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Old 07-23-2004, 11:44 PM   #29
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The "key" word here is....


Any metal that has been subjected to constant temps. and pressures becomes "seasoned".
Seasoned means that the molecular structure of the metal has (through heat and pressure) granularly become constant.

To add more pressure, heat and strength will result in metal fatigue.

This is SIMPLE physics, not Rocket science.


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Old 07-24-2004, 09:50 AM   #30
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Silver Bullet says it like it is.

Or do you still need "engineering data?"

Don't be so demanding from people that just like to help.

You may find yourself needing an answer someday, but with no one willing to give it to you.

This site is a place to exchange information, that is at least reasonably correct.

Your usage of 10 ply tires, quite well, could get someone hurt, if they listened to you.

Be real, be safe, with whats proven.

Your theory of 10 ply tires, won't hold water. Doesn't matter what speed you would use.

But it's your choice. And when you find that you blew out the wheels in "Mexico" your fun trying to get back to the USA will be a nightmare. But that's your choice too.

Lets not mislead newcomers, with one's theory about tires and wheels.

Try it for several thousands of miles, and then, report back, to us, who will dearly wait for a sob story.


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Old 09-09-2004, 10:18 AM   #31
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Caution! Seller is now representing these as "Airstream Trailer Tires"!

It appears that the Tucker Tire guy has discovered that adding the Airstream name to his ads will gain him more business. At latest count, there are 18 ads listing these tires as " 7.00x15 10-PLY TRUCK AIRSTREAM TRAILER TIRES" Here is one example.
Is this not a misleading and potentially dangerous misrepresentation?
A quick search of the web turned up 2 pages that would support Inland Andy's warning against switching to 10 ply tires. Source and quote:
"Proper tires selection can also have a major impact on handling and ride. For instance, tires with a heavier than necessary load rating can cause a harsh ride which can contribute to frame problems on mid seventies Airstreams."
"Vehicle modifications such as lift kits and other suspension alterations and/or use of tires not recommended by the vehicle or tire manufacturer can adversely affect vehicle handling and stability. Tires specifically designed for travel trailer use in highway service have an "ST" molded on the tire sidewall, such as ST225/75R15. The "ST" stands for "Special Trailer" and means the tire is designed specifically for trailer service."

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Old 09-09-2004, 10:47 AM   #32
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Technically they are not trailer tires. No ST designation.

Would be interesting if Airstream knew about it. Then the seller would change the title to be "Not Airstream"

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Old 09-09-2004, 08:05 PM   #33
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Originally Posted by Action
Technically they are not trailer tires. No ST designation.

Would be interesting if Airstream knew about it. Then the seller would change the title to be "Not Airstream"
In my opinion, he is a little bit across the line calling them "airstream tires".

The real question is; Why would anyone want to put a bias tire on their airstream? 700-15 bias was probably OE fitment years ago but, unless you are restoring to absolutely original, don't buy bias tires.

Radial steel belt packages stand up very well to impacts, they turn nails better, the thinner sidewalls build up less heat, their load rating is higher (LRD @ 2540 vs. 2335lbs), & they will give a smoother ride due to sidewall flex. Heat buildup also means you will get less miles out of the tire. Those tires would look good on my farm wagon but, not on my Sovereign.

Michelin had a great idea years ago and to the best of my knowledge, it works everywhere except in extreme off road situations where you might cut the sidewall thru. Incidently, I watch my turns very close to not impact a curb with my trailer tires and damage a sidewall.

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