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Old 02-03-2016, 11:46 AM   #29
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I am happy to say that I was wrong. I went back to the barn and looked at the external tire label to see what was listed. While the factory installed tires are 15" GYM ST, the label has the tires as LT225/75R15LRD at 65PSI cold inflation. I take this to mean that I can go to any tire shop and have LT tires of comparable or better installed and they will be satisfied with the manufacturer's label. Similarly, my insurance company should also be satisfied. If this turns out to be the case, then thank you AS for this generous labeling as I now have many viable options.
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Old 02-03-2016, 11:53 AM   #30
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I have never seen an LT225/75R15LRD tire. Please post a picture of the tire information placard.
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Old 02-03-2016, 12:13 PM   #31
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Last year, I bought a 2016 27 FB & immediately replaced its 15 inch GYMs with 15 inch Maxxis E-loads. If they don't work well, I'll replace them with 16 inch rims & Michelin XPS Ribs, which I believe Michelin recommends for trailers.

The year before, I bought a 2015 Ram 2500, which had Firestones, not Wranglers. So far, they are doing OK. When they wear out, I'll put on Michelins, which have uniformly worked well for me in the past.
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Old 02-03-2016, 12:16 PM   #32
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I have never seen an LT225/75R15LRD tire. Please post a picture of the tire information placard.
I believe he is referring to Load Range D (LRD)
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Old 02-03-2016, 12:19 PM   #33
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I was surprised at the labeling so I did take a picture and a pdf version is attached. Next I suspect that I will find these tires in the same aisle as the unicorns.
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Old 02-03-2016, 12:25 PM   #34
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I have never seen an LT225/75R15LRD tire. Please post a picture of the tire information placard.

Marathon and Maxxis M8008 are ST tires, not LT.


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Old 02-03-2016, 12:41 PM   #35
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Marathon and Maxxis M8008 are ST tires, not LT.


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Yes. I know that.

What I said was, I've never seen an LT225/75R15LRD tire.

Obviously the tire placard that is attached to TheCabin's trailer is in error.
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Old 02-03-2016, 12:59 PM   #36
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From Michelin .......

"We do not recommend using LT (light truck) tires*on trailers that specify ST tires. If the trailer manufacturer calls for ST tires, it is important to replace with ST tires in order to maintain the load requirement."


Airstream do now supply LT tires as standard on some of there higher end trailers don't they?

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Yes, Airstream does install at the factory Michelin LT 16" tires on Sendel wheels at the factory. When we ordered our 2015 30' FC in the fall of 2014 I specified the Michelin's. The dealer said that he could not order them as there was no such selection on his order sheet. I told him to give it a shot that I'd refuse the delivery if anything else came on the unit. I also contacted three different people at the factory and got a lot of information, verbally, noting in writing. That said, our unit came in with 16" Michelin's and Sendel wheels.

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Old 02-03-2016, 01:13 PM   #37
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My airstream now has 16" michelins, the gyms had 22000 miles and were 3.5 years old and at 50 o/o tread, I replaced them as I do on my Kenworth truck steering axle, that way we have no problems.....
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Could it be that you're comparing the wrong tire?
That depends upon YOUR trailer!

By far the most common trailer tire size is the 225/75-15 fitted to 3500 lb and 5200 lb axles. While this tire may not be good match for the 5200 lb axle this size is still fitted to many trailers with this axle.

Most trailers of ALL kinds sold in the US have 1 or 2 Five (5) lug 3500 lb axles. You now know the load ratings for the 225/75-15 tires ST and LT tires that are typically equipped and recommended by many trailer manufacturers for trailers with 3500 lb axles.

Go to larger size 16 inch and up tires and you get a HIGHER load rated tires. 16 inch tires are also fitted to heavier load rated axles such at the 5200 lb axle and higher load 8 lug wheel axles.

Amazing isn't it!!!

While I do not buy tires from Tirerack their website is a wealth of information when you want to research tires.

Once again ALL TRAILER TIRES available for sale today in the USA are OFF SHORE manufactured trailer tires (In most cases from the Far East ASIA) regardless of brand name on the tires. This alone should be a GREAT reason not to use trailer tires on your trailer!

Look at your trailer tires you have now and you will see where they are manufactured as it is molded into the tire!
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I have a 5200 lb axle and run two 225/75-15 tires rated at 5660 lbs. The weight of the trailer is 4800 lbs.

I can't run 16" tires because the wheel wells are only 30" long.
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Dodge doesn't make trucks anymore. Ram does. Just an FYI from their marketing and branding deptartment.
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Old 02-03-2016, 06:54 PM   #41
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I do not have a dilemma. I just think that there are better choices of tires for an Airstream than ST tires. I run the 15" Michelin P XL tires on my trailer and they are well within load capacity and work fine. On a heavier trailer I might go to the 16" wheels. I do not think a 10 ply tire is always better and tougher than a 2 ply tire. It will just hold more air pressure to get the load rating up.
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I'm losing total confidence in all Goodyear tire products. First it was my new Airstream with the GYM's, now it's my 2015 RAM truck with GY Wrangler rubber. Just turned 20K on the odometer & these tires are close to the end game, I may get 5k more if I push it. What's with this company ?
Try Michalin 265-75-16 load range E. On my 2002 Ram 2500 I ran them for
71,000 and thread was still very good (another 25,000 or so. Only reason I
Changed was age. Good day Bob Cooke
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