Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 09-24-2006, 06:54 PM   #211
Moderator dude
 
Action's Avatar

 
1966 26' Overlander
Phoenix , Arizona
Join Date: Apr 2002
Posts: 6,067
Images: 13
A campaign is NHTSA's verbage for a recall. Or the start of what will become a recall if NHTSA decides to require a manufacture to contact owners for replacement parts or service.

>>>>>>>>>>Action
__________________

__________________
1966 Mercury Park Lane 4 DR Breezeway 410 4V, C-6, 2.80 - Streamless.
1966 Lincoln 4 door Convertible 462 4V 1971 Ford LTD Convertible 429 4V Phoenix ~ Yeah it's hot however it's a dry heat!
Action is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2006, 08:39 AM   #212
Rivet Master
 
1984 31' Excella
Norfolk , Virginia
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 667
Images: 11
Tires....Tires....Tires

I found this interesting poll the other day;

http://www.airforums.com/forum...poll+tow+speed

Then I answered it and went to the results;

http://www.airforums.com/forum...ing-speed.html

What it is telling me is that (455 respondents after I answered it) 234 other Airstream owners (51.65%) are towing their trailers at a speed that represents 100% (65 mph) to 108% (70 mph) to 115% (75 mph and above) of their ST tires design and tested capabilities and complaining about the tire failures.
You all have a choice, slow down or go to a more capable rated tire.
You've bought the best, most durable piece of RV equipment available. Why take a chance on tearing it up with tires that do not have the capability of withstanding our present driving habits?
The choice is ours.
Slow down or go to different tires.
Its that simple.
Beginner
__________________

__________________
Beginner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2006, 11:26 AM   #213
Rivet Master
Airstream Dealer
 
Inland RV Center, In's Avatar
 
Corona , California
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 16,499
Images: 1
You all have a choice, slow down or go to a more capable rated tire.
You've bought the best, most durable piece of RV equipment available. Why take a chance on tearing it up with tires that do not have the capability of withstanding our present driving habits?
The choice is ours.
Slow down or go to different tires.
Its that simple.
Beginner[/QUOTE]

Hear ye, hear ye.

A man that respects "safety."

You may be a beginner, but you are a born leader, not a follower.

May all your Airstreaming be fantastic.

Andy
__________________
Inland RV Center, In is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2007, 10:33 PM   #214
INSANITY CENTRAL
 
doorgunner's Avatar
 
1986 32' Excella
2014 Interstate Ext. Coach
Citrus Heights , California
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 2,105
Images: 35
bumped

Moosetags --- here it is. Good info
__________________


www.popasmoke.com




Proud Appellation American





Vine View Heights is now closed.

YETI ( 65 Quart )

IGLOO (Ice Cube, 50 Quart )
doorgunner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2007, 10:38 PM   #215
Rivet Master
 
Fyrzowt's Avatar
 
2000 25' Safari
West of Fort Worth , Texas
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 6,697
Images: 8
Good digging, Tim.
__________________
Fyrzowt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2007, 10:51 PM   #216
Moderator
 
moosetags's Avatar

 
2015 25' FB Flying Cloud
2012 23' FB Flying Cloud
2005 25' Safari
Santa Rosa Beach , Florida
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 10,763
Images: 5
Quote:
Originally Posted by doorgunner
Moosetags --- here it is. Good info
Thank you for digging this up for me. I guess the dots between the words are necessary.

I have read over the post an am now considering going to 16" alloy wheels for Lucy. This opens up a whole new world of D and E tires that are actually worth a hoot.
__________________
SuEllyn & Brian McCabe
WBCCI #3628 -- AIR #14872 -- TAC #FL-7
2015 FC 25' FB (Lucy) with HAHA
2005 Suburban 2500 Quadrasteer (Olivia) & 2018 Silverado 2500 (Lillian)
moosetags is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2007, 07:45 AM   #217
Rivet Master
Commercial Member
 
lewster's Avatar
 
Vintage Kin Owner
Naples, FL , Hood River, OR
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 7,281
Took the advice (before the advice was given ) and went with better tires. 16" alloy rims with BF Goodrich Commercial T/A 225/75-16 10 ply LRE tires. Couldn't be happier. 1250 miles on them so far....GREAT! Same size tires I use on the Sprinter. They can take the weight and sure can take the speed (70+).

I also use Ride-On self-balancing tire sealant and Pressure Pro tire monitors.

The peace of mind is WORTH IT!!
__________________
Lew Farber...ABYC Certified Master Marine Electrician...RVIA Certified Master Tech ...AM Solar Authorized Installation Center...AIRSTREAM Solar & Electrical Specialist...Micro Air 'Easy Start' Sales and Installations
lewster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2007, 09:58 PM   #218
Rivet Master
 
Elgin , Texas
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 800
Images: 164
Quote:
Originally Posted by lewster
Took the advice (before the advice was given ) and went with better tires. 16" alloy rims with BF Goodrich Commercial T/A 225/75-16 10 ply LRE tires. Couldn't be happier. 1250 miles on them so far....GREAT! Same size tires I use on the Sprinter. They can take the weight and sure can take the speed (70+).

