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Old 10-30-2014, 04:01 PM   #15
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Switched to 15" LTX (P) 235/75R15 XL Michelins on the 15" factory rims for our 2013 25FB International as soon as I got it home. The Classic was immediately upgraded to the 16" SenDel T03-66655T wheels and the 16" LT225/75R16/E LTX M/S2 Michelins. The Classic's spare was mounted on a SenDel S62-66655SG galvanized steel wheel. I have a spare SenDel aluminum wheel in storage.

There was no need to alter the spare tire storage rack arms on the Classic.
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Old 10-30-2014, 04:21 PM   #16
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The reliability of the 16" Michelins is so good you most probably will never use the spare. Only real chance is picking up a nail somewhere. Even then the original spare is more than adequate to move you down the road until you can get the flat fixed or replaced.

And there is no particular rush for that. Your Airstream Owners Manual for tandem axle trailers allows you to take off a flat tire and proceed at reduced speed for a limited distance on the three remaining wheels to have it repaired.

We kept the original spare and replaced four wheels/tires.
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Old 10-30-2014, 04:24 PM   #17
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The reliability of the 16" Michelins is so good you most probably will never use the spare. Only real chance is picking up a nail somewhere. Even then the original spare is more than adequate to move you down the road until you can get the flat fixed or replaced.

And there is no particular rush for that. Your Airstream Owners Manual for tandem axle trailers allows you to take off a flat tire and proceed at reduced speed for a limited distance on the three remaining wheels to have it repaired.

We kept the original spare and replaced four wheels/tires.
Yeah, except for the crappy rubber/metal high pressure stems that DT put in while mounting and balancing my Michelins. 3 of 4 failed out west summer of 13. Used spare on two of the failures. 3rd happened at an exit and just happened to be a tire store at the bottom.

Have all steel stems now.
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Old 10-30-2014, 04:42 PM   #18
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Agree, steel valve stems must be part of the package.
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Old 10-30-2014, 05:06 PM   #19
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Just got Lucy's tire and wheel package a few minutes ago via FedEx. I have already unpacked them for inspection. They look great.

SuEllyn accused me of being mentally ill because I wanted to take some pictures of Lucy's new tires to post on the Forums. So, guess what, here they are.

Now I'm waiting for the Centramatics to arrive.

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Old 10-30-2014, 07:58 PM   #20
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Chuckle, chuckle. We're all a bit mentally ill to find a certain beauty and pleasure in something as benign as tires and wheels, but....."that's all I got to say 'bout that..."
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Old 10-30-2014, 09:43 PM   #21
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I wish more people were concerned about traffic safety.
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Old 11-02-2014, 11:25 AM   #22
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Balancing a new tire and wheel is nice, but that does not take care of the hub and drum.

Two things a person can do.

1. Find a shop that can balance the tire, wheel hub and drum as an assembly.

2. Balance the tire and wheel, and then install Centramatic balancers.

I am amazed at the demand for the Centramatics.

Seldom do you ever see a product that is so cheap, and yet does so much, especially for peace of mind.

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Old 11-02-2014, 04:34 PM   #23
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Old Lucy had the 16" Michelins with the Centramatic balancers. I put 60,000 miles on those tires without ever rotating them. When I traded Old Lucy in, those tires hardly showed any tread wear, and I never had a single issue with them.

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I have a 2015 20' single axle. Ran it last year up to the mountains, probably 4000 miles and maybe 500 since. I have been reading all of these threads and trying to figure out all this stuff. I certainly don't want to find out the hard way I should have changed them out.

Can ANYBODY tell me what to get EXACTLY? Include the Centramatics. And where is a good place to get them. I would assume full load as I'll bet I get pretty close at times. Include info like steel stems etc. I am really tire stupid and y'all are making me feel stupider. More stupid? Exceedingly stoopid?
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Dug through a bunch of stuff and got my answer. Michelin LTXMS2 225/75R16 E rating with Sendel T03-66655 (I did BM for black accents), Centramatic 200-221Special, and Einkey Valve stems. And the search feature was worthless...
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Old 02-02-2016, 07:49 AM   #26
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Since you are going with 16" tires and wheels, the two six lug bolt pattern Centramatic models are the same price. I would suggest the larger diameter "#300-356 all A plates" to gain additional balancing capacity.


Centramatic Part Numbers for Airstream use:

14" 5 bolt pattern #200-221 standard part

15" 6 bolt pattern #200-221 Special

16" 6 bolt pattern #300-356 all A plates
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Old 02-02-2016, 08:29 AM   #27
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16" Wheels on 2015

Where does one purchase and get Centramatics installed?
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I keep seeing the reference to "all A plates" on the 300-356 but can find no reference to that on the Centramatic website or anywhere else. What is the difference?
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