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Old 02-18-2017, 10:11 AM   #29
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Michelin 235/75/15 LTX M/S rated at 2270lbs/50psi

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But what type of Michelins?
Here is what I am running on my 25' FC: Michelin LTX (P) 235/75R15 XL, Defender series tires. They are rated P and Michelin said are rated for passenger or light truck use. I would be surprised if your AS dealer can not get the 15" if you ask him? (or maybe I wouldn't be surprised!) In any case, you can get these in 15" or 16" at several places...Costco, Sams, Discount Tire, etc... If not in stock, ask about getting them..better yet, call around before leaving home!

From my earlier post on another thread:
"Michelin Defender LTX M/S 235/75R/15 109T Extra Load which have a 50 PSI max pressure and 2,271 LBS Max Load Rating. They are widely available in this size from many stores, including Costco. I paid $140/each, last summer installed by Eagle Tire in Helena, MT."
And made in the USA! ;-)
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Old 02-18-2017, 11:10 AM   #30
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The previous poster said that Airstream is now putting Michelins on some models. My question is what type and size Michelins is the Airstream factory putting on these trailers?
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Old 02-18-2017, 02:38 PM   #31
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FYI a thread on the Goodyear Endurance is here:

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f438...sa-157249.html

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Goodyear's new trailer tire (just came out) here are the stats: Goodyear Endurance, Size: ST225/75R15 - Trailer Use Only - Sidewall Style: Blackwall - Load Range: E - Max Load 2,830 lbs - Speed Rating 87 mph - Max Inflation 80 psi - Made in USA
I need new tires this spring and have decided to go with them from Tire Rack. I like the upgrades from GYMs - Load Range E - Max Load increase - and speed rating from 65 mph to 87 mph - AND... made in USA
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Old 02-18-2017, 02:43 PM   #32
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I use nothing but Goodyear Marathons and when we had our rental business all of our campers were outfitted with Good Year Marathons. We simply could not afford a flat tire on a rental somewhere across country or even close by. We tried several different tires and the Goodyear Marathon out performed anything we tried. Further, regardless of where you purchased them any Good Year dealer will honor the warranty.
You will probably find some disagreement here on the popularity of the GYM tire, to say the least!

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Old 02-18-2017, 04:24 PM   #33
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The previous poster said that Airstream is now putting Michelins on some models. My question is what type and size Michelins is the Airstream factory putting on these trailers?
Roadtech here is a current thread, post # 37 by AIRTRVL re: JC's OEM tires

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f438...148274-30.html
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Remember, AS is now offering Michelins at many of their dealers and also on some of their higher end trailers...coincidence or just good pricing from Michelin?
See above quote from gypsydad. Are you saying he is incorrect?
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See above quote from gypsydad. Are you saying he is incorrect?

Roadtech. whom are you asking?

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Roadtech. whom are you asking?

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I just want to know if Airstream is now putting Michelin's on some of their trailers. Your link indicated they are using the new Goodyear ST's.
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Yes. They put the Michelins on some of the high end trailers.
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I just want to know if Airstream is now putting Michelin's on some of their trailers. Your link indicated they are using the new Goodyear ST's.

Roadtech, my recollection of forum threads is that JC was offering the Mic's upgrade option but that recently, converted to Mich's as OEM. I also can't recollect whether it was Flying Clouds, CCD/Internationals or selectively by specific model

I was very surprised to read the GYE news re OEM in the post.

You also asked [My question is what type and size Michelin's is the Airstream factory putting on these trailers? ]

I recollect that they were the new Defenders LT 2X5 R75 R1X (225/75R16 LRE 2680 for the FC 20's). They need to be sized according to load requirements per tire/axel. In my case with a bambi & 5K lb trailer, I need a tire that is rated at least 2500 lbs. My 15" GYM's are rated at 2540...not much room for error of lack of PSI.

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Roadtech, my recollection of forum threads is that JC was offering the Mic's upgrade option but that recently, converted to Mich's as OEM. I also can't recollect whether it was Flying Clouds, CCD/Internationals or selectively by specific model

I was very surprised to read the GYE news re OEM in the post.

You also asked [My question is what type and size Michelin's is the Airstream factory putting on these trailers? ]

I recollect that they were the new Defenders LT 2X5 R75 R1X (225/75R16 LRE 2680 for the FC 20's). They need to be sized according to load requirements per tire/axel. In my case with a bambi & 5K lb trailer, I need a tire that is rated at least 2500 lbs. My 15" GYM's are rated at 2540...not much room for error of lack of PSI.

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That is very interesting in light of the ongoing debate in all of these tire threads as to the use of ST and LT tires on trailer applications. If Airstream is endorsing and installing LT tires on some models, that says a lot. I would love to have that confirmed.
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That is very interesting in light of the ongoing debate in all of these tire threads as to the use of ST and LT tires on trailer applications. If Airstream is endorsing and installing LT tires on some models, that says a lot. I would love to have that confirmed.

Roadtech, I suspect that the posts re Mich's as OEM are buried some where in the link contained in my post 33 above. That is a long thread that has been around for awhile but contains some good info and experience. It has a lot of discussion re the rim upgrade to 16 required to get the load rating of the Mich's LTX's and the newer LTX Defenders. There is also discussion re 14>15" for the same reason. There is also discussion re "endorsing" by Michelin and JC

You might also pose your question "If Airstream is endorsing and installing LT tires on some models, that says a lot. I would love to have that confirmed" as a new thread in the tire section.

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Been to JC several times. Been to the JC booth at the International several time. At both places JC had 16" wheels with Michelin LT tires mounted for sale. And they put them on some new trailers for a while. Old news. 10 or so years ago when I saw the first. I do not know what they do now.
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In 2015 we replaced our 15" wheels and tires with 16" Sendel T03 wheels and 16" Michelin LTX M/S tires. Since then we have been to Alaska in 2015 and to the Atlantic provinces of Canada in 2016. We now have about 24000 miles on the tires with little wear. The GYM tires would have been worn out and maybe blown out as one did for us in 2010.

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