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Old 07-07-2009, 01:27 PM   #1
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Which size replaces 7.00 x 15 load range C

I have a 72 overlander and the existing tires are 7.00 x 15 Load range C. (they look really old) I went to the local tire dealer and they can special order a Carlisle bias ply of the same size.

I called a local trailer dealer and they said they could match something up in a radial.

I was thinking that going with the radial would be a better choice especially if I'm traveling and need a replacement.

What size/brand radial have people used on this trailer?

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Old 07-07-2009, 01:31 PM   #2
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ST or LT 2.25 75R15 are the usual choice. Some folks also go to a 16" tire.
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Old 07-07-2009, 01:44 PM   #3
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Sorry, but would would be the advantage of the 16"?
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Old 07-07-2009, 01:52 PM   #4
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Thanks for the quick response.

So have most people switched over to the radials?

I am I correct in thinking the radials will be an easier replacement if I have to buy one while traveling?

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Old 07-07-2009, 03:54 PM   #5
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Sorry, but would would be the advantage of the 16"?
I'm not sure that there is a significant advantage (I still have 15s). But a bigger rim has a different look especially with alloy rims. I know you can get a 16 with the same height as the 15s. But a higher profile will raise the coach a bit and will turn a bit slower.


Also to answer the original question a bit more I believe most owners have changed over to radials, and yes the radial would be easier to find on the road.
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Old 07-07-2009, 05:22 PM   #6
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Yokohama makes a 700 x15 8ply they call it a 215 but it has 700x15 on the tire too. They are good tires.
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Tire Rack has the Yokohamas in the 7:00x 15 size they are an LT radial tire and are excellent.
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7R-15 is how TireRack marks the YOKOHAMA RY-215

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This made a good combination which never ran hotter than 125F on a 105F Texas highway; just slightly cooler than the wears-like-iron Michelins on the truck.

After these, the GYM's look too soft across the sidewalls.
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I replaced my 7x15 tires with Towmaster 7x15 D rated LT tires. Bought them at Discount Tire. One year later, very pleased with them.
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I have a 72 overlander and the existing tires are 7.00 x 15 Load range C. (they look really old) I went to the local tire dealer and they can special order a Carlisle bias ply of the same size.

I called a local trailer dealer and they said they could match something up in a radial.

I was thinking that going with the radial would be a better choice especially if I'm traveling and need a replacement.

What size/brand radial have people used on this trailer?

Thanks.

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Jack.

The Airstream factory switched to radials many years ago.

To replace the 15 inch tires, they now use ST 225/75 R 15.

The load range you can use depends on what is on the wheels at this time.

What year and length is your Airstream?

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You should consider new wheels to go along with the radials...
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I replaced my 7x15 tires with Towmaster 7x15 D rated LT tires. Bought them at Discount Tire. One year later, very pleased with them.

I also have these tires and like them too...
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