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Old 10-23-2015, 08:03 AM   #1
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Tire question

My 05 WW FS3000 is about due for tires, while in great condition, I was recommended by the local America's Tire that I had 2 tires at their 4 year, and 4 (5including the perfect spare), at just over 3 year mark. So while asking around for a decent while somewhat affordable replacement tire, I've been getting a lot of recommendation to switch to LT tires. What are the opinions here on LT vs ST on a toy hauler?
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Old 10-23-2015, 08:53 AM   #2
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Go with a lt.

Spend the extra 50$ per tire for Michelin x ribs and be happy ever after.
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Old 10-23-2015, 09:01 AM   #3
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Go with a lt.

Spend the extra 50$ per tire for Michelin x ribs and be happy ever after.
I was looking at (after being recommended ) Maxxis LTs. They are a 235. Mine are currently 225.
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I was looking at (after being recommended ) Maxxis LTs. They are a 235. Mine are currently 225.
Have heard good things about them as well.
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I'll second the vote for Michelin XPS Ribs. They have a steel ply in the sidewall as well as the tread. Mine were made in Great Britain, not China like the Maxxis. The Michelins are an impressive tire. They weigh about 10-15 lbs. more than the Goodyear Marathons they replaced!
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Old 10-23-2015, 04:22 PM   #6
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I'll check them out, Thank you.
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Old 10-23-2015, 04:41 PM   #7
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Well, any other recommendations? Guess I should have mentioned I have 225/75R15, I can go to a 235 I'm sure, but I'm not seeing the XPS in 235/75R15, they have R16.
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I had good luck with Maxxis 225 75R 15 E's. I'm on my second set of Towmax in 5,000 miles.
I will check into the new higher speed rated ST tires from Goodyear and Carlisle if I ever wear out the Towmax STR's. So far Les Schwab has replaced the failures (delamination) with new STR's, no charge.
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Old 10-25-2015, 04:16 PM   #9
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I had good luck with Maxxis 225 75R 15 E's. I'm on my second set of Towmax in 5,000 miles.
I will check into the new higher speed rated ST tires from Goodyear and Carlisle if I ever wear out the Towmax STR's. So far Les Schwab has replaced the failures (delamination) with new STR's, no charge.
Good to hear great CS from Towmax, but not sure I want to risk that, granted I'll probably tow less than 1500 miles a year. I'll keep a eye on the Maxxis and SLs from Goodyear and Carlisle.
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LT tires are the best
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I think you are stuck with ST225/75R15, depending on your weight. I did a seminar at last years AirStream Rally. The ST225/75R15 D is the predominant tire on Airstreams and there is no other tire made that has the necessary load capacity without changing to 16" wheels.
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I think you are stuck with ST225/75R15, depending on your weight. I did a seminar at last years AirStream Rally. The ST225/75R15 D is the predominant tire on Airstreams and there is no other tire made that has the necessary load capacity without changing to 16" wheels.
The Maxxis seem to have equal or better weight. Maxxis UE168 N Bravo 2337#
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The Maxxis is as close as you are going to get.
The ST225/75R15 E has a load rating of 2830.
The ST225/75R15 D has a load rating of 2540.
The LT235/75R15 D has a load rating of 2337. Maxxis

Weigh your trailer so you know for sure.
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Old 10-27-2015, 07:10 AM   #14
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The Maxxis is as close as you are going to get.
The ST225/75R15 E has a load rating of 2830.
The ST225/75R15 D has a load rating of 2540.
The LT235/75R15 D has a load rating of 2337. Maxxis

Weigh your trailer so you know for sure.
Thanks Titan,


My local America's Tire only have.
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Available and the hartland only one in stock, I'd have to have them order the other 2.
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