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Old 03-19-2016, 03:04 PM   #43
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I went with 5 Michelin 15" 235/75x15 when I purchased my preowned Airstream 2008 Classic 25fb in April 2013. They look a little squished but when I check the pressure they are right on 50lbs. I use a TireTraker TPMS system on the trailer tires. The sensors screw onto the valve stems. They monitor the pressure and temperatures. The new wider spare fits in the cradle on the A frame just barely.

When its time to replace these tires I'll probably switch to the 16" rims and Michelins. I may forego the spare since I doubt it would fit into the cradle under the A frame but I'm not 100% sure.

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Old 03-19-2016, 03:36 PM   #44
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The choice you've made is a good one.
I've had the same Michelin tires on my 72 29' Ambassador for five years and around 25,000 miles without issue. Have fun and enjoy Texas!
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Old 03-23-2016, 02:06 PM   #45
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Hokay, all done at Discount Tire.

It took about an hour to replace all five tires. Five new metal valve stems, 24 new one piece lug nuts, install, warranty, and five date code 1610 Michelin P235/75-15 108xl tires. They ran them to 50 psi. I'll check torque to 110 lbs as we go.

All well headed back to the RV Park, coach felt similar but maybe slightly firmer/steadier? No issues at any rate.

I'll be reprogramming my TST507 sensors for the new set pressure (still +\- 20% though, right?) but I will leave the alarm temp at default (I think it is 158F?).

Just wanted to say 'thanks' to everyone who took time to comment in the thread, and particularly those who PM'd me with help. I deeply appreciate it.

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Old 03-23-2016, 10:08 PM   #46
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Yup... TST settings sound right. I set my temp at130 in winter... Then 150 in spring thru summer.
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Old 04-03-2016, 05:08 PM   #47
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Yup... TST settings sound right. I set my temp at130 in winter... Then 150 in spring thru summer.


Great, thank you. I'll keep my settings in place.

Towed from San Antonio TX to Leander TX a few days ago, no issues.

Thanks all, much appreciated, again.

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Maybe this will give you peace of mind. It's from my airstream guru in Canada at can-am.

Hi Stephen

For your Airstream the best tire to use is a Michelin P235/75R x 15" XL (extra load). This tire is rated to carry 50 PSI but 42 is where you want to be with a 25'. We install hundreds of these every year and virtually never have a failure. We are actually just about to change the first test set we put on in 2007. These tires will ride much smoother than your current tires, as well they have considerably more traction especially in the wet. The 16" E range tire is too harsh riding and will cause a lot of movement of things in the Airstream and also contribute to loosened rivets etc. The other bonus is you don't need new wheels.

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Just a quick FYI to note that in response to my recent (yesterday) inquiry to Michelin on the status / availability of their new Defender LTX M/S 235/75R15 109T XL, they said the following:

"Thank you for your email and your interest in the Michelin Defender LTX M/S tires. Since this is a new tire line some of the sizes are not yet available. Our records indicate that size 235/75R15 will launch on the first week of June. This means that dealers should be able to place an order at that time."

Until then, per Andrew T the existing Michelin LTX/MS2 235/75R15 108T XL will do the job. Only difference I can see is that the new 109T has a slightly higher weight rating.
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