure..

Here are some "motorcycle" based which I have had great success with.. also, some patch options in case you are 'stranded'..
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I have used these C02 inflators and I have found them not reliable. I have used them on mountain bikes and motorcycles. It would take several to inflate a car tire. Most of the inflators are flakey at best and sometimes dangerous. I had one explode on me. A 12V inflator is better. Even a hand pump is better.

By the way, I am running some BF Goodrich TA radials 235/75 -15 XL and they are working perfectly for me. They run cool at 75 MPH. I have about 4000 miles on them and expect they will dry rot before they fail. I expect they run smoother on dead axels than a trailer with new axels and the ST tires. My tires run at 50psi and the ST tires run at 80 psi. It is not hard to figure out who has the better ride.

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For emergency... Portland Design Works Shiny Object CO2 Inflator with Leather Sleeve and Cartridge | Backcountry.com

You can go to any Motorcycle site and find these CO2 cartridges.. they deliver a LOT of pressure, but once punctured, may lose pressure..

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I've decided to get 5 Michelin 235/75x15 LTX tires this Saturday to replace the 0207 Goodyear Marathons. Can anyone recommend an accurate tire pressure gauge?

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Kelvin, you should be happy with them I put 6 on my Avion 34 ft triiaxle last year before an 8,000 mi trip. Rode smoothly, ran cool even in desert temps and maintained pressure. No noticeable tread wear.
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I've decided to get 5 Michelin 235/75x15 LTX tires this Saturday to replace the 0207 Goodyear Marathons. Can anyone recommend an accurate tire pressure gauge?

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See the LONGACRE RACING website.
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Longacre has refurbished or blemished models that could take a third off of the regular price. I ordered a digital 0-100 psi unit for under $100 normally $135.
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