Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 08-04-2013, 12:05 AM   #43
Rivet Master
 
dkottum's Avatar
 
2012 25' Flying Cloud
Battle Lake , Minnesota
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 7,716
I tracked the thread on that one 10-year-old Michelin blowout as well. Actually it did not blow out at all. The owner replaced all four because the sidewalls were very badly weathered.

So that's zero 16" Michelin LT blowouts.

doug k
__________________

__________________
dkottum is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2013, 10:03 AM   #44
Rivet Master
 
mstephens's Avatar
 
2013 25' Flying Cloud
Cat City , California
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 854
Thanks for the corrections fellas. Zero it is then. That's pretty remarkable evidence.
__________________

__________________
mstephens is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2013, 01:22 PM   #45
Rivet Master
 
PharmGeek's Avatar

 
2014 30' FB FC Bunk
Hoover , Alabama
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 3,377
Compelling anecdotal data

Pretty overwhelming

It almost seems even skepticism inducing that there is zero reports

I was convinced enough
__________________
“The atoms of our bodies are traceable to stars that manufactured them...We are not figuratively, but literally stardust.”


PharmGeek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2013, 01:39 PM   #46
Rivet Master
 
switz's Avatar

 
2014 31' Classic
2015 23' International
2013 25' FB International
Apache Junction , Arizona
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 4,799
Images: 8
Once again, my decision for the 16" SenDel wheels and Michelin LT 225/75R16E tires is reinforced. I will pick up the SenDel wheels next Friday and order the appropriate Dill TPMS 506 system based upon valve stem hole diameter in the wheels. The tires will be ordered the week before the trailer arrives from the factory, probably at the end of January 2014.

I will install the 16" tires and wheels along with the Centramatics and McGard lugnuts before the trailer leaves the dealership lot. That way I can hopefully continue a zero tire issue Airstream experience.
__________________
WBCCI Life Member 5123, AIR 70341, 4CU, WD9EMC

TV - 2012 Dodge 2500 4x4 Cummins HO, automatic, Centramatics, Kelderman level ride airbag suspension, bed shell

2014 31' Classic model 30 twin beds, 50 amp service, 900 watt solar system, Centramatics, Dill TPMS, disc brakes, 16" tires & wheels
switz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2013, 02:08 PM   #47
Rivet Master
 
PharmGeek's Avatar

 
2014 30' FB FC Bunk
Hoover , Alabama
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 3,377
What are "centramatics"
__________________
“The atoms of our bodies are traceable to stars that manufactured them...We are not figuratively, but literally stardust.”


PharmGeek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2013, 03:24 PM   #48
Rivet Master
 
SteveSueMac's Avatar

 
2012 27' Flying Cloud
W , New England
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 5,412
Quote:
Originally Posted by PharmGeek View Post
What are "centramatics"
An ingenious balancing system that they unfortunately have not yet affirmed work w/Airstreams (wheel offset or something...).

Others here have used them with good results.
__________________
SteveSueMac is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2013, 04:20 PM   #49
BAB
Rivet Master
 
BAB's Avatar

 
2015 30' Classic
2012 28' International
Greensboro , North Carolina
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 1,574
Yeah, I read the WARNING in Blue Beret about using Centramatics with my Nev R Lubes. I have chosen to assume risk and leave them on. (I do wonder if anyone who has them pulled them off as I result of the warning.) BTW, I think a TPMS system is a critical safety component. I added this when I bought the new wheels and tires. My tire shop also road force balanced my trailer tires before I mounted them on the trailer. Even with the LT's and the TPMS, I still check my tires with a walk around each day and a more careful look when I get to an overnight. Also do a manual pressure check before I leave the house. It's part of my "pre-departure" process. Like starting the fridge at least 24 hours before departure.
__________________
_________________
"SilverLeaf II" 2015 30' Classic
2014 RAM 2500 Laramie 4x4 CC w/6.7L Cummins
ProPride 3P
AIR# 58452
WBCCI # 3430-Unit 21
BAB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2013, 10:38 AM   #50
3 Rivet Member
 
2007 27' Safari FB SE
McKinney , Texas
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 109
Read through these and feel even better about my tire choice over the weekend. I moved over to the Michelin LTX MS2 in the 235/75 R 15 XLs.

