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Old 04-06-2013, 10:31 PM   #71
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Got my 5 Michelin 235/75x15 LTX today from Cowser Tire and Service in Fort Worth. This company installs tires from 18 wheelers to ATVs and has the facilities to handle any size trailer. Drove 60 miles back to storage. The Goodyear Marathons were 0207 aged tires. Not sure if its my imagination but the trailer seemed to ride smoother. Texas concrete roads can be pretty rough. Next purchase is a TPMS system and a good tire pressure gauge.

I decided to go with a spare too. I wanted to learn how to remove the spare so I got it out for the techs to mount the Michelin. I had to raise the jack so the GYM could clear the battery box then I was able to slide it forward. I can imagine what this is like during a cold, wet day, not too fun. I've got roadside assistance so hopefully I'll avoid it.

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Old 04-07-2013, 04:35 AM   #72
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I can imagine what this is like during a cold, wet day, not too fun. I've got roadside assistance so hopefully I'll avoid it.

Doing a "mock up" helps: tools, jacks, ramps, what-ever. Lay it out. A set of oversized coveralls for yourself, gloves, rain-suit, etc. Make a list after jacking TT up of what seems best to have at hand so that the bit of adrenaline coincident with stopping at the side of a 75-mph highway is not an impediment to best safe practice.

A blown tire is one thing. "Securing the scene" is of greater importance (warning triangles, flashers, etc) and still require one to be out and around the vehicle to warn others that the combined rig is stopped.

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Old 06-19-2013, 09:24 PM   #73
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Michelin LTX M/S2 P235 75 15 XL's installed today. It will be several weeks before I will be towing any distance. I am really looking forward to good performance from these tires. I bought a new spare also. The spare will probably never touch the ground.

Thanks for all the input helping me with this decision. I'll report back after the first long tow.
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Old 06-20-2013, 06:14 AM   #74
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I use a tire pressure monitoring system, TireTraker, to monitor the pressure. The tires maintain their pressure. I haven't had to fill the tires since purchasing them on 4/6

I do have a question of cold tire inflation. The weather was a little cooler when I got the tires installed so now they read about 52psi before starting on a trip. The AS is stored in covered shelter and the sun doesn't hit the tire. Since the max psi on these tires is only 50 lbs I guess I should release a little air. The setting in the TireTraker is for 50 psi and I'm not getting an alarm. You get one if there is sudden loss of pressure, too much pressure or too much heat. This company is very responsive to warranty, one of my sensors was inaccurate and alarming. The first time it happened was scary. We were pull off the freeway to make lunch when it alarmed. I had my tire pressure gauge to confirm all was well. I reset the sensor by deleting it from the receiver unit then adding it back in and screwing it back on to the tire air valve. But on the next trip it alarmed again. I moved it to another tire and it still alarmed. I sent an email to the company, they shipped me a new one with a prepaid return label to send the defective sensor back. So far the system has been fine. Gives me piece of mind about my tire conditions.

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Old 06-20-2013, 09:33 AM   #75
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A few psi one way of the other is not going to be a problem. Best to air on the high side. Most tire gages are very inaccurate. The digital ones seem to be the best. I would say as long as you don't go over 55 psi you are fine. You will get a feel for how much pressure rise is normal after driving and you can set your alarm a few psi above that.

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Old 06-24-2013, 02:11 PM   #76
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We just finished our first relatively long tow (700 miles) with the new Michelin LTX M/S2 P235 75 15XL's. All went very well. The cold tire pressure to hot pressure increase during the tow was 4 psi. I may have "drank the kool aid", but I feel safer with these tires and never plan to go back to ST tires.
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We just finished our first relatively long tow (700 miles) with the new Michelin LTX M/S2 P235 75 15XL's. All went very well. The cold tire pressure to hot pressure increase during the tow was 4 psi. I may have "drank the kool aid", but I feel safer with these tires and never plan to go back to ST tires.
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And it is less filling than the scrap aluminum generated by a ST blowout.
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Are the Michelin LTX M/S 2 P235 75's available for a 15 inch rim? I've seen several reference's to folks installing 15's, but the smallest I've been able to find are 16's. I have 15 inch rims on my Safari and don't want to go to 16" rims yet.

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Are the Michelin LTX M/S 2 P235 75's available for a 15 inch rim? I've seen several reference's to folks installing 15's, but the smallest I've been able to find are 16's. I have 15 inch rims on my Safari and don't want to go to 16" rims yet.

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Michelin LTX M/S2 P235 75 15 XL's installed today. It will be several weeks before I will be towing any distance. I am really looking forward to good performance from these tires. I bought a new spare also. The spare will probably never touch the ground.

Thanks for all the input helping me with this decision. I'll report back after the first long tow.
Are these tires available in load range E or 10 ply? What tire store have you found that carries these tires? We have a one year old Flying Cloud. Would like to change tires out but we too were told they were only available in 16 inch.
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