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Old 05-28-2014, 07:42 PM   #71
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I'm somewhat curious. Was the Eddie Bauer a test bed for the feasibility of switching? I think Airstream has listened to their owners and lost confidence with the Marathons on the heavy trailers. I'm sure the many posts here on the forum have fed back to management along with new purchasers placing orders for tire swaps.

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I was told last evening that no the switch to the Michelins and 16" on the Eddie Bauer was at the direction of the Eddie Bauer brand when AS went into a partnership with EB. So, AS found the 16" wheel EB would like and bought the Michelins, but not from Michelin. I was also told both in email and on the phone that the Goodyear marathons are considered excellent tires by AS otherwise they would not be on the AS trailers, but that they must be used in accordance with how Goodyear stipulates they be used (I paraphrased this last part as I don't recall the exact words used in our phone conversation. But they like the Marathons, I don't so I've made the switch prior to another trip).
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Old 05-28-2014, 07:50 PM   #72
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I was told last evening that no the switch to the Michelins and 16" on the Eddie Bauer was at the direction of the Eddie Bauer brand when AS went into a partnership with EB. So, AS found the 16" wheel EB would like and bought the Michelins, but not from Michelin.
Ha ! that sounds like a very skillfully crafted statement that allows them to continue using ST tire on their other models !
Otherwise, buyers of ST equipped trailers could say, "you have seen the light with the Ed B, so why don't you fit better tires to all models ? "

Don't you love it when marketing folks get together with management, and the legal staff.... ???
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Old 06-03-2014, 03:22 PM   #73
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What are triple axle owners saying about the Michelin retrofit? At the rate of wear on the #3 axle, I want a tire that will last a few miles.
I'm seriously thinking of trying bias plus for a go around.
I'm running 7.00 x 15 LT's on my triple axle now, but looking for new tires. I've done extended North American travel and had a number of flats but never a blowout or catastrophic failure with the LT's. I suppose I'm leaning toward the Michelin 235/75/15 LTX M/S2 option at this point. I know of several other members who are using these on triple axles and have been recommended by CanAm.
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Old 06-03-2014, 04:22 PM   #74
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I also installed 4 new Michelin 235/75 R15 108 on my 25' Classis. Had an blowout useing Airstream Goodyear ST 225/75 R15. ST MAX speed is 65mph, Michelin speed 118mph, load 2200. Within my 10% safe zone with these new tires. Don't worry about building up speed on the down hill drives
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I had a blow out on my 25' 2009 Classic, with GYM ST 225/75 R15. We were very lucky, no damage to my trailer. Purchased 5 new Michelin LT P 235/75 R15 XL 108. The manager of the Discount Tries store was very one way about me using Carlisle 10 ply ST tires. I yet think after reading the Airstream Forums and other forums on tires, the ST does not fit my needs due to the speed limit of 65 mph on the tire. Yes I know about LT tire sidewalls vs ST side walls.
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I had a blow out on my 25' 2009 Classic, with GYM ST 225/75 R15. We were very lucky, no damage to my trailer. Purchased 5 new Michelin LT P 235/75 R15 XL 108. The manager of the Discount Tries store was very one way about me using Carlisle 10 ply ST tires. I yet think after reading the Airstream Forums and other forums on tires, the ST does not fit my needs due to the speed limit of 65 mph on the tire. Yes I know about LT tire sidewalls vs ST side walls.
LT radial sidewalls appear stronger to me than ST radials!
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Lt is light truck, p is passenger Xl is heavy duty passenger. Which did you gave installed.
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Not all ST tires are at only 65 mph. Depende on ply ratings, etc,. Jim
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Not all ST tires are at only 65 mph. Depende on ply ratings, etc,. Jim
I've NEVER seen an ST tire that was not restricted to 65 MPH. Can you show me a link to one that is not?
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Michelins and Discount Tire lifetime warranty

I purchased four Michelin 235/75 R15 LTX M/S2 tires for my '77 28' Argosy (6200# loaded) at Discount Tire in Lubbock Texas and they not only mounted them but sold me their lifetime replacement warranty. I specifically asked if it would cover the tires for trailer use and was told it was not a problem.

I told the sales man specifically not to jack it up under the axles and waspretty PO'd when I caught them doing that. I made sure to observe everything after that and will always do so in the future.
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Been using the Michelin LTX M/S LT 225/75R 16 Load Range E tire for one year. No problems. Not sure what the confusion is, Michelin has no problem with using this tire on trailers.
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Not all ST tires are at only 65 mph. Depende on ply ratings, etc,. Jim
The only safe speed for ST tires is the speed that hay wagons go on the farms.
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There is no speed restrictions on the sidewall of my ten ply rated Duro st tires. Dealer said there is no speed restriction. 15 inch radials inflated to 75 to 80 pounds, about 5000 miles, no problems. Jim
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I stand corrected, I think. Even if no speed is listed on the sidewall it still may be rated at only 65 mph. Some mfg will raise that is inflation pressures are increased. I will talk to my tire guy and see what he says about the Duro tires. He is very safety conscious, will see what he comes up with. For me it is a mute point because I never go over 65 anyway. Jim
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