Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 10-30-2007, 06:51 PM   #29
. , .
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 8,812

i agree completely!

sell the excursion AND the tires.

they are both way too dangerous.

but so is that tire rep.


all of the true things that i am about to tell you are shameless lies. l.b.j.

we are here on earth to fart around. don't let anybody tell you any different. k.v.
2airishuman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-30-2007, 06:53 PM   #30
Just an old timer...
85MH325's Avatar

Tipton , Iowa
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 4,033
Images: 37
Originally Posted by HowieE
Had a very lengthily conversation with a Michelin Company truck tire rep today. After reviewing my axle weights and other factors he came to the same conclusion I had as far as tire pressure, 50 front and 55 rear. He did say that under no circumstances should I go out to 75 psi as that would reduce the road contact surface to a dangerous state.
Don't know what to tell you, Howie. I guess I'd ask the guy why they give inflation tables for axle/tire weights up to 80 psi at max load if you can only inflate their tires to 55 psi, and why would anyone buy their tires for a truck if they can only carry 70% of the weight of a comparable Bridgestone or Goodyear.

The replacement Firestones I had on the Ex were E rated with a max psi at 80.

As I said, I have the LTX M/S Michelins on my moho, and they have an 80 psi max rating on the sidewall.

Good luck with your decision.


AIR 2053 Current: 2006 Born Free 32 RQ Kodiak Chassis, & 1995 Coachmen B-van
Former Airstreams: 1953 Flying Cloud, 1957 Overlander, 1961 Bambi, 1970 Safari Special, 1978 Argosy Minuet, 1985 325 Moho, 1994 Limited 34' Two-door, 1994 B190 "B-Van"
85MH325 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-30-2007, 07:20 PM   #31
Rivet Master
3Ms75Argosy's Avatar
1975 Argosy 26
1963 24' Tradewind
Seattle , Washington
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 2,341
Images: 7
FWIW - I have load range E BFG's on the 1 ton van - their max psi for max carrying capacity is at 70 psi.... stamped on the sidewall of the tire. I run 65 psi with excellent results.

All this Excursion talks is making me reconsider an Ex (I had been looking for a diesel one). My 1 ton Dodge van, all 13 yrs old of it, sounds like it's doing better... course, my trailer is a BIT lighter! : > Only about 5000 pounds....

3Ms75Argosy is offline   Reply With Quote

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

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
New (to me) '05 Excursion TV panabax Tow Vehicles 2 05-27-2007 12:47 PM
Mirrors for Excursion? Tom Randall Tow Vehicles 10 01-13-2007 02:11 PM
Excursion advice nilesrob Tow Vehicles 9 01-09-2007 09:23 PM
Diesel Excursion Owners! Bambi_Bandit Tow Vehicles 19 05-23-2006 02:50 PM
First Major Excursion Jabba Our Community 3 07-29-2003 04:14 PM

Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:48 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

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