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Old 06-12-2016, 01:13 PM   #1
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Wheel ratings for 2015 25' fb flying cloud

After seeing many reviews and putting approx. 10k on my GYM tires I'm looking to upgrade my tires. I have a 2015 FB 25' flying cloud. The Gvwr is 7300#. I'm looking at the new Michelin ltx m/s2 108t. I currently have the stock aluminum wheels that came with my trailer. They are the 6-lug 15" wheel. The axle rating is 3800#. The new Michelin tires load rating is 2,040#. What I'm trying to figure out is what is the load rating of the stock wheel that came with my trailer in order to determine if the new tires will work with my current rims. I know many are going to the 16" wheel with LT tires, but I'm ok with my current wheels if the load rating is sufficient for the upgraded tires. Sorry for the long details but seems when I do ask the question from dealers or repair people I can't get a clear answer.
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Old 06-12-2016, 04:26 PM   #2
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I don't know your wheel rating but if you care to remove one and look at the spokes on the backside you might just find the rating.
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Old 06-12-2016, 05:28 PM   #3
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Most trailer wheels are rated around 2800 lbs but they may be as low as 2200 lbs. The wheels aren't going to be the weak link there.
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Old 06-12-2016, 07:42 PM   #4
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The aluminum wheels on the 2004 25 Classic is 2200 lbs., stamped on the back side. As mentioned, you need to look at the back side of the wheel to see what it is rated at.
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I have also been looking at replacement tires. From what I have read LT tires are not the best choice for a trailer due to the difference in sidewall construction. ST tires are specifically designed for the stress put on the tires when a dual axle trailer makes turns, also they are rated to carry more weight. Unfortunately Michelin doesn't make a trailer tire that I am aware of. As a matter of fact, I can't find any trailer tire made in the USA! I have found one tire that seems to have a better track record than the rest, it is the Maxxis M8008 ST Radial Trailer Tire - 225/75R15 BSW, rated at a 10 Ply Rating. The reviews on Amazon for this tire are 4.6 out of 5 and a 84% 5 star rating. I don't have any affiliation with either Maxxis or Amazon, but use Amazon often to find out information on items I am interested in. I would be very interested to hear if anybody has had these tires or has found a truly GREAT trailer tire.
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I have also been looking at replacement tires. From what I have read LT tires are not the best choice for a trailer due to the difference in sidewall construction. ST tires are specifically designed for the stress put on the tires when a dual axle trailer makes turns, also they are rated to carry more weight. Unfortunately Michelin doesn't make a trailer tire that I am aware of. As a matter of fact, I can't find any trailer tire made in the USA! I have found one tire that seems to have a better track record than the rest, it is the Maxxis M8008 ST Radial Trailer Tire - 225/75R15 BSW, rated at a 10 Ply Rating. The reviews on Amazon for this tire are 4.6 out of 5 and a 84% 5 star rating. I don't have any affiliation with either Maxxis or Amazon, but use Amazon often to find out information on items I am interested in. I would be very interested to hear if anybody has had these tires or has found a truly GREAT trailer tire.
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This discussion has been going on for the last several years. The ST tires are supposedly better in some ways but frequently have tread separation and other problems. The LT tires are supposedly not as good because of side wall sheer forces, but seem to significantly out perform and out last the ST tires. I have run Maxxis ST E and had 2 tread separations at three years. Yes I did drive 70 mph, and probably will again. I am on my second set of Maxxis and at year 3 I am going to 16" rims and 16" E rated Michelins LT. Keep in mind that the AS factory does put these on some of their factory shipped units.

Those that switch from ST to LT do generally know what they are doing and why.
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do the 16" wheels fit Ok when replacing 15"? I have a 2005 25' safari
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Old 06-13-2016, 09:59 PM   #8
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After seeing many reviews and putting approx. 10k on my GYM tires I'm looking to upgrade my tires. I have a 2015 FB 25' flying cloud. The Gvwr is 7300#. I'm looking at the new Michelin ltx m/s2 108t. I currently have the stock aluminum wheels that came with my trailer. They are the 6-lug 15" wheel. The axle rating is 3800#. The new Michelin tires load rating is 2,040#. What I'm trying to figure out is what is the load rating of the stock wheel that came with my trailer in order to determine if the new tires will work with my current rims. I know many are going to the 16" wheel with LT tires, but I'm ok with my current wheels if the load rating is sufficient for the upgraded tires. Sorry for the long details but seems when I do ask the question from dealers or repair people I can't get a clear answer.
Your wheels were matched with the trailer at AS. Since you are not changing them there is really no concern there imho. Your matching new tires with the wheels. The Michelin LTX/MS P235 R15 108 T E2 is D Rated 8ply @ 50PSI and E Rated 10 Ply @ 65 PSI. Make sure the tire has E2 on the sidewalls.
At 50 PSI it gives you 2,185 LBS load capacity.
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Your wheels were matched with the trailer at AS. Since you are not changing them there is really no concern there imho. Your matching new tires with the wheels. The Michelin LTX/MS P235 R15 108 T E2 is D Rated 8ply @ 50PSI and E Rated 10 Ply @ 65 PSI. Make sure the tire has E2 on the sidewalls.
At 50 PSI it gives you 2,185 LBS load capacity.
I believe the GYM need 65 PSI so you sb good to go.
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Just a little heads up the P235/75R15 Michelin Ltx/ms tire is an xl rated tire but it's max inflation pressure is 50 psi. That e2 your seeing isn't the load range.
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Our 2006 Bambi Quick Silver wheels have weight capacity stamped on inboard side of wheel
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do the 16" wheels fit Ok when replacing 15"? I have a 2005 25' safari
They will fit on my 1990 Excella, but you will need to measure how much room you have from the top of your current tires to the top of the wheel well. Generally the one inch larger rim increases the axle to top of tire by 1/2" and thereby reduces the space from the top of your tire to the wheel well by 1/2".

There needs to be adequate space for the wheel to move up and down with road travel. Maybe someone with a 2005 25' Safari could chime in.
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Just a little heads up the P235/75R15 Michelin Ltx/ms tire is an xl rated tire but it's max inflation pressure is 50 psi. That e2 your seeing isn't the load range.

As you dig deeper you will find it .
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Also remember that the air pressure on some wheels is less than the eighty used for some tires.
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