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Old 08-29-2012, 02:18 PM   #113
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Order em off the internet lol. Might be cheaper in the long run
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Old 08-29-2012, 02:40 PM   #114
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Yokahama speed rating

So what is the speed rating on the YOKOHAMA RY-215?

I also like the looks of the Continental Vanco 2 tire if one wants to stay with a 15" wheel. The only thing I don't like about the Vanco 2 is that it is almost an inch shorter than the standard 225/75/15 tire. My trailer is already too low to the ground.
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Old 08-29-2012, 03:10 PM   #115
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. My trailer is already too low to the ground.
Thats not a bad thing lol. Better mpg and less sway. Unless you go off the map, then that extra clearance would be a good thing!
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Be careful when ordering from tire rack. A friend of mine got a really good deal on some tires, but When he got them and looked at the manufacturing date they were 2 years old...

Sometimes good deals are not always so good.

After mounting balancing etc. my local tire shop was only about a $1.60 more than Discount Tire. and the tires were made a few months ago.

And Michelins tires are over $200 not around $130 as ST tires.
Tire rack has Michelin 235/75 R15 LTX M/S2 are $138. Perhaps the 16" tires are $200.
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Tire rack has Michelin 235/75 R15 LTX M/S2 are $138. Perhaps the 16" tires are $200.
Yep the 16" are $201 each on Tire rack. Then there is shipping of $33 a tire. Then on top of that you have to pay for mounting a balancing. So when it's all said and done you will be looking at around $250+ per tire. $30 more per tire than my locally owned tire shop...

Sometimes it's just not worth it. And you don't know how long they have been sitting in the warehouse..

figure adding another $45 to each of those 15" tires to get them shipped and mounted...

Hold on, I just checked out local places that will install for you Big O and other shops want $25 plus $5.50 for stem and disposal of old tire.

So on top of your tire from tire rack you can add another $63.00 to get it and get it put on. Totally not worth it people... BUY LOCAL...
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I agree. My local Discount Tire and others around are about the same (or a little higher) price as Tirerack but no shipping cost more than makes up for the difference. And when the tires arrive at Discount Tire, you can inspect the date codes before installation.
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Old 08-29-2012, 04:48 PM   #119
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I agree. My local Discount Tire and others around are about the same (or a little higher) price as Tirerack but no shipping cost more than makes up for the difference. And when the tires arrive at Discount Tire, you can inspect the date codes before installation.
Not to mention that Discount Tire will match any price on the Internet. However they are smart enough to go to that web site with you present and calculate the shipping and handling? I saved $1.00 and some change on each wheel and could not find the tires cheaper. It was not worth the time I spent researching it.

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Crap, I went to put the tires on today and realized I need deeper lug nuts. Now to find 24 lug nuts.. in our small town. Might be driving 45 min to get them.
Now I need extra long or splined lugs. They local kwiki is ordering both so we can figure out which fits best.

Anyone else have to deal with this??

Another $30-40
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Now I need extra long or splined lugs. They local kwiki is ordering both so we can figure out which fits best.

Anyone else have to deal with this??

Another $30-40
I needed new lug nuts, however Discount tire told me about it when I ordered the wheels and they were about $39 for all 4 wheels IIRC.

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Hi Jason,

Yes, when I did the research I learned the following:

It‘s a good idea to purchase all new solid chrome Ĺ”-20 Long (half 20 Long) lug nuts.

Also, make sure that when your installer is installing the wheels you let them know that you want no weights on the outside of the wheels. Explain that you want stick on weights instead. Also ask them to be careful not to scratch the clear coat on the wheels with their socket because it will oxidize.

Just my two cents...
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Old 08-29-2012, 06:23 PM   #123
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Hi, OK this tire thing just keeps going around in circles.
ST tires aren't any good, especially if made in China.

Most ST tires will fail no matter who made them and where they are made.

P tires are better made, but not really recommended for travel trailers.

P and LT tires are lower load rating size for size.

There are no proper replacements for 15" ST tires.

There are some great trailer tires, but for 14" wheels only.

LT tires require more air pressure and may cause too rough a ride for Airstreams.

E rated tires rated for 80 lbs pressure will fit onto your 65 lb pressure rated wheels.

LT tires mounted on 16" wheels will fit, but with less room left in your wheel wells.

Virtually impossible to mount tire chains with 15" wheels and more than likely impossible with 16" wheels. [Oregon law]

LT tires mounted on 16" wheels is a balancing act between too much pressure [rough ride] and too little pressure [possible heat concerns]

Cost of change over of about $3,000.00 to prevent $2,000.00 damage to trailer that should be covered by your insurance company. [$$$$$ rough estimates]

All tires, can and will fail, but when, where, and why.

From what I have read:

I bought a brand new trailer and I'm afraid to tow it without up grading my tires and wheels.

I have replaced over 30 tires, I think I will just park my trailer in my yard and leave it.

I only tow about 200 miles max, will I be safe?

I had several GYM fail so I switched to Maxxis. The Maxxis are much better. Well my Maxxis did last longer than my GYM, but they failed too. I went for the 16" conversion. So far so good.

I ran on 12 year old GYM's and never had a problem.

I went 50 miles on a brand new replacement GYM and it exploded.

I had all four GYM fail, [two in 3 years & two in 7 years] but no flat or blow outs all were replaced without any damage to trailer. Caught in time. [me]

And on and on and on............
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So what is the speed rating on the YOKOHAMA RY-215?

I also like the looks of the Continental Vanco 2 tire if one wants to stay with a 15" wheel. The only thing I don't like about the Vanco 2 is that it is almost an inch shorter than the standard 225/75/15 tire. My trailer is already too low to the ground.
We have the Vanco 2 tires. You are looking at a 1/2" drop, not 1" Did have it scrape one time pulling into a gas station I should of paid more attention to the angle
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Cost of change over of about $3,000.00 to prevent $2,000.00 damage to trailer that should be covered by your insurance company. [$$$$$ rough estimates]
Change over cost is about $1500. $1000 for tires and then what ever you can get rims for. Under $500.


Problem I see, and it's stamped on all trailer tires. "FOR TRAILER USE ONLY" which means they are not suitable for any car, truck, or SUV. You don't see "not for trailer use" on any car tire.. WHY??? they are not built as well..
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Old 08-29-2012, 06:44 PM   #126
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Virtually impossible to mount tire chains with 15" wheels and more than likely impossible with 16" wheels. [Oregon law]


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And on and on and on............
I hope you realize that you just started a rush of everyone getting their new tires drilled and studded.


If someone is requiring chains on trailers, I'm thinking that's somewhere I should not be going with a trailer.

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In case you wish to do it yourself:

http://www.ehow.com/how_7562034_add-studs-tires.html
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