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Old 12-07-2010, 04:40 PM   #43
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Teddy Roosevelt had some good ideas. Not among them was his advocacy of phonetic spelling (probably a Wiki article out there). Sadly, he should have been the one to convert us to the metric system.

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Old 06-29-2013, 02:33 PM   #44
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Hmmm. Jackson Center is selling 16" wheels mounted with Michelins. At least they were in August.
Yes, but only on the Eddie Bauer model with larger wheel wells, I believe.

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Old 06-29-2013, 07:32 PM   #45
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A lot of us have switched to 16's you don't have to have a Eddie Bauer.They fit perfect on our trailers.
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Old 12-21-2013, 12:35 PM   #46
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I too as posted in 2010 contacted Mich directly. They told me that they recommend the 235x75x15 XL for my trailer, GVW of almost 9,000 pounds.

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Old 12-21-2013, 02:00 PM   #47
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I put the second set of the 15" Michelins on my 25' trailer this last spring. The first set were a C rated LT. After 5 years and lots of miles there was no wear but appreciable surface cracking. The set I put on this past time is the P235/15/XL. So far they have been to Newfoundland and back and I added a couple of lbs of air once because the temperature dropped.
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Old 12-21-2013, 06:16 PM   #48
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I put my first set of Michelin P235 75 15XL's on my Safari 25 last summer. Very happy with my decision.
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Old 12-21-2013, 07:23 PM   #49
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From reading the Airstream forum on tire issues, I installed the Michelin LTX (P) 235/75R15 XL tires after I got the 2013 International Serenity 25FB home from the selling dealership. With the trailer weight at 6,960 pounds camping ready, the four tires were supporting 5,880 pounds of their derated to 7,940 pounds load capacity. That was about a 26% safety margin.

I was told to inflate them to 44 psi and the ride was softer than GYM tires at 65psi and there was no 65mph spell limit on the sidewall of the Michelins like on the GYM tires. There is a much larger tire patch on the ground with the Michelin which makes for more effective braking action.

I have a photo of the GYM beside the new Michelin tire, both mounted on the original 15" factory wheels in the "images" link below my avatar.
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Old 03-27-2014, 08:34 AM   #50
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We use the 235/75R x 15 LT Michelins on Airstreams all the time and we have for several years. They work extremely well with far better reliability, smoother ride, and more traction for stopping espessially in the wet. They fit fine in the wheel well.

As near as I can tell Travel Trailer Tire just means not good enough to use on a car.

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Andrew- you had recommended Michelin Harmony tires for our Bambi II (R14), but unfortunately they are not made anymore.

I am having trouble finding anything in you have any suggestions on what you would use for the Bambi II? Do I need to convert to 15" wheels, and if so, what tire would you recommend for that?

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Hi Ben

On 14's where the weight capacity is adequate we have been using BF Goodrich TA's. This is a tire they make for vintage hot rods but it seems to work very well on trailers as well.

14's are not that common on Airstreams but very common on "Lite" box trailers and on those we use these a great deal. We don't run them over 3000 pounds per axle.

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