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Old 06-01-2006, 06:26 PM   #1
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What would be the best tire's for my trailer?

7.00x15 is the size not sure what ply or if you can go radial?
which would the best for a decent price?
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Old 06-02-2006, 11:46 AM   #2
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7.00x15 is the size not sure what ply or if you can go radial?
which would the best for a decent price?
Use what Airstream has used for many years.

Goodyear Marathons, load range C or D.

If your wheels had "C" tires on them for an extended period of time, you must not change the ply to a "D".

To do so will cause the old wheels to split around the circumferance.

Tires for an Airstream trailer should "NOT EVER" be chosen because of price.

Use what is known to perform properly, for thousands of users, not just a couple of users.

"D" tires should be on a 31 foot Airstream, never more.

Use ST225/75 R15 load range "D".

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Old 06-02-2006, 05:49 PM   #3
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Here's my thread for tires on a Caravel. Hope this helps. I'm getting the Marathon tires which were recommended.

http://www.airforums.com/forum...=caravel+tires

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Old 06-02-2006, 09:48 PM   #4
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does anyone know of a good brand of tire for the 700 X 15 ??? (like goodyear,michelin ect,,,,)
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Old 06-02-2006, 11:19 PM   #5
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Hi scf31--WalMart has Goodyear "Work Horse Rib", Bias Construction 7.00-15LT D rated 2045# @ 65psi, 29.8"OD/8.3"wide, for $107.20. They are special order from the trailer tire section of the catalogs they have by the tire display.--Frank S
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Old 06-03-2006, 02:46 AM   #6
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Yes the goodyear workhorse rib is a very good tire for the 700-15.I use herculese 700-15 on my 60 tradewind and they have worked great for 3500 miles so far .I also like the vintage look they give the coach.There are many choices out there for tires.Greenball tire also has 700-15 tires called towmasters,I have used those before the hercules ,they were c range ,not the right load rating. I put new wheels on it with the D rated herculese tires
so no wheel troubles there.

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Old 06-06-2006, 09:57 PM   #7
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Have had great luck with Yokohama (Model# RY215) on my '63 Globetrotter. They are a radial but have a vintage look. Got mine at tirerack.com. Good price great service.
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Old 06-08-2006, 06:23 PM   #8
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Check the specs.
What is the speed rating?
Remember, according to Goodyear's own chart there Marathon is only good to 65 MPH on road surfaces 100 Degrees or less.
Any faster ever or any hotter ever will damage the tire. Thats all the marathon is tested and certified to.
Anyone ever find a road in the summer time in the south 100 degrees f or less?
Read this forum
http://www.airforums.com/forum...res-16506.html
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Tires ?????

I will probably start a war with this but .Firestone has a tire that is called a lemans. The at 235-75-r15 is the same as the bridgestone dueler.I tried them on the advice of my firestone dealer with great results. He said airstreams do not have the problems with top heavy sway that box and fifth wheels have. This means they don't need the stiffer side walls the others do.I put 15,000 miles and 3 years on the ones I had on my 73 31". I have 25,000 miles and 2
&1/2 years on my 86 31" without 1 flat or blowout,this includes several trips thru the rockies.I have pulled 200 miles thru the ozarks with a cup of water on the counter that did not move. The tires are 6ply load range D. I know everyone has an opinion about tires,so I put mine in too.
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Remember, according to Goodyear's own chart there Marathon is only good to 65 MPH on road surfaces 100 Degrees or less.


Anyone ever find a road in the summer time in the south 100 degrees f or less?
In Phoenix from late May to labor day the high temp for the day is 100 or higher. With some exceptions usually that is a period of 100+ days of over 100 degrees. The outside temp gets to the 100 degree mark at about 10AM and stays there until 5 or 6PM. The pavement, well that is a little different. I am sure it gets to way over 100. Likely 10 to 15 degrees hotter that the ambient air. So that can be 120 to 130. And Phoenix is not the hottest place in AZ.

(Well it is, just not in temps )

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Goodyear Marathons

This is just a suggestion:

Tire Rack has Goodyear Marathon Special Trailer tires on sale for $76.00 ea size 225/75x15 Load range 'C', Load range 'D' are $84.00ea. I hope the link works (it does!!) as searching for trailer tires is rather difficult on their site.

They ship quickly and would ship to your dealer. He won't make any profit from his house brand, but you won't be buying an unknown quality tire. I've 6 marathons on my 34' and they are working fine. I'm sure there are other trailer specific tires out there, so take a little extea time to get a proper pair of 'shoes' on your bauxite beauty!

Hope this helps,
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So many choices out there,,,,,,
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Old 06-10-2006, 06:34 AM   #13
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As we noticed in the past responses, the LT tires seem to hold up better than the ST tires.
You neglected to state whether the tire was a P metric radial or a LT tire.
At any rate nothing in this size carried a speed rating according to the Firestone web site.
http://www.lemanstire.com/tires/catalog/lemans-at.jsp
I don't know what unit you have these on, but for my unit I stayed with the 225/75 because of the tire outside dimentions/wheel well clearance.
Keep us posted.
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In Phoenix from late May to labor day the high temp for the day is 100 or higher. With some exceptions usually that is a period of 100+ days of over 100 degrees. The outside temp gets to the 100 degree mark at about 10AM and stays there until 5 or 6PM. The pavement, well that is a little different. I am sure it gets to way over 100. Likely 10 to 15 degrees hotter that the ambient air. So that can be 120 to 130. And Phoenix is not the hottest place in AZ.

(Well it is, just not in temps )

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Action, The way I figure it the road temp hits 100 around the 1st of May and drops below in October. Two years ago I was in Parker in a company truck. I had just driven out of the desert near Bouse and noticed a rear tire going flat on the burb. I pulled over and when I went to jack it up, the jack sank in the blacktop! I had to move to a cement area to change the tire. It was about 120 degrees that day. BTW, what do you have on your trailer. I have 7.00 x 15 bias.
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