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Old 07-12-2006, 06:03 PM   #1
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Need the collective expertise of this group. I am stuck with 15 inch wheels as the room is not there to go to 16 inch therefore good tires. What is the best set of tires for 15 inch wheels. Pulling a Terry 28ft with 2 slides at a gross of 9000. Thanks in advance.
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Need the collective expertise of this group. I am stuck with 15 inch wheels as the room is not there to go to 16 inch therefore good tires. What is the best set of tires for 15 inch wheels. Pulling a Terry 28ft with 2 slides at a gross of 9000. Thanks in advance.
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Old 07-12-2006, 07:53 PM   #3
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Do a search, I seem to remember reading about one brand having 15" load range E tires. You don't have to buy ST tires, LT tires for trucks will work also if you buy high quality tires.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Ray,IN:
Do a search, I seem to remember reading about one brand having 15" load range E tires. You don't have to buy ST tires, LT tires for trucks will work also if you buy high quality tires. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

The only E rated tires I can find are Carlisle and from what I have read I need to get far away from those. SuperGewl- do you run Maxxis? If so I assume you are happy. Thanks for the replys.
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I ran Carlisle tires with no issues on my last trailer. Also had Towmasters.
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Before making a decision regarding a purchase of Carlisle tires, I'd suggest a Google search....

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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by RustyJC:
Before making a decision regarding a purchase of Carlisle tires, I'd suggest a Google search....

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I have done a lot of reading and that is why I ask the question. RKamperRV: Baes on my readings you are lucky but glad to hear you have had no problems. Are you running E rated?
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Keith Bennett:
I have done a lot of reading and that is why I ask the question. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>Keith,

Mine was a general comment directed at anyone who might be reading this thread and trying to decide on a tire manufacturer.

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Totally Agree!!
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Well I've been doing research and the only option will be to move to 16 inch rims then go to Michlin(sp) XPS in a 225/75/16.

Here's my question: Right now I have the 225/75/15 on have top side and back side room but need to know how much room between tires will I need to upgrade. Hope this question makes sense. The yo-yo's at Discount assure me that the tires are the same size so the room between tires will remain the same. My instinct tells me 15 to 16 inch rims have to show up somewhere - or am I the yo-yo?

Thanks for your input,
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Try measuring the circumferance of the two size tires. If you have to measure a new unmounted 16" tire I would want to measure an unmounted 15" tire also. That should tell you if they are the same Dia.
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With the same 0.75 sidewall aspect ratio and the same 225mm width, the 16" tires should theoretically have a 0.5" greater radius than the 15" tires. Therefore, you would lose 1" of clearance between the tires by going to the 16" tires. On our last 5th wheel that came with LT235/85R-16E tires, I could barely get my hand between the tires and never had a problem, so I would think 1.25" clearance between the tires is sufficient based on my experience.

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Thanks for the input. The current setup has 1.75 inches between tires. Based on what Rusty said (I agree) that would give me .75 inch between tires. I think that should be O.K., what do you think? The Michelin tend to run small so I may get a bit more.

I think the next move is to get the tire shop to agree to put 2 on new rims and bolt them on so we can see how they look. Assuming all looks good then the other two and drive around town for a day. Thanks for your input and good ideas.

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