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Old 08-03-2016, 09:50 AM   #1
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Tire question...AGAIN!

I realize that this topic has been discussed in numerous threads, but I don't have time to weed through them all.

So, any recommendations on a good tire for my '02 19' Bambi? The Michelin LTXP235/75R15XL gets mentioned here a lot, but will they handle the load well?

FWIW, I don't load the trailer with much extra weight.



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Old 08-03-2016, 10:40 AM   #2
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Hi from AZ. . . we had good luck / excellent service from Carlilse STR from Discount Tire on 2 trailers..........regards, Craig

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Old 08-03-2016, 10:43 AM   #3
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Here is the list of threads in the Tires sub-forum FWIW:

The best bet is to use a reputable tire dealer IMO, especially as the load and speed ratings are difficult to research online from the Michelin site, and the company seems to be changing its entire line-up all the time.

Good luck!


PS -- what size tires do you have now?
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The LTX Michelin in that size is rated for 1983 lbs for trailer use. You have to look at your axle rating and get tires that meet or exceed the axle rating stamped on the trailer axle loading tag. At least in TN that is a D. O. T. requirement. Do note that the groxx axle load is lower than the GVWR.

The newer Michelin Defender in that size carries just slightly more weight but I do not know how much.

I have only used the LTX on a 2 axle trailer and have no knowledge of single axle trailers.
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The per-tire load of the 235/75x15 "XL" passenger car tire is too low for a 19' single axle Bambi. You MUST use a 15-inch, load range D or E (D=65 psi max, E=80 psi max), ST (special trailer) tire or switch to 16-inch, load range E, LT (light truck) tire.

Specs say your 19' Bambi probably weighs around 4,500 pounds, so per-tire load is 2,250. 235/75x15 XL tire's derated max load is 1,985 pounds.
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