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Old 03-23-2008, 08:36 AM   #15
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Here is a picture of the whole Safari with the Full Body Paint. Sorry I don't have a better shot this one was one I had from the drag strip.

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Old 03-24-2008, 08:37 AM   #16
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Lately we have been installing some Michelin 235/75R x 15” Passenger tires on 34’s with Hensley’s. This tire has quite a bit of sidewall roll so I would not put it on a trailer without a Hensley but it fits the 15” rim and gives a very soft ride. The idea here is to be easier on the Airstream shell and have a better quality tire.

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Good day Andy... From the PO our 23' came with 235x75Rx15 Michelin performance, P rated tires (Sears branded with raised while letters).

The Sears tire manager looked up the numbers for us and reported that they were over 12 years old. He suggested replacing them with 235x75Rx15"XL" tires. They were still P rated and would provide a quality ride but the XL ( extra load) designation would provide a tough casing and 8,500lbs of load capacity. I thought I would try them because our loaded trailer is only 4,500lbs so we have lots of head room and the 35lbs pressure gives us a nice footprint and forgiving ride. They have been working fine for 5 years now and the Airstream handles just great even with strong crosswinds in this area.

Soon I will be looking for new tires and wondering if you would suggest I get the same if available or would you suggest something else. Note I too am not a fan of problematic ST tires.
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Old 03-27-2008, 02:00 AM   #17
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I think in your case the P rated Michelins are fine so I would continue with them. The 23' is a stable trailer and your Infinity is a very stable tow vehicle so you should never have a control issue. You could drop to a 225/75R x 15" for a slightly less rolling resistance and slightly less overall height.

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On my non-Airstream trailer I changed the tandem axle tires to LT 7.00-15 YOKOHAMA RY-215 and have been pleased compared to the Carlisle tires present at purchase. Ck load rating for all applications.
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Rivet Thanks for the Information

Hi Andy,

Those are good-looking wheels. What kind are they and where did you get them. Six of those would look good on my Excella. Very swoopy paint job.
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I think in your case the P rated Michelins are fine so I would continue with them.
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Thnxs for the good advice Andy. I will probably go with the Michelin X1's as they worked so well on our Nissan Van for many years. The 225's will be the ideal size as well.
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