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  1. Silver Aero
    Hi Bob, I was reading your posts about tires. I am considering purchasing a '69 Ambassador that's for sale on the Corpus Christi Craigslist (but I'm in Houston). The current owner lives in the trailer with his family and hasn't travelled in it. He told me it will definitely need new tires to get to Houston. I'm also concerned about the axles, as I've read that they often need replacing in a model of this age. How much money am I looking at to replace 4 tires and two axles if necessary)? Lastly, would you be willing to stop by and take a look at this AS for me and give me your honest evaluation? It could save me a 7hr round trip drive, and I'd be happy to pay you something for your time.
  2. Jumper57
    01-24-2014 09:40 AM
    Like the trailer with recliners.still available I hope?we are in Boerne.
  3. stoner
    01-07-2014 07:50 PM
    Am interested in your Tundra that's posted for sale. Would like to talk.
  4. Harrysheets
    Thanks Bob, I appreciate your feedback! I decided to get the zero offset wheels in the 16"
  5. Harrysheets
    Bob, Another question - If my goal is to stay out of the ST tire types, why not consider a 15 Michelin? The Michelin comes in a 15" P235/75R15 and carries about 2100 Lbs at 44 psi. Diameter is between the others at 28.9" and the section width goes up from 8.8" on the BFG T/A to 9.3". Trailer wheels are more available with zero offset.
    I'm not questioning the 16" decision as much as trying to find a wheel which gets me into a better tire (although this is not an LT tire). Your insight is appreciated. Scott
  6. Harrysheets
    Bob, I have a question. I just bought a 1986, 29' Sovereign (gross weight = 6800Lb) and have to replace tires ASAP. I was going to take your suggestion on the 16" BFG Commercial and I specifically like the Outlaw II. Problem: I cannot find it in a 16" x 7, 6 bolt @ 5.5 with a zero to -6mm offset. Based on what I have read I believe this is what fits on a standard axle. I'm trying to contact the wheel manufacturer but they only give dealer contact info and the dealer does not help. Amercan Racing does a very poor job listing any specifics on their website.
    Do I understand the wheel requirements properly? Do you know if American Racing inacivated your wheel. Do you know of a website which has more AR wheel detail. Thanks ahead and thanks for fighting the status quo regarding 15" Marathons. Some people just don't like change and I found your conviction inspiring. Scott

    For wheels, I went with American Racing Outlaw II clearcoated aluminum wheels which have a 2450 load rating.
  7. kds
    03-22-2012 07:22 PM
    Bob, new tires and wheels went on today and they are perfect. I was so worried about the 7mm offset on the MB 72 wheels. Drove it home from being serviced and I could tell the difference in the new tires. My GYM were on their last leg. We did go ahead and shave a small amount of metal off the front and rear wheel wells just to make sure the new 16" tires would have no rubbing. Boy they look great and I can't tell you how glad I am to have safe tires. My husband and I are headed to South Llano River State park this weekend in Junction. I feel so great about having these new BF Goodrich tires. I just can't even thank you enough for all your help and advice. Hope to meet you someday. Like I said, I have a plug for you in my driveway if you are ever in Fredericksburg.


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