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Old 08-12-2004, 08:10 AM   #1
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Question tire size on 21 ft 92 Sovereign

Does anyone know the specs on the tires for a 21 ft, 92 Sovereign. the factory is quoting me a replacement cost of 110 dollars for a new tire and I want to comparison shop but dont have the specs on the tires available.
I've already spent 1700 dollars for new Dometic fridge,$450 for new magic fan, $350 for new toilet, various seals totalling 3200 dollars for all; and I'm running out of money.
Factory wants $180 for a spare tire for the trailer including rim, apparently the previous owners never had one. Is that a good idea?[ie.not to have a spare]
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Old 08-12-2004, 08:31 AM   #2
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Not good not to have a spare. Search the forums for Tires. You have a rare coach, at least for forum membership, but somebody probably knows what to put on it. Was the rim price for a real rim that looks like the ones on your coach right now, or for a "spare", one that is plain and ugly and inexpensive?

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Old 08-13-2004, 07:29 AM   #3
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tire size 92 21 ft sovereign

OK, the tire size on the 92 sovereign 21 ft is 195/75 r14. The factory spare with rim doesn't match the existing but seems like a reasonable buy at $180 dollars.
Interestingly, the factory puts on Marathon D radial black walls and Goodyear doesnt make those anymore in that size. Presumably the factory has a stockpile.
busted flat, not in Baton Rouge,
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Having a spare is always erring on the safe side. I have found I have less tires problems with a spare. It's when I don't have a spare that I get stuck. (I think Murphy has a hand in that issue)

$110 mounted, balanced, with a new HD valve stem isn't at the top nor at the bottom of pricing. And you have to make the decision to put more of your time and effort into getting a better deal. Such as ...... maybe finding tires on the net having them shipped to your home, taking them to a shop. And if one is bad, shipping it back .......see the pic? Could be less $ for more effort, or not. It's your choice and whether you choose to get that kind of info and go in a direction. There are many choices.

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OK, the tire size on the 92 sovereign 21 ft is 195/75 r14. The factory spare with rim doesn't match the existing but seems like a reasonable buy at $180 dollars.
Interestingly, the factory puts on Marathon D radial black walls and Goodyear doesnt make those anymore in that size. Presumably the factory has a stockpile.
busted flat, not in Baton Rouge,
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Try this:
http://www.trailer-parts-forless.com...l_assembly.htm
I have mail ordered tirres for all my vehicles at one time or another, and never had a problem. Be sure of sizing, and you will be fine.
You could get a pair of the alloys they have on this site, and then have your old wheels/tires for spares. After all, it's only money.
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That price is about right, give or take a few dollars. I feel for you having spent so much on the other components, but don't take risks on tires to save a few bucks at this point, the time to have tried to save some money would have been on that fridge replacement - $1700? - ouch!
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Old 08-13-2004, 08:42 PM   #7
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Mine came with tire size 215/75/14 and that is what the manual calls for. When I replaced the tires 2 years ago I bought them at a local tire shop (Colony Tires) . Goodyear Marathon ST215/75/14R. I got what I thought was a good deal at the time - $100 per tire mounted, balanced and installed. The tire store also sold me a wheel for a spare tire for $45. The wheel isn't exactly like the factory wheels but it is very close. Originally I had a spare tire holder but no spare. After having a blowout I decided that a spare is a good idea because I wouldn't want to pull the trailer very far with only three tires.
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Does anyone know the specs on the tires for a 21 ft, 92 Sovereign. the factory is quoting me a replacement cost of 110 dollars for a new tire and I want to comparison shop
dik
In order to comparison shop, you would need to know the exact brand, size and construction they are quoting you.
14"? I thought all AS trailer tires were 15" but I also thought the Detroit Lions might have a winning season last year.
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14"? I thought all AS trailer tires were 15" but I also thought the Detroit Lions might have a winning season last year.
The 92 sovereign 21' should have had 15" wheels and tires (or larger) instead of 14". The only bad fault I have with mine is that it is too close to the ground. I tore the waste disposal valve off in a campground soon after I bought it. That taught me to be very careful wherever I go - especially when pulling into gas stations, restaurants, etc.
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My 1995 21 foot Sovereign has 15 inch wheels. My owners manual calls for ST225/75R15LRC tires. On March I put on new Goodyear Marathons, ST225/75R15, load range D. The 4 tires cost me a total of $427.44. This included WA State sales tax, balancing, and tire disposal fee for the old tires.
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My 1995 21 foot Sovereign has 15 inch wheels. My owners manual calls for ST225/75R15LRC tires. On March I put on new Goodyear Marathons, ST225/75R15, load range D. The 4 tires cost me a total of $427.44. This included WA State sales tax, balancing, and tire disposal fee for the old tires.
I hope this helps and good luck.
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Phil, based on everything I've read on these forums, I'd say you did the right thing. I have the same tires on my Caravel. I've never encountered an AS trailer with 14" wheels and tires.
Larger than 15" would be a no-no because you would run the risk of rubbing the plastic/fiberglass wheelwells and possibly causing a fire.
Inland Andy has questioned the wisdom of replacing load range C with D if the C's have been in use for considerable time.
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Yes I am aware of Inland Andys concerns about replacing load range C with load range D. I became aware of this after buying the new tires. I will be watching for signs of a hard or bouncy ride.
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