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Old 04-14-2007, 10:46 AM   #141
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Just got mine

Behold!

My new aluminum rims with Goodyears on them.

Now if I only had a ready trailer to place them on .

Steve
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Old 04-14-2007, 07:50 PM   #142
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Thanks for the info

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According to the service manual I have, your coach originally came with C's on it. You can run the D's at the lower C pressure with no problem. Most of the time, D's are only about $5 each more than C's, anyway.
Thanks for the info. I was worried that I would need new tires sooner than I had anticipated. I had not decided if I would strip and repaint the tires I have now or get new ones. I definately will check the pressure on them.
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Old 04-15-2007, 12:21 AM   #143
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Hi, No. From 2000 on to present ther are four numbers on the date part of the DOT code.
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Old 04-15-2007, 12:29 AM   #144
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Old 04-28-2007, 05:16 PM   #145
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Alcoa Aluminum Wheels/Marathon D tires

I've been reading this thread and the other tire threads trying to figure out if I screwed up.

I just bought a 2000 34' Limited and the previous owner had a flat on one of the original wheels. Had the spare on when I bought it.

Took the Alcoa Wheel to my local tire guy and we ordered the Goodyear Marathon ST225/75R15 D (max load at inflation: 2540@65)

After reading the tire threads, my manual specs say use tire: ST225/75R15LRC

Had my wife run out to the garage to look at the wheel and tire as I haven't put it on the trailer yet. (I'm in a hotel in Athens, Greece right now on standby, I'm a pilot babysitting an airplane over here, tough duty )

I have the Alcoa wheels and the wheel says max load 2200 lbs, max psi 95

Does that mean I'm ok with the D tire that can be pumped to 65 psi as long as I keep the load of the trailer below 2200 lbs per wheel?
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I have the Alcoa wheels and the wheel says max load 2200 lbs, max psi 95

Does that mean I'm ok with the D tire that can be pumped to 65 psi as long as I keep the load of the trailer below 2200 lbs per wheel?
yes.

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Old 04-28-2007, 05:49 PM   #147
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Thks, I can go to bed now. Its 1:47 in the morning here in Greece. Hotel duty again tomorrow.
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Took the Alcoa Wheel to my local tire guy and we ordered the Goodyear Marathon ST225/75R15 D (max load at inflation: 2540@65)

I have the Alcoa wheels and the wheel says max load 2200 lbs, max psi 95

Does that mean I'm ok with the D tire that can be pumped to 65 psi as long as I keep the load of the trailer below 2200 lbs per wheel?
2Air gave you the short answer to your question

What you need to check now is the other tires on the trailer. In my opinion (assuming they're appropriate tires) you want to match them as closely as possible. If you run one tire that's a different pressure or size it will create a possibly signifcant overload on the other tire on that side of the trailer.

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Looks like I won't be needing these new wheels and tires. Anyone need 15" aluminum rims with new 255 75 R15s?

Mounted and balanced for your trailer!

Please?

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Old 04-28-2007, 11:12 PM   #150
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Looks like I won't be needing these new wheels and tires. Anyone need 15" aluminum rims with new 255 75 R15s?

Mounted and balanced for your trailer!

Please?

Steve
Holy Cow Steve, what happened that you don't need these tire and wheels?
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2Air gave you the short answer to your question

What you need to check now is the other tires on the trailer. In my opinion (assuming they're appropriate tires) you want to match them as closely as possible. If you run one tire that's a different pressure or size it will create a possibly signifcant overload on the other tire on that side of the trailer.

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I have an appointment with a nearby RV service center to go over the rig on May 11th. I hope to have the Dometic fridge recall thingy repaired and while there get the undercarriage looked at. (wheel bearings, brakes etc)

I know it will cost a few bucks and some of it I could do myself but since this is new to me I would like to start off with a clean slate. Already read enough horror stories on this forum to take safety very seriously as I won't be the only one traveling with me.

I, of course, will have my better half along (wife) and my two boys. Back in my fighter days with an ejection seat my motto was always I risk my life every time I strap in but once airborne everybody on the ground is risking theirs

If I was willing to spend the money on a new TV to get the latest stuff why nickle and dime the safety of my trailer?
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If I was willing to spend the money on a new TV to get the latest stuff why nickle and dime the safety of my trailer?
agree completely, and for that reason you may want to upgrade to disc brakes on the trailer...

they are very nice.

also agree with bernie's observation about mixing tires...

i wouldn't want c rated and d rated tires mixed together...

especially IF replacing them all together at once.

otoh IF in a jam and without other options,

the odd tire could be place in the center spot on a triple axle, or swapped with the spare.

this also assumes running well under the gvwr limits.

this would bug me in short order and no doubt i'd opt for new properly rated tires.

my 34 came with d rated tires, so IF yours has mostly c rated ones, and the manual indicates C tires...

did a/s changed the specs from C to D? perhaps when they uprated the triple's axles and gvwr?

as i recall the d rated are 65psi and the c rated are 50 psi in gd/yr marathon flavors...

i've had great usage on the marathons...

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f438...ons-27999.html

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Trailer Tires...

OK. I have been following this thread, and, along with others, I am now getting confused, also!

Heres my situation. I'd like a few pointers, because I'm about to go and purchase 4 new tires( I have a good spare).

My 79' 31 ft. Excella 500 has four " D" rated tires on it it, and they are older, maybe five or six yrs. old. Upon inspection, they are ALL different brands...Towmaster, Goodyear, etc. I have barely pulled it anywhere, because one of my bigger concerns was getting around to replacing the tires first, before any seriously long trips. My original owners manual says the tire specs are 7.00-15XC tires. But, the PO had "D" rated tires on it. So, my question is, should I replace the Excella's tires with the original C rated ( like the popular ST 225/75R/15's, or should I go up to the ST 225/75R 15 " D " rated?
And, if I went with the original " C " rated, could a light truck tire work for the application as well?
Thanks for helping me sort this out!
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Old 08-09-2007, 07:26 PM   #154
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Hey Mike,

I'll tell you what I did, although there are some that will dis-agree. I didn't like the Marathons with their 65MPH speed rating, tread separation stories, no ability to run in the extreme heat of the desert SouthWest where I frequently travel, etc. PLUS.....all of this on a single axel trailer....I DON"T THINK SO!!

I not only went with LT tires, but I bought new 16" rims for the BF Goodrich LT225-75-15 LRE tires that now adorn my 19CCD. These are the same tires that I run on my Sprinter van and have had no issues with them in over 80K miles.

The new BFGs have about 4K miles on them and they are great! I also sleep much better now that the Marathons are gone!
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