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Old 02-01-2013, 02:39 PM   #15
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I have Michelin P235 r 15xl on my 6300 gvw 25 Safari. They are p tires but inflate to 50 lbs and perform similarly to a c rated LT tire.
Weight rating is almost 2500 per tire and have plenty of capacity for a lighter double or triple axle Airstream.
After multiple failures of ST tires of various brands, I too have put my last ST tires made by any manufacturer on any trailer.
The Michelins ride great, will tow all day at 70 mph at 100 degrees plus temperatures and show no visible tread wear after 3 years and 7500 miles of use.
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Old 02-01-2013, 07:14 PM   #16
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so if my 19' 4,500lb gvw single axel bambi wanted to use a michelin 15" LT tire what one does it need to be to carry the weight of this trailer. i am still confused as you can tell.
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Old 02-02-2013, 06:20 PM   #17
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My next set of tires for our 30' Classic will be 15" Michelins LTX M/S2's, I have their big brothers on my TV.

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Not any more, I am changing to 16" LTX M/S-2's. Hope to get 'er done next week.

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Old 02-02-2013, 07:34 PM   #18
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I have just returned from a trip of over 1600 miles with my 34 ft. Classic riding on a new set of Michelin LTX M/S-2 235R 15's. They have a maximum inflation of 50 psi, which is what the specs for my trailer call for, and the load rating X 6 is somewhere over 13,000 lbs. so I am back to a much softer ride than the 10 ply rating of the ST tires with 80 psi of air and still well below the maximum load range of my tires. So far I could not be better satisfied with the tires and ride. I love my trailer and think it is being taken much better care of with these much better riding yet sufficiently rated tires.
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Old 02-03-2013, 01:33 AM   #19
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The Michelin (LTX M/S2) P235/75R15XL is rated at 1984# at 50 psi - for trailer service.
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Old 02-04-2013, 01:53 PM   #20
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The Michelin (LTX M/S2) P235/75R15XL is rated at 1984# at 50 psi - for trailer service.
The rating stamped on the side of the tire is 2183 lbs. @ 50psi. So then 2183 X 6 = 13,098 lbs. which, I think, is plenty of room above my maximum trailer weight for a good safety factor.
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Old 02-05-2013, 12:22 AM   #21
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The rating stamped on the side of the tire is 2183 lbs. @ 50psi. So then 2183 X 6 = 13,098 lbs. which, I think, is plenty of room above my maximum trailer weight for a good safety factor.
When using "P" rated tires on RV trailer axles they must be derated by dividing the sidewall pressure by 1.1. That is a DOT regulation.

So, in that light, your "P" tires will provide you with 11,904 lbs of load capacity.
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Old 02-05-2013, 09:24 AM   #22
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When using "P" rated tires on RV trailer axles they must be derated by dividing the sidewall pressure by 1.1. That is a DOT regulation.

So, in that light, your "P" tires will provide you with 11,904 lbs of load capacity.
Yes but that is still way more then his 8900lbs or 9500lbs GVWR (depending on model).
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Old 02-11-2013, 11:41 AM   #23
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still confused about tires

It has been interesting to read all the posts about tires but I am still confused. I have a 27' FB International CCD and I need to change all my tires before going on the road. My current tires as installed by AS are Goodyear ST225/75 R15. I understand from many posts that I should go with LT and it looks like the Michelin LTX 235/75R15s is a favorite. When I called the store they did not have Michelin in 225 only 235. How do I know that I can make that change without a problem?
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Old 02-11-2013, 11:51 AM   #24
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It has been interesting to read all the posts about tires but I am still confused. I have a 27' FB International CCD and I need to change all my tires before going on the road. My current tires as installed by AS are Goodyear ST225/75 R15. I understand from many posts that I should go with LT and it looks like the Michelin LTX 235/75R15s is a favorite. When I called the store they did not have Michelin in 225 only 235. How do I know that I can make that change without a problem?
Lots of people are changing from 225X15" to 225X16" without any problems...going to a 235 will be very little change, and won't be a problem. It's only about 7.5MM increase in diameter, or about 4MM increase in radius. (less than a 1/4")
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