I also use Ride-On self-balancing tire sealant and Pressure Pro tire monitors.

The peace of mind is WORTH IT!!

Yep, they've been good for me, too. No complaints, almost a year later in all temps and conditions. The LRD's were plenty though.
__________________

bake315 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2007, 03:07 AM   #219
Rivet Master
 
1992 34' Limited
Falls Church , Virginia
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 945
Tire sidewall 'checking'....

All -

Was gassing the TV the other afternoon, and did my usual walkaround looking at dings, tire profile, washer fluid level.... etc....

Noticed that there is SIGNIFICANT checking/ cracking in the sidewall of the rear tires.... they are about 14K old - less than 1 year.

Some of them are about 1 inch in length (depth yet to be checked) but this SERIOUSLY concerns me as I have a BIG cross country trip with family and household goods planned in the next 3 weeks - NO DOWNTIME allowed!!!! Places to GO!!! poeple to SEE!!!! and a house to go occupy! Schedule reigns on this one!!!?!!!!

Back to the tires, these are CostCo tires, and they are usually pretty good about repairs and prorating and the like.... Michelins BTW!

Am SERIOUSLY considering going back to the OEM tire (Goodrich Steel-Tech's) if there is any kind of $'s coming my way from the CostCo folks. We'll see, and I'll be sure to post results.

Axel
SilverToy
__________________
SilverToy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2007, 12:06 PM   #220
Moderator
 
moosetags's Avatar

 
2015 25' FB Flying Cloud
2012 23' FB Flying Cloud
2005 25' Safari
Santa Rosa Beach , Florida
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 10,763
Images: 5
Quote:
Originally Posted by coriolis1
Yep, they've been good for me, too. No complaints, almost a year later in all temps and conditions. The LRD's were plenty though.
Please tell me about the wheels. Where did you get them? Did the larger wheel present any clearance problems, such as in the wheel well of the Airstream or tire -to tire distance?
__________________
SuEllyn & Brian McCabe
WBCCI #3628 -- AIR #14872 -- TAC #FL-7
2015 FC 25' FB (Lucy) with HAHA
2005 Suburban 2500 Quadrasteer (Olivia) & 2018 Silverado 2500 (Lillian)
moosetags is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2007, 09:59 PM   #221
Rivet Master
Commercial Member
 
lewster's Avatar
 
Vintage Kin Owner
Naples, FL , Hood River, OR
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 7,281
Brian,

Try Trailer Tires and Wheels - trailer tires, boat trailer tires, trailer wheels, boat trailer wheels, aluminum trailer wheels. They have a nice selection, and the prices are good too. If you order new ones, be sure to get center caps and new lug nuts.

These are 16"rims with new BF Goodrich Commercoal T/A 225/75-16 tires. Couldn't be happier!!
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	CIMG0007.JPG
Views:	89
Size:	108.6 KB
ID:	39819  
__________________
Lew Farber...ABYC Certified Master Marine Electrician...RVIA Certified Master Tech ...AM Solar Authorized Installation Center...AIRSTREAM Solar & Electrical Specialist...Micro Air 'Easy Start' Sales and Installations
lewster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2007, 10:58 PM   #222
Rivet Master
 
1984 31' Excella
Norfolk , Virginia
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 667
Images: 11
Brian
Here are my BF Goodrich Commercial T/As (LRD) and new 16 inch rims.



And likewise no problems. Not even loosing air since mounting.
I ordered them from COSTCO (Price Club) and they mounted them and inflated them with nitrogen.
Beginner
__________________
Beginner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-2007, 02:17 PM   #223
Rivet Master
 
Elgin , Texas
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 800
Images: 164
Quote:
Originally Posted by moosetags
Please tell me about the wheels. Where did you get them? Did the larger wheel present any clearance problems, such as in the wheel well of the Airstream or tire -to tire distance?

Hi Brian,

The wheels (same as Beginner's) are Eagle Series 058 purchased through Discount Tire in a 16x7. They are uncoated, but I just touch 'em up with one of those Mother's polishing balls when I touch up the rest of the trailer. The difference in wheel clearance is negligible, and I've been able to continue using my BAL scissor wheel locks with no trouble. I've been extremely satisfied thus far.
__________________

bake315 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2007, 04:27 PM   #224
Site Team
 
, Minnesota
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 6,940
Images: 59
Lewster, thanks for the link to Trailer Tire Supermarket.

Alas, I cannot fit a 16" tire in my 30" wheelwell. However, I did order two "Dexstar" 15" steel wheels and the baby moon hubcaps.

I am happy to report that they arrived yesterday. Gave them the spin test and they are true and centered.
__________________

__________________
markdoane is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
1968 GT tires that will fit... RECOMMENDED ALUMINUMINUM Tires 5 10-31-2011 12:30 PM
Wide White Wall Tires wasagachris Tires 14 08-04-2011 10:32 PM
Tires and Alignment Airstream12557 Land Yacht/Legacy Motorhomes 0 06-08-2011 06:04 AM
Towmaster Tires mshamilton Tires 0 05-08-2011 10:38 AM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:10 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.