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Old 12-11-2014, 04:57 PM   #57
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man...reading this stream looks like everyone exhausted themselves on 11/12... nothing since? But since I'm among fellow 20ft FC here let me ask you something re tires. My Daisy is 4 years old, and the Goodyear Marathon Radials ST-225-75R15 have actually been doing a great job. Annual trips from ID to FL (two this year), and considerable local boondocking have put the miles on them, but they still look good.
But following the various forums tells me to (1) Daisy is due for a new set of tires (to change out tires every 4-5 years), (2) get rid of radials, and (3) upgrade to 16 inch Michelin LT's for extra safety. Could you please convince me that 16-inch wheels fit into the 20ft FC wheel wells and that the Michelin LTs are worth the cost. Thank you in advance. Jon
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Old 12-11-2014, 05:19 PM   #58
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Sorry about the first sentence in my last message, guys....overlooked the other 5pp of comments dating through current. Also found a couple of messages referring to 16-inch wheels and Michelin LT's. Unless I something more specific I assume that that combination will fit and is the best option. Thanks again. Jon
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Old 12-11-2014, 06:41 PM   #59
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Not at all. I believe the thread is for 20' owners and those who may be considering a 20'. We have been both and enjoyed our 20' very much used as indicated, so reported our experience with it.

We enjoyed traveling with our 20' Airstream so much we began taking much longer trips so traded for a larger Airstream. We're sitting in it right now, 1800 miles from home.
Doug - I was just having fun! We love the 25s and if we could have purchased one when we traveled with kids, we absolutely would have. I'm jealous that you're out in yours now! Enjoy!
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What size generator do you use?
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Old 12-12-2014, 11:49 AM   #61
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Could you please convince me that 16-inch wheels fit into the 20ft FC wheel wells and that the Michelin LTs are worth the cost.
They do. There are.
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Old 12-12-2014, 12:29 PM   #62
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They do. There are.
Am about to order the 16" x 6 wide Sendel t03 6 bolt wheels and the Michelin LTs. Can you (or others) tell me the tire specs? I saw 235/75s noted elsewhere in the forum. Load rated E. Is that the correct size?
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I used 225/75/16 E, the ones Jackson Center sells.
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De nada.
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Old 12-13-2014, 01:30 PM   #66
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Thank you, guys. Have great holidays....at this end I'll wait for my bonus and turn it into 16"x6 Sendel t03's festooned with 225/75/16E Michelin LTs...that's trust in you guys. jon
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Old 12-13-2014, 02:21 PM   #67
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We also have a 20'. Since we bought it in 2011 we have put 40k miles on it to as far north as Alaska and as far east as Newfoundland and Labrador, and have no regrets. We travel with 2 50lb dogs that love relaxing on the front bed while we move around the rest of the trailer. Having the sink, the stove and the bathroom in the back allows other activity in the front of the cabin without having to squeeze past the cook. We had considered a larger twin bed model but felt the use of space is more practical and much more to our liking in the 20. The 20 ft. length also allows us to travel country and mountain roads easily AND the size enables us to stay in any site in any state or national park. We have found that many such parks in more remote areas have size restrictions which do not affect us. Wish we had a larger fresh water tank BUT it's not a huge problem. We normally take an extra 10 gals. with us "just in case". Would probably do that any way with a larger A/S. The 20' is also easily squeezed into a tight resting spot with very little clearance next to our house.
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Been up as far as Cape North, N.S., and looked at the ferry terminal in Sidney for the ferry to Newfoundland...then drove on since time and $$$ were in short supply. Did you take your AS on that and the next 14 hr ferry to Labrador? Was it a hassle, or just expensive? I'm thinking about that trip for next year now that I'm retired. Thanks for any helpful info. Jon
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Happy New Year AS 20 Footers!
We are packed, hitched and ready for early departure tomorrow for our first snowbird adventure to southwest for 2-3 months. Still amazed at all the storage capacity the FC 20'. Hope to update from time to time during our southwest adventure.....meanwhile thanks for all the great sharing of information and happy roadtrip adventures!
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