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Old 01-22-2003, 09:52 PM   #29
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I just bought 2 bias ply 7.00X15. $80 a piece with high speed balancing. Bought from a Firestone dealer, but they are not Firestone. Not sure what they are, can't find a name on them.
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Carlisle Tires

I had Carlisles on two prior SOB trailers and I had sidewall to tread separation failures on both trailers. I'm convinced that the Carlisle sidewalls were too rigid. When I went to tires with more flex, I had no more problems.
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About Tires. So, Andy...

I'm not sure if you have a dog in this hunt or not but I hear good and less good things about some biased tire brands. What is your pick? I'm tired of doing research and need a set of 700x15 for my '67 Safari. Thanks in advance, Bill....
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I just bought a set of Power King 8ply 700-15 tires for my Overlander from the local Goodyear dealer for 65.99 ea. They look just like the ones you see in the old photos. I too want that original look, and I figured if the trailer was originally designed for them, it shouldn't hurt to keep using them.
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Old 02-02-2003, 02:38 AM   #33
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Which size duplicates the diameter of the old 7.00 x 15

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qqq, as far as I know nothing. When you go to radials you go to a different sizing schema.
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I have gotten some new Toyo fleet radials that have the same height as the old bias ply 7.00 x 15's. I haven't picked them up yet but when I do I will post the exact designation here. I really wanted to keep the same height and look of the original style tires. I gave up on the usual tire chain stores and found them at an independent supplier. (Discount tire only seems to want to sell Carlisles and NTB doesn't even carry trailer tires)

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Chas, will those new tires mount on the original wheels??
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Radial tire size

Bias ply tires will stand taller and do not have the same metric sizing. Radials due to their construction will squat more when mounted. When they were first introduced the tire manufacturers had TV commercials where people thought the radial tires were low on air because of the way they look vs bias ply tires.

The rough conversion should be close to 205 or 215 X 75 R 15.

Radials can be had in steel belts or non steel belts. And note that due to construction, radial tires will lose more air pressure than bias ply tires over a long period of time. So it is VERY important to check tire pressure before moving the trailer.

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Got my new set of Toyo radials for my Overlander, they have the same height and width of the old bias ply 7.00 x 15's. I have the aluminum mags which I believe are the same size as the steel wheels you usually see on A/S's. I really wanted to keep the original height and look but wanted to modernize with radials so here is what I got, they were $115 each plus the usual add-ons.

Here's all the info: Toyo M-53 Hyparadial ST, 7.00 R 15 LT, Load Range D, max load single 2040 lbs. @ 65 psi cold, tubeless, 4 ply tread (2 steel + 2 polyester), 2 ply sidewall (polyester)

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Chas,
Those are the exact tires that I have on my 29' Sovereign and, to this date, they still look supera~!
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Goodyear Marathon load range "D" tires have a load carrying capacity of 2540 pounds at 65 psi tire pressure.


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Old 02-04-2003, 01:16 PM   #42
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Yes, I knew the Marathons are rated for more weight but would rather be setting as high as I could and wanted to retain the original look as well. I doubt I will ever even come close to the max weights anyhow. I usually pay more attention to the letter rating of the tire, actual numbered weights seem to be pretty much subjective anyways.

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