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texasbaskets

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Posted: 12/21/09 07:54am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

comnthru wrote:

Hancook makes a great tire. Well recommended. Priced well.


Double Coin is another brand I would buy as well.

I replaced 6 - 5 year old XRV's with 20,000 miles on them to XZE's and yes, the ride is more harsh, but, I bought Michelin's because they were honoring a warranty claim, not because I thought they were the best value for me.

My next tire replacement will be new tires of a good brand on the steer axle and Bandags on the drive axle.


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Posted: 12/21/09 08:08am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If you can make a choice from this wide array of replies you probably could have made the decision on your own. Good Luck and Safe Travels.


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I'm happy with my Hankooks, & would steer clear of the Hercules.


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I noticed that you have 255X70X22.5 size tires.. We had those and they rode hard, so when we replaced tires we went with 275X70X22.5 and it gave us better ride(softer, not as harsh) and handling.. If you have room in the wheel wells and your rims are big enough(wide, and duall spacing in the rear) you might want to check that out.. I know they're more money, but we felt they were/are worth it.. Just thought I'd throw that out there..
We went with Goodyear G670s, at the time the price was right and the dealer was close.. So far they're doing fine after 20 some thousands miles.. I do run more air in the front than needed, 95# instead of 85#..
Mike..


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slick60 wrote:

If you can make a choice from this wide array of replies you probably could have made the decision on your own. Good Luck and Safe Travels.


Seems like huh.........

But I do value others experience.

I have placed 141 thousand miles on Michelins on my Pick up with out a speck of troubles, but none of the 3 sets ever got over 6 years old either.

My thoughts on coach tires, I do not understand why a truck tire will not work on the M/H, the Newmar is a heavy coach, it should ride OK

All of the major tire companies are buying their compounds from external sources off shore, due to our EPA regulations.

Cooper is another brand sold around here, any thought about them?

I'll be looking today to see what is available and pricing close by.


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Cooper has an excellent reputation, just not as many service centers in case of a problem. That is why I recommend either Hankook or Toyo, as almost every town in America, that has a truck tire shop, can and will service them.


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Tom/Barb wrote:

From the G/Y site..... Seems like the same tire.

Unisteel® G670 RV®
HELPS PROVIDE SUPERB PERFORMANCE AND HANDLING
The Goodyear Unisteel® G670 RV® has technology that helps guard against the effects of ozone and UV rays.

Anti-oxidant and anti-ozonant compounds throughout the tire help protect against weather cracking. In fact, the G670 RV is so effective, it’s backed by a 4-Year Limited Warranty.*
G670 RV
Features
Anti-oxidant and anti-ozonant compounds help guard against weather cracking
Rubber compounds enhance traction and improve treadwear
Circumferential grooves enhance wet traction
High-technology belt system enhances ride
Tread pattern produces lower heat, enhanced strength and reduces squirm for enhanced handling
Fuel-efficient casing helps to increase fuel economy
Load Inflation Tables | Warranty | Size Conversion Char


I have to wonder why Goodyear wouldn't want their truck tires to have enhanced traction, improved treadwear, lower heat, enhanced strength, better fuel economy, etc. Why only make RV tires this way?





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Tom_Anderson wrote:


I have to wonder why Goodyear wouldn't want their truck tires to have enhanced traction, improved treadwear, lower heat, enhanced strength, better fuel economy, etc. Why only make RV tires this way?


Barb and I went tire shopping today, talked to the regional Michelin tire center and they do not believe there is any difference between a truck tire and a M/H tire other than advertising hype, and the price tag.
Spartan chassis does not believe there is any difference between a drive tire and a steer tire other than tread design. (traction vs ribbed) and the RV tire is a ply rating below the truck tire.

The consensus between all the dealers and Freightliner/spartan is the truck tire will have more tread, and will be more prone to stone boring, and make more noise than the RV tire.

Here is the pricing we found for 6 tires mounted, tax, and balanced

Les Schwab
Mich= $3415
Bridgestone = $2981
Toyo = $2929
Chinese cheapo = $2019

Pacific Tire - (Michelin tire warehouse)
Mich = $ 3410
BFGs + $ 3156

Meridan tire in Belingham
sumo = $2115

Camping world
Goodyear G670 =3437. after discount

Tire Factory
G-670 = $2967

Precision tire
G670 $3150

Just Bob

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texasbaskets wrote:

comnthru wrote:

Hancook makes a great tire. Well recommended. Priced well.


Double Coin is another brand I would buy as well.

I replaced 6 - 5 year old XRV's with 20,000 miles on them to XZE's and yes, the ride is more harsh, but, I bought Michelin's because they were honoring a warranty claim, not because I thought they were the best value for me.

My next tire replacement will be new tires of a good brand on the steer axle and Bandags on the drive axle.


Please tell me you're NOT going to put recapped tires on your motor home.

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We replaced our 235 80 22.5 XRV's that split (all six) at 25K miles with 255 70 22.5 Continentals. A little more than half the price of Michelins.. We just put 1900 miles on the new tires and have no complaints.


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