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Old 07-07-2016, 08:44 AM   #57
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With the Dill TPMS, make sure the installers mark the letter of the sensor/sender they put inside the tire on the wheel. The Dill receiver has a "chip" for each sender that is repositioned in the display module when the tires are rotated.
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Old 07-15-2016, 09:56 AM   #58
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2004 22' CCD Wheel upgrade 14" to 15"

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Has anyone upgraded a 22' CCD from 14" to 15" wheels successfully. I have read lots of posts and have conflicting information. I would like to do this upgrade and would like to hear from anyone that has successfully completed this change.
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Old 07-16-2016, 06:41 AM   #59
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I used the 15" SenDel T03-56445 wheels and prior generation Michelin LTX {P} 235/75R15 XL tires side wall rated 2,183 pounds and derated to 1,985 pounds for trailer use. My heaviest loaded wheel is 1,360 pounds and the the trailer scales at 6,063 pounds with 968 pounds tongue weight. We have two 3,000 pound rated axles.

I also used the Centramatic "200-221 standard" wheel balancers and McGard 24138 Wheel locks and 64010 regular lug nuts. The McGard were from Amazon and the Centrmatics were ordered direct from them.
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Peace of mind......

Changed Airstreams 15" Goodyear Marathon's for 16" Michelin LTX M/S2 225/75R16 E rated at 80 lbs max, load rating 2680 lbs at 80psi. Had "Discount Tire" mount them on Sendel T03BM trailer wheels.
The reason: While towing a fifth-wheeler for 12 years, had three blow outs and luckily found a sidewall bulge in a fourth and replaced it before it blew. This occurred with three different brand trailer tires. I am always meticulous in maintaining tire pressure. Most rv trailer tires are made in China and manufacturing defects are much more common than American made light truck tires. I have run Michelin tires on my trucks for over 20 years never had a blow out. Any tire is susceptible to blow out or flat due to puncture or road hazard damage, but I have a great (peace of mind) knowing I've got Michelins on our "Silverado". Keep in mind that you loose about 200 lbs load rating capacity for every 10 lb psi drop in tire pressure below max psi
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Thanks SilveradoTX, that's exactly the user experience post I was looking for.
How much did you pay for the rims and tires? Did you go to your trailer dealer to switch them out, mechanic, or did you do it? Since the tires are larger wouldn't you have to adjust the hitch setup as well?


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Thanks SilveradoTX, that's exactly the user experience post I was looking for.
How much did you pay for the rims and tires? Did you go to your trailer dealer to switch them out, mechanic, or did you do it? Since the tires are larger wouldn't you have to adjust the hitch setup as well?


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Hello GenXair, $174 for the tires, $145 for wheels....total for five (w/spare) including mount, balance, shipping & handling and tax $1,871.00
I took factory wheels/tires off and installed new ones myself.
Only 1" difference in overall diameter between factory 15" Marathon's and 16" Michelin LTX M/S2 225/75R16, that translates to only 1/2" higher from ground to axle. I did readjust my equalizer hitch but it was minimal and not sure it was worth the sweat. If you take your Airstream to any tire shop, be vigilant and make sure they place the jacks on underbelly where clearly marked by Airstream to avoid damage. Hope this was helpful.....Laus Deo
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I have four trailer tires on my airstream and each can handle 2830 lbs at 80 psi. So from what I have researched you are 1000 pounds short of what my tires can handle. So what are so good about Michelin LT tires that everybody is rushing out to buy? Please don't tell me better braking or softer ride. In a travel trailer you don't ride inside and braking differences would be negligible.
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Old 10-07-2016, 11:26 PM   #64
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In my experience GYM tires are unreliable. We babied ours, checked air pressure every day, etc. Never overloaded the AS, never went over the tire speed limit. Tire threw a tread, did $4500 worth of damage to the wheel well and all the stuff under the kitchen cabinet in one shot.

We're talking a tire with less than two years and under 5,000 miles on it. Will never put an ST tire under this AS ever again, especially Goodyear crap.

Have run Michelin tires under all kind of conditions, and even a set that was totally dry rotted and cracked from desert sun NEVER failed me.

I can select an appropriate Michelin tire to take the load of my AS with appropriate margins. And avoid all the pain.


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See Preliminary Comparison of ST to NON-ST Tire Failure Data - As of 10/07/16.
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Old 10-08-2016, 06:01 AM   #66
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In answer to your question, because they work, ST tires no longer do.
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My ST tires work fine. Michelin makes great tires, only problem is that they are not designed for use on trailers. Some tire retailers won't even install them on Airstreams for this reason. Yet many people still do and many report good results. I am happy for them.

If you intend to replace your tires, you can either go by the internet wisdom of this board and choose tires from a manufacturer that says they are not designed for trailers, OR you can buy from a manufacturer that says they make tires specifically for your trailer.

Your trailer, your choice.
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If you intend to replace your tires, you can either go by the internet wisdom of this board and choose tires from a manufacturer that says they are not designed for trailers, OR you can buy from a manufacturer that says they make tires specifically for your trailer.

Your trailer, your choice.

Yes my trailer, my choice. Agreed.

Why does AS have the Michelin as an option and when we toured Jackson Center they were in the lobby for sale?

My rig is one of the heaviest AS tandem axle trailers ever made.
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Well, Airstream puts GYMs on most of their trailers, so I wouldnt be using Airstream's choice of tire as a reason for me to buy mine.

Airstream makes fine trailers. They don't make tires. They just buy them.

I'd rather look at what tire manufacturers say about their own tires.
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Your trailer your choices.

I see the GVWR on a '17 30' FC weighs less than the UBW on my 30' S/O. A lot less.

I bought my trailer 3 yrs old and the left frt tire was replaced already didn't ask didn't know better. A few months later found GYM belt separating on curb side tires. Replaced all with more GYM's while in camp site a few months later. Yes, I did the R&R. The new GYM's developed sidewall protruding bulges. Tire retailer replaced all 4 with maxxis.

No more GYM's for me. The maxxis did fine until the surge of ST issues focused my attn on the problems.
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