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Old 12-29-2015, 02:19 PM   #183
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Way back in the late 80's Airstream built the first fifth wheels ,the Argosy and later the Airstream version. They had the first Bias Ply ST tires on them rated at 2540 pounds. They were loaded to max and were blowing every few hundred miles. At the time there wasn't a 16" tire that would fit and we could not get a 16.5" rim with the right offset and bolt pattern.

We had to try something so we put on the 7.00 x 15" LT radials we used on Airstream trailers in those days. They were only rated at 2040 pounds so they were quite overloaded yet we never saw any failures, it was only 3 units but still they ran a lot of miles.

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Old 12-30-2015, 09:19 AM   #184
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My 1973 23' avion came with G-78/15 jumbo, after they give out 13 years later we used 225/75/15 P and never had any tire problems,the trailer was around 6600 lbs loaded I believe.
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Old 12-30-2015, 10:28 AM   #185
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Funny, my 84 30 foot Avion came from the factory with H78/15 or 700/15LT tires on it. Was this before ST tires?gvw is 8500 pounds, dual axle.
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Old 12-30-2015, 11:35 AM   #186
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Funny, my 84 30 foot Avion came from the factory with H78/15 or 700/15LT tires on it. Was this before ST tires?gvw is 8500 pounds, dual axle.
Here is the ID plate from our 1987 Avion 34W. Specified ST tires back then.
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Old 12-30-2015, 12:01 PM   #187
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Here is the ID plate from our 1987 Avion 34W. Specified ST tires back then.
Wow "H78 x 15 ST C" , 9500 GVWR - thats like an elephant riding on lawn mower tires
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Old 12-30-2015, 01:17 PM   #188
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Wow "H78 x 15 ST C" , 9500 GVWR - thats like an elephant riding on lawn mower tires

Unless the 34 has triple axles. 6 of those tires would be over 12,000# carrying capacity.

Is it a double or triple?
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Triple axles.
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Old 12-30-2015, 01:29 PM   #190
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Triple axles.

Well there you go! No problem! 😃
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Old 01-01-2016, 12:03 AM   #191
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looks completely normal, a Goodyear Marathon tire made in China. I have had this exact problem before. If you switch to a better brand this will go away. Nothing new here.
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