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agesilaus

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Posted: 02/22/20 04:41pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I'm getting rid of our 15 inch Marathons on our TT and moving to 16in probably LT225/75R16 with new rims. I have people recommend 16 inch Michelin Defenders but those are well over $200 each. I see someone used GR Commercial T/A with good results but someone else suggested asking for ideas. Please don't restart the LT vs ST fight.


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Had a set of commercial T/As on a conversion van. Good tire, they wore like iron.


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I’ve had very good service from Bridgestone R250’s. They are a tiny bit taller than trailer balloons.

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agesilaus wrote:

I'm getting rid of our 15 inch Marathons on our TT and moving to 16in probably LT225/75R16 with new rims. I have people recommend 16 inch Michelin Defenders but those are well over $200 each. I see someone used GR Commercial T/A with good results but someone else suggested asking for ideas. Please don't restart the LT vs ST fight.


You know the ST225/75R15 LRE provides more load capacity than the LT225/75R16 LRE by about 200# per tire. I don't know why you just don't pick a brand and go up to the LRE 15" tires that probably won't cause you to have to change wheels.

The ST225/75R15 designated size can also be found with a LRF which is a steel cased tire. However, it would need wheels that would support the 95 PSI required for full load capacity (3195#) from the LRF.

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agesilaus wrote:

I'm getting rid of our 15 inch Marathons on our TT and moving to 16in probably LT225/75R16 with new rims. I have people recommend 16 inch Michelin Defenders but those are well over $200 each. I see someone used GR Commercial T/A with good results but someone else suggested asking for ideas. Please don't restart the LT vs ST fight.

We did this upgrade on a Jayco 285RLS in 2009. Bought 5 Commercial T/As in 235/85/R16. In 2011 we traded for the Mountaineer, had the tires removed and remounted on it. The spare failed at this time, had never been on the ground. Dealer made it up. In 2013 one of the remaining original tires started to fail. At that time I went with the Bridgestone R250, they ran without issue until last year. When we replaced the BFG's we found the the 1st replacement tire was subject to recall and it was replaced again, and we are using it for a spare, it has never been on the ground. We are now running G637 235/85/R16 Sailuns. Also had 1 215/85/R16 BFG fail do to tread separation on the 05 truck, replaced all 6 with the Bridgestone R500, they were on the truck when it was replaced with the 2018.
Michelin XPS Ribs or Bridgestone R238 all steel tires would be best, but not cheap. Commercial T/As, Bridgestone R500, Sailun Terramax HLT, or other non steel tire should give you years of good service.


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Posted: 02/22/20 08:56pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The old BFG Commercial T/A were replaced several years ago with their upgraded Commercial T/A 2.

Other 16" LT E along with jayco's suggestions that their respective mfg has recommended for trailer use are;

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Do you want the best? Michelin XPS RIBS.
A steel cased tire suitable for retreading.
I have been running them since 2006 with no issues.
They are not cheap. Due to my location, I replace them at 5 years. I sell them on Craigs list for 300.00 a set. They sell fast, with the first person buying them every time. That helps defray the yearly cost.



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CALandLIN wrote:

agesilaus wrote:

I'm getting rid of our 15 inch Marathons on our TT and moving to 16in probably LT225/75R16 with new rims. I have people recommend 16 inch Michelin Defenders but those are well over $200 each. I see someone used GR Commercial T/A with good results but someone else suggested asking for ideas. Please don't restart the LT vs ST fight.


You know the ST225/75R15 LRE provides more load capacity than the LT225/75R16 LRE by about 200# per tire. I don't know why you just don't pick a brand and go up to the LRE 15" tires that probably won't cause you to have to change wheels.

The ST225/75R15 designated size can also be found with a LRF which is a steel cased tire. However, it would need wheels that would support the 95 PSI required for full load capacity (3195#) from the LRF.


Calvin..... He asked everyone not to go there. His decision has been made. Just because you don't agree... It is not your money.

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To make it easier on you and still have good solid tires, keep the 15" and get a set of Carlisle HD's. They are a good tire and have a great reputation here among us. LT's are a good option but as your finding out a good set of LT's are expensive, not to mention the need to buy 4-16" rims.
I had the Carlisle HD's and never had an issue. And they have an 81mph speed rating, so there is plenty of cushion. Carlilse did not skimp on theses tires!


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Huntindog wrote:

CALandLIN wrote:

agesilaus wrote:

I'm getting rid of our 15 inch Marathons on our TT and moving to 16in probably LT225/75R16 with new rims. I have people recommend 16 inch Michelin Defenders but those are well over $200 each. I see someone used GR Commercial T/A with good results but someone else suggested asking for ideas. Please don't restart the LT vs ST fight.


You know the ST225/75R15 LRE provides more load capacity than the LT225/75R16 LRE by about 200# per tire. I don't know why you just don't pick a brand and go up to the LRE 15" tires that probably won't cause you to have to change wheels.

The ST225/75R15 designated size can also be found with a LRF which is a steel cased tire. However, it would need wheels that would support the 95 PSI required for full load capacity (3195#) from the LRF.


Calvin..... He asked everyone not to go there. His decision has been made. Just because you don't agree... It is not your money.


He gave his opinion just like I did based on his comment about the $200 price for a tire, not to mention lower weight capacity. It's a vs comment, it's a suggestion with a point of safety to go along with it.

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