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Old 06-25-2013, 05:05 AM   #21
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Thumbs up On your trip....

....to the tire store.

Stop at the CAT Scales to eliminate the 6000lb trailer weight anticipation.

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Old 06-25-2013, 05:13 AM   #22
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Btw.... Not exactly cheap.... These are 158 a piece..... Probably 140ish at a discount tire shop..... Still though it is nice to have a good option for those of us with 15" rims still
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Old 06-25-2013, 06:49 AM   #23
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We use Firestone TransForce HT 16" tires on our whole fleet of trucks and trailer. They are pretty good, not as good as Michelins, but less expensive than Michelins. We have a national fleet account with Firestone Complete Auto Care and get a discount on all services and it is direct billed. We do this because we have over 250 service technicians and tricks scattered all over the entire United States. These tires are the best compromise on price and quality.
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This is the experience in the oilfield where tires are rapidly chewed up on equipment trailers. Good price for good value. Would not be my choice as there are better tires. But one would be okay with them, overall.
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Old 06-25-2013, 07:13 AM   #24
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The company I work for uses firestone transforce tires on the pickup trucks and equipment trailers. They hold up well on the city streets and construction sites.
I have scaled my trailer with a full tank of water, groceries and clothes packed for a weekend and there is ~7400 on the axles. I have about two years to go on the current ST tires - hoping there will be another 15" tire option to choose from in the future. I hate the idea of purchasing new rims.
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Old 06-25-2013, 07:32 AM   #25
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I have been using Power King Tow Max 15" tires for more than 2 years. I like them. The Airstream factory offers them as replacement tires. I bought mine from a local tire guy for substantially less.
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Old 06-25-2013, 07:46 AM   #26
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It is obvious there is some subjectivity....although generally Michelin gets thumbs up for their 16" tire...... As far as 15" goes though it would seem my choice was the best one..... Not much trust these days across the board for ST tires
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Old 06-25-2013, 08:01 AM   #27
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15 " tires of the right weight ratios are also carried by Goodyear{cargo} Continantal {tradesman}
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Old 06-25-2013, 08:52 AM   #28
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Btw... Looks like I am only going to have enough money for two excursion tires.... Would you put the new ones on the rear.... The other two will have ok tread.... Just older
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IMO, if the tires that are on the Excursion are less than 4 or 5 years old, I would put them on the rear. If any tire goes out, I do not want it to be on the wheels used for steering. Tubeless tires will usually go down slow, giving you time to pull over. If the tires are older than 6 years, I would not tow with them. Other's MMV.
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Old 07-02-2013, 11:28 AM   #30
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Well I made it to the tire store, the 235 fit fine.... Only problem being my hub caps were not put back on properly so I lost one
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