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Old 01-28-2004, 05:39 PM   #15
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Hi Markdoane, Jason and Ken thanks for the information now got to ask more questions. The marathons are 1.55"wider than the 700/15 and I only have about 2" between my tire and the Shock. With this information I think I should drop a size or two if I can. the 205-75R15 will fit a rim of 5.5 to 7.5 my rims are 15-6, I think this would work and the width is I think 7.99 which is only 1/2 " wider than what I have., I think the 225's would be to wide. not sure someone tell me what you think. Thanks everyone...Dave...
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Dave: Yes, I would go with the 205. They are quite a bit shorter than the 700x15 and will lower your step height by at least an inch.
Also, the tires will be closer matched to the actual weight of your trailer. This means they will ride a little better (softer).
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Thanks Markdoane, I don't know what I would do without your help.....Dave...
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Old 01-29-2004, 05:16 AM   #18
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Link to Dexter

thought I'd add the link to Dexter Axle too. I used the conventional wheels...

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Greetings Dave!

One thing that I might add to your thought process as you consider tire size. While the 205 series tire may have the weight carrying capacity necessary, if your coach is anything like my '64 Overlander (or my friends' '60 Overlander) the last thing you want is any reduction in ride height. I went with the 225 series Good Year Marathons, and have not had any clearance issues. I had feared that there might be clearance issues so I took my coach to the Good Year dealer and had him do the preliminary measurements and recommend the "tallest" ST rated tire from the Good Year line that would fit my coach - - his recommendation was the 225 - - by allowing him to make the recommendation it became his responsibility if the tires came in and then wouldn't fit the wheelwell (I made known my concern about the wheelwell dimensions during our preliminary discussions). My current set of 225 series Marathons have been on the coach for five seasons, and have performed flawlessly - - they are slated for replacement in 2005 as the Argosy will be my primary coach for traveling during the upcoming season.

Good luck with your decision!

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Good point Kevin, I went with 225's on our '55 even with the taller tires, any sites with uneven terrain take extra effort to level the rig, you want any height you can get!
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