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Old 10-18-2014, 09:24 AM   #15
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At a rally today I spoke with someone that told me there are converting to a truck tire and rim moving away from the stock rim and trailer tire.

Does anyone know if this move makes sense? The reason given to me was to provide a safer more reliable tire.
I have 8 ply tires on my 78 had them put on by a tires only place close to me and when I had trailer at CanAm airstream to get brakes done they commented on what good tires I had.
Went to Whitehorse YK this summer no problems carry 50 psi in them as recommended by CanAm.
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Old 10-18-2014, 09:34 AM   #16
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I was going to switch to the Michelin LT tires, but found that it is no longer made for 15" wheels. So, I would have had to go to the additional expense of purchasing 16" wheels to mount LT tires.
The 15 inch Michelins are readily available here. Just received a set from Costco this week.
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Old 10-18-2014, 09:44 AM   #17
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I found that while the Michelin LT load range "E"s on upgraded 16" Sendel wheels gave me peace of mind on my 2013 19' Bambi, their harsh ride popped at least 8 rivets at 65-75 psi.
First impression was you had far to much pressure in those tires. With the weight of your trailer check the inflation chart for the proper pressure.
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Old 10-18-2014, 03:54 PM   #18
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I take the wheels off and take them to the tire shop.

I put Michelin LTX P235 75 15XL tires on my 2002 Safari 25 in May 2013. I have 12,000 miles on the tires now. I have never needed to add air. I am very pleased with the tires and the performance.
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Old 10-18-2014, 04:47 PM   #19
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I'll be mounting 15 inch Michelins in the next few days, and am wondering what inflation others are using. Considering about 55 pounds on my 23 footer, with wheel torque on Sendel T02s to 110 ft lbs.
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Old 10-18-2014, 05:18 PM   #20
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I'm running the P235 15 LTX M/S 2 at the recommended pressure on sidewall.....50 psi. I'm torquing the Sendel T03s to110. The 10 inch hubs on my 23D want 110 lbs. according to A/S.


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Old 10-18-2014, 05:20 PM   #21
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Thanks interstate flyer! You mentioned earlier that hub centring rings were not required for the Sendel wheels.

Did the OEM Airstream hub covers and lug nuts work on the new wheels?
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I believe that the Sendel hub covers are smaller. I paid $35 all around for new lug nuts. The lug nut covers were cracked on about half of the 2 month old oem nuts.
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Old 10-18-2014, 06:29 PM   #23
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Durn! I ordered the Sendel wheels without centre caps. Hope I can find caps locally.
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The 15 inch Michelins are readily available here. Just received a set from Costco this week.
are you getting p metric ltx's or did you find some actual LT's in 15" which would be awesome?
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Old 11-18-2014, 09:49 AM   #26
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This is exactly the info I needed. Going to discount tire to see if they have those in stock near us!

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I found that while the Michelin LT load range "E"s on upgraded 16" Sendel wheels gave me peace of mind on my 2013 19' Bambi, their harsh ride popped at least 8 rivets at 65-75 psi.
The cause of the rivets popping was most likely unbalanced wheels, which can set up quite a bit of vibration at highway speeds. The solution is Centramatics - see Video-How-Centramatic-Balancers-Work - Centramatic Wheel Balancer, Tire Balancers for DFW Trucks
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OK, so can I run my new Goodyear Wrangler HT's at the max tire pressure of 65 psi to get the most weight capacity or should I go 85 to 90 % of rated weight capacity


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