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Old 08-18-2012, 10:14 AM   #15
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I use a mixture with 78% nitrogen. It is easy to find and cheap too. It is part of a gas named after Airstreams.

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Old 08-18-2012, 10:23 AM   #16
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You can use helium if you want to reduce your gross trailer weight.
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Old 08-18-2012, 11:42 AM   #17
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03 28 ft classic weighing in at 8600lb max. Michelin ltx MS2


They have a 2183lb per tire capacity. Made in North America. My Marathons are only 2 years old with under 10K miles on them and they're already herniated. I don't want to buy Chinese crap and I don't want to buy new 16" wheels.
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Hey Dave,
There is a lot of information to read on these "XL" rated tires. I have a set on my '72 Ambassador. I love them. One of the biggest factors in going with the Michelins was the fact that Rich Luhr has had great success with them on his '05 30' Safari bunkhouse. You can read about his experience with them here. Keep in mind the GAWR of your trailer. The load that the tires actually carry. I would recommend you check your axle weights on a certified scale when fully loaded. Four of these tires will give you #8,732 of load capacity. If you were to subtract the tongue weight listed on AS spec sheet (#630) you should have about #7,970 on the axles. This can and will vary depending on loading, hitch rigging etc. That is why it is best to check axle loads on the scales.
In the end, you have to decide what to put on your trailer. I can tell you if I owned an '03 28' Classic, I wouldn't hesitate for a second to put on the Michelins.
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I think you are pushing it way too close. Bite the bullet and go with 16" wheels and the LTX 225 75R 16 M/S. Tire. This is what Airstream is putting on the Eddie Bauer models and fits my 2004 31' Classic slide out. I checked with Airstream and talked to one of the factory guys at the RV Show here in St. Louis this spring and they told me that there would be no issues with the fit. $202 dollars each from Discount Tire Direct with free shipping. About $104 a wheel with center caps, new lug nuts and valve stems for the T03 aluminum wheels from Tredit. You will not regret making the move.

Here's the detail of my experience. http://www.airforums.com/forums/f438...ere-92584.html

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...It will expand and contract in a confined space; like a tire. Nitrogen will not, ...
Why not?

Why would nitrogen not expand when heated and contract when it cools?
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Why would nitrogen not expand when heated and contract when it cools?
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It does, but less than compressed air. Nitrogen is used to service tires, spars, struts, and many other things in the aviation world for its stable properties. Is it worth using in your trailer tires? I'm not sure. Depends on the cost vs. benefit as viewed by you.
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