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Old 03-02-2016, 06:54 AM   #43
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Steamy,
That's a lot of overkill for a 23'er in my opinion. There are plenty of 15" tires that will give you years of trouble free service.
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We have a lift kit and 16" Michelins on our 19", and I really like the ground clearance and how smooth it pulls with the load range E tires. I am trying to replicate this on the 23".
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If you want tall 15" tires, the Yokohama RY 215 is 29.4" tall.
http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....ireModel=RY215
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But, if you just have a bunch of money and like to spend it, that's cool too.
Your very own economic stimulus package of sorts.
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Going from the stock 14" wheels and tires on the 23D to the 15" SenDel T03-56545T wheels and 15" Michelin LTX (P) 235/75R15 XL tires raised the trailer 1.1" as the Michelins are 2.2" larger in diameter. These are the same pattern wheels we have on the Classic and is the pattern Airstream is using for the factory installed 16" Michelin tires on the 2015 and later 31' Classics and the Eddie Bauer models.

The wheel openings weren't identical so we had to trim over an inch off the metal curb side front to have the same distance from the vertical plastic wheel well lining and that gave me about ⅝" clearance for the that front tire. The other side was just over 1" clearance.

With the trailing arm suspension, the tires move back and up on bumps.

The 16" Michelins have a 29.2" diameter while the 15" are 28.9" in diameter.

One would have to go to 12" drum brakes with a 23D to get the 6 lug nut bolt pattern associated with 16" tires. The SenDel folks make both a five and six bolt 15" wheel in the same look. They also make the 16" wheel in six and eight lug bolt patterns.
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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.
If it could be proven in court that that the tire was at fault, remember Ford and the Bridgestone ordeal?.. Who is paying?
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The 16" Michelins have a 29.2" diameter while the 15" are 28.9" in diameter.

One would have to go to 12" drum brakes with a 23D to get the 6 lug nut bolt pattern associated with 16" tires. The SenDel folks make both a five and six bolt 15" wheel in the same look. They also make the 16" wheel in six and eight lug bolt patterns.
Switz,
Good information; so the question is if it is possible to replace the 10" drum with a 12" drum, on the existing axle?
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Good information; so the question is if it is possible to replace the 10" drum with a 12" drum, on the existing axle?
No, you can't put a 12" drum on a 3.5K axle. It doesn't matter though.

You can use a 10" hub and drum with 6x5.5 lugs as long as it is a standard 3.5K axle.

http://dexteraxle.com/inc/sdetail/6747/6836
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