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Old 01-29-2016, 01:24 PM   #29
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An Airstream dealer (you can only get them from Jackson Center if you are there in person) quoted me like $650 each!
That's $2,600!
I did it myself for $1,000!
Then added $400 for Dill TPMS and Centramatic balancers.
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I misunderstood your question. The 16" wheel/Michelin tire upgrade is available through Airstream, but at a higher cost.
I did it myself!
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Good looking wheels m. hony 😃


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Old 01-30-2016, 05:56 AM   #31
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Some assembly required!
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After talking to sever experienced owners, I have decided to go with 16 inch wheels and tires. I went to a local Discount Tire location and was quoted around $348 each for Michelin LTX m/s2 LT225/75/16 tires, Sendel To2 wheels, metal valve stems, chrome nuts, mounted and balanced with sales tax. this seems like a pretty good deal to me. Thanks for all of your information on the fourm.
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Old 01-30-2016, 10:28 AM   #33
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Jack,

I read your post on Michelin tires. I am considering going the same route as you. What do I need to know when ordering wheels and tires from tire rack. I have a 2005 28 Safari with slide on Goodyears' with 15 inch wheels. Is there any issue with fit and what did you do with spare tire?

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Non whatsoever, they fit perfectly.
With these Michelins on and the Blue OX WD Hitch I have a tendency to forget I am pulling a 30' trailer.
I bought a Maxxis for the spare the same size as the Good Year Marathons.
It was simpler in time and cost than screwing around with the Tire Rack.
I didn't even want to keep the GM as a spare.
I babied those tires just like I was told to do. I still had a massive blow out tire separation on I-4 going to Disney, with two others ready to blow would you believe. That is why I didn't even want it as a spare.
I believe the problem was that the tires were 2 years older than the manufacture of the Trailer.
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Old 01-30-2016, 12:49 PM   #34
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I misunderstood your question. The 16" wheel/Michelin tire upgrade is available through Airstream, but at a higher cost.
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I took off the 15" wheels/Goodyear Marathons and installed 16" wheels/TransForce tires-
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I just replaced my marathons, 3 1/2 years old and 22000 miles and they look good..the new wheels look like m hony's . $115 for the wheels and $187 for the michelins at costco....
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Mike28, check with Discount Tire about a sale on 12-13 FEB. $100 off on a set of Michelin tires...


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