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Old 02-03-2016, 05:54 PM   #41
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I do not have a dilemma. I just think that there are better choices of tires for an Airstream than ST tires. I run the 15" Michelin P XL tires on my trailer and they are well within load capacity and work fine. On a heavier trailer I might go to the 16" wheels. I do not think a 10 ply tire is always better and tougher than a 2 ply tire. It will just hold more air pressure to get the load rating up.
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Old 02-09-2016, 09:03 AM   #42
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I'm losing total confidence in all Goodyear tire products. First it was my new Airstream with the GYM's, now it's my 2015 RAM truck with GY Wrangler rubber. Just turned 20K on the odometer & these tires are close to the end game, I may get 5k more if I push it. What's with this company ?
Try Michalin 265-75-16 load range E. On my 2002 Ram 2500 I ran them for
71,000 and thread was still very good (another 25,000 or so. Only reason I
Changed was age. Good day Bob Cooke
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Old 02-09-2016, 09:55 AM   #43
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My 2012 Ram 2500HD Cummins came with Michelin tires. Saved me an immediate expense to instal those same tires.

I upgraded the 2014 Classic to the same 16" Michelin LT225/75R16/E LTX M/S2 tires and SenDel T03-66655T wheels Airstream installed on the Eddie Bauer models and the 31' Classics starting in 2015 model year.

They offer them for sale as you walk into the Service Center at the factory. The load capacity per Michelin LT225/75R16/E LTX M/S2 tire of 2,680 pounds @ 80 psi is greater than the stock GYM ST225/75R15D tire rated 2,540 pounds @ 65 psi and is limited to 65 mph which is lower than the posted speed limits on most interstates.

I knew that using the same factory installed tires and wheels would protect the warranty and solve any other issues regarding the appropriate tire.

Upgrading both the 25FB and the 23D to the 15" Michelin LTX (P) 235/75R15 XL tires was farther out on the curve. But the derated capacity of 1,983 pounds at 41 psi exceeds the individual tire loads at all four locations with a significant higher safety margin the the 15" GYM tires provided on the Classic.
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