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Old 01-10-2016, 10:15 AM   #29
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Michelins can be found nearly everywhere......

The two sizes discussed above for Airstream use can be stock at larger tire stores.
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Going to try to summarize this a bit, if for myself only.

Pirelli Scorpion ATR 235/75R15, load range D, 2335 lb each, 9340 lb total, 6% safety margin over 8800 lbs. $460 at tirerack. $675 local at STS.

Michelin LTX MS/2 P235/75R15/XL, 108T, 2205 lb each, derated to 2,004 lbs, 8016 lb total. Negative safety margin on 8800 lbs. Around $500.

Still not sure I can get the Nokian's locally.
You can get the Pirellis at Walmart for $468.36 for 4 with free pick up. Mounting will cost $12 ea.
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You can get the Pirellis at Walmart for $468.36 for 4 with free pick up. Mounting will cost $12 ea.
Oh, I like that option!
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Going to try to summarize this a bit, if for myself only.

Pirelli Scorpion ATR 235/75R15, load range D, 2335 lb each, 9340 lb total, 6% safety margin over 8800 lbs. $460 at tirerack. $675 local at STS.

Michelin LTX MS/2 P235/75R15/XL, 108T, 2205 lb each, derated to 2,004 lbs, 8016 lb total. Negative safety margin on 8800 lbs. Around $500.
Just adding in that the Michelin LTX MS/2 LT225/75R16/E is 2680 lb each, so 10,720 total, 22% safety margin.
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You always get what you pay for, I will go with michelins, wallmart won't fix my trailer from a blow out...
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You always get what you pay for, I will go with michelins, wallmart won't fix my trailer from a blow out...
Well, I don't think anyone is going to pay for $5,000+ in repairs if a tire blows out, Michelin, Goodyear, or Airstream.

And at least with Walmart you can get a replacement Pirelli just about anywhere.
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Just called my local tire shop that is supposed to be a Nokian dealer. Here's what they said.

Nokian - 1 mo. Most likely have to order from overseas.
Pirelli Scorpion - 1 day
Michelin 15" - 2 days
Michelin 16" - 2 days

Looks like Nokian's will be tough to get.
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The unavailability of the Nokians would not be a great experience in some remote area and needing a tire to get home. Having the Michelins out two days means they should be coming from the Michelin warehouse and should be recent production.
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The unavailability of the Nokians would not be a great experience in some remote area and needing a tire to get home. Having the Michelins out two days means they should be coming from the Michelin warehouse and should be recent production.
No doubt.

I am likely going to bite the bullet and switch to 16's. But you could mitigate the above concern by buying 5 tires and using one on the spare. Then if you have an issue you could swap the spare tire to a good rim and put any 15 on the spare for future use.
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I am likely going to bite the bullet and switch to 16's. But you could mitigate the above concern by buying 5 tires and using one on the spare. Then if you have an issue you could swap the spare tire to a good rim and put any 15 on the spare for future use.
I like your thinking You can what if it to death.

Get some tires and go camping
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I like your thinking You can what if it to death.

Get some tires and go camping
It's below freezing, there is ice on the roads, and it snowed a bit today. Up here in the northeast it's planning season, not camping season.

Good thing I like planning almost as much!
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Too bad for y'all up north. It is prime camping season down here.
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Too bad for y'all up north. It is prime camping season down here.
All the snow has finally melted so we are now moving from planning season to execution season. Just ordered 16" Sendel T03's and will be putting Michelin's on them.

Then it's time to go camping!
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I saw this while surfing. Know nothing about the company, but a 15" LT tire with that load range sure got my attention. T428439 235/75R15LT 116/113S is the item, made by Nokian.
Anyone know anything about these tires??
I could not find the specs on the Nokian website that gave the diameter of this tire. Discount tire was the one who recommended this tire or the Michelin. He also said that the Michelin was made of natural rubber and the Nokian was synthetic (or was it the other way around?). Not sure what this difference means in real world, but maybe the synthetic is less susceptible to UV damage. Just speculating.

I ended up with the Michelins on our 23'FB. However, I would like to research the possibility of having new axles installed that would have the six-bolt pattern and would allow me to put 16" wheels and Michelins on, assuming the tire opening would accommodate the larger tires. Also have a lift kit to install that may help with the clearance.
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