I find it incredible that there is this whole "super secret" set of standards and specs to maintaining an Airstream trailer that many of us never get introduced to until something goes wrong. There seems to be only a few hitches and load distribution systems that are adequate also so that you do not tear the body up on your trailer also. Now we have the special wheel / hub assembly balancing practice so that the tires do not let go that we should have all "known" about. I am sure they balance the whole assembly at the factory.
__________________
Krazyjohnny is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2013, 10:49 AM   #51
Rivet Master
 
mstephens's Avatar
 
2013 25' Flying Cloud
Cat City , California
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 854
Quote:
Originally Posted by Krazyjohnny View Post
Read through these and feel even better about my tire choice over the weekend. I moved over to the Michelin LTX MS2 in the 235/75 R 15 XLs.

I find it incredible that there is this whole "super secret" set of standards and specs to maintaining an Airstream trailer that many of us never get introduced to until something goes wrong. There seems to be only a few hitches and load distribution systems that are adequate also so that you do not tear the body up on your trailer also. Now we have the special wheel / hub assembly balancing practice so that the tires do not let go that we should have all "known" about. I am sure they balance the whole assembly at the factory.
I think you will love your Michelins! As to the "secret info" - it's this way with everything that "guys" get involved in - believe me. I recently got a bit into shortwave radio and it is filled with secrets like this! It's part of the "guy thing"** to take all such technical or mechanical matters to their maximums. Frankly, it's one of the attractions of trailering for guys - special knowledge, special skills and so on. Go with it - it's fun. I am sure that people who never join clubs, never join forums, probably get by ok without "the knowledge" too.

**NOTE: This is not a knock against the women. They have their own special contributions, joys, systems of management and so on.
__________________
mstephens is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-16-2013, 11:14 AM   #52
3 Rivet Member
 
FLMarine's Avatar
 
2009 27' FB International
_ , Florida
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 139
Update on my situation!!!


I have my trailer back after several weeks of repair. I had my trailer repaired at Foley RV in Gulfport Mississippi. Wonderful service and they did a great job at repairing my trailer. When I had my trailer towed to Foley RV I wasn't able to meet in person with the dealer but Jim the service manager took all my calls and was great to work with to get the repairs done in a timely manner. Highly recommend Foley RV for service or repairs if you're in the area.

I ended up upgrading to the Sendel T03 16" silver wheels and Firestone Transforce HT 225/75/r16 wheels. I've had good experience with the Firestone HT's on my diesel truck and the Michelin's were backordered from the tire dealer I ordered from. I ordered the 4 rims and tires from www.performanceplustire.com for $1132 shipped to me mounted, balanced, and filled with nitrogen. The local discount tire wanted almost $1650 for the same setup.

The two hour tow from the dealer back to my RV park was great and had no issues. Hopefully in the fall or spring ill do an extended trip.

Here are the new pictures with the new rims and tires. Included is a night picture with my blue LED's I recently installed. Thanks for all the support and good discussion of tires in this thread. If you have any questions about my new tires and rims please PM ask or PM me.







__________________
FLMarine is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-16-2013, 02:04 PM   #53
3 Rivet Member
 
Ramble On's Avatar
 
2004 28' International CCD
rockwall , Texas
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 124
Images: 2
Tell me more about the blue led lights. I like.
Also I recently swapped the 15 inchers for 16's with Michelins, I think I can tell a difference.
__________________
Ramble On is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-16-2013, 03:08 PM   #54
Rivet Master
 
Currently Looking...
K.C. , Missouri
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 585
We're running a set of the Firestone Transforce on one of the gooseneck horse trailers. They have done well for us on this trailer.
__________________
gmw photos is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-16-2013, 03:36 PM   #55
Rivet Master
 
boondockdad's Avatar
 
2008 30' Classic S/O
Dearborn , Michigan
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 1,295
Images: 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by FLMarine View Post

Well done on the tire upgrade, but that blue LED is THE BOMB!
__________________
boondockdad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-16-2013, 04:45 PM   #56
3 Rivet Member
 
FLMarine's Avatar
 
2009 27' FB International
_ , Florida
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 139
Thanks for the compliments on the blue led lights. Ill post a full write up on my installation in the lights section soon, but of you have any questions drop me a PM.. The quick response is that I got the led strips from www.coastalnightlights.com for $8 a foot long section. The guy that makes the products is a great guy and I have several of his spreader led lights for my boat as well. I also got a remote control set up from www.superbrightledlighs.com that is a simple setup to control the LEDs.

Here's a couple more pics of the lights.





__________________

__________________
FLMarine is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:28 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.